HEALING BROKEN HEARTS AND WOUNDED SOULS

Leviticus chapter 16 records the events of the Day of Atonement as commanded by God to Moses and then to the High Priest. Aaron, who was the High Priest at that time, was required to enter the holiest place of the tabernacle once a year to offer blood for the atonement of the sins of Israel. Come to think of it. It happened just once a year, on the tenth day of the seventh month.

Can you imagine the impatience, anxiety and unease in the camp of Israel as they bore their sins on their minds waiting for the day God will finally accept their repentance? They waited, prayed, and longed for their load to be lifted off their soldiers so that they can be relieved. How they must have waited for the Day of Atonement.

When it finally came, they all gathered before God to have their burdens lifted off their backs. At last, they were free, holy and acceptable before God. It is against this background that we can understand the impact of what Christ did for us on the cross of Calvary. What an excellent joy to know that under the new covenant, we do not need to wait for a Day of Atonement.

Christ offered up a sacrifice of himself once and for all (Hebrews 7:27). When he cried “It is finished”, I became holy, righteous and acceptable before God provided I lay a claim to the finished work of Calvary (John 1:12). I am already forgiven.

I do not need to wait for a particular day in which I will be worthy to ask of healing, deliverance, blessing and the like. It has become my permanent and everlasting possession all thanks to Christ’s once and for all sin offering. Am I not blessed?
The new covenant is really far better than the old (Heb. 8:6-8).

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Comments on: "THAT’S WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME" (4)

  1. Very True Gretiana and some don’t even celebrate Christmas or Easter when we do because of trusting in fleshy man’s own understanding.

    I have even heard well known Theologians say they are not sure if Jesus was Born at Christmas but we can be sure because it is confirmed in Scripture, I will leave a link for you in case you ever need to refute wrong teaching.

    Jesus’ Birthdate – https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/jesus-christ-gods-great-gift-to-us/

    Blessings – Anne

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  2. A good message Gretiana and it is True we have been forgiven of our past sins (Romans 3:25) and can be forgiven if we sin before we are Born Again of God’s seed and perfected in Love, Jesus is our Advocate but we are to seek for perfection as God asks us to do putting our Carnal flesh to death so we do not continue to sin and Jesus has set us free so we can do this, No Temptation to sin will be greater than we can bear… How good is that!

    I will share some Scriptures now but there are more, if you would like them Gretiana or links let me know.

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

    1 John 3:9 No one who is Born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been Born of God.

    1 John 3: 6-8 whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.

    Romans 6 : 1 – 2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

    Colossians 3:4-6 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

    Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore Perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.

    Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto Perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

    Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne.

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    • Thank you so much for appreciating. Thank you too for the scripture. It is our duty to remind the world about what we are really supposed to be celebrating. Some out there have no idea what it’s all about.

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