The new covenant

Apostle Sergio Enríquez.

We must agree that there are some days that are more special than others, because they are engraved in our mind for any reason; today we come to church to praise the Lord but today we share the table with the Lord proclaiming our New Covenant; we have to analyze these words New Covenant that appear in the Bible, and of course if there is a new Covenant there must be a previous one, one of the old covenants is the one we read in Genesis 9, when the Lord promised not to destroy the Earth again with water and the rainbow is the sign of this covenant, this covenant is still valid. After this one another covenant came with Abram, about his offspring and the sign is circumcision.

In the first covenant depended on God’s will but the others depended on humanity, to Israel is the day of rest and they tried to fulfilled now in this New Covenant, it is a promised, we read it in Jeremiah 31:31 that there will be a New Covenant and this will bring new things and a new Sign. Because a Lamb will come to fulfill this promise and we took part of it because the people from Israel rejected the Messiah, and we were called to be part of this New Covenant.

Ephesians 2:12 (ESV)remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

In the New Covenant we have a sign:

1 Corinthians 11:25 (ESV)In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying,  “This cup is the new covenantin my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

This is why today is a special day, to participate of the Communion of the Lord, because we are calling and remembering the New Covenant and all of its benefits, this is holy and sacred; its background heals people.

Hebrews 7:22 (ESV)This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.

One of the things that makes this New Covenant is that it is better, also in Hebrews 8:6 describes that this is a better covenant, and everything good will come after this New Covenant and in this chapters says better three times. It is like having to choose between two good things in any case we will chose a good option, it is not easy to describe what it is better; we need to find out what it is better:

Philippians 1:10 (ESV)so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

If we do not know how to choose we will not see what it is better therefore if we chose the New Covenant as the consequence of having knowledge of what it is good and what it is better so we have to analyze our action and no to fall into religiosity, we know that the best is about to come. AMEN!

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