Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THE NEW COVENANT pt2

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Heb 10:1-2

For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.

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The law of the old testament had a shadow of the good things that would come in the new testament. God in His infinite mercy prepared that system to preserve His truth because the fullness of time for the manifestation of the son of God had not yet come.

There are certain things that we can understand about the new covenant when we study the old. Reason being that the temple of the new covenant is in heaven, that of the old was on the earth, the temple on the earth was to be a shadow of the temple in heaven just like the old covenant was a shadow of the new therefore it might be easier for us to further understand the new order by studying the old. I think that is one of the reasons God gave us the Old Testament.

The blood of animals were sprinkled to make the people holy but this holiness was an outward soulish one. The blood of Jesus on the other hand makes us thoroughly Holy; Spirit, soul and body (see 1 Thes 5:23). This gives us true access before God and not just access before the covenant in the Holy of holies (God might or might not be present there). The question before us today is would you base your life on the shadow or on the real thing? When you attempt to be made perfect by the law after receiving salvation by faith in Christ Jesus (see Gal 3:1-3), you are leaving the real substance to walk in a shadow. From our text one sign of walking in the new covenant is freedom from sin consciousness, no more conscience of sin (see Heb 10:2). One sign you are walking in the covenant is a constant sin consciousness.

Go into today knowing that when God brought the real covenant He included you in the equation.

Prayer: Dear heavenly father, I thank you for giving me this day. I pray you help me walk accurately in this new covenant. In Jesus name. Amen

By SD Abraham

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