As Yisrael returns through faith to God, he is a husband to us, who choses us and brings us to Tziyon where he gives us shepherds after his own heart, who lead us with knowledge and understanding. In those days we will have grown numerous in the Land of Yisrael, and the ark of the covenant of the LORD will never again enter our minds nor be remembered, nor will it be missed or made to dwell in our presence.
At that time Jerusalem will be called The Throne of the LORD, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the LORD, YESHUA! Yisrael will be healed and will live in the land God promised to give our forefathers as an inheritance.
But they will not concern themselves with the covenant of the LORD represented and administered through the ark. And they will not make another ark, so as to ‘renew’ the covenant of the LORD. They will not place the redemption of Yisrael out of Egypt and subsequent giving of Torah as something authoritative to swear by. Instead Yisrael will glorify the redemption of our descendants out of the entire world, to dwell in the land promised to our forefathers.
The LORD has declared, that when Yisrael returns to God in faith, he will gather us as his wife and bring us to Tziyon, where we will be great in number, and shepherded by God given leaders with knowledge and understanding. They will lead us to no longer think or remember, miss or try to renew “The ark of the covenant of the LORD with all it’s ordinances and regulations that deal only with food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation. (Hebrews 9:10)
Jeremiah 3: 14-18 14 “Return, faithless people,” declares the LORD, “for I am your husband. I will choose you–one from a town and two from a clan–and bring you to Zion. 15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. 16 In those days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land,” declares the LORD, “men will no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of the LORD.’ It will never enter their minds or be remembered; it will not be missed, nor will another one be made. 17 At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the LORD, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the LORD. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts. 18 In those days the house of Judah will join the house of Israel, and together they will come from a northern land to the land I gave your forefathers as an inheritance.
Jeremiah 23:7-8 7 “So then, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ 8 but they will say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.”
Notice the prophet said that in those days by the Lords declation no one will be even thinking about the ark of the Lord’s covenant, they won’t remember it, nor miss it. And it will never again be made!!
But his ‘law’s are still able to be walked out. Laws that do not deal with the ark of the covenant?
Ezekiel 36:26-27 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
Jeremiah 31:31-33 31 “The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, ” declares the LORD. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Why did God speak through Jeremiah stating that the ark would no longer be made or thought of if the covenant of the LORD was to be ‘kept’ at all, by anyone, at any time in the future? Especially when Yeshua returns and regathers Yisrael.
According to these scriptures, the new covenant will not even concern itself with the Ark of the Covenant, or our salvation out of Egypt. Both of which are inexplicably tied to Torah observance, or the covenant of the LORD.
The ark was the very presence of God and the whole reason for the Temple. The salvation out of Egypt is the basis for the Torah given Moshe. Without declaring the salvation out of Egypt we do not declare Pesach or our being made holy to God through his commands given at Mt. Sinai.
Jeremiah 3 & 23 are speaking of the same ‘day’ as Jeremiah 31.
Yet, in all this, the law of God remains, and is still written on our heart.
Yeshua has come to bring us where he is. He has gone through the more perfect tent, not made with hands that is not of this creation. Instead of ‘re’entering the tent of Moses, he came through once and for all into the holy places that have nothing to do with the sacrifices of animals, but with the sacrifice and resurrection of his own body. The banner God raised up to the nations for all to see, believe, and be healed (forgiven of sins).
Yeshua purfies our conscience from dead works (living day to day for ourselves) to serve the living God through the indwelling of his Spirit. He mediates a new covenant so that Yisrael may receive this promised eternal inheritance. Union with God through Yeshua, who is in union with God, forever living in the Land promised to our forefathers.
Hebrews 9:11But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. 15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.
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