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12:17 PM   [10 Sep 2019 | Tuesday]

"What If?"

“What If?”

The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the Living God! In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. He (Christ) did not do this to offer Himself many times, as the High Priest enters the Sanctuary yearly with the blood of another. Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But now He appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by sacrifice of Himself. And just as it is appointed for people to die once---and after this, judgment---so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him. Hebrews 9:13-14, 22, 25-28

In Old Testament times, the SACRIFICE of the BLOOD of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who were CEREMONIALLY UNCLEAN, only made them OUTWARDLY CLEAN. It merely COVERED the sins, it was UNABLE to TAKE AWAY the sins. But the BLOOD of Christ can do so MUCH MORE than that. Through the ETERNAL SPIRIT, Christ offered Himself as an UNBLEMISHED, PERFECT SACRIFICE. The fact that we see ALL three members of the HOLY TRINITY in His SACRIFICIAL ACT of REDEMPTION, shows the GREATNESS of His REDEMPTIVE WORK on the cross, to TAKE AWAY THE SINS of ALL MANKIND. This PLAN of God and SACRIFICE of Christ, SHOULD CLEANSE our CONSCIENCES from the DEAD WORKS, that LEAD to DEATH, those rituals that people go through, and are in CONTRAST to the works of Christ. Things that will NOT bring ETERNAL LIFE.

In verse twenty-two, we are told that: “Without the shedding of blood there is NO FORGIVENESS. Jesus Christ, came to bring SALVATION to a LOST and DYING world. Mankind was destined to die ONCE, and then to face the JUDGMENT, but Christ was SACRIFICED ONCE to TAKE AWAY the SINS of MANY PEOPLE. WHAT IF He had NOT come to SAVE MANKIND? WHAT IF MANKIND had to be their OWN SACRIFICE? First of ALL it couldn’t be done because MANKIND is SINFUL and EVIL, and would NOT be able to SAVE THEMSELVES. And ALL of MANKIND would be DESTINED to stand before the ALMIGHTY GOD, and be CONDEMNED, and SENTENCED to ALL of ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY of ESCAPE. I for one, am VERY GLAD that is NOT the case. Just as it is APPOINTED for mankind to DIE ONCE---and then the JUDGMENT---so also Jesus Christ, having been offered ONCE to bear the sins of ALL MANKIND, WILL appear a SECOND TIME NOT to BEAR SIN, but to bring SALVATION, the ETERNAL INHERITANCE, to those who belong to Him. Have you given your HEART and LIFE to GOD? If NOT you are DESTINED to spend ALL of ETERNITY in HELL. Jesus Christ has PAID the PRICE for you to be able to ESCAPE HELL. He is the ONLY WAY for you to have HEAVEN as your ETERNAL HOME. To do that, you MUST BE WILLING TO TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and KNOW that YOU KNOW, you are a TRUE CHILD of GOD, with HEAVEN as your ETERNAL HOME. Do this NOW, while you still can. He's waiting and coming SOON!!!

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