READ - Hebrews 9
This chapter explains, perhaps more than any other in scripture, the connection between the Old Testament practice of tabernacle worship and Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. It wasn’t that Jesus did away with the practice of forgiveness obtained through sacrifice; no, he fulfilled it in a way that was perfect, enduring and perpetual.
Under the Jewish sacrificial system, only the choicest, most pure animals from the flock could be offered at the altar. Blemished lambs and bulls were rejected. Only the best. Jesus was pure, spotless, and without blemish. He was “tempted as we are in every way, yet was without sin.” That is why the Hebrew writer is able to write, “Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.” (verse 14)
His sacrifice obtains forgiveness for all your sin: past, present and future. His death was to “take away the sins of many people.” It was “to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.” (verse 28)
It bought you an all-access pass to God.