Here are some verses that seem to give more clarity on what is the “New Covenant” is and isn’t.
Similar to that following the meal, Jesus took the cup and sat down and declared, “This cup is the new covenant I have made in my blood that I have spilled out to you What is a Blood Covenant.
1 Corinthians 11:25
The same way the next day, he drank the cup, and said “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
These passages offer the direct connection to communion. So, the reader can think to believe that “New Covenant” is the equivalent to taking communion. The next two verses seem to take the reader in a completely opposite direction.
2 Corinthians 3:6
He has made us qualified as ministers of the new covenant, not out of the law, but through the Spirit The letter kills, while the Spirit is life-giving.
The verse is a combination of with the “New Covenant” with a contrast between the letter verse and that reveals the meaning of law. This raises new questions , which we will discuss examine in a subsequent article.
- What’s the significance of the law’s letter versus its spirit?
- As there are two components of the law, the second component of the “New Covenant” would be an “Old Covenant.That being said, what exactly is”the “Old Covenant”?
Whatever the reason, it seems right to conclusively conclude the following: Christ serves as the mediator for the new covenant, specifically considering the next verse.
This is the reason Christ acts as mediator for a new covenant that will ensure that all who are chosen to get the promised eternal inheritance now because he sacrificed his life as a ransom to free them from the sins they committed under the first covenant.
However, this verse also calls us to discover the meaning of the three first words of the verse.
“For this reason” – If we look at the preceding verse, the question is answered (Read Hebrews 9:11-14 for even more clarity on this issue.)
And how much more is Jesus’ blood Christ who, via the eternal Spirit sacrificed himself in a perfect way to God cleanse our consciences from actions which can cause death, to allow us to serve God the God who is alive! God!
This time we revisit the subject that of bloodshed of Christ in communion. But, this time, we’re certainly not participating in communion, but instead engaging in the sacrificial process that was in place at the time, culminating in the final death that was Christ becoming crucified upon the cross of Calvary.