Out Teaching will continue in The Book of Ezekiel from Ezekiel 18.1-4.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE NEW COVENANT IS YOUR ATONEMENT AND YOUR REPENTANCE.
So with that said, let’s read Ezekiel 18.1-4.
EZEKIEL 18.1 The WORD of The LORD came to The Prophet Ezekiel again, saying,
Let’s do a brief study on The Word, WORD, especially THE WORD OF THE LORD.
WORD IN HEBREW, AS IN THE WORD OF THE LORD, IS D’VAHR, MEANING OF COURSE, WORD. EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS. D’VAHR, AS IN D’VAHR YEHOVAH, OR THE WORD OF THE LORD, ALSO MEANS PROMISE. EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IS A PROMISE TO YOU. D’VAHR ALSO MEANS COMMANDMENT. EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IS A COMMANDMENT. D’VAHR ALSO MEANS LAW. EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IS LAW. D’VAHR ALSO MEANS DECREE. AS YOU KNOW, DECREE IS A FORMAL ORDER HAVING THE FORCE OF LAW. THUS EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS HAS THE FORCE OF LAW.
Let’s take this brief Teaching of The Word of GOD a little further.
DEUTERONOMY 8.3 reads in most Bibles, Man does not live by bread only, but by Every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD does man live.
Actually, Deuteronomy 8.3 reads in The Original Hebrew, Man does not live by bread only but by all that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD does man live.
The Hebrew for all is kahl meaning Every Word and Everything that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD does man live.
THEREFORE IT IS SO VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION IS THE FOUNDATIONAL TEACHING OF GOD FOR YOU TO HAVE A GOOD, SUCCESSFUL LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
JESUS REPEATS THOSE VERY WORDS IN MATTHEW 4.4, AND LUKE 4.4. JESUS SAID, IT IS WRITTEN, (IT IS WRITTEN IN DEUTERONOMY 8.3) MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.
JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES. THE LAW OF MOSES IS NEVER ABOLISHED.
EZEKIEL 18.2 And GOD said to Ezekiel, What do you mean that you use this proverb concerning The Land of Israel, saying, the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?
My understanding of this proverb that The Jewish People spoke in those days means, Their children were suffering for the sins of their fathers.
And GOD said to Ezekiel in EZEKIEL 18.3, As I live saith The LORD, you shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
Why? Because GOD says it is wrong.
Let’s read EZEKIEL 18.4. GOD says, Behold, all souls are Mine. As the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine. The soul that sins, it shall die.
We have been teaching in this Congregation for some twenty six years that The Bible Teaches that sin is Breaking Torah, The Law of Moses, which is The Law of GOD. NUMBERS 15.29-31, 1 JOHN 3.4
Children do not suffer for the sins of their fathers. They suffer for their own sins of disobeying GOD. And fathers do not suffer for the sins of their children. Fathers suffer for their own sins of disobeying GOD.
I often think of what GOD said to Moses after The Children of Israel sinned a great sin when they made the golden calf, and built an altar before it, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings to the idol, and sat down to eat and drink, and laugh and play. EXODUS 32.1-8, 30-33
In EXODUS 32.31-33 Moses pleaded with GOD to forgive their sin, and if not, Moses said to GOD, Blot me out of Your Book which you have written, which is The Book of Life. And GOD said to Moses, Whosoever has sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My Book.
FROM THE TIME ADAM AND EVE SINNED AGAINST GOD FOR DISOBEYING THE LORD, GOD ESTABLISHED A WAY TO MAKE ATONEMENT AND REPENTANCE TO BE WRITTEN IN GOD’S BOOK OF LIFE. AND THAT IS LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS, AND IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT.
LEVITICUS 17.11, EZEKIEL 18.21
Some people believe they can make atonement through payment of compensation for a wrong committed, or through suffering, or by performing certain rituals. or simply believing in Jesus Christ. THAT IS NOT BICLICAL, NOR IS THAT ATONEMENT OR REPENTANCE IN THE EYES OF GOD.
In Tabernacle and Temple times, atonement was made by the sacrifice of a clean animal, and its shed blood on The Tabernacle or Temple Altar, followed by Obedience to Torah, The Law of Moses, doing that which is Lawful and Right.
TODAY, WITHOUT A TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM, GOD HAS MADE A NEW COVENANT FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, AND YOUR REPENTANCE, FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND FOR ALL THE WORLD.
THE NEW COVENANT IS OFTEN WRITTEN IN THE HEBREW BIBLE IN JEREMIAH 31.30-33 AND IN THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IN JEREMIAH 31.31-34.
Jeremiah The Prophet lived some 2,600 years ago. And The LORD said to Jeremiah, Behold the days come.
