The unlimited access to God

So Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world. With his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever. Under the old system, the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer could cleanse people’s bodies from ceremonial impurity. 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. Hebrews 9:11-14 NLT


The sacrifice of Jesus Christ at the cross obtained for those that surrendered their lives to Him unlimited access to God. He went through the Most Holy Place just one time as our High Priest and that was enough to provide solution to humanities’ problem of sin. All the substances of the Tabernacle foreshadowed the coming of Christ, the Messiah. The altar, the incense, and the Tabernacle itself pointed to the sacrifice of Jesus at the cross. The unlimited access obtained also removed completely the guilt from sin to which the blood of the animal sacrifices where not able to accomplished. The one who go through the ceremonial cleansing through the sacrifice offered by the priest was considered effective only to remove “ceremonial impurity” (Hebrews 9:13). The effectiveness under the old covenant was limited. In fact, there was already a prepared mixtures of substances that the priest will use when a person comes to him seeking to be absolved from sin. “Someone who is ceremonially clean will gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them in a purified place outside the camp. They will be kept there for the community of Israel to use in the water for the purification ceremony. This ceremony is performed for the removal of sin” (Numbers 19:9). If the blood of goats and calves could provide outward cleansing for those who follow the old covenant, how much more effective the sacrifice of Christ pouring His own blood for the forgiveness of sin. “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” (Hebrews 9:14). The forgiveness that Christ offers is available to all who asks. Christ’s offer stands: if you want your conscience to be free from guilt, then come to Christ and receive His offer. “For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6-7).

Blessings,


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