Friday, 11 January 2019
Hebrews 9 : 11-28
“Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.” –Hebrews 9:12 [NKJV]
Today’s reading portion is a wonderful passage that brings us the beautiful narrative from the shadowy experiences of Old Testament covenant to the New one that is apportioned to us by Lord Himself through His own blood. 'With His own Blood'- should touch our soul and bring its effects home to our own being in order to be really a partaker of this bounty from heaven.
Eternal Redemption & Eternal Covenant:
What Christ has done is of Eternal value and not to be considered as something that will vanish by time. It is of timeless effect. It is as near to us; as the first century Christians in Palestine. Its value also does not diminish over time so that it needs to be done again and again. In the Old system, sacrifices were done yearly. Heb 9:7 NKJV: But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people's sins committed in ignorance;
'Consider, then, the Eternal or Timeless Spirit. What Jesus did on the Cross was the doing of God through His Spirit. The Atonement was not wrought by the dying Sufferer to appease God, but to express God as reconciling the world to Himself. The Timeless Cross. It belongs to no one age, but “towers o’er the wrecks of time,” and is as near us as to the early Church. The Timeless Christ. Cast yourself out of yourself and into Him; out of the fret of the time-sphere into the freedom and ecstasy of the eternal!' (by F.B.Meyer)
Redemption Through the Blood of Christ:
Many who feel guilty today morning need to have a fresh look on to the Lord- on the Cross of Calvary. What does it mean to you? The very blood that flows out of Calvary is enough to cleanse your guilt-ridden conscience. It is not like the blood of bulls and goats. It can cleanse our conscience and clear from all guilt that has accumulated there. Be clean today morning by having a fresh look to the Calvary. It not only cleanses you but also brings life- that enables you to live for Him in daily communion. The blood of Jesus:
Cleanses our Conscience
Frees us from the sting of death and make us alive to God
Frees us from Sin’s power.
What a great deliverance we have!!! Today morning let us really make all this ours by faith and let’s start rejoicing instead of weeping over our plight.
Isaiah 61:3 NKJV: "To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
God does not want to see His children moody and depressed; instead we need to celebrate this wonderful victory of ours. Let us all join together from different parts of the world to rejoice in His presence over the great victory we have through the Cross of Calvary.
Abba Father, we together thank you for the Eternal redemption we have through the cross and we rejoice in your presence today. We thank you for the beauty for the ashes and we receive it and make it as our portion. Glory to God!!!
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