With Whom Did God Make the New Covenant?

January 29, 2016

Reading in Jeremiah today, I noticed something that I have not seen the significance of before. In Jeremiah 31, we read that God would make a New Covenant with His people. He begins that declaration by saying,

 27 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.

In this statement, God promises that He would sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with both the seed of man and the seed of beast. For those who believe that this promise only applies to the Church because it has replaced Israel, what does this promise mean when it says that He would sow the Church with “the seed of beast”?

Plainly, this part of this glorious promise is only intelligible if this promise was made to and about literal Israel and not the Church. God still has a glorious literal future for the nation of Israel because He made the New Covenant with them!

Rajesh

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