Revealing Christ, the Anointed One and His Anointing

Hebrews 10:11-31

Summary
The scripture gives a clear picture of what really transpired when our Lord Jesus died on the cross. To the Israelites, the law was a constant reminder of the sins of the people and each sacrifice offered by the priest was supposed to bring the people closer to God, rather it drew them farther away because they were constantly reminded of how far they had fallen from God. This was coupled with the fact that they were still enveloped in sin after each ritual.
The blood of Jesus however is potent. It has the power to wash our sins. After Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, a new covenant was established, the boundary was removed and we were granted eternal access to God anytime anywhere. There’s no need for an earthly intermediary, Christ Himself is the mediator of the New covenant.
We are here by enjoined not to entangle ourselves with sin anymore but to have faith in God and always rely on His ability to deliver us.

Life application
We need to remind ourselves what the salvation we now enjoy cost us; The blood of Jesus. We are expected to live daily with the assurance that we are totally free from sin. We should also be cautious not to take our freedom for granted and use it as a liberty to sin.

Personal declaration
I am totally free from sin through the power in the blood of Jesus.

Reading – Hebrews 10:11-31

11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:

16 “This is the covenant I will make with them
    after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
    and I will write them on their minds.”[a]

17 Then he adds:

“Their sins and lawless acts
    I will remember no more.”[b]

18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.

A Call to Persevere in Faith

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[c] and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”[d] 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 10:16 Jer. 31:33
  2. Hebrews 10:17 Jer. 31:34
  3. Hebrews 10:30 Deut. 32:35
  4. Hebrews 10:30 Deut. 32:36; Psalm 135:14

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