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Your sins are done away with!

Hebrews 9:28 - so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

I’m reading through Hebrews right now and I read this passage last night. There are two things I want to encourage you with today:

1. If you are saved, if you are in Christ, your sins are done away with! Your record is clean because of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection. This is the good news and it’s the kind of thing we forget about far too often. If your sins have been paid; why should you continue living in them? They have been paid for, so now you can live a new life in Christ. You can kill the sins you have struggled with in your flesh because now you live by the Spirit.

2. Are we eagerly waiting for Jesus to come back? I’m not nearly as much as I should be. I recently ordered a new computer online and I was excited to get it because I haven’t had a new computer in years. Every day, probably 3-4 times a day I would go to the Canada Post website, type in the tracking number and see where the computer was. I was anxiously wanting it to come, I couldn’t wait! I was like a child on Christmas morning waiting for his parents to wake up so he could finally open his presents. We need to remember, these things (like my laptop) are but a shadow of the substance which belongs to Christ.

Be encouraged, your sins are done away with and now you can live your new life in Jesus. Now, let us eagerly await the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

  • rumitoid

    Sorry, I never got the thing about eagerly waiting for Jesus to come back. Why? Shouldn’t it be earnestly imploring God to stay his hand and give us more time to help the lost and needy? Life is but a mist. We will be in heaven before we know it. What’s the rush? If we truly walk with Christ, are hidden in him, he has already returned.

    • Stephen McCaskell

      I see where you’re coming from and I agree. How then are we to take all of Paul’s and the early Church’s references about anticipating the second advent, and so on?

    • hirider

      I would comment that man has been evangelizing ever since Jesus was resurrected. If man has been evangelizing for almost 2000 years, how long must we continue? We should continue until Jesus comes again! There are billions of people we aren’t able to evangelize, mainly because of the need to travel to distant places. But also, many people are going to refuse our messages in favor of their own beliefs. Jesus will come again when He thinks its’ the right time.

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