TOPIC: JESUS CHRIST THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT
TEXT: Hebrews 9:15-28
John the Baptist introduces Jesus as the ‘Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’ (John 1:29). It was the requirement of the Law that everything ho demised with blood, and without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins (v.22). Christ offering of Himself on the Cross, makes Him the Mediator of the new covenant which opens the way for believers to appropriate the promises of God, being freed from sins committed in the era of the first covenant.
The sacrifice of Christ transforms our lives and hearts and makes us clean on the inside. By His blood, He obtained for us eternal redemption, forgiveness, purification from sin and access to the Father. Our redemption in Christ empowers us to plead His blood for victory over sickness, sin and death! There is therefore no other sacrifice for sin.
Christ is both the Priest and the victim (v.28), and He lives to make intercession for us before God (Heb. 7:23). He will return not to die again but to judge the living and the dead. Remember also that it is appointed for man to die once and after that, judgment. Have you been washed in the blood of Jesus and received him as your Lord and Saviour? Are you prepared for the second coming?
Prayer: Thank You Lord for the sacrifice of Christ. May the blood of the eternal covenant keep me ready for the second coming of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen