… New Covenant.
This is from my sermon this First Sunday after Epiphany:
The wise men come to outfit a new Priest for service. The New Israel, represented in the Gentile Magi, is gathering for worship and the old gold-covered Ark of the Covenant has been replaced by the Ark of the New Covenant, covered in the flesh of child. The Holy of Holies is now in the midst of this new body. Mary is not relegated to the court of the women. The gentiles are not set outside the camp of the people. They are all with Joseph at the alter and their High Priest is being fit for His service of everlasting intercession for the world and there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. This Child was that priest.
If you would like to hear more… The Nations Come To Jesus, Priest and King