In the New Testament, Part 3

Salvation Bible Basics

Hebrews 9:12 says, ‘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 death of Christ was enough to pay for the sins of the world. All He had to do was die one time. The holy place was that inner room in the temple where God met with the high priest one time per year. It was like coming into the inner sanctuary to talk to God. No one else was allowed except the high priest, one time a year.

The Bible says Jesus didn’t enter into the holy place, into the very throne room of God the Father, by the blood of goats and calves. He didn’t kill an animal to get there. But He entered into that very holy place by His own blood. He died on the cross. The shedding of His blood is what bought His right, if you will, to go into that throne room for us.

Notice then Hebrews 9:13‑14, ‘For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?’ In the Old Testament, people could offer sacrifices and talk to God, and God accepted them, even though those sacrifices were not able to completely wash away their sins. How much more powerful then is the blood of Christ which does literally take away the sin!