Nugget of Truth: Jesus the Mediator of a New and Better Covenant
Special Verse: Hebrews 9:15 ESV
Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.
Bible Reading: Hebrews 8:6-13
Reading the book of Hebrews, we see the awesome work Jesus did for us by shedding his blood on the cross. Under the law of Moses you must obey to the letter to qualify for God's blessings. Thank God for Jesus. Yet down through the years religion has blinded our eyes to the truth of the gospel. Jesus has indeed paid for all of our sins, past, present and future. If you think this is heresy, I want to ask you. Where you alive or had you committed any sin when he died? We were not even on earth when the price for sin was paid. He does not go back each time we sin to obtain forgiveness of sins for us. We are eternally redeemed and remain his children as long as we have the Holy Spirit with whom we are sealed for the day of redemption.
These scriptures clearly let us know we are no longer under the covenant of Moses but under the new. The laws of Moses were given not to make us holy but to help us see our inability to please GOD through our efforts. Jesus came and paid it all so that we do not have to pay for our sins ourselves or even make heaven by our effort.
When we know who we are and what has been done for us, we live better God glorifying lives.
Our children do not bear our name because they behave like us or look like us. Rather it is because they have our DNA. We must truly know we are children of God to live lives that glorify him.
Salvation is free! However, for fulfilling our calling God will reward us. This truth is liberating and does not make you want to sin but to love God even more. Knowing that Jesus provided us with a new and better covenant helps us access the grace of God which does not give you reason to sin but a desire to know Jesus more.