Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hebrews 10:14

“For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.” (NASB)


“For by one offering (prosphora: offering up, offered, a gift, a present, sacrifice) He has perfected (teleioo: make perfect, finish, fulfill, be perfect, consecrated, complete, to carry through completely, to accomplish, bring to an end; add what is yet wanting in order to render a thing full; bring to a close or fulfillment by event) for all time those who are sanctified (hagiazo: hallow, be holy; to separate from profane things and dedicate and consecrate things to God; free from the guilt of sin, to purify internally by renewing of the soul).”


For by one sacrifice, Jesus the Christ has fulfilled and made perfect for all time, those who are holy and separated, free from guilt, consecrated to God.


Could it really be true that Christ’s one offering of Himself has perfected me forever? Could it be that it is no longer about my sacrificial offerings and efforts that win me favor with the LORD? Today, lay hold of this great Truth and know who you are, for you have been perfected once and for all by Jesus Christ. I cannot earn it, nor do I have to perform ritualistic duties in order to receive it. His laying down of Himself paid all of my penalties and enabled me to be perfected. Incredible.

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