The Heavenly Sanctuary HEBREWS 9
11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things [c]to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, [d]sanctifies for the [e]purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without [f]spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Good Morning. Here in our text today we see the reality of our need for Jesus to be our High Priest. A priest is the one who carries our needs and problems and sins to God! Notice too that Jesus’ tabernacle is not made with hands and is not from this creation, His tabernacle is from above. The blood of bulls and goats was a sign of what was to take place in the future when Jesus came to earth and shed His blood. For the blood of bulls and goats could never take away sins: Hebrews 10;4 ” 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.” Jesus’ blood not only washes away sin but gives us eternal life and the ability to serve the Living God!! Now because sin has separated mankind from God it takes the death and shed blood of Jesus, the Son of God to repair that separation and redeem us from the penalty of sin which is eternal separation from God (the second death)! Thank you Jesus! God bless.Love in Christ, Terry April 30, 2021