Why is another word for federal will

Who is the subject of the New Covenant and what are its terms?

1. The covenants of the people

When an agreement was reached on wages of a penny a day, Matthew 20:13, the word συμθονεο, sumphoneo ( Sun together and phoneo to speak strongly). The same word is used when two agree on any matter on earth, Matthew 18:19. Another, stronger word is used when the Jews agreed in the council to throw believers out of the synagogue, John 9:22, or to conspire against Paul and murder him, Acts 23:20 - συντιτηεμι suntithemi ( Sun , together and tithemi , lay down or establish). Another word is used when the Jews "bundled" thirty pieces of silver with Judas in order to betray Jesus - "ιστεμι, histemi (stand, set up, establish).

These are all agreements between men where the parties negotiate and negotiate and come to a conclusion.

None of these words are used by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in New Testament matters.

2. The New Testament

Instead the word διαθεκε diet counter ( slide through and counter , a safe containment) is used thirty-three times in the Greek scriptures. Tyndale translated this word "Testament" thirty-one times in his New Testament of 1534. The KJV translators made an unusual choice not to conform to Tyndale on this particular matter, referring to her as a "will" only twelve times.

The word διαθεκε diet counter is defined for us at Hebrews 9:16 and 9:17, where the writer says:

Because where there is a will, there must necessarily be the death of the testator.

Because a will has power after the death of a person, otherwise it is not at all strong as long as the testator lives.

The other types of correspondence between men mentioned above are defined differently, as can be seen from the words used. But a διαθεκε- Slide counter is defined for us at Hebrews 9:16 and 17.

The testament, which the Holy Spirit mediates through the writers of the Greek scriptures, concerns a testator and does not come into force until the testator dies. In fact, it's even stronger - it is prevented from taking effect until the testator dies.

3. The object of the New Testament

The goal was made clear six centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem:

For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after these days, says the Lord. I will bring my laws in their minds and write them in their hearts; and I will be one God to them, and they will be one people to me: [Hebrews 8:10 and 10:16 King James Version]

This prophecy, originally delivered through Jeremiah 31:33, promises two things: an internal rule of the heart from God Himself (and therefore it must be of the Spirit) and a common inheritance, that is, an inherited relationship between Godhead and corporate humanity.

Inherited after someone else's death, of course.

It promises a better rule than the legal requirement. It promises a better human existence than one in Adam. It promises better communal worship than that of external ritual and earthly government.

4. The terms of the New Testament

The terms are not limited in time, they do not refer to this present world. It is an "everlasting covenant," Hebrews 13:20. The promises do not depend on the works or skills of man. It is not a covenant with man at all. It is promised; it is insured; it is forever.

And more - Hebrews 9:15.

And for this reason he is the mediator of the New Testament that through death for the redemption of the transgressions under the First Testament, those who are called could receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

This will is conveyed. Through the one mediator between Godhead and humanity - Christ Jesus. There is no other name by which men could be saved but his name. He is the one who mediates it to every single needy soul who needs his mediation. And he does it personally - for every single soul.

And through his mediation, the transgressions (which the first - 'old' - covenant could in no way eliminate) are thoroughly and completely eliminated by the shedding of its precious blood: Matthew 26:28:

For this is my New Testament blood shed for the forgiveness of sins for many.

5. The beneficiaries of the New Testament

The 'many' Jesus refers to above are clearly those that Jesus also described as:

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I in him.

. . . This is clearly not a matter of digestion, but of belief.

6. The Messenger of the New Testament

Mark makes it clear in the first verses of his gospel that "the beginning of the gospel" includes the ministry of John the Baptist (the baptism of repentance) and the coming of that prophesied by Malachi - 3: 1 -

... the Lord you are looking for will suddenly come into his temple, even him Messenger of the covenant ...

Jesus Christ, the Lord, comes in flesh, is the Messenger of the Covenant, he is the Testator of the New Testament, He is the Avoidator of the New Testament and his is the blood of the Eternal Testament.

7. The dedication of the New Testament

The rich man who wanted to tear down his barns and build them bigger, Luke 12:18, used the word pharmacy to describe a backing that is protected against animals seeking its agricultural wealth or stealing thieves. Apo is a question of dimension - it's big.

Jesus uses the word counter, when he tells Peter to put his sword in stuck in the counter , John 18:11. Safe containment at home is more likely than a scabbard, given what Jesus said about carrying a sword. Put it in its safe box at home: I take it as his admonition, but whatever - it is a safe containment.

In reference on the will - the Slide counter - by" counter - I suggest that a coffin or a grave is in sight. A safe place to keep a body until the resurrection is the meaning as far as I know.

The will comes into force through a securely enclosed body: in death.


This is a great and polished way to show the connection between all of the verses in the numbered dots. but exegetically, what does Jeremiah say? And of further interest, this is the bilateral nature of the language when a party (Yhwh) Covenant makes a unilateral agreement that depends on its ability to bring the law to the heart and mind with forgiveness and knowledge. In relation to Christian doctrine, this is not just a hermeneutical question, but a general question of the new covenant on which the Christian religion is based. Many Thanks

Nigel J.