“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant.” The greatness of the new covenant exceeds the old covenant revelation at Mount Sinai because the new is mediated by Jesus, the Son of God. It’s almost like the Hebrews writer is saying that you are staring heaven right in the face so it is all the more important to accept the new. With the new covenant believers actually confront heaven, the place where God resides, and they participate in worship with innumerable angels and the great assembly of those who have died in faith and are already in God’s presence. We now live at the intersection of time and eternity where the Divine Will has crossed the path of human history–the point in time and space where eternal life begins. The eternal reality, the cosmic convergence of one’s physical life with eternal life, has been activated in the lives of those who have faith in God!