By ONE sacrifice He has perfected us forever.
…when Christ came into the world, he said:
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but A BODY YOU PREPARED FOR ME;
with burnt offerings and sin offerings [all the offerings of the old Adam – praying, worship, surrendering of will, fasting, seeking of God, yes, that whole endless list of doings to get more holy and right with God]
YOU WERE NOT PLEASED
Then I [Christ] said, ‘HERE I AM—it is written about me in the scroll—
I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.’ ”
…Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He SETS ASIDE the first to ESTABLISH the second. AND BY THAT WILL , WE HAVE BEEN MADE HOLY THROUGH THE SACRIFICE OF THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST ONCE FOR ALL. CHRIST THE LAMB SLAIN BEFORE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH!
Do we get that? Really? WE HAVE BEEN MADE HOLY THROUGH THE SACRIFICE OF THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST ONCE FOR ALL!!!!!! Climb down your own little high horses peeps, and enter into HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS. It’s a DONE DEAL! Or are we too proud to admit defeat and accept what has been offered us: FREELY????
Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. [The religious treadmill. That bloodsucking leech and his daughters who are never satisfied: give, give! Not enough, not enough!] But when THIS PRIEST [Jesus Christ, our high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek] HAD OFFERED FOR ALL TIME ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS, he sat down at the right hand of God, and since that time HE WAITS for his enemies to be made his footstool. FOR BY ONE SACRIFICE HE HAS MADE PERFECT FOREVER THOSE WHO ARE BEING MADE HOLY.
By ONE sacrifice.
Has made perfect forever.
It is done. How long is forever? What part of this don’t we get? Oh, you don’t understand Annalize, we have a role to play. Yeah? As I understand from Jesus, Paul, Peter, James and John, our role is one of resting with Him [in Oneness] in His fiery throne [from which comes lightnings and thunder] in the heavenlies where we have been placed not by ourselves, but by Him: receiving, entering in, taking/appropriating/making His inheritance our own – not just bits and pieces, but absolutely everything He offers. Dining at His table, eating the whole LAMB OF GOD, drinking the whole overflowing CUP of NEW WINE, saying thank You, thank You, thank You!
Our role is one of walking AS A NEW CREATION CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS OF THE TRUTH. Trees of Life, Trees of Righteousness, a Planting of the Lord! We have put on Christ, clothed with God Himself, we have His mind, we have His love shed abroad [that means: emptied out] in our hearts, we are living His very own God-kind of ZOE/AGAPE life.
And if some dark whispering voice of the accuser tries to tell us to do more, to yield more, to seek His face more, to surrender our will more, we just once again dive into His Perfect Blood, His Fully Surrendered Will, His Righteousness, His Holiness, His Perfect Immortal Incorruptible Life, He the Spotless, Perfect One in Whom we already stand perfect and we enter still more deeply into Him and eat and eat and eat more Lamb, and drink and drink and drink more New Wine – Resurrection, Glorified LIFE! Flesh of His flesh, bone of His bone, with our Father’s DNA.
Our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
Our Father, our Father!
You are my beloved Son in Whom I am well-pleased!
Our Father, our Father!
All because of that ONE PERFECT SACRIFICE!
Jesus, our Lord, o how we love You!
We your people, your body have come to do Your will o Lord!
We, the body You have prepared for Yourself!
We love to do Your will, O God!
Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have CONFIDENCE to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, HIS BODY, and since we have a GREAT PRIEST over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the FULL ASSURANCE that FAITH [His faith that is now ours] brings, having our hearts sprinkled to CLEANSE us from A GUILTY CONSCIENCE [of never yielding enough or being perfect enough] and having our bodies washed with pure water [all the bad DNA, sin, sickness, disease, dark spots, warts and all, death, completely washed away]. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess [of walking in and as the manifestation of His Resurrection and fullness of Life, here and now], for HE who promised IS FAITHFUL.
Therefore we do not lack any spiritual gifts as we eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed in and through and as us. He will also keep us firm to the end, so that we will be blameless on this day, the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called us into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
We live in Him, the CONSUMING FIRE, burning ones forever! And by the breath of His mouth [our mouths] He will slay the evil one, the anti-Christ!
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. Fire goes before Him, a river of fire flows, comes out from before Him and burns up His adversaries round about. His lightnings light up the world; the earth see and tremble.… Smoke rises from his nostrils; consuming fire comes from his mouth, burning coals blaze out of it.
We are the burning coals consumed and made alive in and by Him!