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MGJC Blog
Monday, November 10, 2014
Sanctification of the Cross
Topic: Gospel

By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God… (Hebrews 10:10-12 KJV)

 

Why Jesus died on the cross? The Bible said that He faced the most painful death penalty ever. Isaiah 53:3-5 says, “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” He didn’t deserve the painful capitol punishment for our sins, but He did. Paul said in Romans 5:8, “…God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

 

Hebrews 10:10 said that “we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” His death set free us from sins. His death drew us near to God. Jesus didn’t just hang on the cross and died. I have hardly to see the cross with Jesus on the church wall. This shows some humiliation. The Bible said that after Jesus died on the cross, He resurrected back to life with His new body. Even though His scars were still in His hands and feet, He received His new physical body. We cannot comprehend on this until we, too, would receive our new bodies. I encourage you to read I Corinthians 15 to see some glimpses of what our new bodies look like.

 

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ helps us to reunite with God. We need to separate ourselves from the darkness of sins. We can’t do this ourselves until the Holy Spirit would intervene with us. Romans 8:26 says, “…for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” We can have experienced eternal life with God now, not just waiting for God would take us to Heaven.

 

Do you have your relationship with the Heavenly Father? If not, I like to encourage you to develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ today. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at mgjcwebminstries@mgjcweb.org or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.


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