Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. (Ezek 37:26 NKJV)
From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained. (Jer 30:19 NIV)
For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. (Zech 2:5 KJV)
A covenant is an agreement, pledge, bond, or contract. The Bible reminds us that God cannot lie (Tit 1:2) and that His Word is tested and true. (Ps 119:140, 142)
God’s promises to His people, based upon the passages above, are that:
- He will establish us;
- He multiplies us;
- He gives us His peace;
- He lives within us;
- He will bring us honor;
- He guarantees that we won’t be disdained;
- He protects us as a wall of fire; and
- He is the glory within us.
He will establish us by confirming that our faith us genuine and that our relationship with Him is legitimate.
He multiplies us by adding other believers to our numbers, and by giving us literal children of our own, as well as spiritual children whom we parent as spiritual mentors.
He gives us peace that passes understanding (Phil 4:7) because He is the Prince of Peace. (Isa 9:6)
He lives with every believer because we are individually (and collectively) the temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor 6:19)
How does God bring honor to any believer? Some of the ways He will honor us is by hearing and answering our prayers for other people. When we lead people to accept Jesus as their own personal Savior, we are being honored by God. When God performs signs and wonders in response to our prayers for someone, he is honoring us. He is responding to the genuine faith that we are using by praying on behalf of other people. Hallelujah!
The final three promises are that we won’t be disdained; that He protects us; and that His glory is within each of us. These are things that we have to simply trust Him to perform. We don’t need to do anything about them; we just need to continue in our relationship with Jesus Christ and keep on serving our Savior, who is a Covenant-Keeping God. Glory to God!