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Visions of God

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Ezekiel 36 The New Covenant

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:26

God’s Encouragement for Israel

God presents Israel’s ultimate glorious ____ goal _____ that awaits that nation Ezekiel in chapter 36, Jeremiah 31, and Hebrews 8.

At the “Starting Line”

God’s purpose for creation was to provide a media for _______ exercising ___________ His attributes as God, i.e., love, justness, compassion, grace, etc.

Humans were created to enable Him to ____ demonstrate _______ those attributes that could not be exercised within the Triune Godhead alone.

The goal will include the ____ reunification _________ of the people of Israel into one kingdom that will last for eternity, Jeremiah 31:35-37:

The Purpose of the Task

God gives three aspects of this new covenant.

1) He will return the land to its ____ original purpose _________________Ezek. 36:35.

2) He will demonstrate that the Lord of Hosts ______ accomplishes _______________ what

    He says He will do! - Ezek. 36:36.

3) He will cause them to remember His “solemn feasts”- Ezek. 36:38

God’s New Covenant

Biblically, a “covenant” establishes a _______ relationship __________ between God and man, being “accompanied by signs, sacrifices, and a solemn oath that sealed the relationship…”

The New Covenant states that… (Ezekiel 36:22-38).

1)  Israel will possess the land promised by God.

2)  Israel will be atoned (cleansed) from its sins.

3)  Israel will have a new heart and spirit.

4)  Israel will live in complete obedience to the law of the Lord.

5)  Israel will have physical blessings in the land.

6)  Israel will abhor its sins.

7)  God will do this for His name’s sake, not for Israel’s sake.

8)  Israel will know their God is the Lord.