A Word from the beginning to become the sealing Word for ever

It is more than a year ago we spoke in several articles about the covenants made by to mankind, with a.o. the promise to Adam and Eve that out of their seed a solution would come against their wrong action, which had caused them to be penalised with the curse of death. The following promises were the covenants with Noah (Gen. 9: 9-17), that of the Law (Ex. 31: 16; Lev. 24: 7-9; Num. 18: 19; Isa. 24: 5), that with David (2 Sam. 23: 5; 2 Chron. 13: 5), that with Abraham (Gen. 17: 7, 13, 19 ; Psalm 105: 8-11), and the New Covenant (Jer. 32: 40; Heb. 13: 20, 21) are called everlasting, although it is well understood that the Law Covenant was strictly limited as to time. — (Gal. 3: 19).

“ So, what then, is the purpose of the Law of Moses? It was added later to identify transgressions until the Seed should arrive to whom the promise had been made. This Law was orderly arranged through angels by means of a mediator.” (Ga 3:19 mhm)

If the principles which the apostle Paul had laid down in his teachings and in his lettres to the Hebrews and Galatians were correct, of what use was the law?

For the apostle it was clear that the law was not useless, but that it was given by God for great and important purposes, and especially for purposes closely connected with the fulfilment of the promise made to Abraham and the work of the Mediator. We have to see all those promises Jehovah made with His people in perspective with the time it was given and what the people needed at that moment.

After a few covenants came one covenant which seems to be added, προσετεθη. It was appended to all the previous institutions and promises. It was an additional arrangement, on the part of Jehovah God, for great and important purposes. He never had forgotten what He had promised to the first human beings. The time had to be ripe and people should have had enough signs and wonders that the Sign of the Highest would now be clear, so that people could come to know it was the time of the Messiah.

People had received enough time. Now the promise given in the Garden of Eden became a reality. The Words God had spoken now became in the flesh. Already from the onset of this world there was the Word. That Speaking of God brought everything to live, God giving His breath into the beings so that they could become living beings. Jehovah had never the intention to have man coming to die, but because man rebelled against Him, which made Him penalise them. By the rebellion of the first human beings they brought death over themselves and all mankind. Therefore, a new life or new beginning had to come to or over them. All over the ages God’s Word was with several sincere people, who wanted to be faithful to God. They had heard His Words, His promises. They were aware man had broken the relationship with God, but God had given them His Word, in which they could trust. That Word which was with God and was God, from the beginning of times made all things and apart from Him nothing was made that has been made.

With the one spoken about for so many centuries, some two millennia ago that promised one came. And in this sent one from God was life, and for those who wanted to do away with the blindness of man there was life by the light which shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn’t overcome it.

“1  In the beginning the Word existed, and the Word faced toward The God, and the Word was divine. 2 This Divinity existed in the beginning with The God. 3 All things came into existence by the agency of the divine Word and apart from the Word nothing came into existence. What came into existence 4 by the Word’s agency was Life, and this Life was the illumination of humans. 5  And the Light continues to shine in the darkness without the darkness over-powering it. ” (Joh 1:1-5 mhm)

It was an arrangement subsequent to the giving of the promise and was intended to secure important advantages until the superior arrangement under the Messiah should be introduced, and was with reference to that.

On account of transgressions, or with reference to them, God had provided “The Law” to show the true nature of transgressions, or to show how weak human beings are and to show what was good or what was bad or sin.

By the Law, man could see the true nature of sin and as such could look for ways not to commit sins. the Law also declare the penalty for those who went wrong. By it man could become convinced men of it, and thus to be “ancillary” to, and preparatory to, the work of redemption through the Redeemer. This is the true account of the law of God as given to apostate man, and this use of the law still exists. This effect of the law is accomplished.

Now, after the Nazarene man of flesh and blood, has given himself as a ransom, those who believe he is the sent one from God and want to be one with this redeemer come under that New and last covenant, making it that they should not fear a condemnation when living according to God’s Ways. Those who are invited can trust Jesus to be their mediator of the New Covenant so that they might receive the Promise of the everlasting inheritance.

“ Therefore, there is no condemnation against those united with Christ Jesus.” (Ro 8:1 mhm)

“5 to purchase those who were under the Law of Moses –so that we might experience an adoption as God’s sons. 6 And so now because you are sons, The God has sent the Son’s mental inclination into your hearts, so you can cry out, “Abba! Father!” 7 Therefore, because of God you Jews are no longer slaves but rather sons. And if a son, then you are also an heir.” (Ga 4:5-7 mhm)

“ Now this mediator suggests another–the one God.” (Ga 3:20 mhm)

“1 ¶ Therefore, there is no condemnation against those united with Christ Jesus. 2 For the spiritual principle of the life united with Christ Jesus completely liberated you from those principles of the sin and the death. 3 Because the Law of Moses is impotent because of the flesh’s weakness. The God Himself, by sending His Son concerning sin in the likeness of sinful flesh judged against fleshly sin. 4 In order that the righteous demands of the Law of Moses may be rightly fulfilled in us–those not conducting ourselves in harmony with the flesh but rather in harmony with the Pneuma.” (Ro 8:1-4 mhm)

