Saturday 19th November, Today’s Article: A One-Time Sacrifice (Rhapsody of Realities Today)

A ONE-TIME SACRIFICE Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us
(Hebrews 9:12).

The Bible refers to the first tabernacle in the old testament as that “Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect…” (Hebrews 9:9). The Old Testament priests gave different offerings and sacrifices to God, such as “…meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances…” (Hebrews 9:10).

But when Jesus Christ came, His sacrifice was His own blood; He offered Himself. Whereas the priests of the Old Testament had to offer sacrifices year after year for a yearly atonement, Jesus did it once and obtained eternal redemption for mankind. The previous will—the offering of the blood of animals—wasn’t God’s best, and not what
He wanted. So, Jesus said, “…Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God” (Hebrews 10:7).

The Bible says the Old Testament priests were “… offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man (Jesus Christ), after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:11-12).

No wonder the Apostle Paul, while ministering to some unsaved Jews in Antioch, unveiled an extraordinary truth. He said, “…through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:38-39). Blessed be God!

Tell it everywhere and to everyone: Christ Jesus has consummated man’s eternal redemption once and for all. Hallelujah!

CONFESSION

Glorious and righteous are you, Lord, for you bore our sins and washed them away with your blood, once and for all! You paid the ultimate price for sin, which man had incurred without a means of settlement. Now, we’re washed, sanctified, and justified; free from sin, death,
and destruction. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:

Hebrews 9:11-14; John 3:16

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: James 2-3:1-13 & Ezekiel 20-21

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 John 4:15-21 & Daniel 3-4

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About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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