Jesus Established a New Covenant
Matt 26:28 "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Heb 8:13 In that He says, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
- The Lord made a clear promise in the Old Testament of a New Covenant (Testament).
- When he says "the days are coming" it refers to the day of the Lord and when he says "after those days" he is speaking of the end of days.
- Jeremiah was known as "the weeping prophet" and was comforted with this promise.
- The old covenant was written on stone, the new one is written on the heart.
- The Lord reveals that the New Covenant would be for the house of Israel and Judah, not like the old covenant but "after those days" He would write the Law inside them.
- The writer of Hebrews reveals that this Scripture in Jeremiah is pointing to the new covenant that was poured out upon the Church at Pentecost, and also upon the nation of Israel during the time of the Second Coming of Christ and of the Millennium.
- The Jews celebrated the pouring out of the Holy Spirit during the kingdom during the feast of Tabernacles on the "great day" when they poured water on the Temple pavement.
- Hebrew 8-10 speak in detail of the old covenant laws and rituals that were passing away.
- In the old covenant when the law was broken there was a sacrifice that would be given on behalf of the guilty sinner, under the new covenant the one sacrifice, Jesus, cleanses all men of all sins to those who put their trust in Him.
- Under the old covenant the law was a curse, and its power was death. Under the new covenant the law is written on the inside and the power of sin and death are broken.