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.

It is interesting how favor with man waxes and wanes as to the recency of his accomplishments or failures. If a kicker made 50 extra points in a roll, but missed the last one to win the Super Bowl he is considered a failure. The reverse is also true. He could have missed his last 5 field goals, but if he made the last one to win a crucial playoff game, he will be remembered as a hero and a clutch performer. Jordan Spieth has won 11 times on Tour including 3 majors in a span of three years. However, he has not won since 2017 and his world ranking has slipped down to 36th. The golf world has all but forgotten when he was so dominant and a fixture on nearly every leaderboard.

Before Jesus Christ, a thick veil was transfixed over the most holy place. The tapestry shielded away all light to pass through, which symbolized God’s presence. The innermost portion of the tabernacle was the sanctuary and only the high priest was able to enter. It was here once a year, he offered a blood sacrifice for the sins of the people. No one else was permitted to enter this holy area. However, when Jesus died on the cross after living a sinless life, the veil was lifted. No longer would man be unable to approach God unashamed. The sin debt of death had been paid forevermore through Jesus’ death. This debt only had to paid once and Christ will only die once. He only entered into the holy place once. How glorious is the news that nothing more is required for salvation other than our acceptance? We can come boldly and unashamed to approach God’s throne through His son whose “own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”

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