In the ninth chapter, the apostle
Paul described how ceremonies were carried out in the tabernacle and
later in the temple. The Levitical priests had to shed blood on a
daily basis while Jesus became a high priest of a better temple in
heaven and offered up his own blood one time to obtain eternal
salvation for mankind.
The first covenant was dedicated by blood because there is no
forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood. The second
covenant was ratified by Jesus' blood sacrifice. Every human being
will die but believers don't have to fear death because of His work
on the cross. Paul tells us that it is appointed once for men to die
and judgment follows thereafter. Unless they repent, unbelievers
will have face judgment from God and eternity in the Lake of Fire.
Jesus shed his blood on the cross so that we can have eternal life
and He has also given us access through the veil to the holy of
holies. He is the mediator of the second covenant and one day will
come back to judge mankind.