The Completely Sufficient Sacrifice
The all-sufficient sacrifice of Jesus Christ that enabled God to save us is sufficient to keep us saved for all eternity.
Does sin have the power to set to nothing the saving power of God? Is it possible for the power of sin to be more powerful than the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God?
The LORD God has effectively dealt with every sin that has ever been committed (Heb. 9:11-12; 10:10-14).
Heb. 9:11-12 in the NIV says,
11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation.
12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
The Son of God is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). He was not just any person dying on a cross, but the sinless Son of God who was giving Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice for all who would call upon His name. He, the Lamb of God, was THE FINAL Sacrifice. No other animal sacrifices are ever again needed.
When Jesus died on the cross, all of our sins were, we might say, “credited” or “imputed” to Him. The blame for our crimes fell on Him. God treated Christ as though He had actually committed those sins, YOUR sins! (2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Jn. 3:5; Rom. 4:25; 1 Pet. 2:22, 24).
Romans 4:20 – 25 NIV says,
20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,
21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”
23 The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone,
24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.
25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
The result of the death of Christ was that all those sins have been paid for in full and God no longer holds guilt about them against us, because we have trusted Christ as our Savior. But More: the demands of God’s holy law have been fully met by Christ in His death once for all.
Those who believe will never have their sins imputed against them again (Ps. 32:1-2;
Rom. 4:1-8 says: Abraham Justified by Faith NIV
1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter?
2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God.
3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
4 Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation.
5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.
6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
7 “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the ones whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”
You will never have to take the blame for your sins. They are thrown from you as far away as the east is from the west. As far as our records are concerned, we share the perfect righteousness of Jesus Our Savior, Our Christ.
If you have requested Christ to save you, you are saved! You can do more. You can feel inspired by The Holy Spirit to do something, even at least pray, for the needs of others. You must do all you can to avoid sin and follow God’s righteous Ways. But in any case, the scriptures indicate, if you admit you are a sinner, and confess openly, publically that you know Jesus the Christ is Our Lord, you SHALL (an ordering word) be saved!
Romans 10:9-13 NIV
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”
12For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,
13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
In the next post, I’ll finish this thought discussing “Unforgivable Sin” so please come back and read that one too. God Bless You and thanks for being here today. sn