New Thing

“How long will you go here and there, O faithless daughter? For the LORD has created a new thing in the earth– A woman will encompass a man.” Jeremiah 31:22

At first glance this scripture doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Jesus Christ. But once we understand the symbolism and original text, it will make perfect sense

The word “daughter” here is symbolic for Israel. As we remember God created his first covenant with the nation of Israel. He created them and wanted them to establish a holy and righteous nation right here on Earth. But Israel continued to rebel and sin against God. Here God describes Israel as “faithless”. Meaning God provided everything to Israel yet they still turned away and committed Idolatry to other pagan gods

Then God has created a new thing (Jesus Christ) in the Earth. Even though God had set Israel apart and made them blessed, because of mankinds sinful nature they were still unable to reach righteousness. Therefore God had sent his only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world from our sins, not just Israel but everyone.

“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

A woman (The Church) will encompass a man (Jesus Christ)

Woman in prophecy is typically symbolic for The Church. Here we see God has created a new thing (Jesus) and has established the woman (Church) will encompass a man (Jesus) The original Hebrew word for “encompass” is “Azar” meaning to encircle, return, or embrace. We have returned to God through Jesus Christ. The original Hebrew for “Man” in this scripture is “Gerber” meaning “Mighty Man” or “warrior”. A form of this same word is “El Gibbor” meaning “Mighty God’ which is one of Jesus titles in Isaiah 9:6

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