Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Once for all!

One of my favorite themes of scripture is one that is life changing for those who understand it. We all seek acceptance from God, a relationship with God and forgiveness of sin; and this one phrase, "once for all" addresses all of those issues. Here is one of the passages that talks about what this means,

Hebrews 7:26-28 "Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever."

Whenever I read these three words, as they describe the work of Jesus on our behalf, I get excited. These three words speak to a number of issues that needed to be addressed all at the same time....here are a few of them,

Jesus made one sacrifice for ALL people,

for ALL sins,

for ALL time.

One event in history took care of all that was wrong with mankind and in one act of redemption Jesus provided for all people, for all sins, for all time.

It's ALL done and everyone can be part of it!

For me, that makes his final words on the cross so significant as he spoke, "it is finished" he addressed the solution to EVERYTHING that was wrong with the human race.

He fixed it all. For everyone. FOREVER!

Why it's enough to make you jump for joy, isn't it?

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