All tagged New Covenant
This understanding of the historical pre-fulfillment of Ezekiel 11 before the time of Christ will be crucial to understanding other portions of the book.
One is left to presume that Peter in the fulfillment of Joel includes "nursing infants" even if they were not physically present at the time of his sermon at Pentecost.
So, Joel’s present audience remains in some sense the future audience of Peter. In every case this future generation is the generation of Peter. Thus in his sermon, Peter is picking up Joel's prophecy.
Jesus Christ brings about a new Levitical consecration. This consecration is the initiation of the new covenant. This consecration is applied to a covenant community that can still fall away in the wilderness by profaning the holiness of God.
This prophecy is relevant. The whole fabric of Old Testament prophecy revolves around the concept of God giving His people a new heart and Spirit.
38 They shall be My people, and I will be their God; 39 and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.
13 “All your sons will be taught of the Lord;
And the well-being of your sons will be great.
14 “In righteousness you will be established;
You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear;
And from terror, for it will not come near you. - Isaiah 54:13-14 (NASB)
First, our love for God's law is included by election. Second, this election is both corporate and individualistic.
21 “And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children's offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.” - Isaiah 59:21 (ESV)
Baptism Is Not Enough is written from a unique paradigm that the Bible “in fact applies to every area of life” (x). While many Christians may think they affirm this John Crawford does an exceptional job of showing the integrated nature of the covenantal reconstruction perspective.