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For by one offering, He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
For by one offering
Under the Law, the provision for sin was a yearly sacrifice offered by the Priest for cleansing. And yet the sin was never really done away with but covered with the blood of bulls and rams. Every sacrifice was a reminder of sin, a repetitive display of man’s imperfection and yet a shadow of the reality to come. And when that reality came, it came as Christ presenting Himself as an offering, but this time, it was once and for all.
Under the Law, when the people drew near to God in an attempt to worship, their sin was before them, they were not free to love God wholly. The sacrifice of Christ came not only to purify from sin, but also to cleanse from a conscience of guilt.
He has perfected forever
Christ paid the full price for all our sins at once; past, present, future. He redeemed us back to our original inheritance in the Divine nature. His sacrifice needed no duplicate: He is enough.Christ paid the full price for all our sins at once; past, present, future. He redeemed us back to our original inheritance in the Divine nature. His sacrifice needed no duplicate: He is enough.Click To Tweet
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Christ is enough.
When we see redemption for what it truly is, our hearts begin to see Christ’s sufficiency. Then we understand that Christ is enough for us today, tomorrow and forever; we need nothing, no one in addition to Him. He is our perfect offering, our eternal sacrifice.
Our lives are totally transformed when we place Christ at the center and flee all that is not Him.
Those who are being sanctified
It is easy to jump on the idea of our eternal perfection in Christ’s sacrifice and consider it as all there is to this journey. Truthfully, however, this lasting perfection is for those who are being sanctified; those who are partaking in God.
Too many times, we want just enough of God to get us what we want. God will not have this. He looks for a people He can fully inhabit, a people who want all of Him and who will give Him all of themselves, a people who will be His dream and make Him their dream. Having recognized how we couldn’t do this ourselves, He took the first step towards us by giving all of Himself as a one-time offering.
And now He waits for us to meet Him with our reciprocal offering.
The sacrifice of Christ came not only to purify from sin but also to cleanse from a conscience of guilt.Click To Tweet
Lord, today and forever, I offer myself fully to You, as You did for me.
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