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What is the new covenant that Jesus established?

What is the new covenant that Jesus established?

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Jesus did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant written in my blood, blood poured out for you.

Source: Luke 22:20 (The Message)

Jesus ushered in a new covenant (aka testament, agreement or contract). Jesus did it through the blood he shed for us on the cross. It completely blew out of the water the old covenant (aka testament, agreement or contract). This is a big deal and 2,000 years later we probably miss what this meant. The Jewish people and the disciples of Jesus knew what it meant.

What is the New Covenant? Is Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant Sealed in His Blood?

What is a covenant? A covenant (διαθήκη diathēkē) is an agreement or contract between two parties.

In the scriptures, it is between God and His people or certain specific individuals, like myself. The fulfilment of God’s purposes of salvation expressed in the covenants (διαθήκη diathēkē) of the scriptures, mediated by Jesus the Messiah and sealed in his blood. Now that is some good news. That deserves a shout out.

It is a covenant of grace, the benefits of which include forgiveness, a renewed relationship with God and, through the Holy Spirit, an inward transformation that enables obedience to its demands and so ensures that it will not again be broken.

The Power Of God’s Covenant 

Jaedon shares a devotional before our Appeal to Heaven Conference. What is the power of God’s covenant with Israel?

Genesis 17:7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

I will confirm my covenant that is between me and you and your future offspring throughout their generations. It is a permanent covenant to be your God and the God of your offspring after you.

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Let’s dig deeper

God is loyal. God is faithful. That is just who God is. It is His very nature. When God says something, I can count on it. Jesus is The Truth.

God has an agreement with me. God is good for His word. This agreement is sealed with the blood of my Master Jesus. It doesn’t get any better than that.

My lovingkindness I will keep for him [Jesus] forever, and My covenant shall be confirmed to him. | Psalm 89:28

A covenant is an agreement between two parties. In the scriptures, it is between God and His people or certain specific individuals. The fulfilment of God’s purposes of salvation expressed in the covenants of the scriptures, mediated by Jesus the Messiah and sealed in his blood. It is a covenant of grace, the benefits of which include forgiveness, a renewed relationship with God and, through the Holy Spirit, an inward transformation that enables obedience to its demands and so ensures that it will not again be broken.

The New Covenant (or New Testament) is the promise that God makes with humanity that He will forgive sin and restore fellowship with those whose hearts are turned toward Him. Jesus the Messiah is the mediator of the New Covenant, and His death on the cross is the basis of the promise. The New Covenant was predicted while the Old Covenant was still in effect — the prophets Moses, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel all allude to the New Covenant.



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