The Mosaic sacrificial law which allowed the physical high priest access to the Most Holy Place only once a year and only with physical sacrifices, maintained the Mosaic Covenant; but it could not reconcile the people with God the Father on a spiritual level.
The Mosaic Covenant could not bring a resurrection to spirit and eternal life, neither of which were part of the Mosaic Covenant. Therefore a New Covenant with a better sacrifice than animals, containing the better promises of the enabling gift of the Holy Spirit, a resurrection to spirit and eternal life and reconciliation to God the Father was needed.
Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
The physical sacrifices were ordained to remind people of sins and to instruct us of the need for the perfect sacrifice of the Creator which would be brought into God the Father by the High Priest of the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31. Every aspect of the Mosaic sacrificial system reflects some aspect of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God. See the Sacrificial System article.
10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Because the blood of sacrificial animals could not truly reconcile humanity with God, the animals not being equal to the life of a person, God willed that an effectual perfect New Covenant and a perfect spiritual sacrifice of the very Implementing Creator be made.
Atonement for sin can come only through the application of the ultimate sacrifice of the Creator; reconciling the people to God the Father after sincere repentance, and a commitment to sin no more through the power of the Holy Spirit.
10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Therefore the Creator gave up his God-hood to be made flesh and to die to remove the sins of the sincerely repentant according to the will of God the Father; who willed that a New Covenant be established with a perfect sacrifice, doing away with sincerely repented sin and reconciling the sincerely repentant of humanity to himself.
10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Jesus Christ [Melchizedek] came to atone for all sincerely repented sin, and to reconcile the repentant to God the Father, thereby establishing the New Covenant promised in Jeremiah 31:31; which required a perfect sacrifice and the gift of God’s Holy Spirit to write the law [the whole Word of God] on the hearts and in the minds of the sincerely repentant.
10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law:
God the Father accepts the better sacrifice which can indeed atone for sincerely repented PAST sins.
10:9Then said he [Jesus Christ], Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first [The Mosaic Covenant ended with the death of the Husband Melchisedec [Jesus Christ] so that the New Covenant could be established.], that he may establish the second.
10:10 By the which will [by God the Father’s will] we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Because the sacrifice of Christ was perfect and complete [because the life of the Creator is worth more that all that he has created]; Christ needed to die only once to atone for all sin; although his sacrifice needs to be reapplied to the repentant if they should inadvertently slip.
10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
10:14 For by one offering [one perfect sacrificial death of himself] he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Melchisedec made flesh as Jesus Christ, has atoned for the sins of all who sincerely repent and commit to sin no more, and sets them apart [sanctifies] to reconciliation with God the Father.
Then on our sincere repentance the whole Word of God is written on our hearts and in our minds through the agency of God’s Holy Spirit, the very nature of God being given to dwell in us (Jer 31, Joel 2:28).
10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Once we have sincerely repented and committed to sin no more with a baptismal commitment; the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ is applied to us and we may receive the Holy Spirit, which if we follow it, will lead us into the truth [John 16:13, John 17:17; God’s Word is Truth] and empower us to learn and grow in godliness and to overcome sin.
10:18 Now where remission [remission of sin comes by sincere repentance and the application of the New Covenant sacrifice of Christ] of these is, there is no more [If a sacrifice is effectual to cover all sin there is no more need for further sacrifices [repeated deaths] of Christ, but that sacrifice must be reapplied if sin comes and is repented of in future.] offering for sin.
After sincere repentance and a baptismal commitment to sin no more, we are reconciled to God the Father by the application of the sacrifice of Christ and may enter into God the Father’s presence beyond the [now removed] veil of sin that had previously separated us from Him. That veil being removed by the sacrifice of the fleshly body of Jesus Christ the Creator.
10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 10:20 By a new and living way [the New Covenant], which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 10:22 Let us draw near [near to God the Father in all things, forsaking all sin] with a true [faithful and pure] heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled [by the sacrificial blood of Christ] from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water [washed clean by the Spirit and the keeping of every Word of God].
