Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Jesus' death removed the curtain and all believers may now walk into God`s presence at any time.
To neglect Christian meetings is to give up the encouragement and help of other Christians. The point is, there is no other acceptable sacrifice for sin than the death of Jesus on the cross.
If someone deliberately rejects the sacrifice of Jesus after clearly understanding the gospel teaching about it, then there is no way for that person to be saved because God has not provided any other name in all of heaven for people to call on to save them. (Acts 4:12)
The Just Live by Faith
26-28 For if we sin willfully without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God, after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
35-36 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
Hebrews encourages believers to persevere in their Christian faith and conduct when facing persecution and pressure, we don`t usually think of suffering as good for us, but it can build our character and our patience.
During times of great stress, we may feel God`s presence more clearly and find help from Christians we never thought cared.
(Resource: Application Bible Study)