Ministers of the New Covenant

“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our strength comes from God,
Who has made us worthy to be ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter of the law punishes with death, but the Spirit gives life.” (2Cor.3:5-6)

We should be ministers of the new covenant. Let us take a little journey into the new covenant.

Just as the first covenant and the first veil where like unto the old covenant, so the second veil was like unto the new covenant. The high priest went through the second veil, the Holy of Holies, with blood which he offered for himself and the peoples sins. The new covenant is Christ and His blood which made the final atonement for sin.

The old covenant could not make the conscience perfect. It could not purge (or clean) the conscience.(see Heb.9:9) The new covenant does! This is key to understanding the difference between the old and the new.

But Christ The High Priest, the perfect tabernacle not made with hands, not a building, but by His own blood he entered in, having obtained eternal redemption for us. A clean conscience and eternal redemption. This is The Difference!

Christ is the mediator of the new testament or covenant by His blood. There cannot be a testament without the death of the testator. In Hebrews 9:15, we see that Christ took care of the transgressions that were under the first testament. The testament or covenant is only under force after men are are dead. Otherwise it is no good while the testator lives.

How awesome is it to see the correlation between the Old and New Testaments. Particularly in relation to blood atonement. This is what The Gospel hangs on. THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS! Can you see the importance? Can you see the necessity of the blood?
“without the shedding of blood there is no remission (or atonement) for sins.” We are dead without it. It’s just that simple!

WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MINISTERS OF THIS NEW COVENANT, AREN’T WE?

For Christ did not enter into a holy place made with hands, which they were figures of the true holy place, yes. But Christ entered The True Sanctuary, Heaven itself. Praise God! Why? So He can appear in the presence of God for us.(Heb.9:24) Hallelujah!!!

Christ did not have to offer himself often, as the high priest did every year. Otherwise, He would have to suffer and die often.
“but now once in the end of the world he has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”(Heb.9:26-28)

Christ took away the Old Covenant, so He could establish the New Covenant.
Thank you God! Thank you Christ!

May we all be “Ministers of the New Covenant”
Amen

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8 Responses to “Ministers of the New Covenant”

  1. mcalmond Says:

    Yes Richard, may we all become ministers of the new covenant, in fullness, the fullness that is in Christ Jesus. Also, may we serve in the power of He who is that new living covenant, The Lord Jesus Christ!

    Thank you for your faithful postings!

    Blessings in Christ Jesus!

  2. rjperalta Says:

    Amen Brother,

    It’s all through Him, for Him, in Jesus Christ is everything.
    May we all be faithful to love Him and serve Him.
    Thank you.

    Great Grace to you,
    Richard

  3. Tim A. Blankenship Says:

    Richard,
    I want to thank you for your visit to Prayer Requests, and I do want to say amen to what you have written. It is glorious knowing that Jesus is the complete fulfillment of the Old covenant.
    God bless you

  4. rjperalta Says:

    Thanks Tim,
    And I will check into “Prayer Requests” from time to time.
    Be blessed in what God gives you to write.

    Grace to you,
    Richard

  5. Scotti Says:

    Wonderful post! I am in the middle of an in-depth study of Hebrews right now and your words have encouraged me to better apply what I am learning.

    I love that Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven! The OT priests could never sit down – there were no chairs in the tabernacle and their work was never done! Jesus atoning and reconciling work by death on the cross for our sins is finished, accomplished, complete, perfect. I have also read that the idea of being seated at the right hand of the Father would remind the Jews of the Sanhedrin who had religious and civil authority in that day. The judge would have been flanked by a scribe on the left charged with writing condemnation and a scribe on the right with the responsibility of writing acquittals. Oh, how easy it can be for us to listen to defeating accusations but we can be assured that when we put our faith in Christ alone, we have the perfect mediator, advocate, High Priest and writer of acquittals on our behalf. Praise His Holy Name!
    Scotti

  6. rjperalta Says:

    Thanks Scotti,

    I have been camped out in Hebrews for a couple of weeks now. Isn’t it great!

    Lets keep in contact as we go,

    Grace to you,
    Richard

  7. Alex Says:

    Thank You

  8. rjperalta Says:

    Alex,
    You’re welcome !
    May you be blessed.
    Richard

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