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Sun, Jul 03, 2011

The Mediator of a New Covenant


The Mediator of a New Covenant 
(He 9:11-22) 

God is the God of covenant(Ps 89:34, Ps 105:8). 
He makes relationships through covenant and 
He surely carries out His covenant. 

Faith is believing Him and making a relationships with Him and 
The life of this faith is clinging on to His covenant, even if it appears risky to others. 

Any religion without a divine covenant is only shamanism. 
The differences between Judaism and Christianity is that between 
The first covenant and the new covenant. 
Yet Christianity is the faith by revelation, 
The revelation of God that was never given to angels. 

Deceived by the serpent, Adam ate the forbidden fruit and 
Broke the covenant of God and, thus, banished from the Garden(Ge 3:4-6; Hos 6:7). 

The Bible is written of the examples of how God carried out His covenant: 
1. Noah and his family who built the ark and were saved from the flood(Ge 6:18-22); 
2. Abraham who left his country when he was childless and became the father of a great nation(Ge 12:1-2, Ge 17:2); 
3. The Israelites who were delivered from the slavery of 430 years in a foreign land and returned to the Promised Land etc. 
The first covenant was made to the Israelites 
Through Moses with the blood of animals(Ex 24:6-8). 
Its content was: 
1. God would be their God; 
2. Their descendents would multiply; 
3. God would give Canaan to them as inheritance(Ge 17:8). 
And its symbol was circumcision and the Ark of covenant(Ge 17:10; Dt 31:26). 
After they built the sanctuary, they placed 
The stone tablets of covenant and the Book of Covenant(Ex 24:7; He 9:4) in it. 

Jesus said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days, ” because 
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body(Jn 2:19-21), 
He would establish a new covenant written 
Not on stone tablets but on hearts, 
Not with the blood of animals but with His own blood(He 8:8-13, He 10:4-9). 

As He died, Jesus said, “It is finished”(Jn 19:30), declaring that He: 
1. Died according to the Father’s command and received resurrection according to the contract(Jn 10:18); 
2. Judged the devil who caused Adam to break the covenant(Ge 3:4-6; 1Jn 3:8); and 
3. Died in place of all men who sinned, fulfilling the first covenant, and by shedding His blood became the Mediator of the new covenant who forgives(He 9:15-22). 
The new covenant is better than the first covenant because its content is(He 7:22, He 8:16): 
1. God would be their Father; 
2. He would sent the Holy Spirit to be with them forever(Mt 6:9; Jn 14:16); 
3. When He returns He will take them to the Father’s house(Jn 14:3). 
Jesus resurrected and entered the heavenly sanctuary as the Ark of covenant(Rev 11:19). 
The Holy Spirit whom He sent is the Spirit of covenant who 
Enters believers as the Ark of covenant(1Co 3:16). 

People of the Holy Spirit are 
Those who cling on to His covenant, 
Not their own emotions. 
In Jesus name, they gather, worship, serve and give devotion. 
In Jesus name, they pray, speak in tongues, heal and drive out demons(Mk 16:17-18) 
For they want to show Him that they are living according to His word(Php 3:8). 

O Lord, 
Let us not trust our emotions. 
Rather, let us trust Your covenant alone, 
Even if it means surrendering social contract or social security. 
Let us throw our life, our family upon Your covenant so that 
We would be lifted up when You return. Amen. 
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