Jesus came and fulfilled all the Old Testament prophecies. He was the word (the word of the Old Testament) made flesh.
According the Galatians 3:24 the law was put in place to lead the people to Christ:
“So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith.”
People had to obey the law fully, and keep the covenant God had made with his people (Ex 19:5-6). However, we know that at the time of the first coming, the Israelites did not keep the covenant, they did not accept, receive, or believe in Jesus (Jn 1:11).
In order to truly know God, the people had to go to Jesus at the time of the first coming:
“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
This is what the physical Israelites had to do at the time of the first coming. This is how they had to keep the old covenant, and obey God, by believing in and accepting Jesus’ words – the word of life. But what about the new covenant that Jesus established? What is the new covenant? How can we make sure we keep the new covenant if we are not even totally sure what the new covenant is?
“In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” ~Luke 22:20
There is a new covenant, established by Jesus at the time of the first coming, that we have to keep. We are not living at the time of the first coming, our covenant is not the same as the covenant made between God and the physical Israelites.
All the prophecies in the New Testament speak of the things that we need to keep, understand and believe in at the time of their fulfillment. Things like fleeing the to mountain when we see the abomination standing in the holy place (Mt 24:15-16), and washing our robes in the water of life as clear as crystal (Rv 22:14; Rv 22:1) are actions we need to carry out. We also need to be those who receive God’s seal, and not the mark of the beast (Rv 7:3; Rv 13:16-17), and come out of Babylon when we hear the call (Rv 18:4).
But what happens if we don’t understand these things or what they are telling us to do? Will we really be able to be those who obey fully? What is Babylon, and which mountain do we have to flee to?
Now is the time to understand so that we can obey.
Now is the time to come out of Babylon and flee to the mountain.
Are you going to be able to keep the new covenant?