Come, Let Us Join Ourselves To The Lord

Jeremiah 50:5: “Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.”

Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord: Just joining a church is not enough for that does not save us. Joining the fellowship of believers is not enough. That’s like going to a buffet and everyone is eating while you are just watching. We must join ourselves to the Lord.
1.  This is a spiritual union which Jesus describes in John 15:5. It is like the vine (Jesus) and the branches (Christians). The vine gives birth to the branches and we are born of His Spirit (John 3:3-6). The branches are joined to the vine and we are joined to Jesus. The branches have the life of the vine flowing in them and through them and we have the life of Jesus flowing in us and through us. As the life of the vine flows through the branches unhindered the branches will bring forth fruit and as the life of Jesus flows through us unhindered we too will bring forth fruit.
2.  This is rivers of living water flowing from our innermost being as the Spirit (the life) flows in us and through us (John 7:39) as we saw yesterday.
3.  We are partakers of the Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4)–To be a partaker is to receive the qualities and characteristics of God’s nature. It is to receive God’s love, God’s joy, God’s peace, His longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23). It is to be a channel for the power of God as it flows in us and through us (Acts 1:8). We have this treasure (the Holy Spirit, the Divine Nature) in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us (2 Corinthians 4:7).

In a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten: A perpetual covenant is an everlasting covenant without an end. It covers everything in this life and in that which is to come throughout all eternity. According to the book of Hebrews it is a new and better covenant built on better promises. It is built on the promises of God and produces faith and hope. God has given us His word and He is ever true to His word. He will stick by it and fulfill it. Jesus said “It is the New Testament in my blood which is shed for you” (Luke 22:20). “Where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator lives” (Hebrews 9:16-17). When Jesus died He activated this new, better, and perpetual testament (covenant) that God has entered in with us. Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.