When speaking of "the blood of the covenant (Matt 26:28;
Mark 14:24; Luke 21:20),
Jesus knew that His crucifixion was required to meet the judicial requirements of atoning for mankind's sins and
inaugurating the New Covenant.
However, lost in the sacrifice of His Son Jesus, is God's lovingkindness to His promises made
Because the blood of Jesus expiates (covers) the sins of human beings, and Christ Himself is the
place where propitiation takes place, God provides the only means through which man is forgiven - through faith in
the atonement of His only Son Jesus Christ.
Aware of His Father's desire that His people know His ways and the history of His Father's loving commitment to
the Abrahamic Covenant, Jesus speaks of God's ongoing labors:
Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom
He has sent." (John 6:29)
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