Revealing Christ, the Anointed One and His Anointing

Hebrews 8:7-9:7

Summary
The covenant that God has with the house of Israel is a covenant that allows them into His presence without any kind of obstruction. The covenant that exists is one that has no limitation where Christ has become the mediator between God and man. Because of Christ, we no longer need the protocol to go through anyone to meet God because we have direct access into His place.

Life Application
The presence of God is a wonderful place to be. The very fact that God gave us this access is for us to know that He wants us to come to Him free and truly, we must lead others to Him. We have this wonderful grace because He loves us. Don’t ever be afraid to go to God freely. The new covenant permits us to go to Him and not just to speak with Him as our God but as our Father.

Confession
Today, I ask for help to always go into the Presence of God and I declare that as I do so, I enjoy the benefits of the new covenant and grace.

Reading – Hebrews 8:7-9:7

For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another.But God found fault with the people and said[a]:

“The days are coming, declares the Lord,
    when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
    and with the people of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant
    I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt,
because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,
    and I turned away from them,
declares the Lord.
10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
    after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
    and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.
11 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
    from the least of them to the greatest.
12 For I will forgive their wickedness
    and will remember their sins no more.”[b]

13 By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.

Worship in the Earthly Tabernacle

Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary. A tabernacle was set up. In its first room were the lampstand and the table with its consecrated bread; this was called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place, which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory,overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.

When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry. But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 8:8 Some manuscripts may be translated fault and said to the people.
  2. Hebrews 8:12 Jer. 31:31-34

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