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Once for All!

Scripture reading for October 25th:  Hebrews 9

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Hebrews 9:22, 26-29  “In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. . . .  . .  But now He (Jesus) has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.  Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation of those who are waiting for Him.” 

The Old Testament picture of an innocent animal being sacrificed and the blood sprinkled on the altar or mercy seat was meant to illustrate the need for cleansing sinners with blood.  The soul that sins must die because the penalty for sin–breaking God’s law–is death.  All sin leads to death.  But God, rich in mercy, chose to send His only begotten Son to live as a perfect man and offer His own body and blood–once for all!  Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again for those who have trusted in Him.

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers can rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ and His final sacrifice for the sins of those who repent and believe!  “Aaron shall bring the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household. . . . .He shall then slaughter the goat for the sin offering for the people and take its blood behind the curtain and do with it as he did with the bull’s blood:  He shall sprinkle it on the atonement cover and in front of it.”  (Leviticus 16:11, 15)

 

 

 

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