Thursday, May 21, 2020

"The Most Perfect, Accepted Sacrifice"

“The Most Perfect, Accepted Sacrifice”

He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.      Hebrews 9:12

Jesus Christ, the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS, SINLESS SON of the LIVING GOD, is the PERFECT, ACCEPTED SACRIFICE, whereby mankind might be SAVED from their sins and from an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once they are there. 

For Christ did NOT enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model of the true one) but into Heaven itself, so that He might now appear in the presence of God for us.  He did NOT do this to offer Himself many times, as the High Priest enters the sanctuary yearly with the blood of ANOTHER.  But He has appeared ONE time, at the end of the ages for the REMOVAL of SIN by the SACRIFICE of HIMSELF. (vv24-26)

For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh,  how MUCH MORE will the BLOOD of Jesus Christ, who through the ETERNAL SPIRIT offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to SERVE the LIVING GOD? (vv13-14)

He did this so that those who are CALLED might receive the PROMISE of the ETERNAL INHERITANCE, because a death has taken place for REDEMPTION from transgressions committed under the Old Covenant.  Without the SHEDDING of BLOOD there is NO FORGIVENESS.  (v15,22)  And just as it is APPOINTED for people to DIE ONCE---and after this, the JUDGMENT---so also CHRIST JESUS, having been offered ONCE to bear the sins of MANY, will appear a SECOND TIME, NOT to bear sin, but to bring the act of SALVATION to completion for those who are WAITING for Him.  Are you WAITING for God’s PERFECT, ACCEPTED SACRIFICE, the LORD JESUS CHRIST to RETURN, and then the JUDGMENT?

If the thought of CHRIST’S RETURN puts FEAR in your HEART, because you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you SHOULD be FEARFUL of your DESTINY, without Christ.  In order for you to have an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS, the ONE and ONLY PERFECT and ACCEPTED SACRIFICE, of the LIVING GOD, died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be LOOKING FORWARD to the RETURN of JESUS CHRIST.   Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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