February 11, 2009

Eternal Redemption Accomplished

The blood of bulls and goats could not take away sins. But it could grant forgiveness for the errors of the people on a regular basis. The conscience of sins remained with the worshippers.
The covenant with Israel was maintained by ceremonial sacrificial laws.

When Christ died the perfect sacrifice was offered and accepted by an offended Father. Sins were finally atoned. It was a "once for all" event. The old ceremonial law was now useless and that fact was demonstrated by the ripping from top to bottom of the veil that kept the worshippers from accessing the Holy of Holies. The common man could look into the sacred place and not be destroyed.

I'm certain that the arrangements were quickly made to repair the veil and continue the ceremony of sacrifices. Only now there was not a need of sacrifices. Christ had ascended to the Father's right hand as priest and lamb. What the old covenant could not do Christ had perfected the way into the presence of God.

From Calvary's cross eternal redemption had been accomplished!

1 comment:

Dr. Paul W. Foltz said...

Amen, bro. Charles, We can now enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus. It is there we can intercede for others, and get our prayers answered. But we must wash in the laver [I John 1;9] before we can do so.

Bro. Paul