The message of the book of Hebrews is that Christ is alive and working for you, right now. You need to bring Him into your life. This is a relationship with God that the Jews never had with the Old Testament, or Covenant, that was the Mosaic Law and the Temple rituals. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ ushered in a new Covenant, a new relationship with God, and it was actually the fulfillment of all that God had given man in the Old Covenant.
Under the New Covenant, it is in Christ that we have a better priest; we have a better sacrifice; and we have a better tabernacle. All of this converges in Christ because He is all three. He is a better priest that ministers there. He is the better sacrifice because He offered Himself, and He ministers in a better tabernacle, for He offered his own blood for your sin and mine. Christ is the Mediator of the better Covenant because it contains better promises. First, the New Covenant is better than the Mosaic Covenant, not morally, but because it has the power to produce the desired result. The New Covenant gives us Christ as the Perfect Mediator. Second, it is established on better, unconditional, promises.
Under the New Covenant we obey God as a result of our worship of God. Not because we fear His judgment; that has already been settled by Christ, but because of our faith and love. True worship means the living Christ is real to you, you walk with Him daily, and you serve and obey Him. Then, we have a better covenant because the New Covenant secures the personal revelation of the Lord to every believer.
Click on the link below to hear a message on the fact that with Christ as our Great High Priest, and the New Covenant that God has made with man, that we now have a salvation that is secure, and the power of the Holy Spirit in our heart to enable us to do the will of God in our lives.
This is a live recording of The Master’s Class Bible Study at LifeChange Church Wichita, KS.