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Christ’s Perfect Work (Part B)

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March 10, 2022 6:00 am

Christ’s Perfect Work (Part B)

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March 10, 2022 6:00 am

Pastor Rick teaches from the letter to the Hebrews

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You shall flick your souls and offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh that was their day of atonement, a day of affliction to save before God will guilty we are sinners, we need to be saved. Crisis feel that now so we Christians we do not celebrate. We have been atoned for by crisis. One time deal. It's done the animal sacrifices could never cleanse. They could only cover it. 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, and now here's Pastor Rick in Hebrews chapter 10 as he continues his message. Christ's perfect work. One of the Old Testament sacrifices were sufficient then you would only have to offer them. One time it was done, but they did not every year.

And yet, the day of atonement they have to offer again to cover their sins. And so, that is, he is saying your own religion preaches this other writer is Hebrew, but is no longer practicing Judaism is a Christian, ethnically, a Jew, spiritually a Christian and he is writing to those who supposed to share. In fact, those of you who is writing to. They were willing to suffer for Christ. But in time. Other Jews were getting to them. You need to come down to the temple yeah okay I know you think Jesus was the Messiah, but you still need to keep up your offer and they would just packet them and packet them until they began to cave.

The only defense against someone who is wrong is no, you're wrong. I don't believe that this is what I believe and I think you are the one that needs to fix and here is why I believe in you will, I promise.

Make enemies that way, but you will also make friends. You will probably make more enemies than friends, but because this is what they were not doing. They were succumbing to the culture how easy, how many Christians behave like the world does.

How many Christian looks to the world to see. How should we behave, how should we raise a family.

As we do this as the church run assess the world tells you what we should do list talk. Ask God don't go to the Scripture that will make us different. I'm not questioning the sincerity of their love. A person can love Christ, to be sincerely wrong nonetheless about the things that Christ wants them to do.

Otherwise, we would all be perfect. So again this very real life not removed from centuries ago. What we are seeing struggled. The struggle here with the Jews before Christ goes on today in the church would be no need for the crucifixion of the Old Testament sacrifices did the job they were not perfectly were not complete.

So he says in verse two for the worshipers once purify would've had no more consciousness of sin, the consciousness, the awareness that the guilt is there, the whole guilt issues not settled in the Old Testament. So John's Gospel chapter 8 verse 36 Jesus says that the son makes you free, you shall be free indeed free from your sins yeah you will commit from time to time you will stumble across the line you will trespass you will be when you're not supposed to be. But that will send you to hell anymore because the blood of Christ watches your sin does not applaud it ever got doesn't think there's anything funny about a little sin. Cost son of God, gruesome death have us forgiven, but the reality is were still stuck in the flesh in this world until we are glorified in and in heaven we will be prone to stumble but he is still able to present us faultless before his throne with exceeding joy inside the writer is saying is proof of what I'm talking about, that they offered these offerings every year.

They said they knew that sin was there on them and they could not enter heaven.

Hebrews 9 verse nine. It was symbolic for the present time, all that Old Testament system in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience. Maybe I should say it this way well will cleared up a little bit. We are in we are not saying the Old Testament has nothing to offer us is everything to offer. It is equal with the New Testament because it is God's word, however, there's been a development a progression in God's word and the rituals the things concerning salvation. These are now fulfilled. Making those shadows obsolete. So we have to ask. Should we have to separate that when we go to the Old Testament we look at the righteous lives we learn from them. We admire and then we pursue to be like them that give the characters the characteristics of those characters that please God. But when it comes to salvation from sin. We do not use ritual. It is by faith we come to Christ. He is the one that forgives us his blood, not the blood of bulls and goats and sheep.

Leviticus 23 verse 27, the 10th day of the seventh month to be a day of atonement, it shall be a holy convocation for you. Another was a gathering of the nation. You shall afflict your souls and offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh that was their day of atonement, a day of affliction to say before God would guilty we are sinners, we need to be saved, but Christ is fulfilled that now and so we Christians we do not celebrate a day of atonement. We have been atoned for by crisis, a one time deal.

It's done the animal sacrifices could never cleanse. They could only cover it could not deal with it and so we have a conscience and a conscience is painful, it alerts us that something is wrong. It says is an urgent matter. There's an emergency. There's a moral emergency that you have to respond to a conscience is meant to bother us. You can't convict them if you can't hurt the conscience. In other words, you have a sinner out there who is not a believer in Jesus Christ. How you going to lead them to Christ, LSU, or defend their position against Christ LSU say you have to confess that you are a sinner before a holy God that he is not judging you compared to some other man is judging you compared to his son, Jesus, and he was perfect and you cannot match that.

So you must confess and you must come just as you are and be changed be cleansed by the Christ, and that you do not do this, you're doomed in your sin, so conviction is supposed to alarm them you who believe in Christ. Did you come to Christ when you came to Christ, did you not realize that you were headed to hell without him.

