Conclusion of the series
We’ll be studying intently the book Hebrews to understand better how the believer is saved forever and how sin was dealt with.
Hebrews 7:15 & 16
15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
Jesus the high priest was not made after the law, he was not ordained from the law to minister the law, but what ?, After the power of an endless life. He was ordained in the realm of an endless life to minister endless life. Now what surrounded the law?, what did It constitute? I’ll tell you, it constituted works,deeds which were all to no avail as they did not make the people perfect. Jesus the high priest was not a minister of the law, he was not made after the law. Remember that Jesus was the better hope spoken about In the scriptures.
Heb 7: 19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
He was the better hope, look at the emphasis. Better hope 😀. Heb 10 calls him the good things to come .
The law was not it, Jesus was the plan. Jesus was not a minister in the law, wasn’t made after the law. That would mean that the new convenant, the better hope, the good things to come, that the scriptures testified to was not in the realm of works. The new convenant would have only the priest working and the result would be an endless life, Jesus the high priest finished his work once and for all times, so he is not working. He has already completed his work.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
By his priesthood he is able to save to the uttermost;( completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity [AMPV’ s concordance]) those who come to him, his ministry was to save by ministering eternal life (endless life) to those who come to him (by believing).
8) Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9) Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Wow !! God never had pleasure in the things of the law, but God had a plan which was the second. The law was inadequate, it could never save men, never take away sins.
1) For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Can never!!! Make the comers perfect, no possibility, it could never. But Christ did make us perfect by his sacrifice which was offered once. In the law they had to offer sacrifices yearly but those sacrifices never made them perfect( complete) but Christ’s one sacrifice made us perfect, he sanctified you when you believed the gospel and made you complete.
The believer can only be imperfect or incomplete or unclean if he reverses Christ’s sacrifice on the cross 😂😃.
What about sin, “can’t it stain me ?” “can’t it ‘unholilize’ me ?” “can’t it bring me out of this whole perfection gist ?”
What happened to sin ?. This is what happened to our sins, all our sins;
27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
See the emphasis on “once”. Jesus did it already and he is seated already, he is not going to die and resurrect again. Jesus has already paid for sins, past, present and future.
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.
One sacrifice for sins Forever. That one sacrifice lasted forever. Jesus took away all our sins forever, if he only came to take away past sins then many of us wouldn’t be saved because many of us were not alive when Jesus came 🤔 (think about it….. 😅)
If you feel that Jesus only took past sins,but of the future you would sort it out with God by asking, Forgiveness is by shedding of blood (heb 9:22) not by asking, if you can ask then why did Jesus come to die when you can just say some words.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities i will remember no more. God doesn’t remember our sins because in Christ our sins have been forgiven.
Our salvation is forever, we can never loose it, we are already forgiven by Christ’s sacrifice, we are complete, perfect and sanctified. The father has given us eternal life in The Son by believing the gospel. This is the greatest assurance of the believer in Christ, that all our sins are forgiven and we have eternal life. Knowing this changes a lot, it affects our perception of God and even that of ourselves as we begin to see God as he sees us, as he has made us. Knowing this affects our confession, the songs we sing, how we read the scriptures and even our conduct.
The believer is saved once and forever.