“WHY CHRIST’S SACRIFICE IS SUPERIOR” PART 3!

Please read Hebrews 10 again.

II. IT IS SETTELED FOREVER 10:11-18

Note the contrasts: the OT priest stands daily, but Christ has sat down; the Old Testament priest offered the same sacrifices often; Christ offered one sacrifice (Himself) once. By one offering God has given a right standing (perfected) forever to those who have been set apart through faith in Christ. (In v. 10, we are once-for-all sanctified; in vs. 14 we are being sanctified daily. This is positional and progressive sanctification.) The OT sacrifices produced a remembrance of sins, but Christ’s sacrifice makes possible remission of sins (v. 18). “Remission”means “sending away.” Our sins have been pardoned and sent away forever (Psalm 103:12; Micah 7:19)! In the annual Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16), the high priest confessed the sins of the nation over the head of the scapegoat, and then the goat was led off to be lost in the wilderness.

This is what Christ did with our sins. There is “no more suffering for sin”because there is “no more remembrance of sin”! The Holy Spirit witnesses in our hearts, and we have the blessing of that promised New Covenant (14-17, Jeremiah 31:33).

 TOMORROW WE WILL SEE # 3

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