Ephesians 5:25 . . . even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
We are to hold fast to our baptismal commitment to sin no more, and we are to cleave with all our minds and spirit and body to a passionate Christ-like zeal to learn and live by every Word of God!
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together [Not assembling with just anyone, but assembling with those who are truly faithful to the whole Word of God.], as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
If we lose our zeal to keep the whole Word of God and become spiritually lazy, following men or temptation away from our Mighty Deliverer; and if we begin to justify our sins instead of immediately repenting from any sin we find in ourselves; we are searing our conscience, we are quenching God’s Holy Spirit and we are in danger of the judgment of eternal death.
10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
10:28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the [New] covenant [the sacrifice of Christ], wherewith he [we were first forgiven and Set Apart from sin] was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Brethren, those who teach that upon baptism we enter a state of grace where we need not be zealous to keep the whole Word of God; are IGNORANT or LYING! Baptism is a commitment to “go and sin no more” not a license to situation ethics and continued willful self-justified sin.
10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God [because of willful self-justified sin].
Brethren, let us remember our great joy in God’s Word when our minds were first opened to His Light! Let us return to our first zeal to search out and accept all things of God exalting godliness above all else! Let us seek to regain our love of the Truth and our zeal to root out all error and sin!
Dear Brethren; Where has the love of the truth gone when our leaders are unwilling to even look at the truth of the Biblical Calendar, and if they do look they tell open lies about the subject to maintain their now obviously false traditions?
Where is our love of the truth when we reject or spin whole sections of scripture so that we can call the Sabbath holy as we pollute it by doing our own pleasures on God’s time, or say that a High Day is on some other date than the day which God has commanded [which we do in regards to the Annual Sabbaths]?
Let us return to a passionate zeal to learn and to live by every Word of God; resisting all deceptions and temptations and enduring all trials dedicatedly seeking the holiness of God the Father, ruler of the universe.
Where are the Daniel’s and his three friends today; who would endure all things for the whole Word of God?
Daniel 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful [afraid] to answer thee in this matter.
3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
3:18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Today we worship the golden calves of idols of man, obeying the words of men and having no zeal to search and hold fast to the whole Word of God!
We are full of love and zeal for men and organizations of men; yet there is almost no zeal to keep the whole Word of God above the words of men! Truly it is written that in the last days the love of many [for the whole Word of God] shall wax cold.
Hebrews 10:32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were [when our minds were first opened to the Light of God’s Word] illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 10:33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
In the beginning the newly converted loved the truth that Paul taught, even when he was imprisoned, and they gave joyfully to help him in his mission.
In our own personal beginning we also loved every Word of God, but we have lost our first love and now love idols of men in place of loving our Mighty One and His Holy Word!
10:34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence [faith in God’s promises], which hath great recompence of reward.
Let us learn and keep the whole Word of God with zealous patience and take pleasure in godliness!
10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Our Lord is coming very soon now, in the sense that any one of us could die this very day. Therefore be always ready and full of enthusiasm to live by every Word of God.
10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
10:38 Now the just shall live by faith [the works of faith]: but if any man draw back [from the works of faith and a zeal for learning and keeping the whole Word of God], my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
God will not take pleasure in anyone who turns aside from the works of faith to live by every Word of God; such a person will receive the same judgment from God as those who had wanted to turn back into Egypt.
Those who turn aside from zeal for the whole Word of God to follow idols of men, or who succumb to trials and temptations; are consigned to judgment if they do not sincerely repent.
Those who believe the promises of God and are full of faith and the works of faith, which is the zealous keeping of every Word of God and following our LORD with passionate loyalty; will be saved from sin and they will receive the reward of entry into the Promised Land of eternal life.
Our High Priest and God our loving Father speak to us saying: Be strong my son, be strong and persevere!
10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.