Week 18: A New Covenant
- Exodus 21:1-24:18
- Jeremiah 34:8-22, 31:31-34
- Hebrews 9:15-22
The key to justification is the shedding of blood. Yeshua was slain from the foundation of the world according to the book of Revelation. It is important the we realize our need for the broken world contribution to be redeemed. The question becomes what I must I do to be repaired to make the world a better place. The answer is Yeshua the Son of God as our atonement for our brokenness. We must confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that Yeshua is the redemption spoken of by the prophets.
The signs of the times are on the wall. We can no longer explain away the evidence of the fullness of Yeshua in the Torah and Half-Torah, and writings. Our God is a jealous and consuming God. We cannot afford to be out of alignment with His voice that calls out to us day and night. We need to tune our lives to the voice of the one who created us in His image so that we could experience life and life more abundant in freedom. No longer a slave to the brokenness of iniquity but the reality of victory.
“‘Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for My name is in him. But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.’” - Exodus 23:20-22
“‘Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them,
and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.’” - Jeremiah 31:31-33
“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. For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.
Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, saying, ‘This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you.’ And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” - Hebrews 9:15-22
Questions for Reflection:
▪ Do I believe in the need for a mediator in my life?
▪ Do I believe that there is a need for forgiveness of sins?
▪ Am I willing to receive Yeshua HaMesiach as my teacher?
▪ Have I received God’s law in my heart?
▪ Am I willing to be part of the people of God?
▪ Do I pay careful attention to obey His voice through the Holy Spirits work in my life?
▪ Do I recognize the confirmations and signs that God brings me about my life?