Jesus – Mediator of the New Covenant


NAU Hebrews 12:24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.

NIV Hebrews 12:24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

KJV Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. {covenant: or, testament}

The Book of Hebrews is all about the Superiority of Jesus. He is superior to the Old Testament prophets (1:1-3). He is superior to angels, the mediators of the Mosaic law (1:4-2:18). He is superior to Moses (3:1-6). He is superior to the Aaronic priesthood (4:14-7:28). The Covenant He offers is superior to the Old one (8:1-13). And the destination He offers in the New Covenant (the heavenly Jerusalem) is superior to the destination offered the Israelites in the wilderness (the earthly Jerusalem) (12:18-24).

In describing the superiority of the New Covenant’s destination in Hebrews 12:18-24, the author of Hebrews identifies Jesus as the mediator (One whose friendly intervention is designed to bring about assistance to those in need) of the New Covenant whose work is superior to the mediators of the Old Covenant.

Mankind can do no better. Moses mediated the Old Covenant at Mt Sinai between God and the Israelites – his friendly intervention between God and Israel is documented in the Book of Exodus. But the Old Covenant failed to bring the results necessary for a restoration between God and Man could occur. It failed because Man could not keep is end of the covenant.

But Jesus, the MEDIATOR of the New Covenant, succeeded where man failed. As the God-Man He fulfilled the requirements of the Old Covenant for us – in lifestyle, in sacrifice and in worship. Then He substituted Himself for mankind to receive the wrath of God to satisfy the justice of God and culminated His work by giving us a declared righteousness resulting in the restoration of relationship with God lost at the Fall.

Jesus, our Mediator, is superior to all the components of the Old Covenant. His friendly intervention brought about the assistance mankind needed for acceptance with the Father.

1 Response to “Jesus – Mediator of the New Covenant”

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