God’s covenant demanded that someone would die in our place in our place. Christ gave His life so that we could “receive the promise of eternal inheritance”.
From the time of the fall, it had been repeatedly demonstrated that an innocent one must bear our guilt and punishment before we could be pardoned and set free. Repentant alone never brought forgiveness; there must be atonement through the blood. The sacrifices of the Old Covenant were repeated so often until Christ come. He came as the final “Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the whole world”. His blood cleanses us from all sin.
1. REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Hebrews 9: 15-17; 8:6; Romans 1:7; 1Peter 1:18-19
Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord has “obtained eternal redemption for us” (Hebrews 9:12). “He is the Mediator of the New Testament for the redemption of the transgressions” that we “might receive the promise of eternal inheritance” (Hebrews 9:15), By God’s standard of righteousness and justice, the soul that sins must die (Ezekiel 18:4). The only way a person could come to God is to have the penalty of his paid. The payment Jesus has provided for everyone who turns away from sin and trusts Him. He became the only Mediator, only bridge between God and men. Now God is satisfied and man is pardoned when he put his faith in the shed blood of Christ.
2. REMISSION THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Hebrews 9:18-23; Exodus 24:6-8; Leviticus 17:11; 1John 1:7; Revelation 1:5-6; 5:9-10
“And without shedding of blood is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22). “For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remissions of sins” (Matthew 26:28). These verses in Hebrews chapter 9 emphasize three things which are related: a testament demands death, forgiveness demands blood and judgment demands a substitute. Testament does not take effect until the one who made it dies The benefits and provision of the testament only come to the beneficiaries after the death of the testator.
Remission of sins and the provisions of the New Covenant are now ours through the blood of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. He has ratified the New Covenant through His own Blood, just as the old Covenant was ratified by Moses with the blood of animals.
3. RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Hebrews 9:24-28; 7:25, 27; 9:12, 14; Titus 2:13-14; John 14:3; 1John 3:2-3
“Now once in the end the world hath He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26).
“And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him is no sin” (1John 3:5). He died for us, died in our place “that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2Corinthians 5:21).We were to face the judgment of God for the sins we had committed. Through faith in Christ, our sins forgiven and will never be remembered, our hearts are cleansed and we are made righteous. We have passed from judgment unto life. Christ, through His death and His blood has obtained redemption, remission of sins and righteousness for us. Believe in Christ and made righteous.