Summary: To show that JESUS is the Promise of the New Covenant and JESUS is the New Covenant for JESUS abided in GOD.
Are you an old dog that can't be taught new tricks?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS is the Promise of the New Covenant and JESUS is the New Covenant for JESUS abided in GOD.
Hebrews 8:9 (Amplified Bible)
8:9 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day when I grasped them by the hand to help and relieve them and to lead them out from the land of Egypt, for they did not abide in My agreement with them, and so I withdrew My favor and disregarded them, says the Lord.
Thank You LORD JESUS for Your finished work on the Cross, now it's all based on Your Work and Obedience, and I reap all the blessings and forgiveness. No longer me, but it's You who lives in Me lives out Your Life in me. Thank You LORD JESUS You became a slave so that I can become a royal priesthood.
It's Not Like The Old Covenant
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Not like the old covenant made with their forefathers and Moses
"It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day when I grasped them by the hand to help and relieve them and to lead them out from the land of Egypt,"
Time of Moses blood was used to seal the agreement:
Hebrews 9:18-20 (Amplified Bible)
9:18 So even the [old] first covenant (God’s will) was not inaugurated and ratified and put in force without the shedding of blood.
9:19 For when every command of the Law had been read out by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of slain calves and goats, together with water and scarlet wool and with a bunch of hyssop, and sprinkled both the Book (the roll of the Law and covenant) itself and all the people,
9:20 Saying these words: This is the blood that seals and ratifies the agreement (the testament, the covenant) which God commanded [me to deliver to] you.
GOD's Promises to CHRIST:
Galatians 3:15-19 (Amplified Bible)
3:15 To speak in terms of human relations, brethren, [if] even a man makes a last will and testament (a merely human covenant), no one sets it aside or makes it void or adds to it when once it has been drawn up and signed (ratified, confirmed).
3:16 Now the promises (covenants, agreements) were decreed and made to Abraham and his Seed (his Offspring, his Heir). He [God] does not say, And to seeds (descendants, heirs), as if referring to many persons, but, And to your Seed (your Descendant, your Heir), obviously referring to one individual, Who is [none other than] Christ (the Messiah).
3:17 This is my argument: The Law, which began 430 years after the covenant [concerning the coming Messiah], does not and cannot annul the covenant previously established (ratified) by God, so as to abolish the promise and make it void.
3:18 For if the inheritance [of the promise depends on observing] the Law [as these false teachers would like you to believe], it no longer [depends] on the promise; however, God gave it to Abraham [as a free gift solely] by virtue of His promise.
3:19 What then was the purpose of the Law? It was added [later on, after the promise, to disclose and expose to men their guilt] because of transgressions and [to make men more conscious of the sinfulness] of sin; and it was intended to be in effect until the Seed (the Descendant, the Heir) should come, to and concerning Whom the promise had been made. And it [the Law] was arranged and ordained and appointed through the instrumentality of angels [and was given] by the hand (in the person) of a go-between [Moses, an intermediary person between God and man].
Never was seen that angels are giving the Laws to Moses, but as we can see Apostle Paul, the Apostle of grace, knew that angels gave it to Moses, for He saw it in his visions as if Paul was there.
The New covenant is not a recycled covenant of the first covenant, but a totally new covenant with us.
B. People did not abide in the agreement, GOD withdrew favor and disregarded them