“Once and for All”
by contributing writer Stephanie Bright
Christ came to do what no other man could. He paid the ultimate price. He became the supreme Sacrifice. Hallelujah. Praise God for the life, crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Reading this passage of scripture is similar to seeing someone post a #ThrowbackThursday on social media. Do people still post those? Is that even trendy, or is that soooo last year? Anyways, these twelve verses are a reminder of how things used to be.
In the Old Testament, God had established rituals and practices for His people to follow to atone for their sins. The “ark of the covenant” housed His presence, which you can picture as a treasure chest. Only Priests, spiritual leaders in the community, were allowed to enter the innermost parts of the temple, where God’s presence was housed, to atone for the sins of many.
Fast forward to our current year, and things look a bit different. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to pay the ultimate price for our sins. He did that by coming to Earth, living a sinless life, dying on the cross for our sins, resurrecting from death, and ascending back to Heaven. That, my friend, in short, is the Gospel. That’s the good news that we as Christians believe that because of what Christ has done, we hope for eternity with Him through the gift of salvation.
There will never be another sacrifice needed.
Christ was the final and ultimate sacrifice.
No more animal sacrifices are needed.
No longer is the blood of goats and calves needed.
Verse 12 of Hebrews 9 reminds that “he entered once for all into the holy places”. Priests don’t have to atone for our sin–Jesus already did it. Because of what He did, He “[secured] an eternal redemption” (Heb. 9:12).
O the blood of Jesus washes me
O the blood of Jesus shed for me
What a sacrifice that saved my life
Yes, the blood, it is my victory
-O the Blood, Kari Jobe
Today, simply take time to Thank Jesus for His blood. That blood that was shed on the cross was for my sin, your sin, and the sin of the entire world. He paid the price, once and for all.
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Stephanie is an on-fire woman of God living in Houston, Texas. As a woman of God, Stephanie commits to the purpose of serving others while building confidence in God through obedience and fervently prays for intimate relationships with God for every Christian girl. Stephanie is inspired to bring CGPOP to college campuses worldwide and is experienced in several areas to guide young women into a meaningful relationship with Christ.