A Better Sacrifice
Book of Hebrews Chapter 10
The sacrifices under the Old Testament dispensation were all shadowy representations and types of that one great sacrifice of the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all, whereby “He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.”
We know that these sacrifices came by the Laws of Moses, and they are “types” of the truth of Jesus Christ, but we know that the sacrifice did not begin with the Laws of Moses.
It is in the Garden of Eden in the early days of Adam and Eve where the Law of Obedience to the Word of God was first given!
All the sacrifices in the Old Testament can be considered to be “types” of the Sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ!
As in all things, it took “Faith” for any sacrifice to be received of God and then it must be a sacrifice true to the Word of God.
Heb 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
For instance “God says thou shalt not kill” so human sacrifice will only bring death to those who murder.
Heb 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Heb 11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
Heb 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
Abraham’s “faith” was in the fact that if God took His son Isaac, then God would have to raise him from that death.
We know that God did not allow the sacrifice of Isaac and He will not allow the sacrifice of any human by those who are Christian.
All vengeance belongs to our Heavenly Father!
The only acceptable sacrifice was the sacrifice of God’s Own Dear Son, Jesus!
Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Heb 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Let us begin Chapter 10 of the Book of Hebrews:
*Heb 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Heb 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
Heb 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
We should understand that there has never been a perfect man!
Every individual will fall short of what they could become if they have not learned obedience to the Word of God!
Humans are lustful and immoral and the proof of this is seen every day in this world.
All this movement called LBJQT is about lust and immorality and rejection of the Word of God!
LGBTQ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. These terms are used to describe a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
All these things are abomination to the Lord Jesus, but God is willing to forgive even these things but just like all others so full of sin, they must repent after salvation.
God does not expect us to repent before salvation because we just do not have it in us to do so.
God says to come as you are and be saved and then the Holy Spirit will cause us to repent of our old life.
This works the same for every sinner!
It is by the Holy Spirit who will give us the power to repent as we are “Born Again” into something new!
We can never live with God until we are “Born Again”!
If we had to the power to clean our sinful lives ourselves, then we would not need Jesus nor the Holy Spirit and many believe they have it in their own power to do this today and they are so wrong!
Joh 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Even in animal sacrifices, those animals had to be pure and flawless, so why should we ever expect God to require less from humans?
1) An animal is not the same nature of a human no matter what evolution teaches.
2) An animal has not the same value of humans in the eyes of God.
3) An animal was not capable of consenting to be a sacrificed or volunteer to be substitute for that human that offered it.
There was no power in the sacrifices of the Old Testament to gain salvation and a fellowship the with God!
There is no power in our own sacrifice of ourselves because it brings our own death, and we would get not one step closer to the Lord.
It is only because of the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ that we can have New Life!
Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
God knows we believe this when pray the sinner’s prayer!
Hos 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
Rom_12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
We must be capable of consenting to the fact of our sin before God will hear us!
It is only by the Holy Spirit that comes to live within us after we are saved, that we will have the power to repent!
God had no pleasure at all in the sacrifice of animals especially when the true meaning of those things was ignored!
*Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Heb 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
The perfect sacrifice for our sin was in a Body specifically prepare by Jehovah God!
Psa 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Psa 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
Psa 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
It should be obvious, that both the Psalmist and the Holy Ghost inspired writer of the Book of Hebrews, were speaking of the Virgin Born Son of God.
Do not listen to false teachers and preachers who reject the “Virgin Birth”.
The Lord Jesus had to be born of a virgin or his sacrifice would be the same as all those other sacrifices, which is worthless!
He also had to live a perfect life, so that He would be the ideal person to die for our sin!
He also had to be eternal Himself, in order to cover our sins eternally!
Remember Jesus died for all past sin from the day He hung on that Cross and all future sin since that day!
There is a reason His arms were reaching to the East and West of His body!
When God knew that no one person of earth could die for our sin, He came Himself to be the perfect sacrifice!
I am heartbroken to know that Jesus the Messiah had to die just I could be saved!
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
We must understand that God the Holy Spirit has taken the time and with patience to write down all the Word of God, just so we can come to this conclusion.
There is only One Body of Christ!
One in nature.
One in truth.
One in glory.
Jesus was mortal and natural.
Jesus is Supernatural and real.
Jesus is mystical (the Spirit of Jesus) yet magnificent in His truth.
Paul by the Holy Spirit wrote:
Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Php 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
We must understand that the Lord Jesus Christ had to do the Will of God, or He too would have been a false Messiah!
The Lord Jesus Christ took away the First Covenant by fulfilling it, so He could establish the New Covenant!
Notice that verse 7 should have been in Red Letters because this is Jesus speaking, though by the Holy Spirit!
*Heb 10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Heb 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Because the Lord Jesus Christ was the perfect sacrifice and the sacrifices of the Law were imperfect, then those sacrifices became useless!
This what the Scriptures above have proved.
The sacrifices of the Law were powerless to remove sin because of a lack of faith!
The removal of sin would take a perfect sacrifice!
God loves His created beings, and it is God’s will that as many as will believe be saved.
1Ti 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
The Lord Jesus came to do the will of His Father!
This is the same thing that our Heavenly Father expects from us, to do His will for us!
The fulfilling of the will of God is spoken of as a substitute for sacrifices.
The Divine will of God is our redemption through the Lord Jesus Christ and is perfectly fulfilled by Him!
No other sacrifice will work and there is no other way to approach God, but by His Only Begotten Son!
*Heb 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
The perfect sacrifice, the offering of the body of Christ, makes people holy once-and-for-all.
This work of the Lord Jesus Christ perfectly satisfied the holiness, the righteousness, and the justice of God once-for all!
When a person comes to God by the Lord Jesus Christ, the sacrifice of Christ Jesus is applied to that person and covers all that person’s sins!
Only then, can we have a complete fellowship with our Heavenly Father, all because of the work Jesus Christ did for us!
Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Rom 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
All the shame that comes from our sinful lives will be removed, because we can be at peace with our Creator.
Rom 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Our sin could never be removed by some earthly priest nor the sacrifices that they offered!
*Heb 10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
The earthly priests were never done with their work.
Our Heavenly High Priest has completed His sacrifice, by making one sacrifice that last forever!
The Lord Jesus gave His own life willingly, that we could be reconciled to His Heavenly Father!
1Pe 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
*Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Heb 10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
The fact of the matter is, that after completing the work He came to do, the Lord Jesus Christ is now at this time, sitting at the right hand of God.
He would not be in this place if His work were not finished!
He accomplished these things because He obeyed!
No matter how much we think we know about our Heavenly Father, the most important thing we can do is to obey Him no matter what He ask of us!
Remember God will never ask us to do unreasonable things!
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
How long will the Lord Jesus Christ be sitting at the throne of God?
He will sit there until God the Father has separated the goats from the sheep!
This is what is going on in our world today!
The Lord Jesus Christ has already taken away our sin and now He is in place to deliver us from sin, from the evil in this world, from disease, from corruption, from death, from evil spirits, and from Satan.
We will find none of these things in Heaven!
These things are reaching their peak today as we have seen and continue to see!
He will deliver those who love Him eternally!
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Those old sacrifices could do none of these things!
*Heb 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Heb 10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
Heb 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Heb 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Notice it is the work of the Lord Jesus Christ that has caused our sanctification!
To be sanctified is to be set apart to God!
To be sanctified is to be made holy!
To be sanctified is to be consecrated, dedicated to the service and the worship of the One True God!
Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
1Co 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
1Co 1:3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
1Pe 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1Pe 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1Co 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.