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What does it mean that the Lord will establish a new covenant?



      

Hebrews 8:7 - 8

ESV - 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second. 8 For he finds fault with them when he says: "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.

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Stringio Bruce Morgan
In the same way He also took the cup after supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant established by My blood; it is shed for you." (Luke 22:20)

With these words at the Last Supper Jesus declared the New Covenant that would supercede the old covenant.

All covenant agreements involved blood, and Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf, once for all, on the cross the next day fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and ushered in a new age.
Now is the time (the "last days") when ordinary people, Jews and Gentiles alike, can approach the throne of God with confidence, having been washed free of their inborn sinfulness!
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens — Jesus the Son of God — let us hold fast to the confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time. (Heb 4:14-16) This is according to His eternal purpose accomplished in the Messiah, Jesus our Lord. In Him we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. (Eph 3:11-12)

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Mini Johnnatta Giles Spirit Filled Christian
Paul is quoting another scripture from the OT explaining that the time it was talking about was fulfilled through Jesus. The laws were not changed but the conditions of the covenant has been changed through Jesus. Jesus created a new better covenant.

January 17 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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