The gift of salvation and grace that was born into this world so long ago is available right here and right now, today. We now live under the New Testament covenant: what Jesus gave us with His life. The Old Testament covenant is done away with, Jesus fulfilled the prophecies as the Messiah, the Savior of Mankind, He came so that we could be free from our bondage to sin. “For He says, ‘In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you’” (written down by the prophet, Isaiah 49:8). “Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 5:17).