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Today, I studied Hebrews chapter 8 and I studied this chapter using Enduringword.com.
Let me share with you just part of what I read from this wonderful website regarding this particular chapter of the Bible, Hebrews 8 (Please, please! Read this carefully):
Differences Between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant
- They were instituted at different times.
- The Old Covenant around 1446 B.C.
- The New Covenant around 33 A.D.
- They were instituted at different places.
- The Old Covenant at Mount Sinai
- The New Covenant at Mount Zion
- They were spoken in different ways.
- The Old Covenant was thundered with fear and dread at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:17-24)
- Jesus Christ, God the Son, declared the New Covenant with love and grace
- They have different mediators.
- Moses mediated the Old Covenant
- Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant
- They are different in their subject matter.
- The Old Covenant demanded a covenant of works
- The New Covenant fulfills the covenant of works through the completed work of Jesus
- They are different in how they were dedicated.
- The Old Covenant was dedicated with the blood of animals sprinkled on the people (Exodus 24:5-8)
- The New Covenant was dedicated with Jesus’ blood (signifying His sacrificial death) spiritually applied to His people
- They are different in their priests.
- The Old Covenant is represented by the priesthood of the Law of Moses and high priests descended from Aaron
- The New Covenant has a priesthood of all believers and a High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek
- They are different in their sacrifices.
- The Old Covenant demanded endless repetition of imperfect sacrifices
- The New Covenant provides a once and for all, perfect sacrifice of the Son of God Himself
- They are different in how and where they were written.
- The Old Covenant was written by God on tablets of stone
- The New Covenant is written by God on the hearts of His people
- They are different in their goals.
- The goal of the Old Covenant was to discover sin, to condemn it, and to set a “fence” around it
- The goal of the New Covenant is to declare the love, grace, and mercy of God, and to give repentance, remission of sin, and eternal life
- They are different in their practical effect on living.
- The Old Covenant ends in bondage (through no fault of its own)
- The New Covenant provides true liberty
- They are different in their giving of the Holy Spirit.
- Under the Old Covenant the Holy Spirit was given to certain people for certain specific duties
- Under the New Covenant the Holy Spirit is poured out freely on all who will receive Him by faith
- They are different in their idea of the Kingdom of God.
- Under the Old Covenant, the Kingdom of God is mainly seen as the supreme rule of Israel over the nations
- Under the New Covenant, the Kingdom of God is both a present spiritual reality and a coming literal fact
- They are different in their substance.
- The Old Covenant has vivid shadows
- The New Covenant has the reality
- They are different in the extent of their administration.
- The Old Covenant was confined to the descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob according to the flesh
- The New Covenant is extended to all nations and races under heaven
- They are different in what they actually accomplish.
- The Old Covenant made nothing perfect
- The New Covenant can and will bring in the perfection of God’s people
- They are different in their duration.
- The Old Covenant was designed to prepare the way for the New Covenant and then pass away as a principle of God’s dealing with men
- The New Covenant was designed to last forever ///