Jeremiah 31:32-33 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Jeremiah spoke of a time when God would set His people free from bondage, gathering His people back to the land He promised them. God spoke of time, when He would not judge His people after the manner of their sins, their inability to keep His law. Rather He will judge them according to His righteousness, by placing His law in their hearts.
Jeremiah 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the North Country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travailed with child together: a great company shall return thither.
Today, Israel is back in the land promised, God has been faithful to His word. This shows God will be faithful to His word spoken by His prophets. But how did God accomplish this promise, how and when did He make way for mercy.
Although the event of Israel returning home, had taken place in the twentieth century, God had initiated the plan of redemption, and mercy way back in the past. That plan was God’s show of grace to the world, one He demonstrated through His son Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 31:15 Thus says the LORD; a voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
One of the signs to the world, that the salvation of the Lord has come, was the death of the young born; at the cry, that went out in Ramah, the generation then should have recognize the times. Herod in search of Jesus went out and killed the babies in Bethlehem of Ramah that were one and two years old. Later the child Jesus would grow into a man, becoming the sacrifice for the world, God making way out of bondage.
The time has come, are we today aware of the times? Jesus told us when we see all these things, know that His return is near. Indeed we have been redeemed, Elijah has come, making way for the Messiah, and we don’t have to say anymore, “Until we meet again, next year in Jerusalem.” Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we are now the people of God. Not on account of our right standing, or good works, but on account of what Christ has done.
Matthew 2:16-18 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.