Yahshua’s Covenant a study guide
The New Covenant of Christ is the promise given unto all of the children of Abraham, who is the father of all that had a like faith in the Messiah (2 Tim 4:8; Rom 4:16, 8:2).
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee, and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed
With the arrival of Yahshua the Messiah this Spiritual blessing would not apply to those who would claim to be justified by the Old Law. And it most certainly would not extend to those who occupy the modern-day nation of Israel that have rejected Him. The blessings promised to Abraham are received by those whose faith and hope rests in Yahshua who is the image of Yahweh. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made is of no effect (Rom 4:14).
Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham even his seed were the promises made. He saith not therfore to seeds, as through many; but as through one even thy seed, which is Christ
What we need to know about the New Covenant is that if we belong to Christ, then we are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to Christ’s promise (Gal 3:29).
We are to seek first the Kingdom of God, and the New Covenant of Christ. The things of this world will indeed perish and are but illusions and distractions from the real treasures that are found in Him. When we walk in the Spirit, all of these things (that refer to Spiritual Blessings) will be added unto us (Gal 6:8; Math 6:19-20; Luke 12:21-34; Math 6:33).
There are many more treasures contained within the New Covenant of Christ.
The New Covenant Promises a Complete Forgiveness of Sins
Under the Levitical priesthood, there was only a temporary covering for sins (Heb 7:11-12, 10:1-16).
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Yahshua the Messiah our Lord
Yahshua’s New Covenant would not be the same as the one given to those that He led out of the land of Egypt (Heb 8:6-13). The image of Yahweh is Yahshua, and He was manifest to take away our sins completely (1 John 3:5, Col 1:14-17, John 15:22-24, Isa 9:6).
The shed blood of our Messiah not only washed away the sins of the present and past but also the sins of the future, thus providing us with complete forgiveness.
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Yahshua coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world
Forgiveness of sins is final and forever to those who are justified and declared righteous under the New Covenant.
The righteousness of Faith is the only way to please God, and yet many who are self-righteous still claim to be justified by the Old Law (Rom 4:13-16, 8:2, Gal 3:24-25).
Heb 8:13 In that he saith the new hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
Israel (after the flesh), would not succeed in achieving the law of righteousness that is only available through Faith in Yahshua (Rom 9:30-33, Rom 3:20-28).
After the New Covenant was established, the claim of justification through the law of Moses would simply represent religious deception.
Gal 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident in that the just shall live by faith.
The New Covenant Is The Fulfillment of The Old Law
Yahshua did not come to destroy the Law; rather He fulfilled that which the Law and the prophets declared concerning His promise to both the Old and the New Testament Saints alike. Those who put their trust in Yahshua might be justified from all things which could not be accomplished through the Law He gave to Moses (Acts 13:39). From Mathew chapter five, continuing on until the end of chapter seven, Yahshua establishes His New Covenant Law of Grace.
The New Covenant is the promise made to all of the children of Abraham, who is the father of all that had a like faith in Yahshua the Messiah (2 Tim 4:8; Rom 4:16, 8:2, Gal 6:15-16). No man could be justified by the Law that was given unto Moses; this is only possible through faith in Yahshua the Messiah (John 1:17, Gal 2:16).
Our righteousness and freedom is to be redeemed from the curse of the Law. Redemption, however, is Yahshua’s reward unto the Elect that will take part in the true second Gathering of the Israel of God.
Contained within the New Covenant is the hope of our Salvation, and this is the Redemption from our sinful flesh (1 Thes 5:8-9, Mark 13:27, Luke 21:28, Gal 3:5-29, Rom 3:24, 13:14, 1 Peter 1:9, Isa 11:11, 35:10).
Gal 6:15-16 For in the Messiah Yahshua neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Isaiah prophesized of Yahshua in the Old Testament. And they shall proclaim in that day unto God; we have waited for our Salvation Yahweh, we have waited, and we will be joyful and rejoice in Yahshua (Isaiah 25:9).
