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1 NT Inheritance in Hebrews 8-9: Old Covenant Vs. New Covenant

2 A Definition of Inheritance Inheritance in the NT refers to the blessing from God for which you have been saved.Inheritance in the NT refers to the blessing from God for which you have been saved. This blessing package encompasses all that God is free to do for you on the basis of the finished work of Christ on the Cross, includingThis blessing package encompasses all that God is free to do for you on the basis of the finished work of Christ on the Cross, including – the possession of eternal life, –the indwelling of God the Spirit, –the resultant assets you have for obeying Gods commands, –the successes you will enjoy from using those assets –the resurrection body, –and the eternal rewards you stand to receive at the Judgment Seat of Christ, including delegated authority in the Kingdom.

3 Categories of Inheritance 1. 1.Apparently some portions of the Inheritance package for those IN-CHRIST are non- negotiable (irresistible!) for those who believe: – –Eternal life – –Regeneration – –Imputed Righteousness – –Permanent Indwelling, Baptism, Sealing of the Spirit

4 2.However other portions of the inheritance package seem to be conditional blessings that we may or may not receive, for example: –Abundant experience of eternal life now, Jn 10:10 –Rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ, 2 Cor 5:10 Inheriting the Kingdom of GodInheriting the Kingdom of God Inheriting eternal lifeInheriting eternal life –Glorification of God through obedience, Rom 8:18, Eph 1:12 –Being a partaker in the sufferings of Christ, Acts 5:41, 9:16, 1 Pet 4:16 –Experience of the filling of the Spirit with resultant fruit of the Spirit, Eph 5:18-6:9, Gal 5:16, 22-26

5 Hebrews 8: The New Covenant Introduced One of the major themes linking the Old and New Testament revelation togetherOne of the major themes linking the Old and New Testament revelation together vv1-2: Identification of Jesus as High Priest in the Heavenly Tabernaclevv1-2: Identification of Jesus as High Priest in the Heavenly Tabernacle vv3-6: Distinction introduced: Jesus priesthood is not of the Old Covenant but of a better covenantvv3-6: Distinction introduced: Jesus priesthood is not of the Old Covenant but of a better covenant vv7-12: Identification of the New Covenant, Jer 31:31-34vv7-12: Identification of the New Covenant, Jer 31:31-34 v13: Biblical Replacement Theology: The Old Covenant to Israel is Replaced by the New Covenant to Israelv13: Biblical Replacement Theology: The Old Covenant to Israel is Replaced by the New Covenant to Israel

6 The Biblical Replacement Hebrews 8:13 13 ν τ λέγειν, Καιν ν, πεπαλαίωκεν τ ν πρώτην. Τ δ παλαιούμενον κα γηράσκον, γγ ς φανισμο. In the saying (= BY SAYING) New, He (God) has rendered obsolete the first. So the thing that is becoming obsolete and growing old, is near disappearance.

7 Points of Interpretation 1.The author of Hebrews gives us the significance of Gods pronouncement in Jeremiah 31. 2.The word New indicates that the Old will be replaced. 3.Notice the very high view of Scripture taken by the author of Hebrews. 4.Not only is the Scripture the Word of God, but the implications of His statements must be examined. 5.The New Covenant replaces the Mosaic Covenant.

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