Hebrews 9:10

“…but deal only with food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation.” Those former things, still being practiced by some Jewish Christians, were not spiritual in nature but dealt with physical things. They were useful in their time but once Jesus came and brought in reformation they […]

Hebrews 9:9

“(which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper…” Everything about the tabernacle service was looking forward to the time of Christ. The old arrangement did not provide a permanent solution for the sins of the people. Because of this, […]

Hebrews 9:8

“By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing…” As long as the priests were limited to one day a year in their approach to the mercy seat of God the access to God was not available to […]

Hebrews 9:7

“…but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins of the people.” Leviticus warns against the high priest entering the Most Holy Place at any time he wanted to. To enter on any day […]

Hebrews 9:6

  “These preparations having thus been made, the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties…” We must keep in mind that the tabernacle was divided into two separate sections or rooms. The first room was the Holy Place. The writer has given us a list of the items in the Holy […]

Hebrews 9:5

“Above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.” If you went back to Exodus and read all the verses describing the Tabernacle and the items in it and how they were used and how often you fully understand why the author is not […]

Hebrews 9:4

“…having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden urn holding manna and Aaron’s staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant.” By the time of the New Covenant the items belonging to the Most Holy Place were gone. The […]

Hebrews 9:3

“Behind the second curtain was a section called the Most Holy Place.” Moses was completely concerned with detail, our author is not. The temporary structure had to be made correctly by the Israelites in order to be pleasing to God and to serve Him. The permanent one, made in the heavens, is made by God […]

Hebrews 9:2

“For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place.” We know from studying the Old Testament that the tabernacle was a rectangular divided into two uneven rooms. The first of those rooms was called the Holy […]

Hebrews 9:1

“Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness.” What follows is a description of the earthly place of holiness. By describing it in detail the writer makes sure we don’t get confused about his subject. If the first covenant had regulations concerning where, when, and what was involved […]