Q. You have said that after Jesus carried His blood to heaven to sprinkle it on the altar there, the gates of Heaven were opened to believers of all ages, and they no longer had to wait in paradise but could go directly to be with the Lord. How and when did this happen? Was it before He spoke to Mary Magdalene?
A. The Bible doesn’t give us specifics, but from the way Jesus spoke to Mary on resurrection morning (John 20:17) it appears He visited Heaven soon afterward. (“Do not hold on to me for I have not yet returned to the Father.”) He was back to join up with two disciples on the road to Emmaus in the afternoon (Luke 24:13-32) and appeared to the others in the Upper Room that night (Luke 24:36-49).
Hebrews 9:11-13 speaks of Jesus, in the role of our High Priest, entering the perfect tabernacle that’s not man made. It says He didn’t enter the Earthly Temple with the blood of sacrificial animals as the Levitical High Priest would, but the one in heaven with His own blood.