Summary: The author attributed sole Mediation of the New Covenant to Christ. But How does He accomplish that? Successful mediation of the New Covenant is secured by...
MEDIATING The NEW COVENANT-I—Hebrews 9:15-28
A. SECURITY Of CHRIST’s MEDIATION
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The author attributed sole Mediation of the New Covenant to Christ.
Christ is the Mediator of the New Covenant/man’s redemption.
How/Why has Christ succeeded as Mediator of the New Covenant?
4 ways/reasons Christ has successfully secured the New Covenant.
1—Successful mediation of the New Covenant is secured by...
:15—“And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.”
For the above reason(:14), Christ is the sole Mediator of the New Covenant.
“Reason/Cause”—dia touto—=‘Thru this.’
“Mediator”—mesithv—1) One who intervenes between two, either in order to make or restore peace & friendship, or form a compact, or for ratifying a covenant; 2) A medium of communication, arbitrator. Strong—A go-between, i.e. (simply) An internunciator, or (by implication) A reconciler (intercessor). Used 6X.
The above reason being that the Christian’s conscience has been cleansed so that our so-called ‘service’ to God is no longer thru “dead works” but is thru true “service.” by reality rather than pretense.
This vital, life-giving Mediation of the New Covenant, was rightly affected via Jesus’ “death.”
“By means of death/Death having taken place/He has died”—yanatou genomenou—= ‘Death having taken place.‘ —yanatov—Strong—(properly, an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively).—ginomai—Strong—To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) To become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.).
Isa. 53:4-12—“Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, & afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed & He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison & from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked-- But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His soul, & be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.”