So GOD was speaking of a future time when He spoke to Jeremiah that GOD would make a New Covenant with The Jewish People who are The House of Israel, and The House of Judah, when Israel was a divided Kingdom. And making a New Covenant with The Jewish People, GOD also made the same New Covenant with the Gentiles. HEBREWS 10.16-17
And GOD said, Not according to The Covenant I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt, which My Covenant they broke, although I was a husband to them, saith The LORD.
GOD’S Covenant is His Word that is Law. And we Jewish People for the most part disobey GOD’S Covenant that is Written from Genesis through Revelation. PSALM 105.8-10
And GOD said, But this shall be The Covenant that I will make with The House of Israel. AFTER THOSE DAYS, GOD SAID. WHAT DAYS? THE DAYS OF THE FIRST COMING OF THE JEWISH MESSIAH, JESUS CHRIST, SIX HUNDRED YEARS AFTER GOD SPOKE THESE WORDS TO JEREMIAH, 2,000 YEARS AGO.
THE COVENANT GOD MADE WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE DAYS OF THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA IN ISRAEL IS THIS;
GOD MADE MESSIAH YESHUA’S SOUL AN OFFERING FOR SIN FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND FOR THE SINS OF THE GENTILES
THE ENTIRE WORLD KNOWS OF THAT EVENT WHEN MESSIAH WAS KILLED BY THE ROMANS ON A ROMAN CROSS IN JERUSALEM.
THE JEWISH COURT IN JERUSALEM HANDED MESSIAH YESHUA OVER TO THE ROMANS FOR DEATH BECAUSE MESSIAH ANSWERED WHEN QUESTIONED THAT HE WAS THE MESSIAH.
MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE MESSIAH. HE IS ALSO GOD, GOD ALMIGHTY, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, HA SHEM ELOHIM, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM. ISAAC, AND JACOB. MATTHEW 26.59-66
THE DEATH OF MESSIAH YESHUA BY THE JEWISH PEOPLE WAS ORDAINED BY GOD HIMSELF. NO OTHER NATION, NO OTHER PEOPLE HAD ANY CONCERN OR INTEREST FOR THIS JESUS, THIS MESSIAH YESHUA, BUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE. IT IS WRITTEN IN THE JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT.
BECAUSE IN THE UNSEARCHABLE KINDNESS OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, GOD ORDAINED HIS DEATH IN THE PERSON OF A HUMAN BEING IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR THE ATONEMENT AND REPENTANCE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ALL THE WORLD.
BUT THIS IS SO VERY IMPORTANT. WHEN YOU RECEIVE AND BELIEVE IN MESSIAH YESHUA, THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE WHO IS THE ONE GOD, THE FATHER, GOD ALMIGHTY, GOD SAYS IN JEREMIAH 31.33, I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR INWARD PARTS, AND WRITE IT IN THEIR HEARTS, AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
BUT MILLIONS, PERHAPS BILLIONS, RECEIVE AND BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, BUT DO NOT OBEY GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES THAT GOD WROTE IN YOUR INWARD PARTS, AND IN YOUR HEART.
BUT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, AND OBEY AND DO ALL GOD’S LAW, HIS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT GOD PUT IN YOUR INWARD PARTS, AND WROTE IT IN YOUR HEART, THAT IN FACT IS VERY EASY TO DO, YOU HAVE TURNED TO GOD, AND HAVE REPENTED BY TURNING FROM YOUR SINS OF BREAKING GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES. YOU HAVE REPENTANCE WITH GOD.
BUT WHEN A PERSON DOES NOT DO AND OBEY GOD’S LAW, HIS LAWS FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT GOD WROTE IN THEIR INWARD PARTS, AND IN THEIR HEART, GOD REMOVES HIMSELF FROM THOSE PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY HAVE REJECTED GOD BY REJECTING HIS WORD THAT IS LAW FOREVER. JOHN 14.21-24
BUT FOR THOSE WHO BELEIVE IN MESSIAH YESHUA, AND DO AND OBEY GOD’S WORD AND HIS LAW FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT GOD HAS PUT IN YOUR INWARD PARTS, AND HAS WRITTEN IT IN YOUR HEART, GOD FORGIVES YOUR INIQUITY, AND REMEMBERS YOUR SIN NO MORE. YOU HAVE MADE ATONEMENT WITH GOD. FOR IT IS MESSAIH’S BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL. LEVITICUS 17.11
AND GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU TO BE A HOLY PEOPLE UNTO THE LORD YOUR GOD. THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU TO BE SPECIAL TO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL PEOPLE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
AND GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU TO BE HIS WITNESS AND HIS SERVANT TO KNOW AND BELIEVE GOD, AND TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS GOD. AND BEFORE HIM THERE WAS NO GOD FORMED, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE AFTER HIM.
AND TO KNOW THAT BESIDE THE LORD THERE IS NO SAVIOR. DEUTERONOMY 7.6, ISAIAH 43.10-11
THE NEW COVENANT IS YOUR ATONEMENT AND YOUR REPENTANCE.