Scripture Reading: Matthew 26: 28
"For this is my blood of the new covenant (KJV testament) which is shed for many for remission of sins."
Hebrew 8 tells us that the New Covenant is in contrast to the Old Covenant (verses 8-13) and Hebrews 9 that the blood of Christ initiates the New Covenant (verses 14-18). Hebrews 10 shows that remission of sins was a promise of the New Covenant (verse 18).
The Old Covenant was with Israel, and the New Covenant was for Israel. The blood which initiated the New Covenant was the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ which was poured out at Calvary. Many Bible students have been careful to note the distinctions regarding promises and covenants with Israel in contrast to God's dealing with His people today, the Body of Christ. Indeed, because the mass of Christendom has failed to see the distinct character of the ministry of Paul, some who have seen this have emphasized some of these differences to the point that they have made distinctions that are not there.
One of the keys to a proper balance in understanding the Word is this, "the blood of the New Covenant." That blood was shed one time. It is true that there were many deaths and pictures of the one death and what it accomplished. That one death was for Abel, Moses, Paul, you and me. It was one death yet in the purpose of God that death had innumerable ramifications.
That blood was not only for the "remission of sins" 'of those under the New Covenant, but also of those for 2000 years before Israel and 2000 years since Israel's fall. The New Covenant is dispensational, but the "blood" is trans dispensational.
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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
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