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Hebrews 8:7-13
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Hebrews 8:1-13

Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest,
who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of
the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.  For
every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that
this man have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest,
seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:  Who serve unto the
example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was
about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to
the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. But now hath he obtained a more excellent
ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was
established upon better promises.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for
the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord,
when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them
by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my
covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will
make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into
their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be
to me a people:  And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his
brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For
I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I
remember no more. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now
that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.  (KJV)
Fulfillment of Prophecy –

       (Jeremiah 31:31-34) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with
the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring
them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:  But this shall
be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts,
and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his
neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest
of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.  (KJV)

•        (Jeremiah 24:4-7) Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good
figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the
Chaldeans for their good.  For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them,
and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up. And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD:
and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.  (KJV)

•        (Jeremiah 32:38-42) And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they
may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:  And I will make an everlasting covenant with them,
that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.  Yea, I
will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.  For
thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have
promised them.  (KJV)

•        (Ezekiel 11:19-21) And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of
their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and
they shall be my people, and I will be their God. But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and
their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.  (KJV)

•        (Ezekiel 36:25-32) Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your
idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart
out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and
ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I
will be your God. I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine
upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine
among the heathen. Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in
your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you:
be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.  (KJV)
“Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.” –

That which is antiquated (abrogated or superseded) and old, is ready to  disappear.

The whole reason that the passage from Jeremiah uses the terms new and old is to show that the Old Covenant is to be superseded by
a New Covenant with the Old Covenant vanishing, or disappearing. The New Covenant would replace the Old Coveant.

This passage does not teach, in any form or fashion, that the Old Covenant was slowly fading away, and that two (or more) laws were in
effect.

There is only one covenant in effect at a time.

Paul plainly taught that the Old Covenant was taken out of the way, abrogated, or superseded at the time of the Cross. See
Colossians 2
and Ephesians 2.

The elders and apostles, by their judgment in Acts 15, clearly demonstrated that the law (the Old Covenant) was no longer in force.

Paul submitted himself to certain regulations of the Law in order to be able to speak to the Jews. He did not do it to be acceptable to God.
The majority of the epistles of the New Testament detail the differences between the Old Testament and the New Testament. They
pointedly teach that we are not amenable to the Old, but are subject to the New.