Zech 9:9 Rejoice greatly O daughter of Zion, shout O daughter of Jerusalem, behold thy King cometh unto thee the righteous Savior…
Yahshua in the Old Testament is given the title of the Everlasting Father (Isa 9:6). Isaiah, Zechariah, and Luke, all speak of the One True God who is the promised Messiah.
Immanuel means God with us, and the prophecies given through Yahshua in the Old Testament are revealed to those who can understand the New Law He established.
Daniel prophesied that the New Covenant would be confirmed with many. Part of that prophecy was fulfilled during Yahshua’s 3 1/2 year ministry. Yahshua would take away the sins of the world and Baptize the Elect with his Holy Spirit (Dan 9:27, John 1:29, Heb 8:9).
The correct interpretation of the truths hidden in Daniel 9:27, will start the process of unraveling the deception in prophecy teaching. Refer to the introductory study guide entitled confirm the covenant with many at destined to be revealed.
Dan 9:27 Confirm the covenant with many for one week; in the midst of the week the sacrifice and the oblation will cease…
The Lamb of God was manifest in the flesh to take away the sins of the world. Yahshua’s New Covenant was the reason why the sacrifices and sin offerings would cease.
The New Covenant is the law of the Spirit of life in Yahshua the Messiah
In Yahshua, all can be made alive through His Spirit of truth.
How can anyone have a genuine relationship with the Messiah without understanding His true gospel message?
Our assurance of Salvation is the result of a sure hope in Yahshua that is established and certain. This is the down payment unto our Salvation that is given to those who are Sealed with His Holy Spirit (2 Cor 1:22, Eph 1:13-14, Eph 4:30). Is this essential teaching not a vital part of the New Covenant promise?
Some of those who claim to already be saved will wonder if they can lose their Salvation. The reality is you cannot lose what you don’t yet possess.
And what of His true name? The name Yahshua literally means Yahweh is my Salvation, or Yah has become my Salvation. The name Jesus carries with it no meaning whatsoever.
The New Covenant is received by those who have the Holy Spirit dwelling within them. This New Law is unto everlasting life, wherein the faithful can escape the bondage of the Old Law of sin unto death (Rom 8:2, John 14:17, 26, 16:13).
Romans 8:11 Moreover, if the Spirit of Yahshua who is risen from the dead dwells in you, Messiah who is risen from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you
When the truth is revealed through the Holy Spirit we no longer are slaves unto sin but are made free to become the servants of righteousness (John 8:32, Rom 6:18).
Those who submitted unto Yahshua and received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit would become the sons of God (Luke 4:24, 13:34-35, John 1:11-13).
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither can they have the understanding of the treasures yet to be revealed in Yahshua, unless it is revealed through His Holy Spirit. A crown of righteousness is reserved for all of His children that Love His appearing. Those that walk according to the spirit of this world, are deaf, blind and without any knowledge of the mysteries of Yahshua and are the servants of sin unto death (1 Cor 2:7-16; Rom 6:16-23; Isa 64:4, 2 Tim 4:8).
Yahshua explained to the Judeans that Abraham rejoiced to see the arrival of his Lord and Savior (John 8:56).
Abraham rejoiced in Yahshua, who is his Redeemer, for He would save His people from their sins (Mat 1:21, Isa 25:9, 33:22, 43:11, 45:21-22).
Yahshua declared “truly, truly, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.” The law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto our Messiah, that we might be justified by our faith in Him. Our inheritance is not through the Law but through the New Covenant of Yahshua (Gal 3:24-25, Col 3:24, Heb 8:9).
The New Covenant is written in our minds and hearts
The New Covenant of Christ is placed in the minds of a Spiritual Israel, and it is also written in their hearts (Heb 8:8-10).
Holy Scripture foretold that Abraham would be a father of many nations, and that the blessing promised to him might come upon all nations through Yahshua, that they might receive the promise of the Spirit through a like faith (Gen 17:1-4, Gal 3:8-14).
The obedience to the New Covenant would be possible because of a radical transformation of hearts and minds. Those who were truly changed would no longer conform to the ways of the world nor would they obey the lusts thereof (Mark 4:19, Rom 6:12, 12:2, 13:14, 2 Tim 4:3-4).
