The Bible’s focus and theme from beginning to end, Genesis to Revelation, is Jesus Christ the Son of God and His people whom He would redeem. As history unfolds, the mystery of salvation (Mark 4:11) through Jesus is gradually revealed by the prophetic writings, made manifest through the enabling of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 16:25, 26) The Spirit speaks today to those who have been baptised in Him; He is the Spirit of Truth. (John 16:13)
None of this could have been possible without Jesus actually fulfilling the law and the Prophets. (Matthew 5:17) The fulcrum point of His fulfilment was the act of the shedding of His blood at Calvary. He sacrificially laid down His perfect and sinless life so that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life. (John 3:16) Christians are commanded by Him to remember His death as often as they drink the cup of ‘the new covenant’ in His blood. (1 Corinthians 11:25) They are to ever remember and be grateful for what He has done, while looking to the future coming of Him again. (John 14:3)
So what are the benefits (blessings) of the New Covenant?
Firstly, believers are no longer under the wrath of God (Romans 8:1) who justly and rightly is Sovereign over all whom He has created. His creatures are accountable to Him. (Matthew 12:36; Romans 14:12; Hebrews 4:13) They are without excuse, for they all know they have fallen short of what He requires, i.e., obedience to Him. (Romans 1:18-32)
Through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus believers are forgiven their sin. (Ephesians 1:7) They are accounted righteous, just as Jesus is righteous. (Romans 4:5) God sees them as He sees His Son, the One with whom He was well pleased.(Matthew 3:17; 12:18; 17:5)
Christians have freedom to obey the law of Christ. (Galatians 5:13:-14; 6:2) They can walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16) because they are led by the Spirit. (Galatians 5:18)
Those born again of the Spirit (John 3:3-8; Luke 3:16) have access to God through His Son by the Spirit. They have communion with the Father, Son and Spirit, as well as with those who are in the Son. (1 Corinthians 10:16, 17; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Believers will be given an inheritance in the new earth, and they will dwell with God. (John 14:2; Revelation 21:1-3) This could not happen without Jesus fulfilling the new covenant and God’s sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. (John 14:26; 15:26; Acts 2:1-4) Had the Holy Spirt not come in great power, the Church of Jesus would never have been born. God’s new Israel, (Galatians 6:16) His believing people, will dwell with Him in a perfect Paradise.
What better news could there be than this? It is the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There will be no more death, no sorrow and no pain; for all of these things will have passed away. (Revelation 21:4)
Jesus came to give peace and goodwill toward men! (Luke 2:10-14) Therefore, why not repent and turn toward Him? (Matthew 3:2; 4:17)