Equal access through Jesus blood

Equal access to every child of God

  • for the Fathers ear
  • Every prayer of a child of God enters in to the Holy of Holies

Because

  • Same blood which removed our sins tore the wail, for us to come in boldly
  • Wail was torn from top to bottom because, its God who tore the wail

Having High Priests access

  • In the Old Testament, only High Priests are allowed inside the Holy of Holies.

Christ’s Death FAR greater than Animal sacrifice

Hebrews 10:1-31

New King James Version (NKJV)

Animal Sacrifices Insufficient

10 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.

Christ’s Death Fulfills God’s Will

Therefore, when He came into the world, He said:

“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire,
But a body You have prepared for Me.
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin
You had no pleasure.
Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—
In the volume of the book it is written of Me—
To do Your will, O God.’”[a]

Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.”[b] He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Christ’s Death Perfects the Sanctified

11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,

16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”[c]17 then He adds, Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”[d] 18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

Hold Fast Your Confession

19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

The Just Live by Faith

26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[e] says the Lord.[f] And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”[g] 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

What is sin willfully?

  • One who has trampled the Son of God underfoot
  • Counted the Blood of Christ as a common thing as a Animal sacrifice
  • insulted the Spirit of grace

It is not a Moral sin

Received the knowledge of the truth?

  • It doesn’t say Received the Truth
  • Received the Truth means Received Jesus ( Jesus it the Truth )
  • Hence, these are not for Believers
  • Believers are the people who
    • Accepted Jesus as their personal savior and not trampled the Son of God underfoot
    • Counted the Blood of Christ as a precious and everlasting sacrifice for sin
    • Accepts the Spirit of Grace
  • So Believers can’t sin willfully

Sin is singular in its context

  • Only one sin, which is the unbelief in Christ
  • Unbelief in Christ is called sinning willfully

Old Testament

  • Old and dying way

Three W’s

  • Will of God
  • Work of Jesus Christ
  • witnesses of the Holy Spirit

Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 10:7 Psalm 40:6–8
  2. Hebrews 10:9 NU-Text and M-Text omit O God.
  3. Hebrews 10:16 Jeremiah 31:33
  4. Hebrews 10:17 Jeremiah 31:34
  5. Hebrews 10:30 Deuteronomy 32:35
  6. Hebrews 10:30 NU-Text omits says the Lord.
  7. Hebrews 10:30 Deuteronomy 32:36

Related verses

Hebrews 6:4-8
New King James Version (NKJV)

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God;but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

What is fall away?

  • crucify again for themselves the Son of God
  • put Him to an open shame

High Priest of our confession of hope

Hebrews 3:1

New King James Version (NKJV)

3 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,

Hebrews 4:14

New King James Version (NKJV)

Our Compassionate High Priest

14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

14 Having, therefore, a great high priest who penetrated the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast this profession of our hope.

Hebrews 10:23

New King James Version (NKJV)

23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

High Priest in Old and New Testament

High Priest in Old Testament

  • 81 High Priest
  • 1st: Aaron
  • 81th: Caiaphas
  • They had 81 High Priest because everyone died
  • Priesthood of Levi they die
  • Levi Priesthood might fail

Blessing for the people depends on how good the High Priest is

High Priest in New Testament

  • Priesthood of Melchizedek don’t die, So Priesthood of Jesus is of the order of Melchizedek
  • This Priesthood lives for ever
  • Jesus Priesthood never fails
  • Jesus always accepted before God
  • You are always accepted before God
  • Blessings always comes out of the mouth of Melchizedek

Why God chose Aaron rather than Moses as High Priest?

Answer

  • Aaron was suffering with the people when Israelites were slaves in Egypt
    • Aaron knows the pain people go through
    • Aaron understands the pain people go through
    • Aaron can feel the pain people go through
  • Moses was in the palace when Israelites were slaves in Egypt
    • Moses doesn’t know or understands or feels the pain people go through

Jesus our High Priest now

Jesus qualified himself to be a High Priest by going through all sufferings which we go through

Hebrews 4:15
New King James Version (NKJV)

15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

  • Jesus became our High Priest.
  • Jesus dwelt among us
  • Jesus knows our pain
  • Jesus knows our sorrow we go through
  • Jesus was tested

Why Jesus High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek”?

Jesus High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek”

Hebrews 5:10
New King James Version (NKJV)

10 called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,”

Hebrews 7:17
New King James Version (NKJV)

17 For He testifies:

“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”*

*Psalm 110:4

Why not “according to the order of Levi” ?

  • Levi Priest Hood had 81 High Priests starting from Aaron to Caiaphas. All died.
  • Levi Priest Hood fails

Melchizedek Priest Hood

  • Only blessings came from the mouth of Melchizedek
  • No mention of the death of Melchizedek in Bible
  • Everlasting Priest Hood.
  • Jesus is the High Priest forever
  • Jesus Priesthood never fails

Blessing for the people depends on how good the High Priest is

  • Jesus is our High Priest.
  • Jesus always accepted before God
  • You are always accepted before God