Mediator of A New Covenant

I’m reading through Leviticus right now (need I say more?) and wow, I cannot be happier to know that we are not dependent on daily sacrifices and a multitude of rules and rituals to have a relationship with God. My mind and memory aren’t what they used to be and I’m afraid I would constantly be transgressing one commandment or another, simply because I couldn’t keep track of it all. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad being a woman and not being a priest, but still, I think I might decimate the flock with all my unintentional transgressions alone. Thank God for His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ our Savior!

But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured eternal redemption.

For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.

And so he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised, since he died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant.

Hebrews 9:11-15
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

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19 thoughts on “Mediator of A New Covenant

  1. Your declaration of faith reminds me of an ole hymnal…”My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ, my righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.” Always stand on the Solid Rock, Dee, and you can’t go wrong. Blessings to you.

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  2. If you haven’t done a precept study on Leviticus I would encourage you to. Then follow it with Hebrews. As hard a book as Leviticus is to read it is a fascinating study, especially when coupled with Hebrews. But I’m still with you, thankful Jesus fulfilled it all!

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  3. The main reason we don’t do all that is because there’s no Temple. Yeshua states that not one jot or tittle of the Torah/Law will be done away with while heaven and earth remain (and no, He didn’t fulfil it all) (so, His perfect sacrifice didn’t do away with the sacrifices). So, therefore, they still apply. BUT – they require a Tabernacle/Temple to do the sacrifices in, and God destroyed that almost 2000 years ago, and has prevented one being built since.
    As for the rest of the commandments (non-sacrificial) – they all apply, and they’re not that difficult. Keep every Saturday as a Sabbath. Circumcise your child on the 8th day. Hold a feast on certain named dates. Don’t eat certain listed animals. Don’t sleep with certain people. Etc.

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    • I can totally follow your line of reasoning on the subject, though I still hold to my belief that Jesus’ perfect sacrifice did do away with all other sacrifices. Otherwise, what would be the point? But I agree that the major commandments are not that hard to follow. It’s all the intricacies of commands that I think would be difficult to remember. And there are many of them! So many. God bless and thanks for commenting. Good to have you back. 😊

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