OFFERING FOR SIN
Hebrews: 10: 18:
Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
- Remission: forgiveness,
pardon, cancellation of a debt.
- These: refers
to sins and iniquities in v17.
reading of the verse:
- Now where the debt of
sins and iniquities is paid there is no more offering for sin.
- Now where forgiveness
of sins and iniquities is, there is nothing left to offer for forgiveness
- Now where sins and iniquities
have already been pardoned there is nothing else than can be done to pardon
- God is satisfied with
- God is satisfied ONLY
with Christ’s sacrifice.
- God is satisfied
with Christ’s offering.
question, who made this offering?--Lord Jesus Christ
- What’s in a name?
- The Lord,
- The Christ—
- This offering was
made by God himself.
- Scripture gives
us proof that Jesus is the Mighty God in:
- Heb. 1: 3:
[Christ is] the brightness of [God’s] glory, and the express image
of his person,
- Heb. 1: 8:
But unto the Son [God] saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and
ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
- Read Isaiah
44: 6, 8; 48: 12, 13, 17
- Turn and compare
w/ Rev. 1: 17-18
is the beginning and the end.
- Turn to Rev.
22: 3, 4: God/Lamb are one.
- Both the Lamb
and God referred to as "his" and "him".
- Acts 20:
28: feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his
- It was God’s
blood that was shed
- It was God
who made this offering for sin—Immanuel-The Mighty God.
- This offering was
- Back at text--Heb.
10: 12: But this man, after he had offered…
- I Corinthians
15: 47: The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man
is the Lord from heaven.
2: 6-8: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery
to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon
him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
- This offering
made by God and man, therefore we say he is the "Godman".
- Next question—why
did he make this offering?
- SIN—this offering
made because of sin.
- Adam disobeyed
God, sin entered in.
- God is too holy
to commune with sin.
- Therefore Adam’s
sin resulted in mankind’s death and separation from God.
- Sin is what we
are by nature.
- Turn to Isaiah
59: 1-16 look over at Isaiah 64:6-7:
- God hates the
workers of iniquity.
- Psalm 5:5-6:
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest
all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing:
the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
- Spurgeon: The
children of Israel who did not believe God, who fell in wilderness,
are referred to only as "corpses." Not those who God wanted
to save but couldn’t. Not by name. Only "corpses." God hates
workers of iniquity—not only the iniquity but also the "workers"
- So this offering
was made because of what we are—sin.
- GRACE—this offering
was made because of God’s grace—this offering is the manifestation of
- Mankind deserved
eternal separation from God. (What we just went over.)
- But God chose
to save a people for himself according to the goodness of his free choice—in
other words, by his grace.
- Those whom God
chose to save are Israel, spiritual Israel, and this is his declaration
to you: Deut. 7: 7: The LORD did not set his love upon you,
nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for
ye were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you,
and because he would keep the oath (oath he made in eternity,
the covenant of grace between God the Father and God the Son our Surety,
then in time) which he had sworn unto your fathers, (covenant
he made with Abraham that in Christ the nations would be blessed)
hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you
out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
(because God determined to keep his oath from all eternity, he
promised Christ through Abraham and sent him and redeemed his people
out of the sin of bondage and from the Pharoah-Devil/god of this world.)
- As Peter said
in Acts 15:11: Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a
yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor
we were able to bear? (then he said) But we believe that through
the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved,
even as they.
- Like the Lord
God told Moses, Exodus 33: 19: And he said, I will make
all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of
the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will
be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show
- This offering
was made by grace.
- WISDOM—Lastly, this
offering was made because of God’s wisdom.
- This offering
manifests the awesome wisdom of God in satisfying his justice and yet
being a merciful and gracious God, the justifier of all who believe.
- God chose to
save a people who were dead in trespasses and sin.
2:1,3: And you hath he quickened, who were dead in
trespasses and sins:…and were by nature the children of wrath, even
- But the Holy
God requires they be holy as he.
- They must be
punished for offending God’s law.
18:20: The soul that sinneth, it shall die.
sin must receive a just recompense of reward.
- We must have
always obeyed him.
