Two "systems" come into stark contrast as HW wraps up his appeal. There is the "Old," with its endless array of priests offering their endless parade of useless sacrifices, on the one hand. Then, on the other hand, there is the one-and-done accomplishment of Jesus, the singular "New" High Priest of our confession. With the perfect sacrifice completed, providing His own blood for atonement, He sat down at God's right hand to await the final subduing of His enemies. After that He would emerge from "out of the second" unto those who were eagerly anticipating His return. They had been prefected "for all time"; not just "until this time next year."
On the basis of this great news, HW appealed to his readers to do three things: 1) Draw near (make that good confession; come to Jesus); 2) Hold fast to that confession (rather than slip grip and drift); and 3) Consider and stimulate each other (rather than miss the gathering that was approaching--when the High Priest returned).
The consequences of rejecting the one perfect sacrifice (by letting go and drifting back into Judaism) was that God had no other, future sacrifice that would do away with sin. Accept Jesus or perish with Judaism; were their only options. AND, He was coming very, very soon!
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