Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Before Jesus was born, God
made a promise, called a testament, that people had to sacrifice their best
animals to God for their sins to be forgiven. That means they burned the animals
and the smoke would rise to heaven, then God would forgive them. God saw that
people just kept on sinning more and more. So God said that he would make a new
promise. He sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to die on the cross, to be the last
sacrifice for people's sins. This new promise, or New Testament is that if you
confess, or tell, your sin to God, and be truly sorry in your heart for it, and
try to never ever do it again, then your sin is forgiven. Jesus came back to
life again after He died on the cross. We celebrate this day, called Easter. To
go to Heaven, you have to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died for
our sins, and that He rose from the dead. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the
To begin to share with you the story of Jesus, we
must understand WHY God gave us His Son. It was to establish a New
Covenant with His chosen people ... US.
WHAT IS A COVENANT?
A "COVENANT" is an agreement between two parties. In this
case, the agreement was between God and His Chosen people. It was based on LAW
and was given to the people by God, through Moses. The Old Testament
is based on this Old COVENANT and the New Testament represents the New
Father told us in the Bible that we will KNOW that He is God cuz He
tells us things that will happen before they occur. He is the God of
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none
else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the
beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done,
saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
The Bible also says
that God reveals His plan to the prophets
and these prophets share it with His chosen people.
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret
unto His servants the Prophets.
2 Peter 1:21
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy
men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
This brings up a
question to mind and heart ... Did our Father
prophesy, through His servants the prophets,
of the coming of this NEW COVENANT?
The answer is ... ABSOLUTELY!
After looking at what
his chosen people had done over the first few thousand years ... God
made this statement ...
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: Not according to the COVENANT that
I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to
bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my COVENANT they brake,
although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be
the COVENANT that I will make with the house of Israel; After those
days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write
it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his
brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the
least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will
forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
And I took my staff, even Beauty,
and cut it asunder, that I might break my COVENANT which I had made
with all the people. And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of
the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not,
forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price
that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver,
and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. Then I cut
asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the
brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
He tells us that He will break His
Old COVENANT (Old Testament) and even prophesied the timing that the
Old COVENANT would end and the New COVENANT would begin. He said that
at the time of the change of the COVENANTS the Jewish people would
consider His worth as ... 30 pieces of silver (the amount the Jewish
Religious leaders paid Judas to betray Jesus).
God prophesied through these two
prophets, hundreds of years before it happened. God KNEW the people would trade Him up and
even told the exact amount that they would trade Him up for.
The TRUTH that He had accomplished His NEW
COVENANT is confirmed in the New Testament ...
But now hath He obtained a more
excellent ministry, by how much also He (Jesus) is the mediator of a better
COVENANT, which was established upon better promises. For if that
first COVENANT had been faultless, then should no place have been
sought for the second. For finding fault with them, He saith, Behold,
the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new COVENANT with
the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
God said that He looked down on
Earth and He could not find one soul that had done good. NO, not one.
The LORD looked down from Heaven upon the children of men,
to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are
all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none
that doeth good, no, not one.
(Did you know that psalm 14 and psalm 53 say virtually the same
words? Just a lil interesting fact for ya)
Sooooooo, God saw that His children
were all doomed to Hell. In order to save His children, He had to
establish a NEW BLOOD COVENANT worthy of cleansing the
sins of the people ... He knew he would have to sacrifice His own Son
and chose to do so to save His children.
You see ... In the days of Moses, the blood of
animals was sprinkled on
the people to establish the Old COVENANT. (Kinda like a blood pact
between friends) Now, in the New COVENANT, it is the
BLOOD OF JESUS
that established the New COVENANT.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you
upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the
blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Think of it this way ... The Old
COVENANT is kinda like a bride who married a man and obeyed out of fear
and obligation, but lacked
a foundation of Love ... The Marriage failed just as many marriages on
earth do now for the same reasons. The result is Divorce ... A marriage based on fear and
obligation is as nothing compared to one based on LOVE. The marriages with a foundation of LOVE can overcome all trials and tribulations the
world will throw at em. It is ETERNAL.
In this RENEWED marriage Covenant ... It is
different in that the bride would CHOOSE to obey their husband because
they loved Him. The foundation is to be based on LOVE and
FAITH because of what He has done for them. He
sacrificed His life so that those that He loved might LIVE. This marriage
will prove to be worthy and ETERNAL. They will make it through the
trials and tribulations that the world will throw at em cuz ... They
LOVE and BELIEVE in Him. That brings us to today with the CHOICE of Faith and Love
... Is not our Father AWESOME?
JESUS IS THE MEDIATOR OF
THE NEW COVENANT
But now hath He obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also
He (Jesus) is the mediator of a better COVENANT, which was established
upon better promises.
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal
Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from
dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause He is the
mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the
redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament,
they which are called might receive the promise of eternal
inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be
the death of the testator.
And to Jesus the mediator of the new COVENANT, and to the blood of
sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye
refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him
that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away
from him that speaketh from heaven ...
This brings us to the method that our loving father chose to bring
this new covenant to pass.
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