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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Becoming the New Covenant, #3
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. (John 6:56)
The new covenant is the eternal law of God (made flesh in Christ) formed in the personality of people who eat that flesh and drink that blood, the flesh and blood of the covenant. It is their responsibility to obey the law placed in their mind and heart. If they do, the blessing of God will abide on them.
The Lord Jesus said He would not drink of "this fruit of the vine" until He drank it new with us in His Father's Kingdom. Because the resurrected Christ ate the honeycomb, we have no doubt He literally will drink new wine with us when the Kingdom comes.
Would we be stretching His saying if we pointed out that when we open the door to Him we dine with Him on His body and blood within our own personality? Perhaps this is a transcendent fulfillment of His promise.
Not everyone may have been in a position to read the writings of the Apostle Paul, but they could read Paul himself. They could follow him as he followed Christ. When they did, God blessed them.
Perhaps the people of the nations were not able to understand all that was said by those in whom the covenant was formed because of Paul's travail. But they could read those people. They could follow them as they followed Christ. When they did, God blessed them.
Every member of the Servant of the Lord, of the Body of Christ, is being made a covenant with the nations of the earth. Christ is being written in our mind and heart through the travail of others, through their gifts and ministries. Now we are the covenant of God with the nations of the earth. When they are willing to read us and follow us, God will bless them. But the nation and people that will not read and follow the saints will never be blessed by the Lord.
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. (II Corinthians 3:3)
If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. (Zechariah 14:18)
During the Kingdom Age, the nations of the earth will go up to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles by coming to be received and blessed by Christ, Head and Body, to enter the Divine covenant communicated by the saints.
We can see instantly that none of these marvels can take place until the members of the Body come to the stature of the fullness of Christ. But the Word says we indeed will come to this fullness and the nations indeed will come and be blessed. Will we indeed be a part of the fullness and the blessing? We will if we obey the Lord today.
To be continued.