One Sacrifice

Jesus blood weight

“For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins? But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” Hebrews 10:1-4

The 4,000+ years of sacrifices made to God before the time of Jesus never took away any sins (to go with the picture analogy, all those animals don’t weigh anything). These sacrifices were only an annual reminder of the sins of the people, and that the sins had to be paid for. These 4,000+ years of sacrifices were a foreshadowing of the Messiah to come and pay for them all. Through these annual sacrifices, the Jews had it ingrained in their culture that sins had to be paid for. Then Jesus is revealed and labeled as the “Lamb of God” by John the Baptist, when the Jews heard this they must have been star stuck. After countless sacrifices and thousands of yearrs the Lamb of God was finally here to pay for sins with one grand sacrifice, Himself.

I just wonder what John the Baptist was thinking. He was probably the only one with true revelation of who Jesus was at that time. And after a lifetime of preparing the way for the Lord, he finally sees Jesus and immediately knows its him through the Spirit of God. That has got to be one of the greatest moments of joy felt by a man in human history. I wonder what it would have been like if John the Baptist didn’t go to jail and instead followed Jesus for his 3 ½ years of ministry. But maybe it would have been a lot harder for people to relate to John the Baptist than the simple fishermen he chose instead.. just a thought cause I don’t know.

But Hebrews 10 explains this picture pretty well I think if you want to read more into it.


One Response to “One Sacrifice”

  1. Good stuff

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