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By this will, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time. Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, waiting from that time onward UNTIL HIS ENEMIES ARE MADE A FOOTSTOOL FOR HIS FEET. For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying, “THIS IS THE COVENANT WHICH I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, DECLARES THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEARTS, AND WRITE THEM ON THEIR MIND,” He then says, “AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL NO LONGER REMEMBER.” Now where there is forgiveness of these things, an offering for sin is no longer required.
Christian, you have been sanctified through Jesus Christ. The word “sanctified” means to “make holy” or for one to be set apart from sin for God. For those in Christ, we are now positionally holy and blameless before Him thanks to Christ’s fulfilling the will of God which is best described in Ephesians 1:4-6. As well as 1 Thessalonians 3:13. We also are continually being sanctified by God’s will. As we were formerly slaves to unrighteousness, we became slaves to righteousness and therefore continually present ourselves to righteousness which results in our ongoing sanctification. (Romans 6:19) As followers of Christ, we now have a perfect and complete standing before God in the righteousness of Jesus. Are you in awe of this Christ? He has accomplished everything for us. He has paid it all and provided us with our greatest need, FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS. Because of Him, there is no other required offering or work for this forgiveness. Rejoice today in the glorious sin bearer, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Questions of Reflection: Do you live in a way that gives evidence of your standing with Christ? Are you the one reading this today, that needs their sin forgiven? Do you understand your need of the Savior and Lord Jesus Christ?
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According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Eph 1:4–6.
1 Thessalonians 3:13
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 1 Th 3:13.
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Ro 6:19.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.