- Word, thought,
- Past, present
- A sinner must
be as holy as God himself or he must die.
- God will be
Just…but he will also be the Justifier.
- That is why
this offering was God in human flesh.
- Rom. 3
24: Being justified freely by his grace through
the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath
set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his
blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission
of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he
might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in
was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself.
- And because
those who committed trespass were flesh and blood the offering must
also be flesh and blood—man sinned, man must pay.
2: 14: Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh
and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; 16 For
verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him
the seed of Abraham.
- I Corinthians
15:21: For since by man came death, by man came also the
resurrection of the dead.
- As the substitute
for sinners, He had to be perfect to be fit for the offering—HE WAS.
- He had to bear
the penalty owed—HE DID.
7: 26-27: For such an high priest became us, who is
holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher
than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests,
to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the
8:3: For what the law could not do, in that it was
weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness
of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the
righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not
after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Mama’s Song:) Justice called and mercy answered.
- God in Christ,
God in human flesh, the Godman—made one offering for sins forever
for those he graciously chose to redeem (out of Egypt, out of the
world, out of affliction, out of sin) out of every tribe, nation,
kindred, tongue and people under heaven.
- To all of
us who are by nature Gentile dogs the Lord has said, I was
found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them
that asked not after me.
is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent
his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
- We are saved
to the praise of the glory of his grace wherein he
hath made us accepted in the beloved, (in Christ)
- This offering was
made because of sin, because of grace, and because of wisdom.
- What did this offering
- Complete and perfect
eternal satisfaction for all represented in it.
- (answer is in
- Hebrews 1:
3 when he had by himself purged our sins,
- 2: 10:
he brought many sons unto glory,
through death he…destroy[ed] him that had the power of death,
that is, the devil; And deliver[ed] them who through fear of
death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
- 2: 17:
that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining
to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
- 7:19: 19
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of
a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
- 9: 12:
by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained
eternal redemption for us.
- 9: 26:
now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin
by the sacrifice of himself.
- 10: 10:
we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ
once for all.
by one offering he hath perfected for ever them
that are sanctified. (the work Christ accomplished in
the past tense)
- This offering
purged past sins, present sins, and future sins of a people who had
no desire for God. By one offering the Lord Jesus Christ made them forever
- His shed blood:
- Remitted their
- Justified them.
- Made atonement
- Reconciled them.
- Abolished death.
- Brought life
and immortality to them.
- Proof is he is
seated at right hand of God.
- Not in a tomb.
- At the right
hand of God.
- Not standing
- Seated—the work
- Also, this offering
made his people accepted by God, they are promised an eternal inheritance,
never to be separated from God again.
- 2 Peter 3:
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some
men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that
any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (In other
words, all those whom Christ perfected by his one offering will be brought
to repentance and only after they are all in the fold will God destroy
everything that he has not established.)
The Lord God would not destroy Sodom and Gomorhha till Lot was brought
- Romans 8: 35:
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are
accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are
more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded,
that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which
is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Third thing this
offering accomplished comes with the experience of grace. When God quickens
you and writes his law on your heart, this offering magnifies to
you the greatness of his grace. When the believer hears him say
that by his one offering your sins and iniquities he will remember no
more then the believer glorifies God who saved him.
- The believer says
with the rest of the sheep:
- Like Lot said
when he was delivered out of Sodom Genesis 19:19: Behold
now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou
hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast showed
unto me in saving my life;
- Like Mephibosheth
who was made to eat at the kings table all his days, though in himself
he was lame on his feet: he bowed himself, and said, What is thy
servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
- Like the blind
man Christ gave sight when he stood before the self-righteous, religious
Pharisees, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from
whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.
- The true believer
is at one with God, they are in full agreement. For both are satisfied
with Christ’s offering and no other offering will do.
- So now we see the
third part of his name fulfilled—
- At beginning we
looked at his name.
- We had to look
at all this to get to greater meaning of the third portion of his
- He is the Christ—The
- He’s the LORD
- The Godman our
- God is satisfied
ONLY with Christ’s offering.
