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Christ’s Finished Work (Part B)

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March 8, 2022 6:00 am

Christ’s Finished Work (Part B)

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Pastor Rick teaches from the letter to the Hebrews

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You do not know the Scripture know the power of God and that power of God as to do with upholding you and your faith even when he does not deliver you for the present time on purpose is still the one who loves and has the power and in the end you will be delivered. The angels will carry us home. And if the Angels don't carry us home. The rapture will this is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston. Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the book of Hebrews. Please stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching today. Pastor Rick will conclude his message called Christ's finished work in Hebrews chapter 9 he says here in verse 26. He is appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself took the cover man's sin, innocent animals had to die and even told you you were naked.

The consciousness awareness of sin and everything was broken.

Now animals were slain animals who did nothing but there was also going to be the son of God who did nothing wrong and was slain. So again, sin did not begin with Adam and Eve, though for the mystery of evil in the universe raise its ugly head.

The dateless past in the universe. Before sin and evil showed up in Satan, the Godhead father-son Holy Spirit.

They were ready they were ready with the solution. It was not something that surprised them it was not sprung upon them. They were not ambushed they would bring evil in the universe to ahead.

They were determined to do so, they will settle this once and for all of all the forms in the universe of all the orbs and out of space.

The battlefield was chosen by God to be planet Earth and that's where Satan was thrown to Jesus that I saw him falling lightning. This is the battleground right here. Like it or not, Calvary has finalized it for God the living have to go to phase 1 and make it true to phase 2, which is glory bunion John Bunyan writing his Pilgrim's progress is not Scripture but it is a man of Scripture whom God no question uses illustrating much of his own experiences. We have a Scripture that the sacred and not to be messed with, is entirely trustworthy, but God has allowed other things of his people to surface, even by his spirit, not on the level which Scripture was sort of to say to us. I know you see Paul you see Jeremiah, you see the Saints of Scripture and you get a feeling like they're just too far ahead of you to be like them. So to help you with that a little bit.

I'm going to also highlight some servants of mine below not Paul and Jeremiah still face the Dragon and made it through bunion is one of those men, those who have a testimony all through the ages. These are the men, the women that we admire, because the law of the work of the Holy Spirit is to God's glory, not theirs will bunion is writing his Pilgrim's progress. He's in prison for preaching the word is in prison for years are not going to the details of what he suffered during that time is great sorrow and grief but illustrates what's what. The Christian goes through from earth to heaven that Celeste Teal city and at one point he talks about Christian the character facing Apollyon. Satan. Satan starts off by challenging the faith of Christian talking about the sins that he is committed and how because he's not bowing down to Satan. He is chosen the wrong leader Christian is standing up to him and at one point, Satan says oh you look at the Christians who suffer if you got the right God and this is Bunyan's response.

He says his forbearing at present to deliver us is on purpose or profound thought is on purpose to try their love to see if they will cleave to him to the end. So you're suffering my suffering is on purpose. If you are in Christ Jesus. If you're outside of them is purposeless. But if you are in Christ. Christ is God to show that your love is real. This is the battleground this or this planet and it is not without purpose that explains so much. That makes me understand that when I am in trouble when I am in red and God is not acting for me visibly it is on purpose that he can prove my love that I will cleave to him no matter what is happening to me this is the story of every modern that's ever gone to heaven. This is the story of Christ on the cross of Paul of Peter countless millions who will be singing in heaven. I don't want the CD or the recording of the saints in heaven singing to God. I want to be there and not let suffering get in the way and so bunion when he studied the makes this answer to Satan and Satan.

Apollyon in the split in the story and the allegory gets infuriated with them. So what is he do he attacks him physically. He throws fiery darts Christian is blocking them as much as he can but they're getting through. Finally, Apollyon knocks him to the ground and in the eloquence of bunion, while Apollyon is fetching his final blow always loading up is not the sword out of Christian's hand.

If you have been a Christian long enough and you have suffered. You know, Satan is trying to disarm you knocking the word of God out of your antecedent one, do you devotions you don't want to hear preaching. You don't want to think of the word of God. You just want relief bunion says the character reaches out and grabs his sword, and with that he strikes a mortal wound on Apollyon when illustration how does a man like me get to write stuff like that unless he's lived it is had to face Satan's assault. He has had to have suffered the loss of God's word in his heart but not his deepest heart is forbearing at present to deliver is on purpose that he might try their love to see if they will cleave to him to the end of your suffering or if you're going to suffer or if you have suffered.

Don't think God is turning his back on you.

He is looking right at you, just like he looked at his son on the cross. I went down to the potter's house, Jeremiah said, and fair. He was making something is making me into a saint for eternity. And he's doing it to everyone who loves him. As Alan Redpath said God has no son without suffering only one without sin.

And that is Christ.

Isaiah 53, but he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed that if that is real to you and the word of God gets knocked out your hand if it is real to you. You will grab that word again and you will strike the enemy again.

