He Died Once For All
We are all so blessed because of Jesus. He is worthy. I think our devotional will bring this out.
You know, there are a lot of things that we have to do on a regular basis. We have to eat, sleep, shower and brush our teeth on a regular basis.
Let’s take eating as an example. Can you imagine eating one meal for your whole life that is such a special meal, with such special food, that you would never have to eat again?
Even if you live for one hundred years, you would only have to eat just one meal.
But, of course, we know that there is no such food. We need to eat every day.
But, there was something God did about two thousand years ago that never has to be repeated again. It only needed to be done once for all. That’s all—just one time for ALL time.
Do you know what that was?
It was the death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross. He only had to die once.
The Book of Hebrews reminds us of the power of the blood of Christ. It tells us that before Jesus died on the cross, the people had to sacrifice animals over, and over, and over again.
It tells us that the Jewish priests had to enter the holy sanctuary over and over and over again, to sacrifice those animals. But it also tells us that the blood of all those animals could never take away our sins. Animal blood cannot cleanse the conscience, but listen to what it says about the death of Jesus Christ: "For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest, entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then he must often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now ONCE in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself" (Heb. 9:24-26).
Jesus died ONE time, but with continuing good results. When Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30) He really meant it. He did the hard part. You provide the faith.