Text: Heb 9:11-12 (NKJV)
But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
[The KJV adds “for us” at the end.]
In the Old Covenant, the priests who officiated daily entered the Tabernacle to perform their ritual duties according to the Law. They burned incense morning and evening on the golden altar of incense, and put oil in the golden candelabra. The showbread was changed weekly with fine flour baked bread. Only on one day of the year, the Day of Atonement, did the High Priest enter the Most Holy Place or Holy of Holies (Leviticus 16). However, when Jesus shed His blood, He obtained once and for all our redemption. Redemption is the release and liberation produced by the payment of a ransom. Therefore Eternal Redemption is the saving faith in the complete, once and for all and perfect work of Jesus Christ, confessing Him as Lord, accepting payment and forgiveness for our sins. This is not a momentary, or temporary redemption, but rather eternal redemption which can never be abolished. Galatians 3:13 says that Christ has (past tense) redeemed us once for all from the curse of the Law. He died for our sins once and for all (Rom 6:10). Christ has forever settled the issue of sin.
What we received:
- We have not received momentary redemption (as was in the Levitical system), but eternal redemption (Heb 9:12). One sacrifice was made for all our sins forever, and we have been perfected forever. There is no way one can read this verse and come to any other conclusion other than that every sin- past , present, and future has been forgiven, and that our redemption is eternal. His sacrifice was infinitely greater than all the past, present, and future transgressions of the entire human race. Jesus overpaid the debt we owed. This was not a short-term redemption – only good until the next time you sin, and then you repent and are redeemed again. Christ entered once and for all obtained eternal redemption for us.
- We have been redeemed from the curse of the law (Gal 3:13). We were in bondage to the law. When Christ came and died, He redeemed us from the curse of the law.
– He became sin so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him – 2 Cor 5:21.
– He became poor so we can become rich – 2 Cor. 8:9.
– He became sick and afflicted so we can abound in health – 1 Pet 2:24.
– He became the Curse so we can become the Blessing. Gal 3:13-14
How to take advantage of your eternal redemption today:
- Fully realize and reckon that Jesus has (past tense) obtained eternal redemption for you once and for all by shedding His blood on the cross of Calvary. Heb 9:12, Rom 6:9-10.
- With the Word, constantly renew your mind, and confess with your mouth and lifestyle, the reality of your eternal redemption – Rom 12:2, Gal 3:13-14. The average New Covenant believer is still trying to get God to respond to them based on their performance, but God ‘s dealings with us in the New Covenant are based on a “Father–Son” relationship that was made possible by our eternal redemption. Col 2:20-22; Gal 2:20.
Jesus has obtained eternal redemption for us by His sacrifice on the Cross. Let us through God’s Word realize, reckon, renew our minds, and confess with our mouths and lives, the reality of our accomplished eternal redemption to the glory of God.