The Preeminence Of Christ – Part 16
We are not holy because of what we do or don’t do. We are holy because Christ obeyed God and offered Himself once for all (Hebrews 10:10).
Those who think Christ has to reapply His blood every time they sin have not properly discerned how completely Jesus dealt with their sins.
Jesus entered in ONCE into the holy place and has obtained ETERNAL REDEMPTION for us. We don’t have partial redemption, lasting until the next time we sin (Hebrews 9:12).
Hebrews 10:14 says that those of us who have been made holy by Jesus’ offering WERE ALSO PERFECTED FOREVER.
The way to understand this wonderful truth is to recognise that when we are born again, WE RECEIVE NEW SPIRITS that are created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24).
THE NEW, BORN-AGAIN SPIRIT IS AS HOLY AND PURE AS JESUS IS (1 Corinthians 6:17 and 1 John 4:17) because it is His Spirit (Galatians 4:6).
The moment we believe, our spirits are sealed (vacuum packed), and sin cannot penetrate that seal (Ephesians 1:13).
When Christians sin, their bodies and souls participate and are affected by that sin, but their spirits are sealed and retain their holiness.
That’s the reason Hebrews 10:14 says WE ARE PERFECTED FOREVER. That perfection is in our born-again spirits (Hebrews 12:23).
Since God connects/deals with us through our spirits (John 4:24), He doesn’t count our sins against us when our bodies and souls commit sin (Romans 4:8).
Infact, the blood of Jesus removed/dealt with all sins, including sins of unbelievers (1 John 2:2). That is the reason why God tells us to preach the Gospel of reconciliation, not condemnation, to the whole world (2Corinthians 5:19).
Hebrews 10:15-18 says:
“15 And the Holy Spirit also testifies that this is so. For he says,
16 “THIS IS THE NEW COVENANT I WILL MAKE WITH MY PEOPLE on that day, says the Lord : I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”
17 Then he says, “I WILL NEVER AGAIN REMEMBER THEIR SINS AND LAWLESS DEEDS.
18 And when SINS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN (ALL OUR SINS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN), there is no need to offer any more sacrifices.” (Brackets are mine)
REST IN THE FINISHED WORK OF JESUS CHRIST – Hebrews 4:1-3!