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Blessings of a New Covenant!

Scripture reading for November 7th: Hebrews 8:1-13

The old covenant was the law of Moses.  The old covenant was mediated by the Levitical priesthood and required sacrifices of the blood of animals for breaking the law of God.  The Old Testament Scriptures told of the temporary nature of this old covenant and spoke of a new covenant that God was going to make in the last days.

“The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a High Priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.” (Hebrews 8:1-2)  But when Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, He went to serve in the true tabernacle.  The earthly temple was only copy and shadow of what was real in heaven.  (Hebrews 8:5-6)  Moses was instructed to make everything according to the pattern give him by God on Mt. Sinai.

The old covenant was obsolete and passing away and the new covenant that God had spoken about through the prophets was now established for the new High Priest!  “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord.  I will put My laws in their minds and write them on their hearts.  I will be their God, and they will be my people.  No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest.  For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” (Jeremiah 31:33-34), (Hebrews 8:10-12)

This covenant brought a personal relationship with God to each person.  Instead of tablets of stone, God would write His law on their hearts and minds.  Sins would be totally forgiven and the record wiped clean.  This new covenant is far superior to the old covenant and the High Priest is out of this world!

The real value of the new covenant is in enjoying it now.  Have you gone to Jesus Christ and humbly asked Him to forgive you of your sins?  Will you let Him wipe your record clean and then give you power to live with His law on your heart and in your mind?  Today is the right day!

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