How God Views Covenants On The Gospels, Acts, And Revelations

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What is a covenant? Webster dictionary defines a covenant as a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action. Throughout the Old Testament the word covenant is used to remind God’s people of his steadfast and unfailing devotion to them as they navigate in a world without a visible God. As God sends his it is clear to see even more of how God values the covenants he has made with his people. This paper will talk about how God views covenants in the Gospels, Acts, Paul’s Epistles, the General Epistles, and Revelations.
In the Gospels, Jesus fulfills prophecies and promises that God made in the Old Testament, and also as he establishes new covenants with his people.
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Acts 2 16-17 “But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it shall be,’ says God, ‘that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh, your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” The Holy Spirit coming is also a fulfillment of Jesus’ word in John 14: 16-17 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads all into truth.” The Holy Spirit was sent to live within the hearts of people who had faith in Jesus Christ and to transform them to become more like the Father. Mark Saucy (2004), a professor of systematic theology for Talbot School of Theology of Biola University, wrote in his article Personal Ethic of the New Covenant: How Does the Spirit Change Us that, “The new covenant’s hope for a new heart deeply impressed with the aware ness of God’s favor and love by the Spirit provides insight into the psychological processes that direct the disciple’s transformation into the image of Christ” (p. 356). Another way that people are able to see God’s faithfulness is when they are given an opportunity to remember what God has done for them. In Acts 3 Peter is addressing a crowd in Israel reminding them of the covenant that God had made to their ancestors. Acts 3:25 “And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham,
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