TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
24th May 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: Hebrews 10:18(AMPC)
Now where there is [absolute] forgiveness and complete cancellation of the penalty of these things, there is no longer any offering [to be made to atone] for sin.
Yesterday, we highlighted from the book of Hebrews, how perfect and complete the sacrifice of Jesus was. Unlike the sacrifice of bulls and goats in the old covenant that needed to be repeated year after year and still could not guarantee freedom from guilt or take away the sins(Hebrews 10:4).
But the sacrifice of Jesus did the job just once!
There’s something interesting in Hebrews 10:14 that I would like to point out. Scripture tells us that by the once-for-all-time offering of Jesus, He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. Now, it is important to understand that there are three phases of salvation;
▪You have been saved(your spirit).
▪You are being saved (your mind)
▪You will be saved(referring to your body).
So those who are being sanctified, refers to the process of salvation which is the transforming or renewing of your mind. In other words, the change in your operating system(OS)but it doesn’t mean that your spirit is not already saved.
The person who has made progress in the transforming of his mind more than another person cannot say that both of them don’t have the same status.
No. They both have been saved perfectly, equally and completely.
But one is giving himself more to renewal, by looking at the book to see who he really is and is becoming more of who he really is(2 Corinthians 3:18)than the other one who is not.
So when Jesus comes, because you have made more advance in your transformation, is He going to leave the one who has not?
No, everybody is going together, because rapture or going to heaven is not a reward.
Heaven is a place where rewards are given.
There’s a difference.
So you must know that your transformation process doesn’t invalidate your salvation. You have been saved perfectly.
In fact, to show you what is God’s position on the matter of whether the sacrifice of Jesus perfectly saves you, see what verse 17 says;
“Then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
Look, God has amnesia on your sins.
So the question is- Why are you trying to remember?
Hear me dear believer, we need to read the scriptures to really understand who we are. Take a look at our text(Verse 18). The word “remission” there means forgiveness.
So I imagine someone is asking, “What if the believer sins now?”
Listen, the Bible is saying in essence that the blood of Jesus has cancelled everything called sin. That if sin had a past, if sin has a present, if sin has a future, the blood of Jesus took care of it. Except you are trying to tell me that the blood of Jesus is less than sin. And that’s not true.
So, the reason why Jesus won’t need to come back to atone for sin anymore like the priests under the law, is because His sacrifice is more than sin.
The sacrifice of Jesus is greater than sin.
-The sacrifice of Jesus is hands down the best and I am a beneficiary of the ultimate, perfect sacrifice.
-The blood of Jesus’ sacrifice is greater than sin.
-Jesus is the object of my salvation. I have been saved completely, perfectly and equally.
-I am committed to declaring the entirety of God’s position on Jesus sacrifice for our salvation. No additions. No subtractions.
-Not only are my sins forgiven, God has amnesia on my sins.
-My forgiveness was not partial or repetitive. It happened once and for all. Forever.
-I walk in the full experience of the better and perfect sacrifice of Jesus.
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