The Final Covenant ~ Pastor William Kumuyi | DCLM Daily Manna 9/2/2015

TOPIC: The Final Covenant

DATE: Monday, February 09, 2015  


Key Verse: “For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second” (Hebrews 8:7).

I n Jeremiah 31:31-34, God promises that He would establish a new and better covenant with His people: “Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the House of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with your fathers in the day that I took them by the hand, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was husband to them …”

If the old regime of a relationship with God centered on a sacrificial system involving the blood of animals, the envisaged one would also entail sacrifice. According to God, the new covenant would have two unique features. Jesus Christ, the all-time Sacrifice, would offer Himself for substitutionary atonement only once, to shed His blood and redeem man back to God. This is unlike the former order that saw the repeated killing of animals to atone for the sin of the people and the officiating priests.

The second fundamental difference is that whereas Moses the lawgiver sat in judgment to teach the children of Israel in the wilderness during the 40-year journey to Canaan, God will, under the new dispensation, “put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people…”. It is the Holy Spirit sent by Jesus that will teach as well as inscribe the words of God in our hearts.

Jesus, our High Priest, has made direct access to God possible through His blood. He leads us into the most Holy presence of God. He bestows lasting grace and blessing on those who through faith accept Christ as God’s Son. His blood blots out our sin and they are forgotten, unlike that of bulls and goats that only cover sin but does not remove it or change the character of the sinner.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Christ’s blood encapsulates the blessings of the New Covenant.

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