“ And so because of this Christ is a mediator of a new covenant because a death has occurred leading to a release by ransom from the transgressions under the first Law covenant, those who have been invited might receive the Promise of the everlasting inheritance.” (Heb 9:15 mhm)

We should know the Law has only a shadow of the good things to come. It is by the one who was willing to put his will aside that we will be sanctified through the offering of his body once for all. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly, so that they also could be justified by his blood. We shall be saved from the wrath of God through this ransom offer, now being reconciled to God through Jesus his death. Through our lord Jesus Christ, we have now received the reconciliation, in himself being the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

“1  For the Law is a shadow of good things in the future, but not the exact image of those things. Therefore, these very regular sacrifices offered up are unable to perfect those worshippers who approach daily. 2 For is it not likely that these sacrificial offerings would have ceased if they had indeed cleansed completely the consciences of those who offered up sacred worship? 3 But rather there is an ongoing reminder of these sins throughout the year. 4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sin. 5 With regard to these sacrifices the Messiah says upon entering the world order of humanity, “ ‘You did not want sacrifices and sin-offerings, but You arranged a body for me.6 You did not approve holocausts and sin-offerings.’7  Then it was that I spoke: ‘Behold, I have come–in a heading of a small bible it has been written about me–to do The God’s will.’ ”8 For after saying, “You did not want sacrifices and sin-offerings …  and You did not approve holocausts and sin-offerings” –which are offered according to the Law of Moses – 9 then Messiah said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will.” He removes the first Law covenant to establish the second New Covenant. 10 By this “will” we are being sanctified through the offering of the “body” of Jesus Christ once for all time.” (Heb 10:1-10 mhm)

“6  For while we were yet weak Christ died for the irreverent at the right time. 7 Hardly will someone die for a righteous person and perhaps for a good person will someone even dare to die. 8 However, while we were still sinners The God demonstrated His own compassionate affection for us in that Christ died in our behalf. 9 How much more now will we be saved by him from wrath by being pronounced innocent because of his blood. 10 For though we were enemies we were reconciled to The God by the death of His Son. How much more, having been reconciled, we will be saved by his life. 11 And not only that, but we are those who boast in The God by means of our Master Jesus Christ, by whom we now have received the reconciliation with God.” (Ro 5:6-11 mhm)

“7 also, if we are walking in the Light, just as Jesus is in the Light, we have a communion together and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8  If we should ever state: “I have never sinned, ”we cause ourselves to err and the truth is not in us. 9 Every time we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous so that He might release us from our sins, cleansing us from unrighteousness.” (1Jo 1:7-9 mhm)

“ and he is a propitiatory sacrifice regarding our sins, but not only our sins but also regarding the sins of the whole world-order of humanity.” (1Jo 2:2 mhm)

The given son of God will draw all people to himself whilst he became the guarantee of a better covenant than all the previous ones. All people should come to know that Jesus is the man who is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. We can count on it that Jesus has now obtained a more excellent ministry, and to that degree, he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted through better promises, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant.

“32 And I–if elevated high above the earth –I shall draw all kinds of persons toward myself.”33 (However, Jesus was saying this to indicate the type of death he was about to die.)” (Joh 12:32-33 mhm)

“ Just so, Jesus has received a pledge of a better covenant.” (Heb 7:22 mhm)

“ Also, because of remaining alive forever Jesus is able to completely save those approaching The God by his agency. Jesus is continually living to make intercession in their behalf.” (Heb 7:25 mhm)

“ However, now Jesus has acquired a very different priestly office in behalf of the people, as he is a mediator of a much better covenant, which is also lawfully based on superior promises.” (Heb 8:6 mhm)

“ And so because of this Christ is a mediator of a new covenant because a death has occurred leading to a release by ransom from the transgressions under the first Law covenant, those who have been invited might receive the Promise of the everlasting inheritance.” (Heb 9:15 mhm)

“ Who is the one judging against them? Christ Jesus–the one who died–rather, the one who was raised up from those dead–who is at the right hand of The God –who also pleads our case in our behalf.” (Ro 8:34 mhm)

Today we can find those who have accepted Jesus as the son of God and as their Messiah, in such a way that they also have become a letter of Christ, prepared by the Scriptures. For them, there is the security that the ministry of justification abounds in glory!

Jesus has now obtained a more excellent ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted through better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need to look for a second one. But by the blood of Jesus, we come under that new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah; having Jehovah put His laws in their minds, and written them on their hearts. In speaking of “a new covenant,” God has made the first one obsolete. And what is obsolete and growing old will soon disappear.

