THE NEW COVENANT IS WITH THE ISRAEL OF GOD
The Old Covenant and The New Covenant are with The Israel of God. If we are not of Israel --then we have no hope.
"That at that time ye [Gentiles] were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, HAVING NO HOPE, and without God in the world" Eph 2:11-12
The New Covenant (that was established with the blood of Christ) is with the house of Israel and the house of Judah:
"For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with
**the house of Israel and with the house of Judah**
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; **I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people,**" Heb 8:8-10
THE OLD COVENANT WAS WITH ISRAEL
AND WAS WRITTEN IN STONE
THE NEW COVENANT IS WITH ISRAEL
AND IS WRITTEN IN THE HEART
BUT THE COMMANDMENTS REMAIN THE SAME
Today, Gentiles and Jews, who have faith in Jesus Christ are the Israel of God. We MUST obey The Ten Commandments and the teaching of Jesus --and our salvation DOES depend upon that obedience. Jesus Christ, The Judge, gives his last warning to the churches:
"Blessed are they that DO his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." Rev 22:14-15 (KJV)
Except for a remnant of faithful believers, ancient Israel was cut off from God because of their unbelief and disobedience. Paul warned the Roman Christians to not be high-minded; but to fear God and obey Him. He cut off the disobedient branches of The Old Covenant and He will also cut off the disobedient branches of The New Covenant. (Romans 11:17-22)
Harold and Donna Kupp
Jews and Gentiles must be *in Christ Jesus* to be a new creature.
"FOR IN CHRIST JESUS neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, BUT A NEW CREATURE." Gal 6:15 (KJV)
QUESTION: How do we know that we are in Christ Jesus?
ANSWER: "**And he that keepeth his commandments** DWELLETH IN HIM, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us." I Jn 3:24 (KJV)
The indwelling Holy Spirit gives the new creation the enabling power to stop committing sin. Through the Holy Spirit,
we MUST put to death the sinful deeds of the flesh --or we will perish on judgement day.
"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."
Romans 8:13 (KJV)