Covenant Restored and Covenant Revealed As Believers we walk in covenant restoration—when we accept Yeshua as Messiah we repent and renew our covenant with God. As it says in Romans 5:9-10 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Our covenant is restored with salvation but understanding the fullness of the covenant is something that is revealed to us through the Holy Spirit and the power of the Word. When we are born again we are restored, but the ever growing revelation of what we have been restored to takes time.
The message of the One New Man takes us deep into the Hebrew roots of Christianity so that we can better understand the foundation of our faith and through doing so better know our God. The message of The One New Man helps us walk in covenant revelation. Many modern day Christians do not have a full understanding of their Hebrew roots or the Jewish roots of their faith, and therefore are missing the blessing of having a deeper understanding of what is rightfully theirs.
It would be as if you knew your earthly father but did not know of his heritage or your inheritance. Your father’s heritage is important in making him who he is, and thus in making you who you are. And your inheritance must be claimed to have value in your life. Our experiences mold us and our heritage shapes us. In the same way, Christianity was birthed out of the Jewish faith, and yet we have long since strayed from where we came.
When the apostle Paul was teaching on this subject in Ephesians 2 he said, “Therefore, remember…” The reason he said “therefore remember” is because people tend to forget the revelation of the restoration of the covenant.
“Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men)— remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.” –Ephesians 2:11-16
Many may ask, “Why does the church need to know about covenant revelation?” The body of Christ needs to know about covenant revelation because it creates an abiding place for our God.
In Ephesians 2:22 Paul says that we are “…being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His spirit.” When both Jews and Gentiles come together, as stated in the scripture, we truly create an abiding place for His Spirit. As the Jewish people bring forth the ancient covenants and the Gentile Believers bring forth the new covenant it makes a threefold cord which, as it says in Ecclesiastes 4:12 “… is not easily broken.”
The scriptures teaches us that the Jewish people have been given a double portion…a double blessing as well as being repaid double for their sins (Isa 40:2). The Gentiles have also been given a portion and when the two come together it truly creates a threefold cord. This act of unity and covenant union makes us much stronger than we could ever have been standing on our own. When the first covenant is united with the second covenant there is a completion that is lacking when we attempt to separate one from the other. This unity also gives birth to miraculous signs and wonders.
The manifestation of this union, of Jewish believers uniting with Gentile believers, demonstrates the power of God and his manifold wisdom (Ephesians 3).
Believers uniting as The One New Man is a manifestation, it has substance, it is not a dream…it is real. It is a sign and a wonder and is a demonstration that God did not break His covenant with Jews or Gentiles. Curt Landry Ministries desires to create a place where the two can join together and become the abiding place that Paul spoke of as we honor the Jewish roots of our faith and the feasts of Israel, which are truly the feasts of the Lord, with the wonderful gift and knowledge of our salvation through Yeshua, Jesus our Messiah.
The message of the One New Man is often misunderstood. We often hear cries of warning that we are attempting to “put people under the law” or “return them to Judaism.” However, these fears are not based on sound information. We are not attempting to tie anyone down to any rules or regulations but rather we are trying to diligently spread the liberating knowledge of the roots of our faith. During the Councils of Elvira and Nicea (held during the first quarter of the fourth century) many rules and regulations were put in place to separate the church from the Jewish roots of her faith. In fact, many religious leaders tried to erase the memory that there was any connection between a Jewish Jesus and the faith of Christianity.
These decisions were not God’s highest and best for Israel or for the Church. They simply separated us from the blessing of our heritage. When we understand that this separation was never God’s best or His desire we are empowered to be who we are called to be. We have a better understanding of our Father, and thus of ourselves. We believe that the second covenant brings a completion to the first covenant, it does not negate it. When Believers begin to understand their beginning as well as their end they will then begin to walk in a much greater fullness.
In Romans 11:12 Paul spoke of this fullness when he said, “But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!” The message of The One New Man is a message of fullness. The message of The One New Man is a message of unity between Jews and Gentiles and our heritage and our present. It is a message that empowers Believers to understand the roots of their faith and provides teaching to help bring an activation of covenant revelation. Where we came from says a lot about where are going and the message of The One New Man helps sheds light on the past, present, and the future.