Thursday, September 3, 2015

"The Once-For-All Perfect Sacrifice"

“The Once-For-All Perfect Sacrifice”



So we are made holy because Christ obeyed God and offered Himself once for all.  The priests do their work each day, and they keep on offering sacrifices that can never take away sins.  But Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice that is good forever.  Now He is sitting at God’s right side, and He will stay there until His enemies are put under His power.  By His one sacrifice He has forever set free from sin the people He brings to God.--------Hebrews 10: 10-14


In Old Testament times, the people were under an old covenant that had them bringing blood sacrifices to the priests, for the FORGIVENESS of their sins.  But those blood sacrifices, from animals, did not appease the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS God.  So God came up with a PLAN that would suffice the FORGIVENESS of the sins of mankind. 

A  NEW CONVENANT, a ONCE-FOR-ALL, PERFECT SACRIFICE, the SHED BLOOD of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.   Who came to this earth for the sole purpose of SEEKING and SAVING the lost.  Bringing a HOLY God and FALLEN mankind together, that was His mission.  And because of His OBEDIENCE to God, He offered Himself as that ONCE-FOR-ALL, PERFECT SACRIFICE. 

A sacrifice that is GOOD FOREVER.  Never again would mankind have to bring his own blood sacrifice to a priest, every time they sinned, because those sacrifices could not take away their sins.  But because of God’s NEW COVENANT, mankind has the assurance that the ONCE-FOR-ALL SACRIFICE is SUFFICIENT to take away our sins forever, and to NEVER be remembered by God again. 

We do, however, NEED to confess the sins we commit to God and ask for His forgiveness, and He is FAITHFUL and JUST to FORGIVE us of our sins. 

The fact that Christ is at God’s right side indicates that His ONCE-FOR-ALL SACRIFICE, His work on the Cross, His MISSION for God is COMPLETE, FINISHED, It does NOT have to be REPEATED time and time again.  He will remain at God’s right side until His enemies are under HIS power.

God’s plan for the ONCE-FOR-ALL SACRIFICE for mankind, is a PERFECT PLAN that can NOT be improved upon.  It is a FOREVER covenant that was carried out by God HIMSELF, and you CANNOT get any better than that.

If you have not ACCEPTED God’s ONCE-FOR-ALL plan, then you are headed for an eternity separated from God and EVERYTHING that is GOOD. You can, however, change your course by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and His ONCE-FOR-ALL SACRIFICE and be assured that you have the HOPE of Heaven.  Do it NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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