That was it not part of the turning point that he is Lord God Almighty, and I have offended him, but he makes a way back for me and I'm going to receive it. Cannot earn it. I have to receive it to say I can earn my salvation is to insult God you can earn should not gonna love you not clean enough if you could earn it. Why did my son die.

I just let you go ahead and earn it. If that could happen. You must receive the flesh of many folks or flesh of all people good that I like that you want to feel like they paid for something for something good about me. But maybe there is next to someone else would try again we been sent quoting this verse from Isaiah all my righteousness said the prophet is like filthy rags, so I'm not good enough. I need the Savior. He says in verse three but in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.

Verse four for it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. Animals slaughtered animals represented involuntary death of the innocent animal didn't say when Adam and Eve sinned and realize they were new. The animals did not see you know what maybe Lord you should slay our skin us and then you can cover their sin. They had no choice.

God being God's prerogative.

He slew the animals skins and covered Adam and Eve, Jesus Christ, in contrast to the involuntary innocent animals is voluntary, he chose to come to deal with his life to be crucified and not only is he innocent, but he is holy is pure and perfect. He is the one that does not cover sins and he removes that thus John's words about Jesus Christ. Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. The Jews understood sin was not taken away was only covered call for word for their atonement. The Yom Kippur war day of coverings now. There is no inbuilt power and animal blood voodoo and witchcraft may think so, God is never thoughts. In fact, the blood drops of Christ had no inbuilt power in them, in and of themselves. In this sense the Roman soldiers when they crucified him, no question, got blood, his blood on them. They did not want to say no, the blood touched me magical feature to the blood. We speak of the blood.

We speak of his sacrifice. His will, his power, the blood is the emblem of that otherwise we all have to get that blood sprinkled on this is spiritual is not physical and there's nothing like the blood. When we said the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin we mean what he is John and who he is and how he has done it. The blood of Jesus Christ and nothing else cleanses us from sin. I hope I didn't lose you on because there would be those who would if they could up with the blood of Jesus Christ and of violence sell it to you as a relic they would Bible doesn't teach us that Jesus is the words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are true. That's what we are after the deed of Christ, the person of Christ.

Not sure somebody would be bothered by that because again you're making a relic out of a superior act and be cautious cautious there verse five. Therefore, when he came into the world, he said, sacrifice and offerings.

You did not desire what a body you have prepared for me. Verse six in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you had no pleasure. Ice quoting Psalm 40 verse six and he saying the blood of those animals. Even God knew and the Jews knew from way back when.

This was not enough, and that's why he is referring to this verse appealing to his audience. The audience would say as Jews, we know that verse in us right. We know that the blood of animals cannot remove the sin of humans is no magic going on here. It's an act of God that we need to happen and that's why he's sending them back to this verse so they can say yes that's right going down to the temple is not the solution. Believing in Christ by faith. You are saved, not water baptism not going to church not following your parents religion not reading the Bible. It is by faith in Christ. The person this is a reference to the virgin birth. Therefore, when he came into the world, he said, sacrifice and offerings. You did not desire, but a body you have prepared for me. Christ did not come to say okay I am going to offer the sheep and bulls for the sinners and that will make them perfect because I'm the one doing the offering that is not what he said. He said I'm not here to offer sheep and bulls, otherwise he would've come as a Levite he came to offer himself.

According to the order of Melchizedek and so Christ offers himself, he says, but a body you have prepared for me while he needed a body in order to offer himself. The final sacrifice Hebrews 2, verse one. Inasmuch as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared in the same through death he might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, I'll pause here. Maybe you listening to me and I'm sharing more doctrinal things right now than anything else and you finding a little boring.

You can blame is was not texted you all like I cannot argue against that the text itself strong in its powerful don't trick yourself into thinking that these are mere words is the God of the universe and back of every single word mansion. I live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. And this is it that it proceeded from God's mouth of the stylus of a saint makes it no less God's word is always very serious. What he is talking about here for all of us. Christ did come in human form, the holy one of God.

He allowed them to destroy him. No one else's, born of a virgin except him and no one again good enough to die to take away the sins of others except him.

Verse seven. Then I said, behold, I have come in the volume of the book it is written of me to do your will of God, he will repeat this again in this section because it is that important but as planned by God and revealed in the Scriptures, Christ was going to come into battle with the devil for sinners all the way back in Genesis chapter 3 verse 15. The scene is the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve have sold the dominion to the devil.

He now has become the god of this age were Adam and Eve were entrusted to have dominion over creation there in the garden, but their disobedience forfeited that and when God comes and confronts them. Adam of course blames Eve Eve blames the devil God. In speaking to those characters.

All of them could hear what he was saying and we can do and this is what is said.

