It is obvious that for there to be a new convenat there must have been an old one. I explain a little about the old covenant: This was about offering sacrifices for sins through certain animals, and certainly these sacrifices were never enough, since they had to be done continuously. On the other hand, there was also a wall between God and man, which was created at the time of man to sin, and there was a high priest who was the person who used to approach to God.
Now, that covenant that we just explained was replaced by a new one, a better one, a perfect one, which allows us to approach God without any problem and makes us heirs of Him.
The author of the Hebrews speaks to us about it and says:
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Who is the mediator of a new covenant? Jesus Christ is that mediator, because through His sacrifice on the cross He broke down that wall that stood between us and God, being a perfect sacrifice ended with sin for once and all, and that is why the apostle Paul says:
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Jesus Christ through His death on the cross and resurrection gave us redemption, forming a new covenant and making us heirs of the grace and eternal salvation that comes from God.
We can ask together with the apostle: Where is your sting, oh death? Where, o grave, is your victory? We must give glory to God for this, because without us deserving it He defeated death and its sting, suffering to the death to give us salvation.
Brethren, we have the greatest privilege of this land: We are heirs of an eternal inheritance, which is not corrupted and which no one can steal from us.
A new covenant
It pleased our eternal Lord God to lead us to his beloved Son Jesus Christ by the Law of Moses, as a covenant which people ought to observe to live by the ten commandments of God.
Trespasses of any of them lead the transgressors to death. Sin could be remitted by shedding blood of animals like doves, oxen or lambs, as a sacrifice repeated every time someone had trespassed the Law, so that people would not die. Because it was said that the wages of sin is death.
All rituals, ceremonies, celebrations or resting days were a complement of the Law, that sometimes had been modified by chief men of the people, that was taught in the synagogues.
We can read in the New Testament that Jesus Christ spoke against some practices taught by scribes and pharisees, which separated people from the true meaning of the Law.
In order to apply sacrifices, there was a mediator that offered blood of animals, the chief priest, so that sin was remitted. In fact, the participation of a mediator points to the fact that the blood of animals, in itself, could not forgive sins. Only God can forgive sins.
That blood shed by animals was a token of the blood shed by Jesus Christ, the Lord God, who by his blood forgives the sin of those that go to him by faith. He is the mediator of a New Covenant, that the Father God has given to all who believe in Jesus Christ: faith in his beloved Son.
And that is the reason, “why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”
By an only sacrifice, that of Jesus, once and for ever, and by faith in Him, our sins are forgiven and God the Father makes us heirs of his glory.
There is only one Mediator between God and men..
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”
(1 Timothy 2:5)
“And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.” Hebrews 9:15-16
Now, I want to make reference to some words taken from the author’s article:
“Brethren, we have the greatest privilege of this land: We are heirs of an eternal inheritance, which is not corrupted and which no one can steal from us.”
May we all give thanks to our Lord God for the great love with which he loved us from the beginning of times. Amen
THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR WAKING ME UP TO LIVE ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAY THANK YOU JESUS FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE GIVEN ME AND DID FOR ME THANK YOU JESUS FOR GIVING ME YOUR WORDS AND TEACHING OF THE HOLY BIBLE I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.