Apostle Grace Lubega
Hebrews 8:6 (AMP); But as it now is, He [Christ] has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is as much superior and more excellent [than the old] as the covenant (the agreement) of which He is the Mediator (the Arbiter, Agent) is superior and more excellent, [because] it is enacted and rests upon more important (sublimer, higher, and nobler) promises.
The New Testament is not merely the second part of the Bible. It is the covenant into which we were translated by the atoning work of Christ at Calvary.
In Hebrews 8:6, it is described as “the better covenant” which was established upon “better promises.”
This new covenant comes with responsibility. The first responsibility is faith towards the covenant. Do you truly believe that God has drawn you into a more excellent and advantageous covenant?
Sadly, some Christians would rather reject new covenant truths and cling to Old Testament truths because they are not ESTABLISHED in present truth.
They may know what the New Testament says about them but they are not, like the Apostle Peter says, established in this truth (2 Peter 1:12).
Because they are not established, they are tossed about by every wind of doctrine. (Ephesians 4:14).
For example, such a one believes that he lives under the dictates of generational curses because “God visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.” (Exodus 20:5).
They ignore the fact that “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
A man who does not have faith toward the covenant pleads with God not to “cast him away from his presence and not to take his Holy Spirit from him.” (Psalms 51:11).
But we who have embraced new covenant truths know that “He will never leave us nor forsake us” (Hebrews 13:5) and that we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30).
Embrace present truth and be established therein because it shapes the realities of the life we received in Christ. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 4:14, 2 Peter 1:12
Embrace present truth and be established therein because it shapes the realities of the life we received in Christ.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for the new covenant. I thank you for its truth and realities. I am a new creature in Christ, the Old is passed, the new is come and all things are of God. I behold these truths daily, and they form the reality of my life. As I behold, I see their manifestation in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.