Thursday, January 19, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - The Old Covenant

Thursday January 19th

Bible Reading:     Heb. 9: 1 - 10

Topic:         The Old Covenant

The old Covenant was observed with regulations: foods, drinks, and animal sacrifices which were repeated daily.

Other materials were also used in the services at the Tabernacle by the Priests (Ex. 25)

They were placed in the in the outer room of the Tabernacle, but the Inner Room (The Holy of Holies) was where God dwelt among His People Israel.

The Priest could only enter into the Inner Room once a year with the blood of atonement for himself and for the People.

However, the blood of those animals used for the atonement could not permanently deal with the problem of sin. It could neither cleanse nor purify their consciences.

The Old Covenant served as a pointer to a New and Better Covenant that could perfect man and purify his conscience from dead works.

This better Covenant would be administered by another High Priest Who would enter Heaven itself not with the blood of animals but with His own Blood.

This New Covenant has the power to destroy the cause and source of sin and cleanse man's conscience (Heb. 9: 13 - 14)

If you are still engaged in the observance of the Old Testament such as observing new moons, days, seasons, submitting to regulations about things to touch or eat (Gal. 2: 8 - 27), please come to the New Covenant and fine true freedom and rest.

Lord Jesus, help me to see Your Way and to please You, Amen

Memory verse:   Heb. 9: 9
"Which was a figure for the time then present; in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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