This Morning’s Prayer – Thursday, 10/29/2020

Good morning, mighty men and women of God!  This Morning’s Prayer looks at the balance and strength of all 66 books of the Bible in today’s life.

Father, I have heard teaching that the Old Testament does not apply today.  We are in the dispensation of grace where the New Testament has replaced the Old Testament.

But Jesus taught in Matt. 5:18, “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”

This contradicts the notion the Old Testament is no longer useful.  In fact, the truth of the matter is that without the Old Testament, we cannot even have a New Testament.

Prov. 25:2 states it is Your glory to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.  We are to study to show ourselves approved to You, not ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

For this reason, I prefer to call the Old Testament the Concealed Covenant, and the New Testament the Revealed Covenant. 

Throughout the Concealed Covenant, we find veiled references of Jesus, the Messiah.  He was together with You in Gen. 1 during creation, confirmed in John 1. 

He is referenced in Ruth, through Boaz, as the kinsman redeemer, which is revealed in Rev. 5.  Again, he is represented as king and high priest, Gen. 14, through Melchizedek, and fully revealed in Rev. 1.

The Apostle Paul wrote in Acts 20 he had not shunned to declare to the church of Ephesus to whole counsel of God.  This was done through the Concealed Covenant writings.

Father, help us realize the writings of the Revealed Covenant are mostly rewrites of the Concealed Covenant.  May we embrace the entire package of Your 66 books of the Bible.

If we only have the Concealed Covenant, the Law binds us.  If we only have the Revealed Covenant, we have no foundation for basic tenants of faith. 

Father, only through the completeness of all Scripture will we find the balance and harmony necessary to live successfully in this life.

It’s in the name of Jesus, I pray.  Amen!

Have a great and God-filled day!  Shalom!!