“Likewise also the cup after supper, this cup is the New Testament in my blood which is shed for you.”
We need not forget that we are in a covenant, (contract) an agreement, with God. Contracts become even more important in difficult times. When times are good contracts may rarely even be thought about, but when times get difficult, tight or troubled, we go to the contract. Just what does it say?
Thank God today, Christian, whether good or difficult days, we are under a covenant with God! Follow the Old Testament and you will see God faithfully fulfilling the covenant He had made with Israel. He just simply could not forget it! As the time of the New Covenant drew near, just listen to what the father of John the Baptist said in Luke 1:72... “To perform the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant.”
God does not forget His covenant! So what is our covenant today? Hebrews 8:10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the House of Israel. After those days, saith the Lord, I will put My laws into their mind and write them in their hearts. And I will be to them a God and they shall be to Me a people.”
God was saying that in the new covenant it would no longer be outward rule and law... “But I will come and dwell within my people and we shall have close fellowship together.” How could this be? Man is sinful, God is holy. God said..”I will send a mediator of the covenant, My only Son.”
Now a mediator is one who goes between two groups or people to help them work out their differences and come to agreement. So God sent Jesus, as the only mediator between God and man! He, being fully God, represents Gods cause; but also being fully man, He also represents mans cause. He alone provides the reconciliation! God is now perfectly satisfied with Christ’s work!
You and I, through believing, trusting, and obeying Christ enter into a covenant with God. Through Christ, the two, God and man, come together in agreement. There is no covenant in all the world as powerful as a blood covenant! Jesus said, “By My blood I seal a covenant with them that believe.”
Today isn’t it nice to know, fellow believers in the Lord, that we are covered by a contract between the Father and His Son! Safe and secure, not by earthly things, but by a promise of God! Times, things may change... but Gods covenant does not!
May you rest in your covenant with God today!