SAT NOV 19 2022
A ONE-TIME SACRIFICE – Pastor Chris
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 (Hebrews 9:12).
The Bible refers to the first tabernacle in the old testament as that “Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect…” (Hebrews 9:9). The Old Testament priests gave different offerings and sacrifices to God, such as “…meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances…” (Hebrews 9:10).
But when Jesus Christ came, His sacrifice was His own blood; He offered Himself. Whereas the priests of the Old Testament had to offer sacrifices year after year for a yearly atonement, Jesus did it once and obtained eternal redemption for mankind. The previous will—the offering of the blood of animals—wasn’t God’s best, and not what He wanted. So, Jesus said, “…Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God” (Hebrews 10:7).
The Bible says the Old Testament priests were “…offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man (Jesus Christ), after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:11-12).
No wonder the Apostle Paul, while ministering to some unsaved Jews in Antioch, unveiled an extraordinary truth. He said, “…through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:38-39). Blessed be God!
Tell it everywhere and to everyone: Christ Jesus has consummated man’s eternal redemption once and for all. Hallelujah!
PRAYER / CONFESSION
Glorious and righteous are you, Lord, for you bore our sins and washed them away with your blood, once and for all! You paid the ultimate price for sin, which man had incurred without a means of settlement. Now, we’re washed, sanctified, and justified; free from sin, death, and destruction. Hallelujah!