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New Covenant

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New Covenant
Words of Faith 1-25-2023
Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoy © 2023
Faith Fellowship Church - Melbourne, FL
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Exodus 24
[1] Then he said to Moses, "Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. You are to worship at a distance, [2] but Moses alone is to approach the Lord; the others must not come near. And the people may not come up with him."
[3] When Moses went and told the people all the Lord's words and laws, they responded with one voice, "Everything the Lord has said we will do." [4] Moses then wrote down everything the Lord had said.
He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. [5] Then he sent young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as fellowship offerings to the Lord. [6] Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and the other half he sprinkled on the altar. [7] Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, "We will do everything the Lord has said; we will obey."
[8] Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, "This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words."

Moses had led the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. The Lord God had fed them and led them to Mount Sinai, where the Lord had given them the Law. In addition to the 10 commandments, the Lord had given Moses a code of law that extended from the 10 commands. These laws covered property, justice, and the festivals to be observed.
Now it was time to formally receive this Law. Some commentators use the phrase "ratify," meaning to approve and give formal sanction. Such a phrase implies a sort of democratic process that does not exist with God's Law. God's Law never requires our approval. But there is a necessary process here of receiving the Law that God had given.
The Lord called Moses to ascend the mountain with Aaron, his sons, and seventy elders. Moses alone was to approach the Lord. Moses verbally announced all of God's words and laws, to which the people responded with one voice, a commitment to DO the Word of the Lord. With burnt sacrifices and the sprinkling of blood, Moses sealed the covenant between the people and the Lord.
Moses alone functioned as the Mediator between God and the Israelites. In a similar way, Christ was designated as the second Moses (Hebrews 3:1-6) and thus is the Mediator of the new covenant with the sprinkling of His own blood (Heb 12:24).
The New Covenant is a covenant of grace rather than Law. The New Covenant is a covenant of the Spirit written on the heart rather than stone. "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares the Lord. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people" (Jeremiah 31:33). It is a Covenant of transformation from the inside out rather than obedience from the outside in.
The first Covenant of God had to be received corporately by the people. In unison the people affirmed their obedience, "We will do everything the Lord has said; we will obey." The New Covenant of God is one we must receive individually.
We receive this New Covenant when we trust in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. We trust His fulfillment of the Law. We trust His transforming love. One of the ways we express our confirmation of the New Covenant is when we receive the cup of the Lord's Supper. Jesus said this was the New Covenant cup in His name.
Have you confirmed your relationship with the Lord? What a powerful thing it is to express our whole trust in the finished work of Jesus! He lived a sinless life and gave Himself as a sacrifice for our sins. It is a powerful moment when we affirm our trust in Him as our only basis of salvation and begin to live in this wonderful New Covenant.

Lord Jesus, I affirm my faith and trust in You. You are the author of creation. You are the author and finisher of my faith. I receive Your offer of grace. I receive Your offer of new life. I receive the covering of Your sacrifice on my behalf. Put Your law and Your ways in my mind and write Your desire upon my heart. Make me new from the inside out. Be my God and I will be your child. In Jesus' name.

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© Jeffrey D. Hoy 2023
Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoy - Faith Fellowship Church (EFCA)
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