Christ our Perfect Sacrifice

Do you see yourself as this picture; carrying around your sin? Beloved, Christ paid it all. He carried your sin and my sin to the uttermost part of the desert. They are gone never to return.

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Leviticus 16  and “The Day of Atonement”

“Christ has come as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured eternal redemption.” [Heb 9]

Leviticus paints for us the picture of what the Israelites were to look forward to but now we look back to see its completion. Christ became for us the perfect atonement for our sin. Now we are allowed to enter boldly into the Most Holy Place because of His sacrifice. No longer does Aaron need to dress as he did to enter only once a year. Now because of Christ, we can enter at will at any time. Jesus became the sacrifice and the scapegoat all at once. He shed his blood which was then sprinkled on the mercy seat and became the goat which took our sins to the uttermost part of the desert.

Have you received this perfect sacrifice of Christ as your atonement?

 

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