Happy Easter everyone!
Since this is the Passion Week, I thought I'd do something different. Most weekdays I post on my shared Bible study blog, Seek and Ye Shall Find. Right now we are going through Hebrews and strange enough, today's post has a lot to do with Good Friday and Easter. You can go see the entire post if you like, but I'm just posting the last half of the post. I pray you all have a great Easter. Hope you are blessed with this part of the study...
The Blood of Christ
Next the author speaks of the blood sacrifices that had to be made under the old covenant: goats, calves, bulls, heifer...all sprinkled on the sinners to make them outwardly clean. His main point comes across when he says in 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God. Jesus has removed sin's defilement from the center of our beings, not just outwardly, but inwardly.
Then the author speaks of a will and inheritance. Like a loved one, Jesus made His last will and testament and named us His beneficiaries. He gave us an eternal inheritance because He died for us.
9:26b But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice. 9:27 And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, 9:28 so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await him he will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.
Don't you just get goosebumps when you read that last line? His one time sacrifice was enough to bear our sin. We are saved through his blood. AND He is coming again!
May you remember Christ's sacrifice this Good Friday and rejoice in his salvation as we celebrate this passionate weekend. He has risen! Happy Easter...we'll post again on Monday. God Bless!