“ For all of you are Christ’s epistle- written by us as ministers–being made manifest to all –not inscribed with black ink, but with the living God’s Pneuma–not on stone tablets but on tablets of fleshly hearts.” (2Co 3:3 mhm)

“8 how much more the ministry of the Pneuma will be more glorious? 9 For if the ministry of condemnation was glorious, how much more so does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory!” (2Co 3:8-9 mhm)

“ For if the thing rendered ineffectual occurred in glory, how much more so that thing which remains in glory.” (2Co 3:11 mhm)

“ And so all of us, with faces unveiled, continue to reflect like mirrors YHWH’s glory –continually transformed into the very same image, from glory unto glory–even from a Supreme Being who is Pneuma.” (2Co 3:18 mhm)

“6 ¶ However, now Jesus has acquired a very different priestly office in behalf of the people, as he is a mediator of a much better covenant, which is also lawfully based on superior promises. 7 For if the first covenant was without fault, it is unlikely a second covenant would be sought. 8 Note how God finds fault with the people of Israel when He says, “ ‘Behold! Days are coming’, YHWH says, ‘and I will conclude with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah a New Covenant9 unlike the covenant which I made with their forefathers in that day when I took hold of their hand and led them out of Egypt. Because they did not remain in My covenant and so I showed no concern for them’, says YHWH.10 ‘Because this is the new covenant which I will covenant with the House of Israel after those days’, says YHWH, ‘giving my laws into their understanding minds. And upon their hearts I will write My laws. Then I will be a God to them, and they will be a people to Me.11 They will never teach each other’s fellow-citizen, nor each other’s brother by saying: “Know the Sovereign LORD.” Because they will all know Me from the least important to the greatest.12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins I will never remember.’ ”13 By the use of the word, “New, ”God had made the first covenant “old.” Now, what is “old” is becoming older and is about to disappear.” (Heb 8:6-13 mhm)

“10 Now His purpose has been made manifest by means of the Appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He rendered death ineffective and shed light on life and incorruption by means of the Good News. 11 For this Good News I was appointed a preacher, apostle and teacher.” (2Ti 1:10-11 mhm)

By the Nazarene man Jeshua, Jesus Christ, we do have the sealing of the New Covenant, by his blood, and not just for a few, but for many people, for the forgiveness of sins. As followers of him we regularly share the emblems, like he presented the cup of the new covenant written in his blood, blood poured out for us, so that each time we drink this cup, we shall remember him.

Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, a Lamb of God, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God. By our choice of following him, we committed ourselves to follow Jesus’ way and to avoid sinning, —by which we are made fit for God by the once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus.

If the penalty for breaking the law of Moses is physical death, now we have that perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people. God has warned us that he’ll hold us to account and make us pay. He was quite explicit that vengeance belongs to Him and that He won’t overlook a thing. We should be aware that nobody’s getting by with anything.

“ For this is my blood of the covenant about to be poured out for the forgiveness of many sins.” (Mt 26:28 mhm)

“ Jesus told them: “This is my blood of the covenant which is to be poured out for many.” (Mr 14:24 mhm)

“ Also in the same manner after the Passover meal the cup, saying: “This cup is the New Covenant: in my blood which is being poured out in your behalf.”” (Lu 22:20 mhm)

“ And just the same with the Cup, after having the Passover supper, saying, “This is the Cup of the New Covenant in my blood. Continue doing this, as often as you ever may drink it, in my remembrance.”” (1Co 11:25 mhm)

“ The person who conquers I will grant to sit down with me on my throne just as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on His Throne.” (Re 3:21 mhm)

“ And so because of this Christ is a mediator of a new covenant because a death has occurred leading to a release by ransom from the transgressions under the first Law covenant, those who have been invited might receive the Promise of the everlasting inheritance.” (Heb 9:15 mhm)

“ By this “will” we are being sanctified through the offering of the “body” of Jesus Christ once for all time.” (Heb 10:10 mhm)

“ For by a single offering he has accomplished the perfecting of those who are being sanctified.” (Heb 10:14 mhm)

“28 Any person who disregards the Law of Moses dies without compassion upon the testimony of two or three. 29 How much worse do you think the punishment will be for the person who has trampled underfoot the Son of The God? Who has esteemed the blood of the covenant –in which he was sanctified–as something common, and thus outrageously scorned the pneuma of unmerited favor? 30 For we realize the One who said: “Vengeance is mine. I will repay.” And, again: “YHWH will judge His People.”31 It is a dreadful matter to fall into the hands of a Living God.” (Heb 10:28-31 mhm)

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Stick to strong healthy words.

Study God’s Word and be eager and
do your utmost to present yourself approved to God,
properly handling the Word of Truth and skillfully teaching it.

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Preceding

Covenants

The Abrahamic Covenant and Seed of Abraham

The Law Covenant 1 Messenger and Mediator Moses

The Law Covenant 2 Weak through the flesh

The Law Covenant 3 Better Promises

The New Covenant Victim and Mediator

The New Covenant Intercessor

New Covenant Possesses

Writing the Law on the Heart

The Application of the New Covenant

The New Covenant with Israel

The New Covenant in the Gospel and Kingdom Ages

New Covenant Terms Applicable to the Ancients

The Atonement in Type and Antitype 2 Going forth to Jesus

Inauguration of the New Covenant

The Everlasting Covenant

The Memorial Supper

A particular night to share unleavened bread and red wine

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