This is what God gave me today in His word:
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21)
Now, notice the first half of the above the verses: “Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will,” Now, people in the Bible writing down a prayer that God would equip someone, is nothing new. In fact, its down right common in some sections of the Bible. Except, this part is somewhat new: “by the blood of the eternal covenant,” Now what is this doing here?
Just what it should be doing: pointing to Jesus. Well, specifically, it’s pointing to the “eternal covenant” of Christ’s blood. A covenant, which apparently is how God equips us with, “everything good” that we may, “do His will”. “The blood of the eternal covenant” (which by context, we can see is the “eternal covenant” of Jesus’ blood. i.e. that if we believe in Jesus, that God no longer has reason to seek justice for our sins) is how God chooses to disarm the powers and authorities of Satan, and it’s how He chose to equip us with everything good.
Now, we’ve talked about this several times, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Christ and His death is all-important! This is just another confirmation of that. Our goal should be to look for Christ in everything, in doing that; in studying the eternal covenant, God will give us “everything good” to do His will.
You are Loved!
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