A Better Covenant
It is my observation that many Christians today live like old covenant people rather than new-covenant people. According to Hebrews, the new covenant is far superior to the old (8:6). This is because Jesus is greater than any other priest. Thus He is called our “great high priest” (4:14).
Consider the tight relationship that Abraham, Moses, and David had with God. The author of Hebrews made a pretty remarkable statement in this regard. He said that those who are under the new covenant have a closer relationship with God than our spiritual forefathers:
And all these [people], having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect. (Heb. 11:39–40)Is your relationship with the Lord closer and more glorious than that of Abraham, Moses, and David? If not, then you—like many other believers—are living like an Old Testament Israelite when God has given you His new covenant sealed with the blood of His precious Son.
In other words, you are living far below your potential and what God desires for you.
Excerpted from Jesus Now: Unveiling the Present-Day Ministry of Christ, p. 27.