Ref Hebrews 9:11-22
A hymn about the blood of Jesus is “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus”. This song used to be sung differently than we sing it today. The leader would sing the 1st line: “What can wash away my sin” and the congregation would sing, “Nothing but the blood of Jesus”.
Jesus Christ came to bring repentance. As the result of repentance, He gives forgiveness and remission of sin. The blood of Jesus Christ is what saves us. It doesn’t matter that we belong to a church because it is the blood of Jesus Christ that brings forgiveness, not church membership.
1. Some say, “I’ve been baptized,” and that’s good; but God isn’t looking for water, He’s looking for blood.
2. Some say, “Let me tell you about all the good things I have done”. That’s fine; but it will not bring forgiveness and remission of sins.
God is not looking for works, He’s looking for blood. He’s looking for the sacrificial blood of Christ.
Hebrews 9:11 “When Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is not of this creation.
Christ’s tabernacle is better than the Old Testament tabernacle. THE GOOD THINGS TO COME include
access to God. The preposition WITH in this context means “in connection with.”
THE GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE is not a reference to Christ’s body but to the “true tabernacle.
Hebrews 8:2 a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.
Hebrews 9:12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
The service of the Levitical priest obtained a limited, recurring symbolic type of redemption. Christ, WITH HIS OWN BLOOD, obtained ETERNAL REDEMPTION. His sacrifice never has to be repeated because it is perfect.
Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not really have tomorrow. Salvation is a free gift. Have a Blessed Day.
Written By Edward Jeffries