But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
But Jesus ministry surpasses that of the levitical priests just as the covenant he mediates supersedes their their the word mediatus is used of Jesus by the author three times. The word ministry again strikes the pivotal note, but it is now added that the superionity of the new priestly service is related to a superior covenant, which in turn to founded on better promises. both the covenant and its promises will now be considered.That there is a promise of a new covenant the writer will shortly prove by quoting Jeremiah 31:31,Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah. In his heavenly ministry Christ as the mediate, is the executor of the new covenant, the new testament which he bequeathed to us by the death.
This better covenant not only was enacted upon, letter promises of a better law, the inner law of life. And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. See neither by the blood of goat and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption forcesfor us. This also was consummated with Christ’s better sacrifices which accomplished for us an eternal redemption, and the better blood of Christ. Which purifies our conscience even more the high priest of this better covenant. The eternal Son of the living God ministry with a more excellent ministry and in the greater and more perfect tabernacle. Just as the old covenant was the old law enacted by God, so the new covenant is the new law enacted by God as mentioned.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put ma laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.
CB Helping Hands Ministry
To God Be The Glory
David A. Benjamin