JUNE 15

 

And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David

Isa. 55: 3.

 

All who hungered and thirsted after righteousness, whose souls thirsted after God as the heart for the water-brook, and who, having found Him, consecrated themselves to Him and received the anointing of the holy Spirit, witnessing with their spirits as sons of God, and who as anointed sons could discover in themselves the worthy traits of true sons—loyalty, faithfulness, zeal, energy,  courage, discretion, etc.—these constitute the class with whom the Lord has made an everlasting covenant and to whom belong "the sure mercies of David".

 

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Covenants are of two kinds, a promise binding unconditionally one party to another, or a contract binding two parties conditionally to one another. The covenant here referred to (the sure mercies of David) is of the former class. David, the Beloved, is the Christ class; the sure mercies of David are the promises belonging to this class. They are sure because secured by God's Oath, and are everlasting because their benefits will be enjoyed eternally. They are a wonderful heritage. How goodly a portion such have from the Lord!.

 

Parallel passages: Gen. 22: 16-18; 2Sam. 23: 5; Psa. 89: 34-37; Acts 13: 34; Rom. 9: 7-13; Gal. 3: 8, 9, 14-19, 26-29; 4: 21-31; Heb. 6: 13-20; 11: 17-19; 2Cor. 1: 20.

 

Questions: What have the promises meant to me this week? How have I used them?

What results followed?

 

THE OATH-BOUND PROMISE—THE GOSPEL

 

Gen. 22: 16-18. Gal. 3: 8, 16, 29.

 

FROM the Scriptures of truth this conclusion we draw:

—2 Tim. 3: 16; John 17: 17.

Neither wisdom of men nor works of the Law

—1 Cor. 1: 19; Isa. 5: 21; Rom. 3: 20.

Have the power to cleanse, to forgive, or to save,

—Acts 13: 39; Rom. 10: 4; Heb. 7: 19.

To restore from the curse, or redeem from the grave.

—Gal. 3: 21; 2: 16, 21.

 

Men are saved by their faith in the Crucified One,

—Rom.10: 9; Acts 16: 31; Heb 11: 6.

 When His love and His goodness to them are made

known.

—Rom. 10: 13-15; 1 Cor. 1: 21; John 3: 16-18; 1 Tim. 2: 3-6.

Saving faith comes by hearing the life-giving Word,

—Rom. 10: 17; Phil. 2: 16.

And the mercy of God through the Savior conferred.

—2 Cor. 5: 19; 1 Tim. 2: 3-6

 

All who will may be saved by obedient faith,

—John 20: 31; Heb. 5: 9.

And may gain life unending through Christ, by His

death.

—Mark 10: 30; Rom. 5: 10.

For the Gospel salvation to all is made free:

—Titus 2: 11

As they heed its instruction their judgment will be.

—Rom 2: 16; John 3: 18.

 

Endless life is for those who the Gospel accept,

—John 3: 16; Mark 10: 30; Rom 6: 23.

But death is the portion of those who reject.

—Acts 3: 23; Heb. 10: 26, 27; Rom. 6: 23.

For there's no other way that's revealed by the Lord,

—Acts 4: 12; John 10: 1, 7, 9; 14: 6.

To redeem fallen man but through Christ and His Word.

—Titus 2: 13, 14; Gal. 3: 13; 1 Pet. 1: 18, 19.

 

The heavens are the Lord's, but the earth He hath given

—Psa. 115: 16; Isa. 45: 18.

To the children of men, as their home and their heaven.

—Psa. 37: 29; Matt. 6: 10.

Wicked rulers and nations thus far have borne sway

—Dan. 2; 2Tim. 3: 13; Isa. 60: 2.

And their reign has led down from the gold to the clay.

—Dan. 2: 31-34.

 

But the time for the world's promised blessing is near,

—Gen. 12: 3; 22: 18; Psa. 72: 17; Rev. 15: 4.

When the true Light that lighteth all men shall appear.

—John 1: 4, 7, 9; 8: 12.

God has been taking out from the world for His name

—Acts 15: 14; Psa. 45: 10, 11.

A faithful, tried people with Jesus to reign.

—2 Tim. 2: 12; Rev. 3: 21; 5: 9, 10; 14: 1-5.

 

Those sleeping in Christ are the first to arise,

—1 Cor. 15: 23, 52; 1 Thes. 4: 16.

And with "those who remain" meet the Lord in the skies,

—1 Thes. 4: 17; Mark 13: 27; John 14: 3.

