The Sanctuary and the Ultimate Sacrifice | Hebrews 9:14

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Our God is not random. If you notice, everything He asks His children to do has a clear purpose. The same is true for the sanctuary system initiated in the desert.

The Israelites had been in Egypt for hundreds of years. They had mixed and mingled with religions so different from their own that they struggled with remembering who God really was. They had reached a point where the only bondage they desired freedom from was their physical slavery. They forgot that they needed deliveries were from their own sins.

God gave the Israelites the sanctuary system to remind His children who He was, why they needed Him, and how deeply He loved them. Yet, these sacrifices themselves did not bring salvation to the people. They were only a shadow of what was to come.

Christ is the ultimate sacrifice. He has cleansed us by His blood. We are clean, we are free. We have been bought with a price. We are His children.

From time to time I hear people doubt. They feel their sins are too great. They can’t seem to change no matter how much they try. They worry that God will not accept them. Let me tell you today that,

“I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
~ Romans 38:39

God’s love, the sacrifice of Christ, is more than enough.

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One thought on “The Sanctuary and the Ultimate Sacrifice | Hebrews 9:14

  1. “God’s love, the sacrifice of Christ, is more than enough.”

    Amen. Jesus paid it all. Nothing is lacking. “Christ is the ultimate sacrifice.”
    “It is finished,” in Jesus own words. We don’t need a second messiah to pay the rest, or make up the difference. Jesus paid for His bride, the church.

    So if an arrogant false teacher with a “messiah complex” came along and said something blasphemous like
    “I fill up in MY flesh what is still LACKING in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church,” we should recognize this idolatrous self-exalting heresy for what it is.
    Actually, Paul the Pharisee claimed this about himself, in Colossians 1:24

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