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DAY 26

Hebrews 10:11-12

“And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.

But this Man, after He had offered

ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS FOREVER,

sat down at the right hand of God,

 


This central day in the eternal purposes of God was drawing to a close. The four gospel writers give us so much more detail of that particular day than any other day in the earthly life of the Lord, which shows its vital importance. We have thought of the Lord being scourged, buffeted by the soldiers, making the fateful journey to Calvary, being nailed to the cross and lifted up between heaven and earth. We know of seven things that the Lord said while on the cross. We know about the scoffing of the high priests who really demeaned themselves that day. The three hours of darkness is recorded for us, as is the reaction of the two adjacent criminals.

 

This was all being worked out here in our world, ostensibly because of the malicious desires of men who were jealous of the Lord and wanted to get rid of Him. We have followed through some of the events that appeared to be the reasons why the Lord finished His earthly life on the cross. But we have also seen that The Lord foretold His death and resurrection on many occasions. Indeed, the shadow of the cross was over Him right from His birth.

 

And we have the enormous privilege of being able to see something of the bigger picture. We can see these events as all being part of the eternal plan of God and so we know the truth of what Peter said when he was preaching his great sermon on the Day of Pentecost recorded for us in Acts 2, “Him, being delivered by the DETERMINED PURPOSE AND FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death,” (verse 23).

 

The death of the Lord Jesus on the cross was the fulfilment of all the types and shadows of the Old Testament sacrificial system. There had been countless sacrifices made throughout the centuries but here was:

 

ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS FOREVER.

 

 

From this springs an incontrovertible conclusion. If anyone, of any age, any nationality, any social class or any other category is going to know the forgiveness of sins, the joy of reconciliation to and peace with God and the certainty of eternal bliss rather than eternal condemnation, it can only be through this:

 

ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS FOREVER.