A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“Christ’s Sacrifice Once For All”, Acts 10:1) For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. Colossians 2:17. 2) For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3) But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. Leviticus 16:21. 4) For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Micah 6:6. 5) Wherefore when He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared Me: Psalm 40:6; Jeremiah 6:20; Amos 5:21. 6) In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin Thou hast had no pleasure. 7) Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the Book it is written of Me,) to do Thy Will, O God. 8) Above when He said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin Thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9) Then said He, Lo, I come to do Thy Will, O God. He taketh away the first, that He may establish the second. 10) By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all. John 17:19; Hebrews 13:12. 11) And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12) But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the Right Hand of God; Colossians 3:1. 13) From henceforth expecting till His enemies be made His footstool. Acts 2:34, 35. 14) For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15) Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a Witness to us: for after that He had said before, 16) This is the Covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17) And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18) Now where remission of these is, there Is no more offering for sin.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1-10, The Apostle having shown that the Tabernacle, and the ordinances of the Covenant of Sinai, were only emblems and types of the Gospel, concludes that the sacrifices the high priests offered continually, could not make the worshippers perfect, with respect to pardon, and the purifying of their consciences. But when “God manifested in the flesh,” became the sacrifice, and His Death upon the accursed tree the ransom, then because the Sufferer is of infinite worth, His free-will sufferings were of infinite value. The sacrifice once offered by Christ, are of Eternal Power, and His Salvation shall never be done away. v11-18, Under the New Covenant, or Gospel dispensation, full and final pardon is to be had. This puts a vast difference between the New Covenant and the old one. Under the old, sacrifices must be often repeated, and even then, only pardon as to this world could be obtained by them. Under the New Covenant, one Sacrifice is enough to procure for all nations and ages, spiritual pardon. Thus when the law has been written in our hearts, we know that we are justified, and that God will no more remember our sins. Amen.
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