Hebrews 9:15 AMPC: [Christ, the Messiah] is therefore the Negotiator and Mediator of an [entirely] new agreement (testament, covenant), so that those who are called and offered it may receive the fulfillment of the promised everlasting inheritance–since a death has taken place which rescues and delivers and redeems them from the transgressions committed under the [old] first agreement.
Have you ever taken some time out to reflect on what the old testament and the new testament means? Why should there be a new one if the old one can serve the same purpose? Who is the mediator of the new testament? All these are questions that you should sit down and ask yourself. However, our text today examines some of the above issues. It is obvious from the message today that Jesus Christ is the mediator of the new testament. He came with this new agreement because the old one was faulty.
The old agreement was predicated on “If you do this, I will do that”. But the new agreement is “let me do it all, so that you can only believe”. The old agreement placed alot of responsibility on man and he was unable to meet all the demands of the law. But Jesus came into the scene and changed the order. He took all the responsibilities and says that as many that will believe, they will recieve the promise of eternal inheritance.
We have all transgressed in the old agreement and we are due to die and pay for our sins. But Jesus died to free us from the claws of the old agreement. Now we have the promised eternal inheritance. Let us guard it jealously and always appreciate Him. I hereby announce to you that there is no other mediator between God and man.
Declare to yourself loud: I have the promised inheritance in Christ.
Lord Jesus, you have rescued us from the penalty of the law, may we experience the manifestation of the inheritance we have received from you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.