New Covenant

TUESDAY

A NEW COVENANT

Man’s history as stated in the Hebrew Scriptures demonstrates that the Old covenants were not doing the job. God was faithful but His people (and all mankind) were Unfaithful. Something NEW must be done and God did it. He made a New Covenant with an expanded beneficiary. The New Covenant was given to Israel but we find in the New Testament that it was expanded to include non-Israelites as well.


THE PROMISE TO ISRAEL

NAU Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,


NIV Jeremiah 31:31 “The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.


KJV Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:


THE EXPANDED FULFILLMENT

What Jeremiah prophesied for Israel became a reality for all who placed their faith in the work of Messiah on the cross.


NAU 2 Corinthians 3:6
who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.


NIV 2 Corinthians 3:6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant– not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.


KJV 2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. {giveth life: or, quickeneth

Jesus (reiterated by Paul) taught about how to celebrate our participation in the New Covenant.


NAU 1 Corinthians 11:25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”


NIV 1 Corinthians 11:25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”


KJV 1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

Other pertinent and related Scriptures: Heb 8:8; 8:13; 9:15; 12:24.

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