After the giving of the law upon Sinai, Moses received instructions as to the institution of public worship and sacrifice. As all that which was then appointed was typical of spiritual things, we will read the New Testament summary of it, contained in
and a worldly or material
For there was a tabernacle made; the first or outer tabernacle
which is called the sanctuary or holy place.
Holiest of all or Holy of Holies
The greatest of the Jewish high priests had to admit that they were sinners themselves, for they had to present sin-offerings on their own account, but our Lord Jesus has no sin of his own; hence in part his ability to bear our sin.
The Holy of Holies was not open to all men, but only to Jews; and not to all Jews, but only to priests; and not to all priests, but to the high priest alone; and not even to him at all times, or indeed at any time, except upon one solitary day in the year:
They could not expiate sin, and consequently could not give the conscience peace.
The appearance of the substance and the putting away of the shadows, was a reformation, or emendation. Is it not wonderful that any should wish to undo this reformation, and go back to the beggarly elements of the law? Nay, worse, they would even revive the follies of old Rome.
Our Lord’s offering is never to be repeated. It has been presented once, and has effectually secured the eternal redemption of all for whom he bled as a substitute. O what joy to see Jesus within the veil with a perfect offering, and to know that the one sacrifice has saved us.
Hebrews 9:13, 14
Who can answer this question, “How much more?” It amounts to a solemn affirmation. Jesus can most assuredly remove our sins. Beloved, has he removed yours? Answer as before the living God!
Jesus, in Thee our eyes behold
A thousand glories more
Than the rich gems, and polish’d gold,
The sons of Aaron wore.
They first their own burnt-offerings brought
To purge themselves from sin:
Thy life was pure, without a spot;
And all Thy nature clean.
Once in the circuit of a year,
With blood, but not his own,
Aaron within the veil appears,
Before the golden throne.
But Christ by His own powerful blood
Ascends above the skies,
And in the presence of our God
Shows His own sacrifice.