A Systematic Expository Study on the book of Hebrews
STUDY 23: CHRIST’S ATONING BLOOD
Hebrews 9: 15 - 28
Our text brings us to the consideration of one of the most important subjects in Scripture - Atonement by the Blood; escape from death through the death of an innocent Substitute; redemption, remission of sins, righteousness through the sacrifice and death of our perfect, pure, righteous Saviour. Gods covenant demanded that someone would die 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. This message of the means of redemption runs like a scarlet thread throughout the Scripture. Repentance alone never brought forgiveness, there must be atonement through the blood. The sacrifices of the Old Covenant were repeated so often until Christ came. He came as the final Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. His Blood cleanses us from all sin.
REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Hebrews 9; 15-17; 8: 6; 1 Timothy 2: 5, 6; Romans 3: 24, 26; Ephesians 1: 7; 1 Peter 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 Gods standard of righteousness and justice, the soul that sins must die (Ezekiel 18: 4) The only way a person could come to God was to have the penalty of his sins paid. This payment was made by Christ - the only Mediator, the only bridge between God and men. Now God is satisfied and man is pardoned when he puts his faith in the shed Blood of Christ.
REMISSION THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Hebrews 9: 18-23; Exodus 24: 6-8; Leviticus 17: 11; 1 John 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 remission of sins (Matthew 26: 28). These verses in Hebrews chapter 9 emphasise three things which are related: a testament demands death, forgiveness demands blood, and judgment demands a substitute. A will, that is a testament, does not take effect until the one who made it dies. The benefits and provisions of the will 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.
RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Hebrews 9: 24-28; 7: 25, 27; 9: 12, 14; 10: 10; Titus 2: 13, 14; John 14: 3; 1 John 3: 2, 3.
Now once in the end of 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 (1 John 3: 5). He died for us, died in our place that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5: 21). We were to face the judgment of God for the sins we had committed. Through faith in Christ, our sins are forgiven and will never be remembered; our hearts are cleansed and we are made righteous. We have passed form judgment unto life. Christ, through His death and Blood has obtained redemption, remission of sins and righteousness for us. Believe in Christ and be made righteous.
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