Jesus, the Messiah, has ushered in a whole new agreement and plan (covenant). It is his gift to us through the sacrifice of his death. The old agreement kept us trying to please God on our own. The challenge was that we couldn’t. We kept missing God’s goal and plan for our life (sin).
That old way is now gone. Jesus did away with it. We have inherited a new life and a new way seeing the world. Jesus did this for us. Jesus brought us together with God and has unified us with him.
Now that is some good news!
Like a will that takes effect when someone dies, the new covenant was put into action at Jesus’ death. His death marked the transition from the old plan to the new one, canceling the old obligations and accompanying sins, and summoning the heirs to receive the eternal inheritance that was promised them. He brought together God and his people in this new way.