The Gospel… What Jesus did for us all is the most decisive, definitive, act in human history… a “once for all” act! It will never be repeated… doesn’t need to be! In that one act – the cross – sin was forever and completely atoned for! No more sacrificed needed! All that we can do today is remember and appropriate by faith what Jesus accomplished on the cross for our sin!
What Jesus did for us all is the most decisive, definitive, act in human history… a “once for all” act!
And “for all” … Comprehensive! Man, woman, boy, girl, infant … Black, white, Asian, African, Native American, European… Rich, poor… Educated, uneducated… Urban, rural… All humanity … in fact the Gospel states it this way… “God so love the WORLD that he gave His only begotten Son, that WHOEVER believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life!” (John 3:16)
So these are the wonderful words that I read in my Bible this morning that prompted this reflection…
“It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins… But we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL! Every priest stands daily at his service offering repeatedly the same sacrifices which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God… and by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified!” (from Hebrews 10:1-18)
Done! Complete! Comprehensive! Adequate! Enough! “Once for all!” Wow! I’m grateful! Praise the Lord!