The Book of Hebrews – Jesus the Perfect Sacrifice

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“So, Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world. With his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever.” Hebrews 9:11-12

One of the most amazing truths throughout the entire Bible and a marvelous theme in the book of Hebrews is that our sins are completely paid for, eternally forgiven, forgotten and removed from all records. Jesus has obtained eternal redemption for those who put saving faith in Him.

 We have been redeemed; it is important for us to understand what it is. In the Old Testament redemption was the process of buying something back. For instance, if a person sold a piece of property to another, by law, the seller or a family member could redeem their land so that no family would be without their inheritance. If they didn’t have the means for redemption, then everything was returned to them in the Year of Jubilee. This principle applied to land, people and possessions.  The Law made it possible for the next of kin, also known as “kinsman redeemer” to rescue a person or property. The term “Redemption” refers to the mystery of God’s deliverance of mankind from the evil of sin and His restoration of man to the state of grace by an act of divine power and merciful love.

Mankind was sold into slavery in the Garden of Eden. Adam, God’s representative for mankind, had been given full authority and possession of the earth. Everything belonged to him. He transferred this birthright to Satan when he ate from the tree that God instructed him not to. According to the Law of the Kinsman Redeemer only a relative could redeem or purchase back that which was lost or sold. In other words, mankind was the only one who could provide this redemption. This is why Jesus came in the flesh, fully God and fully man. Jesus became our brother so Adam and all mankind could be redeemed. Jesus came as the perfect sacrifice to pay our debt and return us to his family.

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