Week Four Homework | Covenant 4-3 and 4-4 | Kay Arthur

A Walk into Death
Jeremiah 34 confirms what we learned in Gen 15.

Prophecy of Israelites being freed as slaves, never to be enslaved again...then in vs. 13 and vs.18 we learn about the violation of the covenant and how God judges them and lets their enemies destroy Judah in vs.22.

Amazing how it all fits together!
Joshua 10 gives us an example of how the commitment of the covenant is expressed.
God was right there for Joshua, it was the day the sun stood still..vs.12-13.

Now let's move on to how this walk into death ends in life! Exciting isn't it?

A Walk Through the Veil
In Mark 15 and Matthew 27 we learn that when Jesus died on the cross, the thick veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom. That God had torn it, it was removed so you and I could experience true closeness and friendship with God through His one and only son. What does the veil represent? Hebrews 10 Christ, His Flesh.

Hebrews 10:22-25 (The Message)
So let's do it—full of belief, confident that we're presentable inside and out. Let's keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let's see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.

Notice the parallel between Heb 10 and John 14:6.....Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and that without believing in him we have no access to the Father or the Holy Spirit.

I love the message bible's translation of 2 Cor 3:16-18 that really drives this thought deep into our minds. Read it, and re-read it girls, let it sink in completely. I know I did.

2 Corinthians 3:18 (The Message)
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We're free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.

The walk into death for us girls means giving up ourselves completely so we can live a new full joyful complete life with Him! Eternal Life!

Sometimes all we can do is take baby steps to get there, but when we truly release all we are to Him and let Him have the reins like the bridle in a horses mouth, James 3, He has control!

I'm so thrilled to be along side you in this study!

Note Card Verse:
John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Hebrews 10:22
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Deuteronomy 6:5
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

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