“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Hebrews 1:3
The Cross is the reason I have hope in this fallen, wretched world we live in. Because of Christ and the redemption we have been granted, we know that one day we will get to bow before the Lord in praise, worship, and thankfulness, and spend future eternity with Him. In our key verse, I want to point out the words “He sat down”. As I was studying the book of Hebrews, this whole verse really stirred in my spirit and I wanted to dig in deeper. Hebrews 10:1 speaks of the Levitical priests that offered the same sacrifices continually year after year, and it still could never perfect them. And here, in our key verse, after making purification for sins, Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Once. Jesus sacrificed only one time, and that was it. He now sits at the right hand of the Father. Instead of having to continue offering sacrifices, Jesus Christ completed what He needed to do in the one sacrifice of Himself on the Cross, to satisfy God’s wrath against us and to secure the salvation of His elect.
Christ came once to die for our sins, and that sacrifice was completed two-thousand years ago. He completely satisfied the sins of His people. Those of us who have repented and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ have been forgiven of our past, present, and future sin. He exchanged our sin for His righteousness. After making purification of sin, Jesus sat, and even now, sits next to the Father making intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25). Jesus returned to Glory. Jesus Christ is our Advocate, He is our Mediator. His sacrifice made it possible for His elect to approach the throne of grace with confidence to receive mercy and find grace in our times of need (Hebrews 4:16). Thank you, Jesus!
Jesus, words cannot express the praise and thankfulness I have. You have redeemed me. You have forgiven me. My salvation is complete. Thank you, Lord.
The glory for our salvation goes to Christ, alone. Nothing we do, nor will do, can ever bring us to the Father to live with Him in Glory. It’s all Jesus Christ. By Christ, alone: Solus Christus, sisters!