I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God. And I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. And I will summon the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine upon you. I will make the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field abundant, that you may never again suffer the disgrace of famine among the nations. Then you will remember your evil ways, and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves for your iniquities and your abominations. It is not for your sake that I will act, declares the Lord GOD; let that be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel. – Ezekiel 36:24-32 ESV
Sinclair Ferguson said, “The pulse beat of God’s heart has an evangelistic rhythm”. Can you see God SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS, the GOSPEL even in the OLD AGREEMENT, the OLD TESTAMENT? The OLD points to the NEW. The 10 commandments were given to us to show us SIN and to show us our NEED for a SAVIOR, JESUS. Ezekiel got a vision, a FORERUNNER of what the MESSIAH would do for those who call on HIS NAME! The NEW agreement, the better agreement is the SUBSTANCE- it is about a RELATIONSHIP to JESUS and what that relationship will do for your life today, and the ETERNAL ONE to come! Go tell somebody what JESUS has done in your life!
Leader, the OLD COVENANT is a SHADOW of what is to come. Hebrews 10:1 says; The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship. This is what JESUS does for us, he takes our UNCLEANNESS and He makes us CLEAN. He is the PROPITIATION for our SIN and when we accept HIM, HE gives us a NEW HEART, a NEW HOPE, a NEW SPIRIT! And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Phil 1:6)
Conduit, For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever. (Hebrews 7:26-28) God is doing all the work! He has put everything in motion for you to walk in the HIS GLORY and HIS WILL all you need to do is to trust in the name of JESUS and know HE IS the REASON for your SEASON! To HIM be the glory, for all you have and do in your life! Amen!