December 12, 2017: SOAP #2931:  Philemon; Hebrews 5-8 When Jesus said, 'It is finished,' it was finished! Scripture:  Hebrews (NIV) 7:27 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 [...]

December 12, 2017: SOAP #2931:  Philemon; Hebrews 5-8

When Jesus said, 'It is finished,' it was finished!

Scripture:  Hebrews (NIV) 7:27 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.

Observation:   The sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary was so completely sufficient that there is no need for any further sacrifice for sins!

Based on the scripture above, people who believe that some sacrifice made by some priest today will bring forgiveness of their sins are believing a lie.  When Jesus said, 'It is finished,' I was finished!

Priests who tell people that their sins are forgiven based on a ritualistic or symbolic sacrifice"those priests are leading people away from faith in the one and only sacrifice that has the power to cleanse from every sin"the sacrifice of Jesus dying on the cross.   What a tragedy!

Application:   My faith reaches back in history to Calvary!   It was there Jesus offered Himself as the sacrifice for my sins!   And based on that sacrifice, my sins have been forgiven and I now stand before God as thought I had never sinned!     Based on that sacrifice, the Holy Spirit of God now lives in me.   He helps me overcome temptation and leads me to repent when I fall.

Prayer:     Holy Spirit, I need you to help me understand what Jesus accomplished for me on the cross.   I need you to help me live a life worthy for His glory. Amen

Pastor Leon
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