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Class 12: Covenant Consciousness


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Part 3: Ratifying the Covenants

(This is part 3 of 8 parts in this class)


Moses ratified the Old Covenant with blood. He read to the people the Book of the Covenant and then sprinkled both the Book itself and the people with the blood of calves and goats. Exodus 24:3-8; Hebrews 9:18-22.

The New Covenant likewise had to be ratified in blood. Jesus, our High Priest, had to shed His own blood that in His own blood He could ratify the New Covenant. Jesus made this plain on the night of His betrayal when, after eating the Passover meal with His disciples, He took the cup and said,


This cup is the new covenant (ratified and established) in My blood.

1 Corinthians 11:25 - Amplified Bible


Jesus ministered His own blood in the Heavenly Holy of Holies. He sprinkled both the Book of the New Covenant and us - the people of the New Covenant. He ratified the New Covenant as an eternal covenant of peace for every believer. (Read of this in Hebrews 8:1-3 and Hebrews 9:18-24.)

The only blood powerful enough to ratify the New Covenant was the blood of Jesus. It was only the blood of Jesus that could ratify a covenant with Almighty God that reaches across all realms of human existence. The New Covenant provides salvation for man not only in the realm of his body and his soul but also in the realm of his spirit.