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.