IN THE OLD COVENANT, ONCE A YEAR, DURING THE DAY OF ATONEMENT (YOM KIPPUR), THE HIGH PRIEST OF ISRAEL WILL ENTER THE “HOLY OF HOLIES” INSIDE THE TABERNACLE. HE CARRIES WITH HIM THE BLOOD OF THE ANIMAL SACRIFICE FOR THE SINS OF ISRAEL. HE THEN SPRINKLES THE BLOOD ON THE “MERCY SEAT” OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT AND IF GOD ACCEPTS THE OFFERING, THE WHOLE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL WILL ENJOY GOD’S FORGIVENESS FOR ONE YEAR. THIS YEARLY EVENT WAS ORDERED BY GOD TO TYPIFY THE SACRIFICE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, CHRIST OUR HIGH PRIEST ENTERED THE MOST HOLY PLACE IN HEAVEN WITH HIS OWN BLOOD AND OBTAINED FOR US AN ETERNAL REDEMPTION; MEANING HIS BLOOD SACRIFICE EARNED FOR US NOT JUST ONE YEAR OF FORGIVENESS, BUT ETERNAL.
(Hebrews 9:11-12) “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.”
ONLY THROUGH THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST ON THE CROSS CAN YOU BE HOLY, BLAMELESS AND FREE FROM ACCUSATION IN GOD’S SIGHT.
(Col. 1:22) “But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.”
THE BLOOD OF JESUS COVERS ALL OUR IMPERFECTIONS. WE ARE BLESSED AND CROWNED WITH FAVOR BECAUSE CHRIST IS OUR ETERNAL OFFERING.
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, GOD DOES NOT JUDGE US ON THE BASIS OF WHETHER WE HAVE DONE THIS OR THAT, BUT ON THE BASIS OF OUR OFFERING; THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
GLORY TO GOD!