Monday, September 8, 2014

The Old and New Covenant Overlapped between 30-70AD by Tuese Ahkiong

The Old and New Covenant Overlapped between 30-70AD by Tuese Ahkiong

Many Christians believe The Law ended at the cross but does the Bible teach this?
The Temple symbolized God's Covenant with the Jews. It symbolized The Law, The Priesthood, The Sacrificial System, The Place where God would meet with His people, The entire Jewish economy and identity. Yeshua said the temple would be destroyed in "this generation" (Matt 24:34) and that happened in 70AD. The Temple was understood to be "Heaven and Earth" where God met with man.
The Old & New Covenants overlapped between 30-70AD.
Hebrews was written around 65AD before the physical Temple (Zerubabel/ Herod) was destroyed and before The New Covenant, The New Heavens and Earth, New Temple (God's People) came in full force at 70AD.

Hebrews 8:13 In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
**The writer of Hebrews is essentially saying around 65AD that the first covenant is READY to vanish away. This happened in 70AD.

Hebrews 9:8-10 By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing 9 (which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper, 10 but deal only with food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation.
***The present age here is the old covenant age in which the writer of Hebrew's lived. He mentions the ceremonial regulations according to The Law which therefore means The Law was still in effect and did not end yet.

2 Corinthians was written around 56 A.D.
2 Corinthians 3:11 For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious.

***The Old Covenant (The Law) is that which is passing away when Paul wrote this and the New Covenant is what remains after the Old Covenant came to an end in 70 A.D.

2 Corinthians 3:7-18
But if THE MINISTRY OF DEATH, WRITTEN AND ENGRAVED ON STONES, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory WAS PASSING AWAY, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if THE MINISTRY OF CONDEMNATION had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. 10 For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels. 11 For IF WHAT IS PASSING AWAY WAS GLORIOUS,  WHAT REMAINS IS MUCH MORE GLORIOUS.
12 Therefore, since WE HAVE SUCH HOPE, we use great boldness of speech— 13 unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. 15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, ARE BEING TRANSFORMED into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 ***The ministry of death and condemnation written on stones was The Old Covenant, The Law which was passing away when Paul wrote this letter around 56 A.D.  The Old Covenant came to an end in 70 A.D.  “What remains and is more glorious” than the Old Covenant is the New Covenant.  The hope that Paul and the saints had was the end of the Old Covenant which came 14 years later in which the 1st century saints were transformed into the corporate body of Christ.

Galatians 4:21-31
Galatians was written between 48-55 A
Example of Hagar and Sarah
21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise.24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written,
“Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear;
break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor!
For the children of the desolate one will be more
than those of the one who has a husband.”
28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.

Not only does Galatians 4 show the 2 covenants overlapping but it states that the present Jerusalem (Old Covenant Apostate Israel) in the 1st century will be cast out. This took place in 70AD.
So, NO, the old covenant, the law, did not end until the temple was destroyed in 70AD.
WARNING: BEWARE OF CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS and DISPENSATIONALISTS who are trying to bring Christians into JUDAISM!!!!!!!!!

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