FOUR GLORIOUS FACTS ABOUT THE FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST (From the Book of Hebrews)
Part 4 – Christ has Settled The Question of Sin Once and Forever: He is Coming Again “Without Sin Unto Salvation”
When the Lord came to earth it was to take up and settle, once for all, the awful question of sin. He came into this world to die for our sins on the cross of Calvary. But He is coming again, coming a second time. “Unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Heb 9.28
He is coming again, not to suffer a second time for our sins – God forbid! – but ‘without sin (apart from sin) unto salvation’. He is coming to bring His own into the fullness of salvation, to save them from the very presence of sin. In His first coming, by dying on the cross, He has saved us from the judgment and penalty of sin. When He comes again, in His second coming, He comes to save us from the very presence of sin. No more tears, no more sorrow, no more sin!
Look at the Old Testament picture of the high priest entering within the veil on the Day of Atonement. The gaze of the people fixed itself on the door of the tabernacle. If the high priest came not out, if he died in the presence of God, their hopes were utterly blasted; it meant that the blood was not accepted, their sins remained on them. If the high priest came out, there was a sigh of relief; the anxious suspense was over; it meant that the blood was accepted.
But now in the New Testament period in which we live, there is no question, no suspense, no anxiety. We eagerly look for the coming of our Lord Jesus to take us into His Father’s house, to those many ‘mansions’ where He has prepared a place for us. (We are not interested in mansions or palaces or buildings of gold; we are interested in being in the presence of God! ~JK)
We are going to be with our Lord forever and ever, as part of the heavenly Jerusalem, ruling by His side over the entire earth and the universe. “Unto Him who loves us and has washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father – to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen! Rev 1:5,6.