Just trust God whatever comes your way. Learn your role in suffering and trust God. The lesson of the cursed figtree that faith makes destruction unnecessary destruction of the saints. Verse 27.

We have another greater point coming up more about doctrine than it is about life, but they are not in there not detached. Verse 27 and as it is appointed as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment. Death is an appointment we had to get that in our heads. It is appointed for men to die once it is appointed is appointed as the gateway to eternal delight or dread.

It is up to the individual, some to everlasting life, some to everlasting contempt. Daniel chapter 12 verse two and many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.

These words of faith. They are true. God will have no one in heaven who rejects Jesus Christ on earth.

Anyone who looks into the face of the gospel and says I don't want it is not get in that our commission we ought to preach it that way. What God does with it after that is his business would we at what is our business is what we have in the word of God.

That is our sword and it is a sword that is meant not only to keep Satan off of me, but to get him off of whoever God sends me to nestle. We gotta understand how faith is not just for us is not just for our children is for anybody. God says Dedham. We use the word of God. How else do they get, say, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So we are on all of us who believe the calendar of Christ we will be with him forever. It's marked down. It is written in no one's going or going to a race. Believers have a reservation at the marriage feast we will be there with him at the table. Now there are divine acceptation X exceptions where he says it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, Enoch, Elijah the child. Eliza raised from the dead. Lazarus that son of the widow and name enraptured believers. There are exceptions, but there God defined the written down and there's no one that can add to or take away from them and if they're not written down, we leave it like it is God anticipating a challenge.

This statement is already recorded his answer, but those who die they don't and are resuscitated, such as Lazarus they're not resurrected when they are resuscitated allowing Jesus and Lazarus come forth. He resuscitated and Lazarus did not get his glorified body going to get it now, but not then he had to die yet another day. He had to go all the way into death of the medical world me have their definitions to pronounce someone dead and bring the car in and make their announcement. But God has his standard and that's the one we go by. We learn from Scripture that we learn from life, people have of you know, no vital signs there gone that they revive must not out of the ordinary for God. They didn't go all the way. They went outta here, but they did make it all the way there, but they will they will. And then they will span judgment spiritually.

They did not go all the way to judgment until they've got their death is final, but after this the judgment.

He says all who die goes somewhere.

As CS Lewis again at the grave of an atheist and on the tombstone of the atheists. It said all dressed up and no place to go and Lewis look read it and said you wish profound truth given by God, spoken by a man of God. God demands of sinners pay for their sins, but sinners can afford it, not one.

Second Corinthians 521 tells us Christ is paid for it. Again we read this last session will read it again, for he made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

No Christian can believe in reincarnation without rejecting Scripture you cannot say I'm a Christian and I believe in reincarnation. You've just disqualified yourself by rejecting what God has said how can you do that. I don't know and I will. I don't want to preach anybody into comfort. The thinking that they can get away with it. It ain't worth it.

You might as well just side with what God says make it easy. Which brings us further into our points.

Verse 28 and now we are going to face a bigger point emotionally. For some, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for him he will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. How many times is God have to do a thing before people believe that it is God who is done it. How many times would Jesus have to die on the cross to satisfy man's self-made criteria of the standards that God has to meet to prove himself to them. Well, I didn't see him die on a cross.

I didn't see him walk on water, so I don't believe it. Then you will suffer the consequence if you meddle with the research and the fact that it yields musty dire fresh to satisfy each generations demand is not going to do it. He will not his left Scripture to document the most important event in human history and other important events in human history of the hand of God. So we look again at verse 28 and we read so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. Which brings us to the Roman Catholic mass now what I'm about to say again is not in their favor.

I am not Roman Catholic, I categorically reject their doctrine. I don't mean to do it and offend them, though, offend them. It will because you are not agreeing with them. You're saying they are wrong about something they may cherish and I just nothing I can do about that and I will make little effort to but except the preface it. My intention is not to be rude to God or his truth to make someone feel comfortable on a point that I disagree with them one and know full well I can back it up from God's word, which I am going to do with God would help me the Roman masses. Their idea of perpetual offerings of Christ. It is there that he suffers every time there is the mass he is crucified again to get to the point it is in direct opposition to what the Scripture has said, I already read from Peter read from role of Hebrews 928 I'm going to read a little while from Romans six, all three say he died once.

But the doctrine of perpetual offering means he dies every mass, whether in theory or fact it is wrong. Started at the Council of Trent in the middle 16th century. Go against the Reformation. One of their writers wrote this would would would not the holy mass is a true improper sacrifice. It is physical and propitious Tory removing sins and conferring the grace of repentance by offering the sacrifice God grants the gift of penance pays trespasses and sins. However grievous they may be know that may sound very nice, but it is very wrong and it is diabolically against God's word because in other words, is saying God satisfaction regarding sin depends upon a weekly mass.

