Saturday, October 11, 2014

God's Ministry, Not Man's, Ministers to Us

"11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: " (Hebrews 10: 11)

Under the Old Covenant, the priests who ministered on behalf of the Israelites would repeat the sacrifices, and yet they never took away sins:

"For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins." (Hebrews 10: 4)

On the other hand, the perfect blood of Jesus Christ put away sins forever:

"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied." (1 Peter 1: 2)


"18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:" (1 Peter 1: 18-19)


"And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." (Revelation 7: 14)

The blood of Jesus does not cleanse once, but keeps on cleansing:

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." (1 John 1: 7)

This blood cleanses, and Jesus' ministry as our high priest does not end, either:

"[Jesus] is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life." (Hebrews 7: 16)


"For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore." (Hebrews 7: 28)

and thus

"But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;" (Hebrews 10: 12)

Jesus is our High Priest forever, and He has enacted a New and Everlasting Covenant for us, that He is our God, and thus His ministry for us never ends.

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