Archive | January, 2012

Christ our Guarantee in Covenant

8 Jan

by: Dr. J. Doctor

Heb. 7:22

Jesus is our surety, our guarantee. This is the most vital of all the ministries of Jesus at the Father’s right hand. Under the Old Covenant, The high priest was the surety. If he failed, it interrupted the relationship between God and Israel. The blood of the atonement lost its effectiveness. Under the New Covenant, Jesus is our High Priest and the Surety of the New Covenant. Our position before the Father is absolutely secure. We know that throughout our lifetime here on Earth we have at the right hand of God a Guarantee who is there for us. He is representing us before the Father, He is our Advocate, our Mediator, our Intercession, our position in Him is secure.

I. Jesus brings us a New Covenant, having displaced and fulfilled the Old Covenant. (Heb. 10:9)

A. As the Old Covenant was sealed with circumcision, the New Covenant is sealed with the New Birth.

B. The Old Covenant had the Levitical Priesthood; The New Covenant has Jesus as the High Priest, and we as the royal and Holy Priesthood. (1 Peter 2:1-10)

1. Jesus is our Surety, our Advocate, our Mediator, our Intercessor, and High Priest .

(1John 2:1 Heb. 7:22,25 Heb. 9:15, Heb. 12:24 1 Tim 2:5 Heb. 2:17, 18; 4:15, 16)

2. Surety = to act as a mediator between two covenanting parties; a guarantee.

One who becomes responsible for another. Christ is the surety of the better covenant (Heb. 7:22). In him we have the assurance that all its provisions will be fully and faithfully carried out.

3. Advocate = one who pleads another’s cause, who helps another by defending or comforting him. Comforter, lawyer.

4. Mediator = One who intervenes between two persons who are at variance, with a view to reconcile them. Christ is the one and only mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 8:6; 9:15; 12:24). He makes reconciliation between God and man by his all-perfect atoning sacrifice. Such a mediator must be at once divine and human, divine, that his obedience and his sufferings might possess infinite worth, and human, that in his work he might represent man, and be capable of rendering obedience to the law and satisfying the claims of justice

5. Intercessor = His advocacy with the Father for his people rests on the basis of his own all-perfect sacrifice. Thus he pleads for and obtains the fulfilment of all the promises of the everlasting covenant (1 Jn. 2:1; Jn. 17:24; Heb. 7:25). He can be “touched with the feeling of our infirmities,” and is both a merciful and a faithful high priest (Heb. 2:17, 18; 4:15, 16). This intercession is an essential part of his mediatorial work. Through him we have “access” to the Father (Jn. 14:6; Eph. 2:18; 3:12).


C. The first Priesthood had a temple in which God dwelt in the Holy of Holies with the Ark of the Covenant. (Ex. 40)

D. In the New Covenant our bodies are the Temple of God, and the Spirit of God, the Glory of God dwells in us. ( 1 Corin 3:16-17 1 Corin 6:19-20)

II. The blood of bulls and goats and other sacrifices ratified the Old Covenant; The New Covenant is ratified in the blood of Jesus. ( Heb. 9:12-22)

A. Three Big Words:

1. Atonement = This word does not occur in the Authorized Version of the New Testament except in Rom. 5:11, where in the Revised Version the word “reconciliation” is used. In the Old Testament it is of frequent occurrence which means “to cover” Christ did not “cover our sins, He wiped them out, removed them.

2. Remission = it means to wipe out as though it had never been…it stops being. To put away, to remove and to leave it. ( read: Rom. 3:25 Matt. 26:28 Luke 3:3 Luke 24:47)

Note: In the KJV of the New Testament the same original greek word used for the above scriptures was also translated “forgiveness” in (Col. 1:13-14 Eph. 1:7 Acts 26:18)

Note: Also Jesus used the same Word in Luke 4:18 twice as “deliverance” and again as “liberty”. Throughout the New Testament the Word forgiveness and remission are the same words.

3. Forgiveness = One of the constituent parts of justification. In pardoning sin, God absolves the sinner from the condemnation of the law, and that on account of the work of Christ, i.e., he removes the guilt of sin, or the sinner’s actual liability to eternal wrath on account of it. All sins are forgiven freely (Acts 5:31; 13:38; 1 Jn. 1:6–9). The sinner is by this act of grace for ever freed from the guilt and penalty of his sins. This is the peculiar prerogative of God (Ps. 130:4; Mk. 2:5). It is offered to all in the gospel.#

Point: Jesus is our assurance before the Father, He is our “Once and for All” sacrifice that took away All our sins; He is our Advocate when we sin, He is faithful and Just(1John 1:9).


Jesus Christ fulfilled all the righteous requirements of the Law for us (Rom.10 ) and He also satisfied God’s wrath for our sins. He took our punishments of sin, and He gives us His rewards of Righteousness. He is our Surety, our guarantee of this Blood Covenant that we are in with God; actually this blood Covenant is between God and Jesus. This better Covenant includes us but does not depend on our works but His Finished Work thru His sinless Holy Life on earth, His Work of Substitution on the Cross as a spotless Lamb, in hell itself separated from God and then made alive and risen at the right hand of God forever making intercession for us. This is a Covenant of Grace.

We have God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense..