December 29th, 2019
No Longer in the Cradle Or The Grave
Hebrews 10:11-12 (KJB) And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.
“But this man…” pointed to in this verse none other than Jesus Christ; born in the flesh and distinguished apart from the Old Testament practice, or animal sacrificial system, in dealing with the presence of sin. Though both the sacrifices and Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death on Calvary were the result of sin, only one sacrifice, given of Jesus Christ, was able to remove sin. The ancient sacrificial system could temporarily compensate for, or cover the presence of sin, but could not eradicate it. Ancient shed-blood sacrifices were required repeatedly in response to sin.
Then came Jesus Christ, sent by the will of God, who offered one sacrifice for all sin. His precious shed blood atoned for all sin; past, present, and future sin was abolished. This man, Jesus Christ in the flesh, accomplished the will of His Father concerning the presence of sin upon the cross at Calvary.
Jesus Christ went from supernatural birth to Calvary, to the grave, to sit down at the throne of God when the will and spiritual work of God was accomplished in this world. Jesus Christ is the great High Priest whose sacrifice lasts forever.