Jesus’ death on the cross reaches back and pays the price for the transgressions committed
under that first covenant, and His death reaches forward to pay for the ongoing sins of the people of God under the New Covenant- making it possible for us to enter into the place where He now is- into the presence of God in the Heavenly Holy of Holies.
Who was this obscure character in the Old Testament named Melchizedek? And what connection does He have to Jesus? The author of Hebrews unravels the mystery, and grows our delight in God’s amazing plan of redemption.