Hebrews 2:2-4(NET) For if the message spoken through angels proved to be so firm that every violation or disobedience received its just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first communicated through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him
Mr. Ade had many safes in his house where he kept a lot of money and treasure. Some of the head servants in the house had the password to access them. But there was this one safe in his bedroom that no servant in the house but only he and his children had the access to. He would come and open it himself because of how important that safe was. It contained great treasures and the documents that controlled his entire estate.
Cornelius was a good and God-fearing man. Because of this, God wanted him to be a partaker of His new [and most powerful] covenant, so God sent an angel to him. But the angel did not have the security clearance to preach the gospel to him, so the angel gave him directions on how to reach Peter and invite him to share the gospel with his household (see Acts 10).
Everyone who is involved in the propagation of the gospel is a minister of the New Covenant(see 2 Corinthians 3:6). This is the most awesome privilege it the entire universe. Even the angels long to look into the things pertaining to the new covenant (see 1 Peter 1:12).
While angels were qualified to be ministers of the old covenant, they are not qualified to be ministers of the new covenant. That’s how much greater the new covenant is compared to the old.
One reason The book of Hebrews was written was to show the Hebrew believer how superior the new covenant is to the old (since they were people used to the old covenant). It shows how Jesus the mediator of the new covenant is superior, how the priesthood of the new covenant is superior, how the articles of the new covenant is superior, how the scale of the new covenant is eternal, and how the old was actually a shadow of the new, etc. (see Hebrews 8:6, 13, etc)
No matter how wonderful a thing is, if the people that have it do not appreciate its value, they would not maximize its benefits. I have seen believers act in ways that show that they somehow believe that the old covenant of the Jews is superior to the new covenant of the believer in Christ. What a tragedy!
Indeed, the old covenant is powerful and glorious. Because of it, the Jewish race is one of the most materially prosperous on the earth today. But the new covenant is a great great upgrade of the old. All the great promises and blessings in the old covenant can be appropriated in the new, and much more(see 2 Corinthians 1:20). In the new covenant, we don’t just get to inherit earthly benefits, we inherit and partake of eternal riches in the eternal kingdom. Our current minds are too small to grasp the scale of our eternal riches and greatness in Christ through the new covenant. And the good news is that the new covenant is received by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. It is not received as a resut of works so that no one can boast. It is the gift of God (See Ephesians 2:8-9).
Go into today celebrating and giving thanks for the privilege to be a partaker of the new covenant. If you are not yet saved, you can click here to accept the Lord Jesus and become a partaker of the glorious new covenant☞ streamglobe.org/33
Prayer: Ask the Lord to open the eyes of your understanding so that you may know the riches of your inheritance in Him and walk accordingly (Ephesians 1:18).
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
Bible in 1 Year: I Chronicles 20-24 (in today’s audio)