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There are a number of scriptures that indicate the Covenant of the Lord will continue for quite some time.


"Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations" (1Chr 16:15, see also Ps. 105:8)


"He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: Holy and awesome is His name. (Ps. 111:9)

"He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant". (Psalms 111:5)


"But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children, 18 To such as keep His covenant,  And to those who remember His commandments" (Ps 103:17-18)

"Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;" (Deu 7:9)

At about twenty five years per generation, there would have been about 140 generations since Moses spoke Deuteronomy.  It seems we still have some to go. His allegiance to those who keep His Covenant, the Ten Commandments, seems to be very open ended.

'And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments"' (Daniel 9:4)

The Eternal's covenant with David was also based on David’s obedience to His covenant.  David was promised his linage would rule in Israel forever based on David’s obedience.  So David’s covenant is based on the principles of His Covenant, the Ten Commandments.  The Creator will not change His covenant with David any more than He will change His covenant with anyone else.


"My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips". (Ps 89:34)


There is no Hebrew word for the English verb ‘to be’, i.e., ‘is’.  In order to make English sentences translators must occasionally insert the verb ‘to be’ for a sentence to be clear.  They do this based on their own interpretation of what is being said.  In the following case, with a different and more scriptural based perspective on the Covenant of the Lord I have removed ‘is’ from the original NKJV translation and replaced it with an ’*’. I have then re-inserted ‘is’ in another location which makes actually more sense and improves the impact of the original thought.

"As for Me,” says the LORD, “this * My covenant is with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the LORD, “from this time and forever more." (Isaiah 59:21)

The creator is saying: ‘My covenant is with them, My spirit is upon them, My words I put in your mouth….forever’ (see also the Genesis 17:10 explanation in the Patriarch’s section.)

It should be no surprise then, that when Hebrews talks of the "everlasting covenant" (Heb 13:20), that no explanation is necessary.  The Hebrews would have known immediately what that was.  Particularly since it involved having "My laws", the ten commandments, written in their hearts (Heb 10:16).

And of course:

"Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the Ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail." (Revelation 11:19)

The Creator of the Universe established the standard for acceptable upright and righteous conduct from the beginning.  He will never alter that.  Proper conduct doesn't change.  The arc containing His covenant, undoubtedly with His Covenant in it, sits in His temple to this very day.  The status of any other covenant made with Israel does not affect His covenant.