I recognized the heart of this blog post from the second I noticed the header picture. It held the same title as one of my own blog posts “Return of the King”. As I read this mornings meditations by James I was refreshed to see a perspective on par to my own in regards to Messianic Judaism. Thank you James for your continued service to Yeshua’s Word. And the confirmations that the Spirit is indeed speaking to us in this day. May he come quickly and do that which was promised, and restore the fortunes of Jacob, and bless the world.
But Jesus has now obtained a more excellent ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted through better promises.
–Hebrews 8:6 (NRSV)
I have a feeling I’m going to encounter this material again when I listen to and review the relevant presentations in D. Thomas Lancaster’s Holy Epistle to the Hebrews sermon series. However, the Hebrews material has been folded into a different context, one contrasting and comparing the Old and New Covenants in First Fruits of Zion’s (FFOZ) latest teaching lectures What’s New About the New Covenant.
On disc four, Lancaster starts with a brief summary of the previous lectures. We learned that Old Covenant doesn’t mean Old Testament, and it doesn’t even mean the Torah. It is an agreement God made with Israel (and only Israel) at Sinai stating that He would be Israel’s…
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