by Hazel Straub
Our sins separate us from God. Jesus our Messiah, gave his life for us. He is our High Priest who sprinkled his own unblemished blood to cover our sins. His blood makes us right with God and purifies us. What was impossible for us to do, Jesus did for us. Thank God for the blood of our Messiah that atones for our sins! Draw near to God on this Day of Atonement.
Hebrews 9:11-15 (The Message)
“But when the Messiah arrived, high priest of the superior things of this new covenant, he bypassed the old tent and its trappings in this created world and went straight into heaven’s “tent”—the true Holy Place—once and for all. He also bypassed the sacrifices consisting of goat and calf blood, instead using his own blood as the price to set us free once and for all. If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters of our religion and behavior, think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out. Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God.”