Jesus: Better Blood Sacrifice!
Scripture reading for October 26th: Hebrews 9
“When Christ came as High Priest of the good things that are already here, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves, but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that the are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God.” (Hebrews 9:11-14)
We note that the ‘good things’ of the New Covenant are ‘already here! Christ’s work and sacrifice bought ‘eternal redemption’ that is ours now! We can have consciences that are cleansed from past sinful acts and now serve the Living God without fear or shame. His sacrifice was once–for all men’s sins! (Hebrews 9:26-27) His sacrifice was offered in the heavenly Tabernacle in God’s presence meeting the Father’s requirement for justice. The foundation of His throne is righteousness and justice. (Psalm 89:14) The blood of goats and bulls could never truly atone for man’s sins, but only provided a temporary covering. But Christ’s blood was sufficient because it was human blood, but not tainted by sin. Praise the Lord for His amazing love and faithfulness to provide the perfect sacrifice! Praise the Lord that it is available to all who will believe on Christ Jesus our Lord! He is coming again with full salvation for those who are waiting for Him! (Hebrews 9:28)