THE NEW COVENANT

 

 

Now then, we have a background. We come to the New Testament and see Jesus and the disciples gathered together that night before the Crucifixion.

Jesus said, "I long to break this bread with you and drink this cup"; and after He had blessed the bread and broke it, He said, "This is My body that is broken for you." Then He took a cup of wine and said, "This is My Blood of the New Covenant that is poured out for many unto the remission of sins."

The old Blood Covenant was the basis on which the New Covenant was founded. Now you can understand that when Jesus said, "This is my blood of the New Covenant," the disciples knew what it meant.

They knew that when they cut the Covenant with Jesus in that upper room that night, they had entered into the strongest, most sacred Covenant known to the human heart.

JESUS, THE SURETY

Surety - a person who takes responsibility for another's performance of an undertaking, for example their appearing in court or the payment of a debt.

Jesus brings us a New Covenant, having displaced and fulfilled the Old Covenant.

Old Ways replaced by the New Way - John 3:16

Heb. 10:9-10 - Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.”. (A) He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

With the fulfilling of the Old Covenant, everything connected with it was set aside. As the Old Covenant was sealed with circumcision, the New Covenant is sealed with the New Birth.

37 The Blood Covenant the Old Covenant had the Levitical Priesthood. The New Covenant has Jesus as the High Priest, and we as the royal and Holy Priesthood.         1 Pet. 2:1-10.

The first priesthood had a temple in which God dwelt in the Holy of Holies with the Ark of the Covenant.

Ex. 40. In the New Covenant our bodies are the temple of God, and the Spirit dwells within them. Jehovah was the Surety of the Old Covenant.

Heb. 7:22 "By so much also hath Jesus become the Surety of a better covenant." Jesus stands back of every sentence in the New Covenant. He is the great Intercessor of the New Covenant.

"He is able to save all that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever lives to make intercession for them."

Heb. 7:24. God bound Himself with an oath to the Old Covenant. He was the surety of the Old Covenant. He said, "By Myself have I sworn." Just as God stood behind the Old Covenant and was its surety, so Jesus is the Surety of every Word in the New.

What strong faith should be built upon a foundation like this.

The resources of Heaven are behind Jesus and behind that Covenant.

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