Hebrews 9 Who’s life?
1. [1 – 7] The first covenant was earthly… a copy of the heavenly/eternal.
a. The copies were impressive. [vv 3 – 4] BUT there was no direct access to God. [v 8]
b. RESULT: The old covenant had no direct access to God. [v 9]
c. Why? BECAUSE the eternal is powerless [v 10]
2. The internal (symbolized by the “Most Holy Place”).
a. The heavenly reality is seen in the copy [v 12]
b. The presence of God was denied in the old covenant by the curtain (veil) [vv 7, 15]
***** Never a sacrifice for willful sin. *****
3. Christ is there now… [v 24]
a. What does that mean? [v 15]
1.) Jesus died for us.
2.) Jesus paid the ransom.
3.) Jesus set us free.
b. RESULT [v 14]
1.) Conscience cleared…
2.) We are now free to serve the living God…
4. The legal proof… a “will” [vv 16 – 17]
a. The death of the owner must be proved.
1.) The first covenant is established by a living person.
2.) The death of that person releases the will.
3.) When Jesus died He ended the first covenant.
b. [v 18] Death was symbolized (proved) by the blood.
1.) [v 19] Moses sprinkled the blood to sanctify everything.
2.) [v 23] This blood was symbolic of the heavenly reality.
3.) [v 22] Blood cleansed and provided forgiveness.
***** The old looked forward toward the real, eternal, heavenly… Jesus. *****
c. [v 24] Jesus is alive.
1.) NOW there is a new covenant in place.
a.) There is direct access to God (curtain torn at the crucifixion).
b.) We have direct access through Jesus.
2.) [v 28] RESULT: Jesus will one day return.
a.) Jesus died… ransomed us… set us free: conscious is cleared and we can now serve the living God.
b.) Jesus will one day return… verifies and enforces the new covenant.
***** FACT: You are alive spiritually BECAUSE Jesus blood now runs in your veins. *****
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” [Galatians 2:20]