I am very grateful for these revelations from our Lord by David
Continued from Part 2a…
Two Covenants, Two Principles
As we look at these two covenants in relation to these two men and these two trees, we see that they represent two fundamentally different principles.
The principle of the Old Covenant is that it works from the outside in. It begins with that which is in the physical world that is from God (i.e. the Law, the Scriptures, the temple, the priests, the sacrifices, physical manifestations, etc.). As men interact with these through the physical senses there is an impact upon the soul (mind, will and emotions) which is intended to bring the individual into right relationship with God. The hope is that one’s spirit is thereby brought into union and communion with God, who is Spirit. Its direction can be depicted like this:
WORLD → BODY → SOUL → SPIRIT → GOD
Because of sin, however, the spirit of man is separated…
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