Bible: Hebrews 9:8-14

9:8 The Holy Spirit is making clear that the way into the holy place had not yet appeared as long as the old tabernacle 1  was standing. 9:9 This was a symbol for the time then present, when gifts and sacrifices were offered that could not perfect the conscience of the worshiper. 9:10 They served only for matters of food and drink 2  and various washings; they are external regulations 3  imposed until the new order came. 4 

Christ’s Service in the Heavenly Sanctuary

9:11 But now Christ has come 5  as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, 9:12 and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured 6  eternal redemption. 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, 7  9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our 8  consciences from dead works to worship the living God.

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