Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A BEITER HOPE - By Marvin Duncan

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 7:19

In Hebrews 7:19, the writer is speaking of the contrast  between the Law of Moses (which could never take away  sins-Hebrews 10:14) and the Person of Christ (Who could  justify anyone-Acts 13:39).

Throughout the Old Testament, Israel's hope was that  their sins would be covered. On the Day of Atonement, the  High Priest confessed his and Israel's sins before the Lord.  The picture is that Israel's sins were placed in open view  before God upon the Mercy Seat in the Holy of Holies; but  when the High Priest poured the blood of the sacrifice overthe  Mercy Seat, Israel's sins were covered. No longer could God  see Israel's scarlet sins. He could only see the blood of the  Sacrifice. Israel knew nothing of sins being taken away. This  is why they did not understand when John the Baptist  introduced Jesus as the "Lamb of God thattaketh away the sin  of the world" (John 1 :29).

It was not until the revelation of the Mystery had been  given to Paul that man learned that Christ's dying on the Cross  was God's way of salvation. It was by the death of Christ that  God could take away man's sins, never to remember them  again (Psalms 103:12).

Nowhere in the Four Gospels will you read of the  substitutionary death of Christ being the means of salvation.  The twelve Apostles knew nothing of Christ dying for their  sins. They saw the crucifixion as a murder Israel had  committed (Acts 2:23, 3:14-15, 7:52) and one that needed to  be repented of (Acts 2:37-38). It is only Paul who writes of the  better hope that man has in Christ. What the Law could not  do, Christ was able to do. Instead of doing the works of the  Law, all a person need do today is BELIEVE that Christ was  God's substitute Sin Offering, that He died for our sins, and  that by believing on Him, we can have forgiveness of our sins  (Romans 4:5).

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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