Through his death, Jesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity opens a way for people to draw near to God. Believers follow him and live by faith.
The inner chamber of Israel’s A sanctuary is the consecrated area around the altar of a church or temple. It also means a place of safety where one can flee for protection. In the Old Testament, especially in the Psalms, God is referred to as a sanctuary, a refuge from... was the The holy of holies was, in the Old Testament, the tabernacle's inner sanctuary that housed the ark of the covenant and its mercy seat. The space was separated from the rest of the holy place by a veil and was visited only once a year..., where only the The high priest was the most powerful priest in the temple in Jerusalem. The high priest Caiaphas held the office during the trial of Jesus. Later, in the New Testament book of Hebrews, the role of merciful high priest is ascribed to the resurrected Jesus. was permitted to approach God. Yet here Hebrews invites all who have been redeemed by Christ the high A priest is a person who has the authority to perform religious rites. In New Testament times priests were responsible for daily offerings and sacrifices in the temple. to follow him into the presence of God in the sanctuary. The invitation does not refer to a physical movement into a Holy is a term that originally meant set apart for the worship or service of God. While the term may refer to people, objects, time, or places, holiness in Judaism and Christianity primarily denotes the realm of the divine place but to a movement of faith. By holding firmly to the confession of faith in what Christ has done, people can approach God confidently in prayer and continue joining together with others in worship. Hebrews was written for discouraged Christians, and this vivid invitation is designed to help renew a sense of personal trust in God and a revitalized commitment to life in community.