In Ephesians 2, we are recipients of covenants (plural), this statement is pregnant with wisdom from God’s word. Jesus said I have not come to abolish the law (Teaching). What did He come to do?
This is the new covenant
And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.
Luke 22:20 NASB
“ 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,
Jeremiah 31:31 NASB
In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
1 Corinthians 11:25 NASB
Obviously we know that Jesus came to establish with us this new covenant. We have come to see this in the church as the abolishing of the law, but did Jesus abolish His teaching — His word? Did He abolish Himself? “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” “And the Word was God”
If the Old Covenant was abolished Jesus abolished Himself.
17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Matthew 5:17-18 NASB
What did Jesus come to do?
Yes, without the shedding of blood their is no remission of sin. Without the new covenant there is no fulfilling of the law.
“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.
The Christian has usurped this covenant from Israel. Jesus came to cut this covenant with the house of Israel. We have not replaced that house nor are we separate from it. We are one with it. One new man. One in the covenants (plural). Jesus came to write the Law His teachings on our heart. Without which you are none of His. He has cut the covenant with all who believe.
18. do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.
Don’t allow Satan to rob you of your position in Israel.
You are to love God’s Law — Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against thee. Christ in you the hope of glory.
“If you abide in Me and My Word abides in you”
Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “ Uncircumcision” by the so-called “ Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands— remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,
Ephesians 2:11-14 NASB
You are recipients of the Covenants. The New was cut by the blood of Christ in order to write the Old — the Law (Teaching) — on your heart. And you will one day reside in the kingdom wherein Messiah is King, and you will rule with Him as one new man.
Also you may want to read:
What is Implied in Jesus’ Title “The Root? (Sept 28, 2017)
The Truth contained in the Olive Tree. Sept23, 2017
The Kingdom of God. Are there two gospels? (Sept 28, 2017)
COVENANTS OF PROMISE by Jon Loose