'Appreciating God's Love'
Obsoleting Old Covenant
Heb 8:13 In that He says, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
The moment the Jews rejected Jesus as the Word made flesh by crucifying Him, they had rejected Yahweh the Triune Godhead of their forefathers. They would then worship a new false Yahweh of their own creation.
Note: Jews are now worshipping this new false Yahweh, who is without Jesus as the Word in the Trinity.
So God obsoleted the old covenant and removed the temple of God to prevent the Jews from offering their sacrifices and offerings for their Sabbaths and feasts to this new false Yahweh.
Out of His great love for the Jews, our Lord Jesus came not to destroy the law and the Prophets but to fulfill them so that the Jews can benefit from the New Covenant of grace.
Mat 5:17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill."
Fulfilling the Mosaic Law?
1. Yahweh - the Triune God
Mat 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"
Though the Jews rejected Jesus as the Word thereby forsaking Yahweh - the Triune Godhead, but Christians believe Jesus was the Word made flesh. Christians worship the true Triune Godhead by baptizing new converts in the name of the Father, the Son (Word) and the Holy Spirit, so that Christians are now children of God - the Triune Godhead.
I John 3:1a Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
2. Temple of God
At the death of Jesus, Yahweh left the temple of God by tearing the veil into two, because the Jews would start to worship the new false Yahweh.
God then gave every born again Christian the Holy Spirit of redemption to make his physical body the temple of God.
When a Christian keeps His words, the Triune Godhead will dwell in his physical body - this great love of God is beyond our comprehension.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."
3. Everlasting Ordinances
Exo 12:14 'So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.'
In the Old Covenant there are many sacrifices, feasts and Sabbaths with everlasting ordinances. If the Old Covenant was obsoleted without the New Covenant, then the Jews will not be able to keep those everlasting ordinances.
Our eternal Lord Jesus Himself fulfilled this everlasting ordinances in the law so that every Jew converted to Christianity has also fulfilled all these ordinances in Christ Jesus.
4. Fulfillments of Jesus
Jesus Christ the eternal God made Himself to be the perfect offering or substitution to fulfill even the everlasting ordinances.
1. Born in an animal shed and wrapped with swaddling cloths
He was the perfect animal sacrifice.
2. Placed in the Manger
He was the perfect vegetation offering including cereals, oil, frankincense and myrrh.
3. A Devout Jew
He was sinless as He kept the law and the Prophets
4. Fulfilled the Feasts
He fulfilled all the Sabbaths and Feasts
5. Higher Commandments
He replaced the Old commandments with a higher order - to love one's enemies instead of hating them.
Mat 5:43-44 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,"
Brethren, Judaism was obsoleted by our Lord two thousand years ago for the Yahweh the Jews worshipped today is not the Yahweh of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, so please do not be partakers of their abominations.
Gal 5:4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.