The New Covenant is a Spiritual contract that is also Spiritually discerned. Unlike the Old Covenant, which was written in stone, each of God’s children would have the New Covenant written in their hearts and minds. When we compare Hebrews Heb 8:10-13, with Jeremiah 31:31-34, another amazing revelation becomes apparent. Yahshua is the image of Yahweh, and He is the One true God that would establish a New Covenant.
Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith Yahweh, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people
Yahshua the Messiah who is the image of Yahweh brought forth this New Covenant (John 17:3, 1 Tim 3:16, Col 1:15, Isa 9:6).
The New Covenant believer with the Holy Spirit dwelling within will be blessed with an intimate knowledge of Yahshua.
New Covenant Study Guide additional insight
Yahshua’s Covenant is received by those who have the Holy Spirit dwelling within them. This New Law is unto everlasting life, wherein the faithful can escape the Old Law of sin unto death (Rom 8:2, John 14:17, 26, 16:13).
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Those who claim to be under the Old Testament law, are not led by the Spirit of Yahshua that reveals the truth and sets us free (John 8:32, Gal 5:4, 18).
John 3:3 Yahshua answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Those that would receive Him, through the baptism of the Holy Spirit would become the sons of God. These were born again, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (Luke 4:24, 13:34-35, John 1:11-13).
Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith Yahweh; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith Yahweh, from henceforth and for ever.
Rom 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Born-again believers are under Yahshua’s Covenant, and are the true Israel of God, for they worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
Becoming born-again is when you have received the sealing of Yahshua, and His Holy Spirit of truth resides in you.
Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
No man could be justified by the law that was given unto Moses, this was only possible through faith in Yahshua the Messiah. Grace and truth which are found in Him that leads us unto eternal life (Gal 2:16, John 1:17, Acts 15:11, Rom 5:21).
Not unlike the prophets that were sent by Him, Yahshua was not well received in Jerusalem. The false tribe of Judah had been perverted by the religion of the scribes and pharisees (Gal 1:13-14, Mat 21:13, 23:33-38, Rev 2:9). The pharisees who both killed the Lord Yahshua, and their own prophets, were the spiritual fathers of modern day judaism (1 Thes 2:15).
Like Israel after the flesh that had rejected the Father, so too would the false tribe of Judah reject the Son, who is the image of the Father. They would forfeit the right to be redeemed from the curse of the Law, or be called the Israel of God (Jer 7:11; Math 21:13; Jer 7:11; John 1:9-14; Rev 2:9; Rev 3:9).
Anyone with Spiritual discernment in Yahshua knows that He declared the false house of Judah to be desolate; their house was declared desolate as was their religion (Math 23:38; Acts 26:5; Gal 1:13-14). He came to confirm the covenant with many, and those who are set free through the New Covenant are indeed rightful Heirs of the Kingdom (Heb 8:6-10).
Eph 5:6-11 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth; Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Rom 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
Rom 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Nations, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
Gal 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
The seed that should come to whom the promise was made, is in reference to Yahshua.
Mark 12:29 And Yahshua answered him, the first of all the commandments is, hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord
A mysterious passage in the Old Testament is that the Lord God is one Lord (Deut 6:4). Those that accept the new Covenant can understand this and other difficult doctrines as a result of the Holy Spirit that teaches us all things (John 14:26). Yahshua confirmed that the Lord God was indeed one Lord, when He said, “I even the Father are one” (John 10:30-32).
The Old Testament promise made to Abraham was fulfilled by the ushering in of Yahshua’s Covenant. Justification is for all of the faithful that believe on the name of Yahshua the Messiah. However, the fire and sword of His wrath will consume the ungodly (Gal 3:14-16, Isa 1:21-28).
Yahshua’s Covenant reveals or establishes the following:
- He is the image of God, and the Light of Life to all men.
- Through his spoken Word all things came into existence.
- The Lamb of God did not simply provide a covering for our sins, He took away the sins of the world completely.
- Yahshua does not sit at the right hand of God, He is the right hand or power of God.
Heb 1:1-2 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by the Son, who is appointed heir of all things, who also made the world