It Is Finished

March 13th, 2016

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Hebrews 7:11-28

The burden of sin is unbearable. Its weight, coupled with Old Testament sacrifices, would have been daunting. Picture a world where your repentance of sins forced you to take an animal and march it to the altar. The animals may have represented lies, lustful glances, or a dishonest business deal. The animals were innocent; you were guilty. The blood shed once you killed them on an altar of repentance would have covered your sin–until the next time you messed up.

This ritual may seem unnecessarily cruel; however, the animal was meant to be a substitute sacrifice for us—-a sinner. It was only temporary and needed to be offered again and again. Jesus came to earth to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. When he cried out “It is finished,” forgiveness won out.

Jesus’ death and resurrection put an end to ritual sacrifice. We can now come to Him confident that confession of sins will result in forgiveness–once and for all.

Author: Katie Heid


One Response to “It Is Finished”

  1. Terry Osborn Says:

    March 13th, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Isn’t God AWESOME!!! That He would give His son for our sins never gets old for me, and I’ve been a christian since I was seven years old! That God has already forgiven the sins I’m going to make when I ask for forgiveness for them is a wonderful thing. Now, I don’t go out and commit a sin, saying, “Oh, it’s alright, God will forgive me”. Because you don’t know what’s going to happen inbetween you committing that sin and you having time to ask for forgiveness. So, just play it safe, and try not to sin.

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