I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Over the last several posts I’ve been working towards this post. The promise to Abraham and the giving of the Law represented the Old Covenant, Jesus Christ represents the seed promised to Abraham, the firstborn among many brethren (Roman 8:29), the mediator of the New Covenant (Heb 12:24). In Jeremiah 31:31 we read more about that Covenant that Jesus is the mediator of:
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that 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 bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
His people, His body. We read in Romans 2 that:
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
I believe that Psalm 2:7 represents the fulfillment of that Covenant, the turning point of history, where Jesus see’s other son’s in His image adopted into His inheritance. I think that the enemy is doing his best to obfuscate, malign, undermine, and abort this truth because it will complete the redemptive work that Jesus began on the Cross. That is the redemption of creation. We know that Satan hated Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son and tried to kill Him as a child, he tried to tempt Him from His purpose, and now he’s staging a repeat performance. He’s still trying to preempt and ruin the plan of God. In so doing Satan is actually creating the perfect conditions for bringing forth more son’s in the pattern of Jesus Christ. Satan is going to make the saints suffer, and those suffering saints will inherit, God promised!
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
The whole creation is waiting in travail for the completion of that New Covenant for the rest of Jesus Christ’s brethren to be “begotten”.
Let’s take a closer look at that New Covenant:
We can see Jesus referring to it in part when He read of His ministry in Isaiah 61 in the synagogue:
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
But He cut the reading off short, He didn’t complete the reading, why? Because He only read the part that He was going to accomplish at that time. His 3 1/2 year ministry was cut off as prophesied in Daniel 9:26:
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
He didn’t read the rest of Isaiah 61, these verses are are to be fulfilled in conjunction with Psalm 2:7 and Romans 8:21:
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
At the start of Jesus Christ’s ministry He was baptized and the Father declared:
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
This parallels another passage we often read in the Scripture:
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
So please consider this, someone is being born and that someone is the Lord’s anointed.
Christ being born? What? Come on!
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
Yes, within YOU!
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
And here is Jesus reminding His disciples of the proper relationship that they were to have with Him when they where empowered by His Holy Spirit:
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Simply put, I believe that Jesus Christ intends to complete His 7 year ministry, with His body. He has made His people a temple, a habitation. If we suffer with Him and are conformed to His image we will also be glorified with Him, just like it says in Romans 8. We receive the “spirit of adoption” and He becomes the firstborn of many brethren.
In that day the believers (men and women alike) will say:
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Don’t let the enemy rob you of your foundation, of your inheritance. Remember it is by being indwelt by His Holy Spirit that we attain the life, resurrection and promise of the New Covenant. It is His kingdom that resides within us that will come in this earth according to His timing when we receive that spirit of adoption.