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The Oath

It is very comforting to know that, although we are in a worthless condition, God’s love blots out our sin. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18). It is not possible to function in a daily walk of victory with Christ without understanding God’s infinite grace toward us. Listen to His voice which says, “Live in grace,” and realize that it is a time of unconditional love directly toward you.

God manifested His absolute integrity toward Israel when He declared, “I covered thy nakedness. Yea. I sware with thee and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord” (Ezekiel 16:8b). “I sware” is the Hebrew word shaba, which means “I seven you. I did not pass by to give you a conditional covenant. I want to show you a ‘finished work’ to redeem the terrible condition of your soul.” Seven is the number that represents perfection of the work of Christ.

Oh, if Christians could only understand the principles set forth in Ezekiel 16 and Hebrews 6! God made an oath to His people in the Old Testament, “I seven you. I rested on the seventh day. The works of men are over on the sixth day. Meet me at my resting place, at the foot of the cross, for my work is finished.”

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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