THE BLOOD OF THE NEW COVENANT
There are many who believe that Yahuah did AWAY with the Commandments when Yahusha shed his blood. This however is not the case.
Yahuah is the Lamb of GOD, Elohim, and His blood did not COVER sins as the blood of animals did but Took away or Removed them!
Many believe that somehow we now have a whole new set of rules and regulations to live by because the old covenant or Laws have now been replaced by the sacrifice of Yahusha’s blood. This is why we have much confusion in the body of Messiah today as to the shedding of his blood for the remission of sins. Let us look into the TRUTH of this matter.
Isa 1:10 Hear the word of the Yahuah, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our Elohim, ye people of Gomorrah.
Isa 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith Yahuha: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
Isa 1:12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
Isa 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
Isa 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
Isa 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Isa 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Isa 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith Yahuah: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isa 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Isa 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
We see here that many thought that because they offered up blood sacrifices and kept the Feasts, that Yahuah was pleased with the OUTWARD appearance of righteousness. Not so! As we can clearly see it was the HEART he is concerned with. The heart of the Law or commandments is LOVE! Love ELOHIM and LOVE your Neighbor!
Mar 12:29 And Yahusha answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Yahuah our Elohim is one:
Mar 12:30 And thou shalt love the Yahuah thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Mar 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
So we can see here that in the days when the shedding of the blood of animals was performed the people did not do it with the right attitude toward the intended reason of the sacrifices. They counted their sacrifices as pleasing to GOD, ELOHIM, and did not consider the change of heart that Yahuah requires as pleasing him!
During the ministry of Yahusha, He went about doing what pleased the Father! He taught the LOVE of the Commandments, not Blind obedience of them. The Heart is what the Father desires, not the works alone! We see Yahusha doing the things that Pleased the Father!
Act 10:38 How God anointed Yahusha of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for Elohim was with him.
Joh 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
Mat 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
So we see that Yahusha PLEASED the Father and showed the Love of the Father perfectly! He is the pure, spotless Lamb of GOD, ELOHIM, that TAKES AWAY our sins!
In the old covenant, the blood of animals only COVERED for a short time the sins of the people. In the renewed covenant, the blood of the Messiah the promised SPOTLESS LAMB of GOD, TOOK AWAY the sins of those who receive the sacrifice paid by Yahusha!
The blood of animals was unable to take away sins because it was necessary for the blood of another man to be shed. Not just any man but the blood of a sinless man! We see that:
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Rom 5:8 But Elohim commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us.
Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
We know that not just ANY man could takes away Sin! No, it had to be a SPOTLESS man. Since ALL have sinned, there needed to be a man who NEVER sinned! The blood of animals and the blood of ALL mankind could never be used because ALL have sinned and their blood contaminated.
HalleluYah, GOD himself shed his blood! Yahusha is Elohim! Elohim in the flesh. This is the GREAT story of the REDEMPTION of love! Oh, praise his name. What man could not do, Yahuah in the flesh could because in him there is no sin! Yahusha’s mother provided his body but his blood was provided by the FATHER by the RUACH, SPIRIT’s power!
Mat 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, Elohim with us.
This is the fulfillment of the Prophet Isaiah:
Isa 7:14 Therefore Yahuah
himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
So now we see that it is the blood of Yahuah’s annnointed Messiah that TAKES AWAY SIN and fulfills the NEW COVENANT in HIS blood!
NOW the Promise of the New Covenant:
Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith Yahuah that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith Yahuah:
Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith Yahuah, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be my people.
We see here that now the Law and commandments have not been taken away, but written IN OUR HEARTS! This is something that Blind obedience to the Laws and Commandments of Yahuah could never do, thus writing them through the Spirit inside us not just EXTERNAL obedience.
Now the FULLFILMENT of the promised NEW covenant:
Heb 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith Yahuah, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Heb 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith Yahuah.
Heb 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Yahuah; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them an Elohim, and they shall be to me a people:
Now we see that not only will we be forgiven our sins by the Blood of Yahusha, but Yahuah himself, by the Spirit, will take his Laws and Commandments, and write them in our hearts! Praise Him! He did it ALL! This is the NEW covenant through the Holy, Spotless, Sinless, Lamb of Elohim!
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Yausha Messiah, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yahusha hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, Elohim
sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Rom 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
We have been made FREE from the Law of SIN and DEATH, NOT the Law!
This is the great Mystery of the Gospel! Elohim came to us in the likeness of sinful flesh and by the Spirit condemned sin in the flesh so that we are made Righteous through the power of the BLOOD and by the Spirit, IN US!
Today, hear his voice:
Psa 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before Yahuah our maker.
Psa 95:7 For he is our Elohim and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
Psa 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Psa 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
Psa 95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
Psa 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
Let us no longer err concerning the work of salvation through the shedding of the blood of the PERFECT Lamb of Yahuah, Yahusha Messiah, but receive the NEW Covenant, not by the blood of animals but by the sacrifice of the shed blood of Elohim in the flesh!