by Todd Lockwood
The inauguration of the new covenant did more than take away sin. It revealed twofold meanings that differentiated between the temporal and eternal. The temporal being of an earthly inheritance and the eternal being of a heavenly inheritance. There is no competition for the blessings of God between the two since the eternal is established upon the better promises of the everlasting new covenant.
"But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises."
"For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all."
Israel Rom 9:6
"Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:"
Children of Abraham Rom 9:8
"That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed."
Jew and Circumcision Rom 2:28-29
"For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit,and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God."
"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."