1 John 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

In the Old Covenant, our sins could only be covered annually through the sacrifice of animals. We still would have been held accountable for our sins and behavior at the end of our lives. This gave people great uncertainty because they never knew if their behavior was good enough to please God to the point of having a blessed afterlife.

Under the New Covenant, there was a great removal. The sacrifice of Jesus didn’t cover our sins. His sacrifice removed all our past, present, and future sins (Hebrews 9:26). This is great news for the New Covenant believer. Although we may sin, through the blood of Jesus, we’re not held accountable for our sins (2 Corinthians 5:19).

Praise God for Jesus. It’s He that makes us holy, righteous, and has removed all our sins. It’s not our behavior or “sin count” that keeps us out of heaven. It’s the rejection of that payment (Jesus) that keeps us out of heaven.