By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear. Hebrews 8:13
When Jesus said “It is Finished” on the cross, the new covenant was officially instated. The wages of sin had been paid by the blood of Jesus Christ
However confusion on the Old and New Covenant has been a never ending debate among Christians. Some Christians feel the need to carry on “Old Covenant” traditions in order to stay in good favor with God. But they don’t understand this “New Covenant” is for everyone and not just the Jewish people as before.
Jesus said he has fulfilled the law (Matthew 5:17) what does that mean? Well under the Old Covenant unless you were Jewish, you had no hope for salvation. Traditions such as circumcision have set Jews apart to be Gods chosen people.
But under the “New Covenant” we all have hope for salvation through Jesus Christ. Instead of physical circumcision we are spiritually circumcised. God reads the minds and hearts, your religious traditions can’t save you from the penalty of sin. Only the blood of Christ can wash away our transgressions.
As God promised he sent his Holy Spirit to baptize all of us and be our guide to have “The Law” in our hearts. No longer are we slaves to sin as Jesus freed us from the wrath of The Law in Jesus Name Amen