Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Cups of wine and covenant
In Exodus 6 verses 6 and 7 we have a summary of the four cups of the Passover Seder (which symbolize the four covenants God made with Israel, and through Israel with the world). They are:
1. The Abrahamic covenant. (Sanctification - being set apart). The blood of circumcision and the blood of the ram in the thicket.
2. The Mosaic covenant. (Judgement) Killing of the first born, blood of the lamb on the doorpost.
3. The Salvation covenant of Yeshua's first coming. The blood of Yeshua.
4. The Praise covenant of Yeshua's second coming. No blood for this covenant. This is the covenant of the fullness of relationship.
Let's focus on this last covenant today. What is it really?
This last covenant is the only one of the four that is not yet fulfilled. Yeshua said "It is finished" from the cross meaning there is no other blood required than His own shed blood. This last covenant is also known as the covenant of victory.
This last covenant is summarized in this Scripture ... Exodus 6:7 "I will take you to Myself as a people, and I will be your God." This was spoken to Moses, then through Moses to all of the children of Israel and then to those who have believed and do believe.
Ephesians 3:4-6 "When you read this, you can understand my insight into the mystery of Messiah - which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations, as it has now been revealed by the Ruach to His holy emissaries and prophets. This mystery is that the Gentiles are joint heirs and fellow members of the same body and co-sharers of the promise in Messiah Yeshua through the Good News."
Shalom y'all, Michael.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,