The practical work of the priest in ancient Israel was always a game of catch-up. Sacrifices were made for sins, but always looking backwards. The cleansing merit of the Day of Atonement always applied to the previous year; it only provided coverage for what had already happened. A fresh start; but with no guarantees for righteousness tomorrow. It was a start, a prototype to learn from. God sent Christ to perform a better ministry; to work a sacrifice whose merit could provide a permanent cleansing by way of a new kind of covenant. This new covenant involved only one perfect sacrifice, and it would be valid for all time.
See all products for the series.
Product Code: CIHM08