Christ’s sacrifice on the cross restored a direct relationship between God and men. Men’s sin had separated them from God. God tried many ways to bridge the gap–the tabernacle, the temple, animal sacrifice, prophets, priests and kings–none of those intermediate steps ever restored men’s ability to meet God where they were and have a personal relationship with him.
Then Christ–God in the flesh, became the very sacrifice he was himself to present. He not only showed the world the true nature of God, he entered into the traditional sacrificial place and made it obsolete with his blood and personal sacrifice. Then, he beat death and became the very high priest to tear down the curtain that kept the holy of Holy’s hidden from common man. By accepting him as Savior, We no longer need an intermediary between us and God–we can approach him directly with arms open simply to be received and loved.
It is an amazing gift and an amazing relationship God has provided for us. We simply need to receive him and follow his lead as he conforms us into his image!!!
God Bless You
But when Christ came as high priest(AE) of the good things that are now already here,(AF) he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle(AG) that is not made with human hands,(AH) that is to say, is not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves;(AI) but he entered the Most Holy Place(AJ) once for all(AK)by his own blood,(AL) thus obtaining eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls(AM) and the ashes of a heifer(AN) sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit(AO) offered himself(AP) unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences(AQ) from acts that lead to death,(AR) so that we may serve the living God!(AS)
15 For this reason Christ is the mediator(AT) of a new covenant,(AU) that those who are called(AV) may receive the promised(AW) eternal inheritance(AX)—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.(AY)