Hebrews, chapter 10, expounds in an excellent way the accomplishment of Jesus Christ’s sacrificial offering for the sin of mankind. The Creator of the universe, our wonderful God and Father, paid the ultimate price with the perfection of His offering in His Son – the spotless Lamb without blemish. God gave to us His very best, perfect and spotless! In gratitude for this great gift of salvation and all the potential fruit contained in the incorruptible seed, men have sought to serve God with their lives. There have been times when there were words without deeds or “second best” given, or lived, to God. God gave His very best to me, in the form of His Son, but in an unguarded moment I can find that my sinful nature still does not want to die and live the sacrificial life. The lie I believe is that my choice, my will, is better than God’s for me. My reasoning with the word of God is the enemy of my intimacy with the Lord. Jesus said as he chose His Father’s will, “Nevertheless, not my will but thine be done.” In meekness and majesty, Jesus bridged the gulf between sinful man and God, that mankind may have salvation, relationship and fellowship with our heavenly Father, His Son, Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit. There will be times when we need to access the grace of God when people “wipe their dirty feet on the doormat of our lives,” but there will also be times when we need heavenly wisdom and discernment not to continually be that “doormat” if the grace God has expressed through us has not brought about change in another’s life. God invests His grace for kingdom purposes, He has an unlimited supply, but it cost the life blood of His Son. We need the purity of the wisdom of Heaven (James 5…it is not only pure but peaceable) to operate in every circumstance of our lives. There are times and seasons in our lives (Eccles. 3) and we need our Father’s direction and guidance to know the beginning and end of these seasons, knowing that His plans for us are for our highest good and to bless us with His loving kindness.
The fullness of God in my life demands all of me, the end result being the purest Joy of heaven living in, and flowing out through me to extend God’s kingdom to others. The spotless Lamb of God was God’s perfect sacrifice:
Hebrews 10:9-10 “Then said He, Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God. He takes away the first, that He may establish the second.
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
Also, Hebrews 10:14 “For by one offering He has perfected forever them that are sanctified.”
Thank God for Jesus that His offering perfects and sanctifies me, even when I have fallen short, and He will finish the work He has started in my life, teaching me to live my life to His glory, by His standards and for His purposes. He is keeping His covenant with me, writing His laws in my heart and mind. Hebrews 10:16-17 “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, and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”
Jesus, the perfect One, perfects me! His purpose and plan is to prepare and present a “Bride without blemish,” to reveal a perfect Man in an imperfect man. Only the Indwelling Christ can accomplish this.
God does not want to improve me, He wants to remove me, that His Son may take His rightful place on the throne of my heart and live His life through me.
Thanks be to God that we can stand in His holiness because of the FINISHED WORK of His Cross and His great love to us.