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Old Covenant To New Covenant

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    When dissecting any verse of scripture. Ask yourself, of whom, to whom, with what words, what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what is written before and what follows any single verse context.

    ^^^Myles Coverdale, Bible theologian/translator wrote the above^^^

    The old covenant was between God & the collective Nation of Israel only, the Circumcision (NO GENTILES!)

    John the Baptist repent & be baptized message is speaking to the Nation of Israel. The Circumcision only! (NO GENTILES ARE BAPTIZED BY JOHN IN THE WILDERNESS)

    Acts 13:24 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
    (NOTE: John the Baptist is sent to preach, the Baptism of Repentance to All the People of ISRAEL. To Prepare the way for the coming LORD. Isa 40:3, Matt 3:3, Mk 1:3, Lk 3:4. Through whom remission/pardon of sin would be realized)

    Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
    (NOTE: John is sent to preach the baptism of repentance. To PREPARE the people to believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. Through whom the remission/pardon of sin would be realized)

    5 On hearing this they were baptized [again, this time] in the name of the Lord Jesus.
    (NOTE: Baptized 1st by John pre-sin payment in preparation to meet Jesus & Baptized again post-sin payment in Jesus name for the remission/pardon of sin)

    Amplified Bible:
    Acts 19:
    4 Paul said, “John performed a baptism of repentance, continually telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, [to confidently accept and joyfully believe] in Jesus [the Messiah and Savior].
    (NOTE: The parenthetical emphasis in vrs 4 & 5 are placed by the Amplified Bible & not my own)

    5 After hearing this, they were baptized [again, this time] in the name of the Lord Jesus.
    (NOTE: Baptized 1st by John pre-sin payment in preparation to meet Jesus & Baptized again post-sin payment in Jesus name for the remission/pardon of sin)

    Virtually everything you read in the 4 gospels is still the Old Testament/Covenant & the fulfillment of OT promises. Made to & about the Nation of Israel/the Circumcision.

    Having said that, All scripture is written FOR us. But, ALL scripture isn't written TO us:

    Rom 15:4 (A) For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning
    (NOTE: ALL scripture is written for our learning. However, all scripture "IS NOT" written for our DOCTRINE. Example: Today are we required to bring an animal sacrifice to the Temple?)

    The New Testament/Covenant begins with Christ's death & resurrection

    Heb 9:
    16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

    Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
    (NOTE: While Christ is alive the old covenant is in full force)

    Jn 7:
    38 Jesus said; He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water

    39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified)
    (NOTE: Jesus foretells of the giving/out pouring of the Holy Spirit to be given to believers. AFTER his glorification = Resurrection)

    The ratification of the New Covenant is a process that begins at Christ's resurrection. Next, Christ enters into the presence of God & the Holy Place made without hands Heb 9:24. Here Christ cleanses the Heavenly sanctuary with his sinless shed blood.

    The final step in the New Covenant ratification is the outpouring/Baptism of the indwelling Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4) which only Christ can do. See Matt 3:11 & Acts 2:33)

    It's here on the Temple Mt during the mandatory pilgrimage Feast of Pentecost that the center piece of Jewish life = Levitical Priesthood & Temple sacrifices are now retired/rendered obsolete.

    Even though animal sacrifices continued for decades after Jesus death. They were pointless/worthless & carried no covering/cloak for sin. It was in resurrection power that Christ became our Great High Priest/advocate after the order of Melchizedek.