Summary: To show that JESUS's blood sealed and confirmed the covenant of Grace.
Is this grace sealed and confirmed by the blood of the Lamb?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS's blood sealed and confirmed the covenant of Grace.
Hebrews 9:20 (Amplified Bible)
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.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS for Your shed blood on the cross which sealed, confirmed, sanctioned and made valid the new covenant which came thru the LORD JESUS.
The Blood of the 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. The Blood seals and ratifies the new covenant
"Saying these words: This is the blood that seals and ratifies the agreement (the testament, the covenant)"
Hebrews 13:20 (Amplified Bible)
13:20 Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),
Zechariah 9:11 (Amplified Bible)
9:11 As for you also, because of and for the sake of the [covenant of the Lord with His people, which was sealed with sprinkled] covenant blood, I have released and sent forth your imprisoned people out of the waterless pit.
Isaiah 55:3 (Amplified Bible)
55:3 Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David.
Acts 13:34 (Amplified Bible)
13:34 And as to His having raised Him from among the dead, now no more to return to [undergo] putrefaction and dissolution [of the grave], He spoke in this way, I will fulfill and give to you the holy and sure mercy and blessings [that were promised and assured] to David.
This New testament or new covenant of Grace that we're now living in is sealed, confirmed, sanctioned and made valid by the blood of JESUS. This covenant is far more greater than the old covenant.
B. The covenant delivered to us by GOD
"which God commanded [me to deliver to] you"
Hebrews 9:16-18 (Amplified Bible)
9:16 For where there is a [last] will and testament involved, the death of the one who made it must be established,
9:17 For a will and testament is valid and takes effect only at death, since it has no force or legal power as long as the one who made it is alive.
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.