God says I will put enmity between you and the woman speaking Satan at this point between your seed and her seed and he shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel on the woman has no seat that is the man is a reference to the virgin birth is a reference to Christ being born of a woman and placed there by the Holy Spirit.

The writers of the Old Testament continue to develop this Isaiah says, for unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulder.

After that point you could say that about King David. You could say that about any of the kings that were righteous within he takes his turn. Isaiah does to narrow it down just what's child is he talking about which we know more about than Isaiah knew at the time and his name will be called wonderful Counselor, mighty God, everlasting father, the Prince of peace. All of those things belong to him. He says of the increase of his government and peace there will be no and you cannot say that about anyone else upon the throne of David. No risking them to order and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this and so verse seven where it says, behold, I have come in the volume of the book it is written of me. Will there is there just to places there, of course, hundreds prophecies concerning Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, not to mention all the sacrificial offerings pointing to him verse eight. Previously, saying, sacrifice and offerings burnt offerings and offerings for sin. You did not desire and had no pleasure in them which are offered according to the law maybe have lost.

You may view sad on the way a rat offerings sin blood sacrifice Pres Christ coming. I don't know where you are in speaking to believers within you have a lot of homework to catch up. You should you do not automatically know the Scripture, when you become born again. When you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior dad do you memorize the Bible instantly.

You know what everything means, of course not.

None of us can exhausted. We have work to do. You've got a plow. The book got a go into it and learn what is being said. So God can work through you.

You know, we have a saying it's not all about you, much of it is about but not all that part. It is about you is supposed to be a channel you're not just supposed to be a troth that holds things but you're also supposed to be an instrument through which things can pass through one to another word of God, the teachings of God, we were singing that they will know us by our love Christian love as a whole sermon right there. How difficult is it for Christians to love how easy it is for them to criticize in the name of love. I love you brother, but that's an ugly tie you got on. If that was the worst criticism I had to handle all take it, but unfortunately, Christians can be more vicious than that all you go to that church. What's wrong with that church.

Unless you've got a biblical, doctrinal, moral issue, you better keep your mouth shut you better be careful who you are messing with. When you mess with God's people in his masters and so the work begins when you come to Christ. Christ did the dying word, but you've got a lot to do and you should be following me on these things. He said this to his audience. I thought you be ready for me at this time. In Hebrews 5 just to let me know.

People get insulted.

That's the conscience sounding the alarm doesn't mean they going to respond the right way.

I me.

What happens if the fire at the files. The alarm goes off and they just turn over and go to sleep house burns down Christians, we are susceptible to such poor behavior and may we not give into it. Verse eight. Previously saying I read verse eight verse nine then he said, behold, I have come to do your will of God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second of the New Testament, the new covenant in Jesus blood superior overruling the first covenant, and to distinguish the one from the other. Eve makes it clear here that one is the new one is the old verse 10. By that we will have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all his single death. Remove all of our guilt saved us from the wrath of God. Those who come to him. God is not going to do something else to redeem the loss is done at all. Charles Spurgeon writes this and if you don't know who Charles Spurgeon is and you are a Christian you are missing out as part of your homework assignment. If you are a Christian, still in need of milk in your you want to get strong enough to take the meat of the word you need to start reading the Scripture you need to be under the teaching of men who would teach the word of God and with that will come familiarization with what God is done with other Saints over the centuries. To this presence. Doesn't that which all Spurgeon that great pastor of all said no new victim is expected or required.

There is nothing left to be presented by so-called priest on earth or to be made up by the panaceas and payments of their dupes by powerful language. In other words, he is saying. Good Christ is done at all. We don't need a priest to get into heaven you can go directly to Christ and if you think you need a priest to get to heaven, you are a dupe you're disagreeing with what the Scripture said next section we get into Hebrews easements that we can boldly come into the throne room of God boldly.

We come we don't have to have a representative. A human representative we have Christ himself representing us standing for us, inviting us in and so when he says by that we will have been sanctified two parts to sanctification. One is justification opposition with God. We are set aside.

We are saved. The second part is we are developed in Christ we are learning we are growing we are making mistakes, we are recovering from mistakes. We are being used by God.

We are stepping out in faith and we are failing and we are stepping out again in faith because we believe him and because that is what it takes.

That is sanctification.

The world does not have it. They are not sanctified, they are doomed. The wrath of God abides on them. We are here not to be proponents to them but to reach them wherever we can. And you cannot do it if your sword is dull because it is going to take knowledge of Scripture to reach their conscience.

You cannot convict them or you cannot convert them if you can't convict them and conviction comes by truth and so Jesus says you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God with the word of God is going to hurt sinners and supposed to do that it will slaughter man's self-willed opinion of himself and bring him in touch with a loving God who has his arms stretched out to receive any center that will come.

Verse 11 and every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sin is whole point move 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.

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