The new covenant is all about “provision”

Provision is the language of the new covenant. This is a major change of mentality, compared to the old covenant. This is very crucial to understanding everything that “we have”, not “will have”, but “have” due to the new covenant.

Sacrifice for Forgiveness is provided, thus forgiveness is provided. New life (eternal) is provided.

Again, this new covenant is very revealing. It exposes the truth. It doesn’t reward. But it affirms the provision delivered by God’s mercy through the blood of Jesus.

Jesus said:

“Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.” (John 6:47)

Here, Jesus is re-affirming what already exists. Believing is proof that life, eternal life, has made its residency into the heart of the person.

Many had wished that the verse said “will have eternal life”. This probably would entice them into “working” to get eternal life.

But Jesus makes it so simple to understand, but yet even the most educated fails to grasp the meaning. One wonders why?

The keyword of the new covenant is “provision”. God provides the new covenant through the provision of his son on the cross.

In the old covenant, God expected. In the new covenant, God provides.

So Jesus is not telling anyone how to get eternal life. He is rather telling us how to tell if we have eternal life. And thus his answer is this:

“Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.” (John 6:47)

What makes this so beautiful is that Jesus himself is the new covenant, Emmanuel, God with man, the masterpiece of the new mankind, the template of the new creation, the new order, Jesus.