On this site I have found several articles where I am urged to enter or conclude the New Covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ. How to do this? What does this entry in the New Covenant connote?
Yes, you are right. On this site, in many articles I recommend readers who have sent questions to rush to enter the New Covenant with Jesus Christ, so that they may get the redemption of their souls, the forgiveness of sins and inheritance with all the saints. It is not possible to do these things otherwise. Unless someone enters the New Covenant with Jesus Christ he can not any way at any time enter into the kingdom of God, regardless of the denomination to which he belongs, the church he attends and the traditions he keeps.
The importance of understanding the concept of the covenant
Human relationship with God is regulated under the covenant, and in this regard, I recommend you to get the Bible study “Covenant” by Kay Arthur, which is based on the inductive method of Bible study and study it. If someone does not understand this concept of covenant, he can not understand the message of the Holy Scriptures and the relationship between the Old and New Testament. . Therefore, because they do not understand this concept of covenant, there are people who see the Old and New Testament as different and opposite teachings, and some even attribute them to different deities.
God promised the New Covenant
The people of Israel entered the Mosaic covenant with God at Mount Sinai, after their departure from Egypt. But, they did not remain faithful to that covenant and could not remain faithful. Therefore, through the prophet Jeremiah, God made the following promise:
Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-34)(NASB)
The blood of the Lord Jesus is the blood of the New Covenant
Lord Jesus, the Son of God, took a human body and came to live on this earth to tell us the way of salvation and to shed His righteous blood as expiation for the sins of all mankind. It has become possible to enter the New Covenant only through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus. Therefore, before His arrest and crucifixion, the Lord Jesus instituted the Last Supper:
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out formany for forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:27-28)(NASB)
Redemption of our souls from eternal destruction can be made only with the holy blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, as written:
… knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. (1 Peter 1:18-19)(NASB)
From now on, anyone who wants to save his soul from eternal destruction and inherit the kingdom of God must enter the New Covenant with Jesus Christ, which is by faith, repentance and baptism.
Entry into the New Covenant is made only through faith in Jesus Christ
Salvation is by faith alone, as the New Testament writings teach us. It is a very central truth of Scripture and even the Bible gold verse expresses the same:
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16)(NASB)
When someone believes wholeheartedly in Jesus Christ and is ready to dedicate Him all his life, he will enter the New Covenant. Entry into this covenant means self-denial, full denial of sin, of free will, of one’s own plans and be ready for a living in full obedience to the Lord Jesus and His teachings found on the pages of Scripture.
Model prayer for entering the New Covenant
When you made this decision in your heart, come in prayer before God and tell Him about your decision, ask forgiveness for sins committed with and without knowledge and ask Him to make you his child. Here is a model prayer that you can tell to enter the New Covenant:
Almighty God, I thank you for the love You have for me. Thank You for giving me life and keeping it until this moment. Thank you and I praise You for the holy blood of thy Son Jesus Christ shed on the cross at Calvary so that I can have redemption of the soul from eternal destruction. Please, forgive me all my sins, cleanse me and give me your Holy Spirit. Give my love for the Holy Scriptures and help me to study them daily, to understand and live in perfect obedience to Your teaching. Give me strength to face any suffering with patience and be faithful to You until death. Help me and give me courage to tell all people about the salvation that is in Christ Jesus and serve the saints from Your Church with love. I asked all these and I praise the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
If you said this prayer from the heart, then you have entered the New Covenant. I said that prayer on 27 November 1991 while I was in the room of the hotel “Izmailovo” from Moscow. Then was the moment of my entry in the New Covenant and then I received the Holy Spirit of God.
Join a local church
The next thing is to look for a church and when I say “church” I mean a community of Christians who have also entered the New Covenant and live in complete obedience to the Savior’s teaching as it was left on the pages of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament. If you do not know such a church, begin to look for one and when you find one, go to visit it to see if it’s what you have been looking for.
Next, you have to be baptized according to your faith. So did all people who entered the New Covenant and you must do this, too. If you avoid or postpone baptism you must ask yourself whether you have even entered the New Covenant. How can you live in perfect obedience to the Savior, if you don’t fulfill His first command, and you do not want to be baptized? Here’s what the Bible says about people who have entered the New Covenant with Jesus Christ
And he (the jailer), having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediatelyall the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!” And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, and after he brought them out, he said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house. And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having believed in God with his whole household. (Acts 16:24-34)(NASB)
When you find a local church, tell the pastor/priest about your intention to receive baptism and he will fix the date of your baptism. Through water baptism you become a member of Christ Church and of the local congregation/church. God help you to live in perfect obedience to the Lord Jesus under the New Covenant in which you have entered.
Translated by Felicia Rotaru