We all face different struggles and sorrows. We work to find leaders, religious institutions, and spiritual experiences that will give us hope. We live in a time of restlessness and anxiety. The writer of the book of Hebrews encourages us to find Jesus and experience Him because He is Greater than the Temple.
Remember that you have been purified, you are a promise, and you are perfected for all time in Christ Jesus. No longer slaves to fear. No longer chained to our mistakes and failures. No longer without hope! Jesus’ work is greater than any earthly temple, ritual, or priest. He makes temple work, priestly confession, and animal sacrifice obsolete. No more shedding of blood needed. His work is profoundly internal, intensely spiritual, and deeply personal.
- Purified for WORSHIP | Hebrews 9:1-14
Jesus has been cleansed for worship and He has become the light of the world (Candle stand), the bread of life (Table of Show Bread), the fragrant offering (Altar of Incense), and shed blood for the forgiveness of sins (Ark of the Covenant). We too have been cleansed, by the blood of Christ. We are made right with God and can enter his courts with praise and confidence.
- Promised for ETERNITY | Hebrews 9:15-28
The Tent was temporary, Jesus work is Forever. Jesus died as a sacrifice ONCE FOR ALL, this makes Him greater. He gave himself as a promise of an eternal inheritance. We are friends of God, we are joint heirs with Jesus, and we are given a clear conscience.
- Perfected for all TIME | Hebrews 10:1-18
In the Tent, sins were only covered for a year, but in Jesus, our sins are wiped away for all time. You are right in Jesus, it is finished; You have access into the Holy Place. We are perfected for all time.
This Week’s Bible Reading:
Exodus 16, 25, 30; Leviticus 16; Numbers 17; Deuteronomy 10