Hebrews 8:1-13 | Christ and His New Covenant: The Old Covenant is Obsolete

May 15, 2022    Pastor Ray Bollas
Christ and His New Covenant: The Old Covenant is Obsolete: Chapter 8 begins and is the summation of the argument the inspired writer has been presenting by singling out the main thrust of that argument up to this point. The divine oath of Psalm 110:4 which prophesied of the establishment of an eternal Melchizedekian priesthood had now, in the lifetime of those to whom the Epistle to the Hebrews was written, been fulfilled. Such a Priest is not a figment of wishful thinking or speculation. He is now a reality. He is the believer’s possession. The waiting is over. Jesus has risen and sits exalted on the right hand of God. He has completed everything necessary for the atonement of the sins of the whole human race and has sat down in God’s heavenly sanctuary in the place of preference and blessing. All of God’s favor and authority are His to command. He does not stand or bow in the presence of God as a sinful priest must. He is seated, because He is the Son, and His sacrifice is completed. Although He represents men who are upon the earth, He is not ministering in an earthly temple or tabernacle; He deals with spiritual realities in God’s heavenly abode.

Calvary Chapel Anne Arundel | Pastor Ray Bollas