If you don't make the mass, your sins are on you from week to week. That's what this statement is it's in their own words in their own writings.

This is not liable libel. I'm not telling you false things about them. It's what they believe. That is why attending the mass is so important to the Romanesque our communion table remembers Christ's death, it does not repeat Christ's death. That is the difference between the mass in our communion table.

If you follow the Roman Eucharist mass and you side against what the Bible clearly says in this work verse that he was offered once they don't believe that they have opted to believe their religious leaders over the Scripture which is the fundamental difference between being born again and being anything else. Jesus died once and no more. He died once.

In fact, and no more.

In fact, were inferior and that's what he is saying the writer to Hebrews in verses 26 to 28 before the Roman doctrine was 10 centuries before it was written down is only died once. Why would you let this in your head because you will, that the Scripture in your heart. That's why Romans six verses nine and 10, knowing that Christ having been raised from the dead, dies no more death no longer has dominion over him for the death that he died he died to sin once for all the life that he lives, he lives to God how much more clear can you make it, but yet when you share this. What do you meet with walls, jungle fortifications, reinforcements. But what is the simple Scripture say simple in the sense that it is easy enough for child understand. I believe it is possible for a misguided remnant of believers to be trapped in Roman Catholicism. I believe that, but as to their doctrines and their leaders. I don't think they know the Jesus of Scripture. Otherwise, if they did they would never pray to Mary, they would never hold such unscriptural views of her and of her relationship to Christ Jesus.

If they understood the Jesus of the Bible.

They would never value the opinions of their leaders above and contrary to the Bible they would know that the son of God dies once for sinners and never again because the Bible says see this is a big issue with those who are trapped in Roman Catholicism.

I think some of it is fear. They are actually afraid to break out because it just might go to hell anyway because they've been so tall that if you say well I think in their doomed.

I'm not going to argue with. You have stated my position you free to have your position. I've met Roman Catholics that I felt know the Lord Jesus Christ didn't believe in the doctrines and why they wouldn't come out. I couldn't get it out of them. Why don't you get out of there could never get an answer. Maybe God is stationed in their maybe God is said to you leaving them there.

They can reach others. I don't know. My heart goes out to all of them lost as well as the saved them and you listen to the things that their present leader has to say and you just get disgusted. You say that is so against Jesus Christ.

How could you even say you represent him. How many souls do you down by playing such games, so it is not what you like. It is what God says.

Jesus said it this way. He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.

What flows out of your heart if you don't believe Jesus as he is said can only be the work of state. This no second-place thorough no second third option. Jesus said, you're with me or you're against me. So the basic and profound difference between the believer and the Roman Catholic is they choose to follow their leaders we choose to follow the word of God. That is, it they believe that their religious leaders what they believe what their religious leaders tell them at the exclusion and hostility towards the Scripture as this verse here so clearly points out and that we are to believe in God's word and no man nor beast, no principality, no angel is to take that from us. Mark 1221 Jesus answered and said to them, are you not therefore mistaken because you do not know the Scripture know the power of God and that power of God has to do with upholding you and your faith even when he does not deliver you for the present time on purpose is still the one who loves and has the power and in the end you will be delivered and the angels will carry us home. And if the Angels don't carry us home. The rapture will continuing verse 22. Those who eagerly wait for him he will appear a second time, a glorious expectation.

But here's what he saying he is the historical part of this document, the high priest would go once a year into the holy of holies on the bottom on the to on the bottom of the hem of his garment were bells and long as they heard those bells moving behind that veil, the holy place. They knew he was alive. If the bells stopped ringing. He was no longer moving in it.

He was no longer moving, God struck him dead. Not receiving the offering of his knowledge of biblical documentation of this ever happened because they were meticulous on obeying God, but the threat loomed. And so when the high priest came out from behind the veil the people one who got received our offering, our sin is covered with the writer is saying to the Jews. We have a high priest that is gone behind the veil and is taking us with him and he is resurfaced because he is the son of God's mission is complete. There is no danger that his blood offering is not received, it is a glorious thought. So he says, apart from sin, he will emerge to us and we will see them apart from sin, for salvation. He does not die again. He does not come again to die. He comes again to take this planet and make it his again in the literal sense right now. He is exiled himself. Self-imposed exile from ruling the world can change at any minute, he's going to stay true to his prophecy because that is his will and so there will be no burden again on Christ when he returns. The burden will be upon those who reject him. You've been listening to cross reference radio the daily radio ministry of Pastor Rick asked Calvary Chapel in Mechanicsville, Virginia. As we mentioned at the beginning of today's broadcast. Today's teaching is available free of charge at our website. Simply log on to cross reference that's cross reference would also like to encourage you to subscribe to the cross reference radio podcast subscribing ensures that you stay current with all the latest teachings from Pastor Rick, you can subscribe cross reference or simply search for cross reference radio your favorite podcast to the next time as Pastor Rick continues teaching through the book of Hebrews right here on cross reference radio

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