By Brother R Michel Lankford
Questions for the Christian
Questions to Ask:
Christian, do you believe that we are truly part of the New Covenant as Believers?
The Bible Says, As it is Written:
“Behold, the days are coming, says YHWH, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah—not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says YHWH. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says YHWH: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know YHWH,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says YHWH. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”” (Jeremiah 31:31–34, NKJV-Name Restored)
Q: With WHOM did Yahweh make the New Covenant? To Whom was the New Covenant promised and given?
A: FACT: The New Covenant was promised EXCLUSIVELY to the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. There is NOT a single promise in all of Scripture where the, New Covenant was promised to the Gentile, who REFUSES to be GRAFTED-IN, to the house of Israel, or to the house of Judah. So unless we are grafted into either one of those two houses, the, “New Covenant,” does not rightfully belong to us.
A: FACT: Nowhere in any part of Scripture, does Yahweh make any promise of the New Covenant including the Gentiles who refuse to join or be grafted into the biblical Israel.
A: FACT: This is the ONLY promise of the, “New Covenant” in the Old Testament.
A: FACT: Nowhere in any part of Scripture, does Yahweh make ANY promise of the New Covenant to include the Gentiles who refuse to become loyal to Yahweh as their God.
A: FACT: Nowhere in any part of Scripture, does Yahweh make any promise of the New Covenant to include the Gentiles who choose to remain loyal to other gods.
A: FACT: Nowhere in any part of Scripture, does Yahweh make any promise of the New Covenant to include the Gentiles who choose to remain loyal to the practices, to the customs, to the decorations, to the festivals, and to the traditions that are used to honor other gods. If you refuse to forsake those things, and truly join the God of Israel, then you have NO guaranteed part in the new covenant, according to Scripture.
A: FACT: Nowhere in any part of Scripture, does Yahweh make any promise of the New Covenant to include the Gentiles who refuse to accept Yahweh’s Laws Commandments and Instructions.
A: FACT: NOWHERE does the Almighty promise that part of the New Covenant will include doing away with, abolishing, or canceling out Yahweh’s Laws, Commandments and Instructions. In fact, Yahweh promises to do exactly the OPPOSITE of abolishing the Law. He specifically promises to write it on our hearts and on our minds. He NEVER says he’s going to do away with it.
Q: QUESTION: If you REFUSE to have Yahweh’s Laws Commandments and Instructions written on your heart and mind, if you claim that you no longer need to regard those things because they have supposedly been abolished, then how is it that you can claim to have any real part in the New Covenant which was promised?
Q: QUESTION: “Christian,” can you honestly say, in spirit and truth, (not just ‘speaking by faith,’ but in actual physical fact), that EVERY believer in Messiah, already has Yahweh’s Laws Commandments and Instructions TRULY written on their hearts and minds? Can you honestly say to me that every single New Covenant believer already knows everything he needs to know about God?
Q: If that’s true, then WHY are there so many contradicting translations of Scripture?
Q: WHY are there so many different denominations beliefs and traditions which clearly contradict each other, but which ALL claim to be Christian?
Q: WHY is it fact that 65% of American Christians have NOT even read the New Testament?
Q: If Yahweh’s Laws Commandments and Instructions, are truly written on all of our hearts, then WHY do surveys show that 40% of pastors are addicted to pornography?
Q: If Yahweh’s Laws Commandments and Instructions, are truly written on all of our hearts, then WHY do surveys show that more than 66% of all marriages in the church, end in divorce?
Q: If Yahweh’s Laws Commandments and Instructions, are truly written on all of our hearts, then WHY do we continue to OBVIOUSLY NEED, and WHY do we continue to HAVE Bible studies? IF the fullness of the New Covenant has already been reached, then Bible study should be unnecessary according to the Scripture
A: FACT: It should be OBVIOUS to any HONEST person with objective insight, that the FULLNESS of the promise of the New Covenant has NOT YET been FULLY accomplished. By faith we can say that IT WILL manifest in the FUTURE, but honestly, we CANNOT truly say that the FULLNESS of the New Covenant has been completely accomplished as of yet. That’s obvious.
Modern-day Christians are commonly accustomed by tradition to saying that Yahweh’s Laws Commandments and Instructions have been done away with at the cross through Messiah. Supposedly we no longer need to regard those things anymore. The problem is, that Messiah HIMSELF specifically said that not the smallest jot or tittle will pass away from the Law, until EVERYTHING is accomplished. We have CLEARLY and EASILY demonstrated that the fullness of Jeremiah 31:31-34, has CLEARLY NOT YET been FULLY accomplished in EVERY believer. Therefore, according to Messiah, it is ILLEGAL to do away with the even the smallest part of Yahweh’s Commandments. According to Messiah, anyone who breaks the least of the commandments, and teaches others to do so, will be the VERY LEAST in Yahweh’s Eternal Kingdom (Matthew 5:17-20). I didn’t say it. That’s what Messiah said.
Since Jeremiah 31:31-34 as well as other parts of Scripture have clearly not yet been completely fulfilled, it is clearly premature and ILLEGAL and dangerous to get rid of Yahweh’s Law before EVERYTHING is FULLY accomplished.
Beloved, we all want the blessings and promises of the New Covenant. Anyone in their right mind would want the blessings of the promises that Yahweh will not remember our sins and our offenses anymore, but isn’t it interesting how our sinful and lawless nature is so easily and eagerly tempted to claim the promise, while we eagerly ignore and reject the clear prerequisites which Yahweh has attached to His promises? – I’m just saying.
Many Christians believe that a key characteristic of being under Yahweh’s Grace is that we are to ignore, abolish, and do away with, Yahweh’s Laws Commandments and Instructions. Some even go so far as to think and teach that doing the opposite of Yahweh’s Laws Commandments and Instructions is proof that you are under grace; because supposedly according to some, doing the opposite of what Yahweh has commanded is proof that you are not trying to justify yourself by obeying His Commandments. So here’s a key question. The unbelieving heathen ignores and disobeys and rejects God’s principles because he has no desire to obey God. The Christian believes he should disobey God and do the opposite of what God says because he is under Grace. So what is the real life difference between the heathen and the Christian? Should the same disregard for Yahweh’s precepts characterize both the believer and the unbeliever alike? If the end result in lifestyle is essentially the same, and both of them disregard Yahweh’s principles with reckless abandon, then what is the real life-changing difference?
Brother R Michel Lankford