#DailyDevotion YHWH Will Provide The Sacrifice
Hebrews 9:24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
The Tabernacle or Tent of Meeting and the Temple were just models of what the Lord had shown Moses on the mountain. They were a copy of the true things that were in heaven above. What was been down below was to represent what has happened above. Now Christ has entered into the Holy of Holies in heaven above. He has come to the mercy seat of God between the two seraphim, between the cherubim and the four living creatures.
Unlike the high priest who himself is a type, a model for Christ, who has to bring the blood of bulls and goats every year into the Holy of Holies in the temple, Jesus enters in just once. For the blood of bulls and goats could never take away our sins or make atonement for them. It was only the promise of God attached to those sacrifices and faith in that promise of God that the Lord had taken any note of and credited us for righteousness.
But now Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, has entered the Holy Place. He has entered at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Now we might ask why does his blood do this and for all people? True, if Jesus were perfect man, perhaps he could offer himself up for someone else. Jesus however offers himself up for us all. How is that? It is because Jesus is not only man. Jesus and the Father are One, one Yahweh. He is the Lord who promised to join himself with the seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15. He is the Lord who has joined himself with David’s seed and become David’s Lord. Jesus is the Lord to whom the Father said, “This is my beloved Son, listen to him.”
So the Jesus, the Author of Life and the Lord of Glory, adds the weight of the eternal one to the blood that was sacrificed on the cross. His blood is the blood of the Son of God. Sacrificed since the foundation of the world, Jesus has appeared once now at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. He has taken his blood into the Holy of Holies, the Mercy Seat of the Father and poured it out upon the atonement cover and put away our sins and not only ours but the sins of the whole world. He has made us a promise that his sacrifice had indeed made atonement for us. It has expiated our sins from us for it has propitiated God’s wrath and he is no longer angry with us.
Heavenly Father, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to join himself to our flesh and blood that he would be the propitiation for our sins and the expiator of them as well. Grant us faith that we might receive his sacrifice as our own so we may appear before you with boldness and confidence as your children. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.