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)
And God's work sets an example for His Son to follow:
Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son
can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these
things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself
is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel.
To learn more, see:
Divine Covenants… the King
Divine Covenants… the New Covenant
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