Once For All - Hebrews 10:10
Once For All - Hebrews 10:10
The appointed sacrifices of the Old Covenant continued to be offered day after day, month after month, and year after year. Thousands upon thousands of such sacrifices were made. Then Jesus came. Hebrews emphasizes the fact that Jesus offered this sacrificed ONE FOR ALL. Note:
[Jesus] …does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. (Hebrews 7:27)
… and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. (Hebrews 9:12)
Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. (Hebrews 9:26)
And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, (Hebrews 9:27)
… so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. (Hebrews 9:28)
By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:10)
The reason for continued offering of OT sacrifices is simply that they, in and of themselves, could not remove sins: “1 For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?” (Hebrews 10:1-2)
BUT Jesus offered ONE sacrifice FOREVER that DOES MAKE US COMPLETE ACCORDING TO CONSCIENCE – NEVER NEEDING TO BE OFFERED AGAIN.
Thus the contrast continues: 11 Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; 12 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time onward until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet. 14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. (Hebrews 10:11-14)
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; (1 Peter 3:18)
Romans 6:9-10 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Jesus is THE appointed sacrifice. To reject Him simply means there is no other sacrifice that can be offered that will make atonement for your sins. Have you accepted this? Have you accepted Jesus’ as your high priest and mediator? Have you set him as your King? Are you obeying Him (Heb. 5:8-9)?