Please read Hebrews 8, 9 and 10. We have lots of Old Testament references – I love it. I wrote down a few – did you see one that I missed? This is our history – it’s important that we know it! Come on back and let’s share!
I love all these references to Moses. We spent so much time with him in the Old Testament, he’s a good friend to us by now. Did you notice these:
Hebrews 8:5 – Exodus 25:8-9
Hebrews 8:6 – Exodus 25:40
“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.” Hebrews 10:1-4 NKJV
“every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” Hebrews 10:11-14 NKJV
Hebrews 10 is literally everything. Other blood cannot remove sins. The Old Testament law was a “shadow”, a hint of what was to come (see – we didn’t spend all that time in the OT for nothing!). When Jesus came, He didn’t destroy the law – He destroyed the curse of sin. Jesus fulfilled and completed the law. One offering, the Blood of Jesus, perfected us forever, cleansed our sins once and for all. If we don’t get anything else, we have to get this.