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Covenant is not saying a sinners prayer and confessing Jesus. Even the demons confess Jesus and can say He is the Son of God and recognize He is Messiah. Satan acknowledges Jesus’ authority and has a better knowledge of Scripture than any human being on earth.
Satan and demons will never be saved. They aren’t in covenant.
The word disciple means “covenant scholar.”
The disciples of Jesus were given the mission to make covenant scholars of all the Goyim (nations, often translated as Gentiles) starting with Jerusalem and then the rest of the world.
In Mark 16, the very first act of the commission as evidence of that existing covenant relationship is “driving out demons.”
The word “believe” means something different in Western culture today, than what it meant in the time of Jesus.
Covenant people stood out. They were very easy to identify. People with needs knew who to go to.
It is the covenant that makes the difference. Without it, we are just religious people with no power or substance.
Even Satan can perform miracles and wonders and will use the supernatural to deceive.
It is covenant that sets us apart. Religion doesn’t attract heaven’s authority to back us up. Covenant does that!!!
This has been true since the beginning.
Verses that go with the Great commission…
Luke 24:27–Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them the things written about Himself in all the Scriptures.
Jesus did this right before giving the Great Commission.
Luke 24:44-45: Then He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you—everything written concerning Me in the Torah of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
Luke explains in Acts 1:1-3 Jesus taught them for 40 days the the Kingdom message. This is after He resurrected when He taught them these things about repentance, and such, so they could continue to fulfill Scripture and protect the Gospel from error. Amazing!!!
Acts begins where Luke ends… “I wrote the first volume, Theophilus, about all that Yeshua began to do and teach—up to the day He was taken up, after He had given orders by the Ruach ha-Kodesh to the emissaries He had chosen.
To them He showed Himself to be alive after His suffering through many convincing proofs, appearing to them for forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.”