- All periods of time
always pointed to this one offering:
- Before the Mosaic
- Garden—God slew
animal, made covering, and covered Adam and Eve—the gospel of salvation.
- Gen. 3:15 Christ
is the seed of woman.
- Abel’s offering
pointed to Christ.
- The ark pointed
- God promised Christ
- 430 years before
law (Galatians 3: 17)
- Israel’s deliverance—pointed
- They were freely
given a land for which they did not labor because the lamb died in
their place—free grace in the Passover Lamb.
- After the Mosaic
law before Christ’s incarnation.
- Law given to give
the knowledge of sin and to point men to Christ, the prophets witnessed
- Rom. 3:21
speaking of the law and of Christ says: 19 Now we know that
what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the
law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become
guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no
flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of
sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
- Gal. 3: 24:
law was schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ
- High Priest,
the Sacrifices, all point to Christ.
- Read Hebrews
and you’ll find it is so.
- Every prophet
spoke of Christ.
says, Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow
after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
- After Christ’s death—our
- Time of Hebrew
writer writing to us.
- Subject of Hebrews:
Christ is the way, fulfillment of the law, end of law for righteousness,
only offering for sin and nothing else. It is full of the importance
of trusting him alone for salvation.
- Witnessed by apostles
- Behold the
Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
- I do not frustrate
the grace of God for if righteousness come by the law then Christ
is dead in vain.
- Paul message:
the gospel of the grace of God.
- Lord, to whom
shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe
and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
- Peter told
the self-righteous: This is the stone which was set at nought
of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither
is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
- Hear me friends--Nothing
that sinful man can offer will satisfy God.
- Not your seeking
- Not Faith—
- "I gave my
- You gave him
your deceitful heart?
- He doesn’t want
your desperately wicked heart!
- God is the one
who gives the new heart
- "I found
- Jesus wasn’t
lost, you were.
- He goes
after the lost sheep.
- Not your repentance
- Not your baptism
- Not holy living
- We don’t get more
holy as we go.
- He hath perfected
- Colosians 2:
8-17 does away with anything that we might bring as our offering other
- And ye are
complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
(you who trust Christ alone are complete in him. The rest of this
passage tells us how and by whom we are complete.)
- In whom also
ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting
off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
(Christ put away the filth of our flesh, the accursed thing-sin-that
was among us—he cut away himself.)
- Buried with
him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith
of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. (Water-baptism
is only a picture of what took place on your behalf when Christ died
and was resurrected for your justification by the operation of God.
You died and you were raised justified in Christ by the operation of
- And you, being
dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, (this was
still our state before conversion though Christ had justified us at
- hath he quickened
together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; (conversion
of a sinner is the work of God—he gives us life in Christ. With God’s
gift of faith the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us. Your sins
and iniquities he remembers no more).
- Blotting out
the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary
to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (we
don’t gradually become holy, Christ made us holy by his life and death
and resurrection as our substitute. There is therefore now no condemnation
to you who believe Christ. There are no more ordinances of the law against
us for the believer fulfilled them perfectly when Christ fulfilled them.).
- And having
spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing
over them in it. (No one could lay anything to his charge and no
one can lay anything to your charge—if Christ died for you. The powers
and principalities you overcome are to the credit of our gracious God
who strengthens and preserves you in Christ—who spoiled all powers.)
- Let no man
therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday,
or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things
to come; but the body is of Christ. (You are 100% free from the
law, from sin, from death and hell by the person and work of Christ.
Let no man try to lay a yoke of works on you. On the other hand, let
no man judge you, if out of a heart of love because Christ is your only
righteousness, your chief desire is to serve Christ. If Christ has made
you free, you are free indeed!)
To all who think
they have a better offering—to all who have heard of Christ, the only offering
for sin, and yet go on in rebellion against God—read carefully:
- Heb. 10: 26-31.—if
you willfully reject this one offering for sin, there is no more offering
- But you who are satisfied
with Christ’s offering even as God is satisfied—read Hebrews 10: 16-22—God
is satisfied toward you, there is no more offering for sin.