Final sacrifice

Sacrifices of the law – even if we talk about the Day of Atonement which is the highest sacrificial act of the law – do not remove sins but they do remind us of our sin. Hebrews does a great job in nullifying the work of ongoing sacrifices and encourages us to put our hope and trust in the final sacrifice by Jesus Christ.

By believing that a sacrifice needs to be made over and over again pours contempt on the finished work of God when He raised Jesus from the dead and giving Him glory so that our faith and hope might be in Him.

I am not too sure why we like things we can touch and do to earn our way into heaven.  Why would we want to reject Christ’s sacrifice as sufficient for our sins and go back to a way that depends and relies on law for our salvation?  Our hope is in the life, death, resurrection and High Priestly ministry of Jesus.

When Jesus appears for the second time, He will not be coming to take care of sin, He will be coming for those who eagerly wait for Him and to welcome them into His presence for all eternity – that is our blessed hope!

But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God,”  and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.”  For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.  And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying,  “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,” he also adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”  Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. – Hebrews 10:12-18

The Truth of the Crucifixion


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