Holla holla!!!! Good day family. Did we sleep well? How is our day going? Wonderfully I hope.
Growing up as Christians or new converts, I’m sure we were taught a bit about how the sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins was done in the past. That is, before Christ. We have the basic knowledge that the high priest goes in once a year into the holy of holies with the blood of goats and sheep to make sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins. Why do you think this was done yearly? It’s simple. It’s because doing it just once was not enough to fully clear the sins of the people, considering the fact that they were sinning almost every time, year in, year out. And so this sacrifice was done consistently till Christ came.
When Jesus came, we understand that, his finished works on the cross brought about salvation to everybody and so we didn’t have to go back to the yearly practice of old. Today we are going to be talking about THE GIFTS OF SALVATION: ETERNAL REDEMPTION AND FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
So how was Jesus able to save us completely from that religious practice of old? Now we have to understand that the sacrifice of the forgiveness of sins that was done in the past is a type and shadow of the real deal which Jesus was supposed to do for us. Jesus didn’t come to just abolish or render that practice useless, he actually fulfilled it but in the spiritual, perfect way, higher than what was done in the past on earth. Let’s look into scriptures;
Just as the high priest who was the only one allowed to enter the holy of holies of the temple here on earth which is actually a copy of the temple in heaven, Jesus also went as a High Priest into the holy of holies which is the presence of God to make this sacrifice
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:KJV
The high priest entered with the blood of animals and gifts, but Jesus entered with His own blood which was pure, serving as both the High priest and the sacrifice
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.KJV
The purpose of the sacrifices done with the blood of animals in the old was for the purification of the flesh
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:KJV
The purpose of Jesus’s blood as the sacrifice was for the purification of our conscience- the consciosness of sin in us.
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?KJV
The beautiful difference between both sacrifices is that, the first sacrifice was done yearly and still couldn’t purify us completely, Jesus’ sacrifice was done just once in place of all the yearly sacrifices that should’ve been done, and his purification was perfect!!!!!! Jesus did it once for all.
*[[Heb 10:10]] KJV* By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
*[[Heb 10:12]] KJV* But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
And so in the process he obtained eternal redemption for us.
*[[Heb 9:12]] KJV* Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
If the bible records it as eternal, it is eternal. It is forever. That means nothing can stand between you and your redemption back to God. Not even sin. That means your sins are forgiven ; past, present, and future. Jesus had made the sacrifice for our sins in just one sacrifice with his blood., and you have been redeemed. We are the redeemed.
Forgiveness of sins and redemption is one of the gifts we have attached to salvation. We have it already, as long as we are saved and in Christ, we have this
*[[Eph 1:7]] KJV* In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
*[[Col 1:14]] KJV* In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
*[[1Jn 2:12]] KJV* I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.
Just like how salvation as a whole was given to us as a gift and we didn’t have to work for it, so also are the gifts attached to salvation such as forgiveness of sins and redemption. We don’t work to get it, we already have it as recorded in the scriptures.
This is just an abridged version of the teaching something like a crash course *lol but I believe we get the gist. If I’m led, I might treat each of them separately again. But for now this is it. If we have Any questions whatsoever, put them in the comment boxes below and we’d answer them together.
Father we pray that you continue to teach us from your word, through your holy spirit that we might know the things that are freely given us in Christ Jesus. Amen
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