For He comes to the earth, with His chosen, again,

—Zech. 14: 4, 5; 1 Thes. 3: 13; Jude 14.

And over the people in justice He'll reign.

 —Matt. 25: 31, 32; Luke 1: 32, 33; Isa. 2: 2, 3; 9: 6, 7.

 

As a Body perfected the "seed" will then bless

—1 Cor. 12: 27; Col. 1: 18; Gen. 22: 18.

All the peoples of earth with the blessings of peace.

—Gal. 3: 8, 16, 29; Luke 2: 10, 14.

These elect ones with Christ shall forever abide,

—1 Thes. 4: 17.

As His loved and honored and glorified Bride.

—John 3: 29; Psa. 45: 13, 14; Rom. 8: 17, 18; Rev. 21: 9.

 

All the powers of earth to an end shall be brought,

—Psa. 10; Rev. 2: 26, 27; Jer. 25: 2 9, 33.

And their rule and authority soon come to naught.

—1 Cor. 15: 24; Phil. 2: 10.

All their glory and pride like the chaff pass away,

—Dan. 2: 35, 44.

And Christ and His chosen in mercy bear sway.

—Dan. 7: 27; Psa. 22: 27, 28; Luke 22: 29, 30; 19: 17, 19.

 

When He speaks to the earth she uncovers her slain,

—Isa. 26: 19, 21; Hosea 13: 14; Rev. 20: 14.

And they all hear His voice and to life rise again.

—John 5: 28; 1 Cor. 15: 22.

He must reign till all things unto Him are subdued,

—1 Cor. 15: 25, 28; Psa. 110: 1; Eph. 1: 10.

And the face of the earth from the curse is renewed.

—Rev. 22: 3; 21: 4, 5.

 

These times of refreshing and blessing are near,

—Acts 3: 19, 21; Matt. 24: 33.

Christ's life-giving power will shortly appear.

—Matt 28: 18; John 11: 25; Col. 3: 3, 4; Rev. 22: 17.

He will banish the curse and perfection restore,

—Psa. 104: 30; Isa. 25: 6-9; Rev. 22: 3.

And the earth fill with gladness and beauty once more.

—Isa. 35; 51: 11; 55: 10-13; Ezek. 36: 35.

 

Then sorrow and death and corruption will cease,

—Psa. 30: 5; 1 Cor. 15: 26; Rev. 21: 4.

And the world shall be clothed in the garments of peace.

—Zech. 9: 10; Isa. 2: 4.

When He rules in the earth the glad tidings are heard,

—Psa. 22: 28; Isa. 11; 9: 45: 23; Acts 15: 16, 17.

And the world shall remember and turn to the Lord.

—Psa. 22: 27

 

All nations shall worship the Lord then with fear,

—Psa. 67: 4-7; 86: 9; Rev. 15: 4.

And all men join in praise when His words they shall

hear.

—Rev. 5: 13; Psa. 102: 15; Isa. 29: 18-24.

When the Spirit of grace rests on Israel again,

 —Rom. 11: 26; Jer. 32: 40.

And they look upon Him whom in wrath they had slain.

—Zech. 12: 10; Acts 2: 23, 36.

 

They will bitterly mourn and acknowledge their sin,

—Ezek. 36: 31; 16: 61, 63.

And gladly accept Him, their long-looked-for King.

—Isa. 25: 9; Matt 23: 39; Luke 3: 15.

Then the promised possession the Lord will restore,

—Ezek. 36: 24; 37: 21; Jer. 32: 37.

And their numerous sins He'll remember no more.

—Jer. 31: 33, 34; Ezek. 36: 33; Rom. 11: 27.

 

Jerusalem will, with the Lord as its Light,

—Acts 15: 15, 16; Zech. 6: 12, 13; Isa. 40: 1-11; 33: 20-24.

Be the glory of earth and its joy and delight.

—Isa. 52: 9, 10; 65: 18, 19; Psa. 48: 2.

From this City most glorious life's waters shall flow,

—Zech. 14: 8; Joel 3: 18; Rev. 22: 1.

And the life-giving trees on its borders shall grow.

—Ezek. 47: 1, 12; Rev. 22: 1, 2.

 

As the curse is removed this blest City of love

—Rev. 22: 3.

Is enlarged and made one with the City above.

—Rev 21: 10-27; Dan. 2: 35, 44.

All honor and glory to God shall be given,

—Num. 14: 21; Rev. 5: 12.

And His will on the earth will be done as in heaven.

—Matt 6: 10

 

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