The Holy Covenant

n the lengthy narrative found in Daniel 11, we
find a phrase that one might think is widespread in the Scriptures.
Revealingly, the precise words "Holy Covenant" only occurs in 3
verses in the Word of God. Furthermore, the true understanding of this
terminology is routinely distorted to mean something it does not.

The context of this usage in Daniel tells us that when
the King of the North returns from his military action against the
King of the South, he will have generated a vast amount of money,
and the text tells us

"...his heart shall be against the holy covenant..."
(Daniel 11:289).

Because this verse is plainly linked to the King of the North,
and it is clear from our lengthy study of the same that this Northern
leader is United States President
George Bush,
the identification seems dubious to many. This is because so many
American church-goers have been deceived by this man's true
nature, and they simply cannot understand how a man they consider to be
a born again Christian could be against the nation of Israel and
the Jews. Nevertheless, this verse does indeed apply to George W Bush.

The identification is problematic because of two key assumptions --
both of which are false.
First, the "Holy Covenant" spoken of in the prophecy does not
directly relate to Israel, or the Jewish people. Second, George
Bush is not
a Christian by any stretch of the imagination.

Therefore, the
first obstacle to gaining an unhampered perspective of this verse is in
defining the "Holy Covenant" that this man's "heart" is said to be
against. Once we've come to understand the truth of the "Holy Covenant,"
the question of George Bush's relationship to Christ will be self
evident.

The fact is,
this entire subject sheds a great deal of light on what has gone wrong
in the church, for the simple reason that so called "Christians"
don't even know what the "holy covenant" is -- a sad state of
affairs indeed. This issue also goes directly to the primary issue of
salvation, for if a person is unaware of the covenant that saves,
how can they be saved by it?

The
problem is,
huge numbers of
"Christians" have been taught the faulty Judaeo-Christian version of the
Gospel, and as a result, they are completely ignorant of the fact that
the covenant between God and Israel is exclusively in
Christ.
Thus, the idea of being against the covenant is widely taught to
mean this person is against the
Jews - when,
in fact, it actually relates to the Christians

For example, at the time of this writing, George Bush�s America is
seriously considering federal hate speech legislation, aggressively
pushed by Jewish
interests such as the Anti Defamation League (ADL) and the
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), that would make it a
crime
to publicly state the truth about Israel�s complicity in the malevolent
conspiracy to rule the world from Jerusalem. In fact, it's likely
that this very article would be considered
hate speech,
and therefore, a crime under the new legislation.

The effort is primarily aimed at
Christians,
and Jewish power centers as wide ranging as Hollywood liberal to the homosexual lobby, are practically salivating
over the legislation. In short, Jewish power in America is about to gain the political and legal power needed to, once and for
all, crush the true Christian elements in our society.

The truth of the covenant is actually
relatively simple. God told Abraham he would be the father of
many nations, and that all the nations of the world would be blessed by
his "seed." The LORD went on to say that the various promises and
covenants, including His gift of the land, were specifically designated
to be bestowed upon the "seed" of Abraham.

Rapture Cultists will all tell you the land in the
Middle East, and the promises to this "seed" are irrevocable, and they
apply to the Jews, even though the Jews still reject Christ. They love
to cite "I will bless them that bless thee..." (Genesis 12:3). The
problem with this false assumption is, after the cross of Jesus, the Jews are no longer
the "Israel of God" (Galatians 6:16).

When Jesus Christ arrived to "confirm the covenant" (Daniel 9:27) with
Israel,
part of His teaching flatly indicated that the Jews were
no longer
the "seed" of Abraham -- for in Him were
all the
promises fulfilled. Galatians tells us

"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And
to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ"
(Galatians 3:16).

This is very straightforward, and it means that God will bless the world
through His seed, which is Christ. Thus, the seed of
Abraham is not the Jews, but it is Jesus Himself.
Therefore, if you're not in Christ, you're not the seed of
Abraham, and every Rapture Cultist in the world that continues to
propagate the lie that the Jews are the chosen people (i.e. the
seed of Abraham and the recipient of the promise) are liars.
And, as the New Testament queries, "who is a liar?....He is antichrist" (I John 2:22).

The Holy Covenant is the covenant between God and Israel, it
is exclusively in Christ, and when one avails themselves of the
requirements of that covenant (i.e. "ye must be born again"), that
person partakes of the "commonwealth of Israel, and...the covenants
of promise
" (Ephesians 2:13).

Galatians further elaborates on that promise when Paul writes "the
children of the promise are counted for the seed" (Romans 9:8).
What seed? The seed of Abraham.

Thus, the "Holy Covenant" in
Daniel is directly related to "the covenants of promise" in Ephesians,
and the covenant that was confirmed in Christ to Israel when He said
"For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins"
(Romans 11:27).

October 6 2005 -- James Lloyd

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See Also

The Spirit Of Antichrist

The Remnant Of Israel

The Remnant In Romans

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