No Other Blood…No Other Offering (Hebrews 9:12)
Hebrews 9:12, Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
The blood of Christ is in Heaven today! Just as pure and powerful as when it flowed from His wounds on Calvary. His blood was not an ordinary blood, but was the blood of God in which He purchased the church (Acts 20:28). Jesus entered into the Holy of Holies of the tabernacle in Heaven with His own blood and offered it before God the Father, the works of His sin-atoning sacrifice as the sinner’s Substitute. Jesus gave not only the ultimate sacrifice but the final sacrifice. Because once Jesus offered himself there was nothing further that needed to be done. Praise God that we have the perfect and complete sacrifice in Jesus! There is no greater love that has ever been shown that compares to what Jesus has done for us.
Jesus' entrance into Heaven with His own blood perfectly fulfills the Old Testament typology of the Levitical High Priest's work in Leviticus 16. On the Day of Atonement, the priest had to come into the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle with a blood offering from an animal. In Christ's case it was His own blood which He shed at Calvary. His blood was shed, not spilled or lost. He sprinkled it on the mercy seat in the Holy of Holies. In the Old Testament, the priest in the Tabernacle went into the Holy of Holies once a year, however, it was not eternal. But Heaven’s only High Priest, Jesus Christ’s offering, was once and eternal. When our Saviour cried, ‘It is finished’, He fully accomplished the redemption of His people. The death of Christ effectually secured and guaranteed the eternal salvation of every born-again believer. Everyone who trusts in Him for salvation will never be condemned because they are completely forgiven of all sin. “We have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Colossians 1:13-14). God charged our sins to Christ, Christ nailed them to the cross and His blood washed them away (I Peter 2:24). Christ’s blood provides complete access into the heavenly Holy of Holies.
He stands before God the Father on our behalf. Those for whom Christ shed His blood are forgiven because they are completely freed from the curse of the law (Romans 8:1; Galatians 3:13). When Christ was made to be sin for us, He was made a curse for us. When He died under the curse of the law for us. Removing our sins, He removed us from the curse. Where there is no sin there can be no curse. Believers have been completely justified by the death of Christ. Justification is received by faith, but it was fully accomplished at Calvary. Christ was ‘delivered for our offenses, and raised again for our justification’ (Romans 4:25). Because He obtained eternal redemption for us, our salvation is secure in Him and it is something we can never lose (John 3:36). To be justified is to be cleared of all charges, to be just as if I had never sinned. No charge will be laid against God’s elect, because God has fully justified us in Christ (Romans 8:33). And all who were crucified with Christ will be with Christ in Heaven. When Christ died as our Substitute He arose and ascended back into Heaven as our Representative before God (Ephesians 2:4-5). All things are done by His power and authority (Matthew 28:18). Praise God for the finished work of Christ!
PRAYER: Father in Heaven, I thank You for sending Jesus, Your only begotten Son to pay my sin debt. He gave His all for me and has allowed me access to You in Heaven. Help me to share this joy I have with others. In Jesus name, AMEN!
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