Hebrews – Chapter 9

This teaching on Hebrews chapter 9 was given by Pastor Barry Forder at Calvary Chapel Portsmouth on 15th March 2020.

In this chapter, the writer to the Hebrews builds on the previous chapter and shows how Jesus became a better offering than anything offered under the Law of Moses – for those offerings, offered by a fallible high priest only made a temporary covering for sin, but could do nothing to purge the conscience. They also had to be offered repeatedly. The Tabernacle in which they were offered was also the work of human hands and was only an earthly representation of what existed in Heaven.

But when Jesus came He was sinless, and His blood was not sprinkled on a mercy seat with mere models of Cheribuim at either end, it was sprinkled on the throne in Heaven with real mighty angels gathered round. Jesus’ blood was presented behind the vail, in the Heavenly holy of holies, and by doing so he made a way for all to enter in; which is why the veil in the earthly temple was torn in two when His work on the Cross was accomplished.

In this chapter, we are reminded that He has purchased for us eternal redemption, that we might be partakers of an eternal inheritance by the indwelling and working of His eternal Spirit!

Do you get the magnitude of that? The redemption He has purchased (literally the buying of us back) will never expire. There will never be a day when His work will not be quite enough to cover your sin. Neither can you undo what He has done – because it has been ‘signed off’ before the Throne in Heaven forever! Therefore in Christ, you have a guaranteed ‘inheritance of the saints’. If someone leaves you something in their will, from that moment it is not based on how well you perform, how good you are, what you can do to earn it, or anything else. It is a matter of fact that because one died you are a beneficiary. Just so with Christ. He died and all those who have (and will) put their trust in Him will be beneficiaries. The seal of this is His eternal Spirit who was given to the Church of Jesus forever!

May you be blessed and encouraged by this study!


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