Reading from Hebrews 9:1-15, Tim cautions us not to throw out the Old Testament. We need to understand the basis for our heritage and where our salvation comes from.
We need to understand a broader perspective of how God has been at work in the Jewish people. See the presentation below for more information about the Jewish tabernacle and temple. Upon the death of Jesus, the veil of the temple was torn. We don't get the deep impact of this simple statement.
When Jesus gave up His spirit, everything changes. God is still about changing lives today. It's not something we can work toward. It is still about faith, grace, mercy and the almighty working of God's presence.
Jesus is the one who is the Mediator. We now have direct access to God the Father ourselves because the veil was torn. We don't have to go to anyone else because Jesus is enough. If you think you don't have direct access to God because you keep tally of rights and wrongs, slide that aside and call it religion.
You are righteous because Jesus took care of it all. We have the supernatural potential and ability because everything is changed now. Jesus says I've loved you enough to lay down my life willingly for your salvation. Jesus doesn't keep records the way we do. If He says you're forgiven, embrace it!
Are we living life with that amazing power? Consider the simple phrase, the veil was torn from top to bottom. What does that eternal blood atonement really mean to you? Are you allowing Jesus to change everything about you everyday?
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