Bible: Hebrews 9:8-15

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.

9:15 And so he is the mediator 9  of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised, 10  since he died 11  to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant.

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