Jesus by his own blood, and eternal redeption (Hebrews 9:12)

"He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption." - Hebrews 9:12

When the high priest wanted to go into the Holy of Holies he had to sprinkle himself with blood. Now I don't know about you but I'm not much of a blood kind of guy. In fact, I don't particularly care to be covered in mud much, let alone blood.

One time I was served blood tofu which was a bad call. I almost ate it until someone explained to me just what it was. I have accidentally eaten curdled blood when it was served in a dish, but it's not the kind of thing I'd like to make a habit of.

Jesus didn't have to sprinkle Himself with the blood of animals and, apart from the obvious hygienic benefits this had, is of serious spiritual significance. The blood flowing through His own veins was worthy to enter into God's presence. He did not need an animal to be slaughtered and for God to look on the animal instead of Him so as to finally make Him clean enough to enter the Lord's presence.

But thanks to His blood being good enough, God is willing to look on Jesus and pardon us. We are in effect constantly sprinkled with the blood of Jesus and made clean enough by His sacrifice to enter into the presence of the Lord.

I say all this to remind us to be thankful than any of us (who profess Jesus as savior) can enter the Lord's presence because of what Jesus did. And that we do not have to slaughter animals and sprinkle ourselves with their blood to be regarded as clean enough.

God did it with Jesus. Once and for all. "Thus securing an eternal redemption."