Two Unchangeable Things Release Believers From All Guilt Forever

August 20th, 2021 § 1

The big point that the writer to the Hebrews was making in that amazing letter was that we have a superior priesthood in Jesus after the order of Melchizedek.

The Levitical priesthood was a priesthood of “covering of sin” and the blood sacrifices offered had to be done “daily” and “continually” by many priests who lived and died.

Jesus, on the other hand, is our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek (which means King of Righteousness) and that priesthood has only one priest and only one sacrifice to “take away sin” once for all people “for all time.” Furthermore, God installed Jesus as our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek by an Oath that we would have strong encouragement and know that our sins will never be counted against us again. They are gone. Our sins are gone. The King of Righteousness has given to the believer His own righteousness as a gift.

God made Jesus our High Priest forever with an Oath so that by two unchangeable things we would know our sins have been removed and we have been cleansed from all unrighteousness forever. And what are those two unchangeable things? They are (1) God’s own Word and (2) God’s Oath confirming His Word. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie.

To say it another way, God wants the believer to know that He will never count our sins against us again ever! Jesus was raised from the dead to be our living High Priest forever having offered up Himself as the only sacrifice necessary for the complete removal of all our sin forever and this includes past, present and future sins not yet committed, for all our sins were future sins when Jesus died on the cross for us and as us.

Any teaching which says a believer must confess his sins on a “daily” basis and “continually” in order to have those sins forgiven and in order to have unrighteousness cleansed from that believer is directly opposing the Word of God and God’s own Oath regarding the High Priestly ministry of Jesus and is in direct opposition to the eternal purposes of God Himself for all believers. Those who teach that I John 1:9 is a word to the believer, to the saint of God, are teaching serious error in opposition to the New Covenant, the finished work of Jesus and all the apostolic writings.

Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

James Barron

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