WEDNESDAY 27TH OCTOBER, 2021
THEME: THE PERFECT SACRIFICE
PASSAGE: HEBREWS 10:8 – 18
MEMORY VERSE: Hebrews 10:12 “And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.”
HYMN: MHB 313 (188.8.131.52.D) – TO God be the glory.
Sacrifice in the Old Testament time was an offering made to God by killing and burning some animals upon an altar to make atonement for sins, appease God’s wrath or conciliate His favour, or to express thankfulness for His benefits.
Right from the creation after the fall of man in the garden of Eden, man lost his identity in the sight of God. So, for man to get access to God, he must appease God by making sacrifice (Genesis 4:3 – 5, 8:20 – 22). So, the chosen nation (Israel) continued to observe this law or order of sacrifice year after year (Heb. 10:1). The High Priest will go into the holy of holies with the blood of an animal for sacrifice and atonement of human sin. But all these sacrifices could not make man perfect (Heb. 10:). It even got to the point when human beings abused this order of sacrifice and God could no longer accept it, for human beings became more wicked and sinful (Isaiah 1:11 – 14).
God now made a divine arrangement on total redemption of man, when Jesus, His Son, accepted to come and die for the sin and redemption of mankind (Psalm 40:6 – 8, Heb. 10:7). So Jesus came and abolished the first covenant because it was not competent. He now established a new covenant which is perfect and acceptable through His death on the cross and His resurrection.
Thus perfect sacrifice was done once and for all. The redemption and salvation of humanity is now certain.
Dear reader, what is still holding you back from accessing the throne of mercy? No more cotton, veil, obstacle or obscurity in meeting with the Father. Just believe in Him (Jesus) and confess your sins to Him, and He will take care of you. For the prize has been paid by Him on the Cross at Calvary.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, let me always remember and access the great work of redemption You did for humanity. Grant this humble request of mine, Amen.
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