ONCE FOR ALL!

But now, at the end of the ages, Christ has appeared once to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

– Hebrews 9:26

How is sin ‘done away with’?

Is it done away with by our own ability to resist temptation?

Is it done away with as we say ‘no’ to the sin that tempts us?

Is it done away with as we overcome our sinful desires and resist?

If so, what happens when we fail?

What happens when we give in to that temptation?

What happens when we let ourselves down?

Do we then, by our failure, render Christ’s sacrifice void?

Did Christ do away with sin, and then, we bring it back to life?

Can sin, like Christ, rise from the dead?

No!

Look at the verse closely:

…to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

It isn’t our sacrifice that does  away with sin.

It isn’t our ability to resist temptation that does away with sin.

We don’t do away with sin when we sacrifice our desires.

Christ did away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

He did it.

God knew the only One who could do away with sin was Him.

If it was down to us, we’d have no chance! We’d be doomed forever!

But Hallelujah! He came to save us!

…to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

His sacrifice did away with sin.

As Paul says –

We died with Christ, and anyone who has died has been freed from sin.

– Romans 6:7

Hallelujah!

It isn’t down to you or I anymore. 

He did it for us!

Sin was defeated on the cross, ONCE FOR ALL.

Amen!

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Steve Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

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