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Animals > Jeremiah 31:27-28 carefully considered

By Martin Cisneros

27 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and the seed of beast. (Jeremiah 31:27 NKJV)

Let's stop and think through this verse above, Scripturally. For there to be a distinction in the way the Lord was going to do this from how God had done it before clearly speaks to a different state of things than merely natural births, Old Testament conversions, and the ownership of animals, as well as the sacrificial system of the Old Testament involving animals.  As you read further in Jeremiah 31, with the 31st through the 34th verses, of course, God clarifies that the change will be in terms of the New Covenant that Romans 11, 2Corinthians 1, Ephesians 3, and elsewhere includes grafted-in Gentiles.  So here in Jeremiah 31:27 we have the grafting in of the seed of the Gentiles when it says God would sow the seed of man into the house of Israel and God would sow the seed of man into the house of Judah.  Israel in the prophets and Gospels, particularly in Isaiah and Zechariah, is a socio-political system while Judah is the Covenantal heir of God's blessing promises of dominion and His redemptive promises.

Some would, no doubt, operate in the level of confusion as to assume that God's sowing the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man would speak only of God giving them more Hebrew children, while the seed of beasts in their estimation would be the Gentiles, but why would God promise to give them Jewish children, yet again, if that was something He settled with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? He never revoked His promise of more natural descendants and their very nature of being a house, in the sense of a family-line, presupposed their having natural descendants.  The Scriptures simply mean what they say at face-value, that God was bringing the Gentiles, as seed, to sow into them, and the Animals, as seed, to sow into them; the seed of both would be as much of the makeup of the house of Israel and the house of Judah, as it was a certainty that God would make both houses one through Christ Jesus in the dispensation of the fullness of times, in Ephesians 1:8-10.  All of Creation would know the Edenic blessing through the Abrahamic Covenant, according to Isaiah 51:1-3.

28 And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy, and to afflict, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the Lord. (Jeremiah 31:28 NKJV)

As God formerly stood over the house of Israel, the house of Judah, the seed of Gentiles, and the seed of Animals to prune them by plucking up, breaking down, throwing down, destroying, and afflicting during the Biblical ages of pruning, God said a time was coming when He would be building the house of Israel, the house of Judah, the seed of Gentiles, and the seed of Animals.  If Christians acknowledge this as a time of building up the house of Israel, the house of Judah, and the seed of Gentiles and planting all 3 in His Covenantal-blessings and provisions of righteousness, then why would God leave the rest undone?  Matters are only worsened with Christians who want to insist upon a sacrificial system in Israel's future because that's not only a denial of this Covenantal-mixing of the seed of Jews and Gentiles spoken of here in Jeremiah 31 and over in Romans 11 so that Israel no longer has the racial purity to return to an Old Testament sectarian system, but for those who want to deny these present mercies towards Animals in the Hosea 2:18 Covenant, when are these Animals ever going to enjoy the blessings of Abraham and the blessings of Christ with entering into the liberties of the children of God? (Romans 8:21)

Clearly God's timing for redemptive mercies through the Great Commission, (since Jeremiah 31 is Covenantal,) for the house of Israel sown with the seed of Gentiles and the seed of Animals, and the house of Judah sown with the seed of Gentiles and the seed of Animals is now!  Jeremiah 31:27 says they would be sown with the seed of Animals, not just with animals.  Seed in Scripture is always Covenantal whereas individuals in the Scriptures have their time, place, and dispensational boundary.  This is perpetual Animal redemption being spoken of, just as perpetual redemption is being spoken over the house of Israel, the house of Judah, and the sown Gentiles.  Here we have the sown Animals that were sown for the same merciful purpose: no more destruction!!


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