Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 152.
“This study suggests that animal sacrifices during the millennium will serve primarily to remove ceremonial uncleanness and prevent defilement from polluting the temple envisioned by Ezekiel. This will be necessary because the glorious presence of Yahweh will once again be dwelling on earth in the midst of a sinful and unclean people.” (Page 281)
“To summarize, divine statements of intention can be grouped into two categories: decrees and announcements. Decrees can be formal (marked as such) or informal (unmarked). Announcements can be explicitly or implicitly conditional. On the one hand those verses that declare that God does or will not change His mind pertain to decrees. In fact the declaration formally marks the divine statement of intention as a decree or oath. On the other hand those passages indicating that God does/will/might change His mind pertain to announcements.” (Page 391)
“The conclusion that best accords with this data is that the New Covenant was actually ratified at the Cross, with Jesus’ death providing the blood that sealed the bond of the covenant and brought the provisions of the covenant into effect.” (Page 302)
“It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Book of Hebrews views the New Covenant as having been ratified at the Cross.” (Page 301)
“In the Old Testament not all statements of intention are the same. Some are decrees or oaths that are unconditional and bind the speaker to a stated course of action. Others, which may be labeled announcements, retain a conditional element and do not necessarily bind the speaker to a stated course of action.” (Page 389)