We Have a Better Covenant
. . . he [Jesus] is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. — HEBREWS 8:6
Under the Old Covenant, the Israelites were servants of God; they weren’t sons of God, as we are today. The Bible says concerning us, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God . . .” (1 John 3:2). Since God made provision under the Old Covenant for His servants to be healed and well, He has surely made provision for us as His sons. Under the Old Covenant, God said, “. . . I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil” (Exod. 23:25–26). He made provision for their healing, saying, “. . . I am the Lord that healeth thee” (Exod. 15:26).
God made provision under the Old Covenant whereby Israel could live out their full length of time down here on earth without sickness and disease. Now since He made that provision under the Old Covenant, and since we have a better covenant established on better promises, I wonder if our covenant includes health and healing (Heb. 8:6)? The better covenant includes all that the Old Covenant had and more, or it’s not better.
Know this Bible fact: God has dealt with sickness and disease under the Old Covenant as well as under the New Covenant. Isaiah 53:4 and 5, Matthew 8:17, and First Peter 2:24 deal with the disease and sickness problem that faces the Church and the world today. And within those scriptures is God’s cure. According to First Peter 2:24, by His stripes, we were healed.
Confession: I am a child of God, a son of God. Since God provided health and healing for His servants under the Old Covenant, He has surely provided health and healing for us—His sons—today!
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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