11 But Christ being come a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
God ratified the Old Covenant by the blood of bulls and goats. This covered the sins of the people for a year. There were several types of sacrifices to cover other sins during the year. He didn’t enter a tabernacle made with hands. He didn’t enter into the temple which existed at the time of Jesus. But He went to the perfect tabernacle in Heaven of which the others were but imperfect pictures and examples.
Jesus entered this tabernacle with His own blood which He shed on the Cross for us. When Jesus said “It is finished”, His death satisfied the wrath of God and the judgment for our sins was complete. Jesus took it all upon Himself in our place—the perfect for the imperfect.
Jesus entered into the true Holy of Holies only once for all having secured our eternal redemption. Jesus paid it all. Whatever the debt was, Jesus paid it which His own life.
This is an eternal, everlasting, final event through which we have obtained redemption which lasts forever. Eternal is a long time. The Cross was the final resting place for our sins, our judgments, and our condemnation. That fact that this is an eternal redemption says much about our present and our future in Christ. No one can take it away. It’s all about the blood of Jesus and confirmed by His resurrection.
“He used his own blood, not the blood of goats and bulls, for the sacrifice. He went into the most holy place and offered this sacrifice once and for all to free us forever” (Hebrews 9:12 GW). We are free from the bondage of sin forever. Jesus paid the debt. We cannot accrue any more debt. The account is clean and will stay that way forever.
That pretty much says eternal salvation—once and for all.