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consciousness that the blood of Christ has "once for all" settled the whole question of his
sin and sins before God.
"It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins. . . . but
this One, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand
of God" (Heb. 10: 4-12).
Fellow-believer, He sat down, His work "finished"; can you not rest if He does?
Surely nothing more is needed, if He who came to save has "sat down," for by one
offering He hath perfected unto perpetuity them that are sanctified" (Heb. 10: 14)
No more remembrance (Heb. 10: 17).
What is the result of this wonderful offering? The next verse goes on immediately,
"Wherefore. . . . their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more." Oh! The joy
of it! The sacrifice of Christ not only breathes its blessed "no more" to our conscience, it
also says "no more" to the memory of God. "Blessed is he whose transgression is
forgiven, whose sin is covered" (Psa. 32: 1).
No more offering (Heb. 10: 18).
Even this is not all. So complete is the offering, so full the forgiveness and the
forgetfulness, so perfect the cleansing, that the Lord can add, "Now where remission of
these is, there is no more offering for sin" (Heb. 10: 18). No more conscience of sin! No
more remembrance of sin! No more offering for sin! This speaks to us of perfection.
Never through all eternity will that one offering need repetition. Its efficacy avails "to
the uttermost." Sins past, present, and even future (which, O Lord, give grace to reduce)
are all met and dealt with by the precious blood of Christ.
Hebrews 10:
1. For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those
sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
2. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no
more conscience of sins.
3. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
4. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
5. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou
prepared me:
6. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst
pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9. Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away
12. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13. From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,