When you believed the gospel message of Jesus Christ … you entered a NEW COVENANT.
Another word for covenant is an arrangement. The Old Covenant, the old arrangement between God and man, was the Law. The New Covenant, the new arrangement, was brought to us by Jesus. His message of release from the Law, release from the penalty of our sin, was totally founded upon His death, as a substitute for each of us, on a cross.
Under God’s old arrangement, we stand guilty of breaking His Law. But that all goes by the wayside when we agree to God’s new arrangement by acknowledging our guilt, accepting the free gift of Christ’s death in our place, and embracing what Jesus says as true. When we do this, we are believing the gospel message of Jesus Christ. And all the promise and provisions of the New Covenant become ours.
“Jesus said, ‘This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.’ “ Luke 22:20
“Our adequacy is from God, who made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” II Corinthians 3:5-6
“When God said, ‘A new covenant,’ He has made the first one obsolete. And whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.” Hebrews 8:13
“Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant … so that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.” Hebrews 9:15.