Change is a part of life. Simply look again at your childhood. We did not have screens. We did not also have a TV. To be sincere, my dad stated it was from the satan and that he would by no means purchase one. When he accepted a name to a brand new congregation, the earlier one gave him an enormous current. A TV. However wait, I am getting side-tracked.
Instances change. As we speak, you possibly can have a look at every product in a store from the consolation of your individual dwelling. You possibly can click on on it and earlier than you already know it, it is delivered to your door.
Many modifications are good. What if we nonetheless had exterior bogs and all of a sudden you simply needed to go? It is so handy to stand up and with three steps you are on the en suite.
We should always be glad about the modifications which have made life a lot simpler.
We must also be very grateful that God is now not “locked away” from atypical individuals within the Holy of Holies. That was the place that the priest may enter yearly to sprinkle blood as sacrifice for individuals’s redemption.
Jesus brough a couple of main change. Jesus upset the apple cart. Jesus tore the curtain, broke down the wall between individuals and God. Now we will attain God. We’ve got to be so grateful for this variation.
1-2In essence, we have now simply such a excessive priest: authoritative proper alongside God, conducting worship within the one true sanctuary constructed by God.
The modifications did not cease when Jesus left the earth. Jesus accepted a brand new job in heaven, specifically to be a mediator for us individuals. Jesus is our cushion. Like my son would say, Jesus takes the hits for us.
The position of the excessive priest is to sacrifice a cow or a sheep or a dove in order that we do not have to be sacrificed or killed for our sins. When Jesus sacrificed His physique, His being, on the cross, it was greater than sufficient and there’s no want for one more sacrifice for our sins.
Thank goodness that issues do not stay the identical. Thank goodness that issues change and that the most effective comes our method many times. Jesus sits subsequent to God and defends us. He exhibits an image of us to God that exhibits us washed clear of sin. And never as a result of we’re with out sin. This was made doable solely by means of the place that the Excessive Priest took.
We must be so grateful in direction of Jesus. The query now could be whether or not we live that gratitude on the planet on the market? If you’re handled unfairly once more, when it’s a must to chunk your tongue, as a result of the belongings you’re accused of are so removed from the reality, it’s a must to present gratitude. How? You may know the way!
Do you want change?
Do the modifications that Jesus caused make you content?
How does it change your actions?
Jesus, thanks for the change that you just introduced. Thanks for sitting with the Father and placing our case to Him. Thanks that we will know that our place is being ready in heaven. All glory to You! Amen.