What is the meaning of the new covenant? The new covenant Jesus established has profound meaning of “the forgiveness of sins” in it and let us take a look at some of the promises of God in the new covenant.
31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant
I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke my covenant,
though I was a husband to them,”
declares the Lord.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
34 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.
“For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”
God gave the old covenant to his people in the time of Moses, but they disobeyed and could not receive salvation. That is why God said He himself would make another covenant or a new covenant to give complete salvation. What are the promises given to this new covenant? First, through the new covenant people can be considered as God’s people. Only those who are under the new covenant can be considered as God’s people. Second, through the new covenant, people can have the knowledge of God. In other words those who do not keep the new covenant cannot have any knowledge of God. Third, through the new covenant the sins of people can be forgiven and they can be set free from sin and death and receive the complete salvation which could not be granted through the old covenant.
Then who fulfilled this prophecy?
Luke 22:19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
2000 years ago, in the upper room of Mark Jesus and his disciples kept the Passover with bread and wine. On that night, Jesus gave the bread and wine which represent his flesh and blood. Concerning the Passover, Jesus said, “this is the new covenant,” which was written in the book of Jeremiah. In Jeremiah God said that he himself would make a new covenant and the promise was fulfilled by Jesus (God) by establishing the new covenant through the Passover. Then why did Jesus establish the new covenant? To fulfill all the promises of God given in the time of Jeremiah. Through the new covenant of the Passover, Jesus fulfilled the promise of the forgiveness of sins. (Mt 26:28) Also through the new covenant of the Passover, God fulfilled the promise of the children of God. Those who keep the new covenant receives flesh and blood of God and through the flesh and blood of God they can become the children of God. (John 6:56) And through the new covenant we can have spiritual wisdom and knowledge to know who God is. (Eph 1:7-8)
All the God’s promises were fulfilled through the new covenant of the Passover. Even though the Passover was once abolished by the work of Satan, Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the truth of the new covenant through his flesh and blood. And He let us know the true reality of the new covenant, Our Mother Heavenly Jerusalem. Let us give thanks to God Ahnsahnghong and Heaven Mother New Jerusalem for giving us all the promises of God through the new covenant Passover.