Hebrews 10:11-15
 
Heb 10:11 (KJB)
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
 
Take away - Remove something which surrounds or cast off
 
Here is another difference between the Levitical Priesthood and that of the Lord Jesus Christ. The earthly priest had to stand while ministering because they had to continually offer the sacrifices but the Lord Jesus Christ is seated at the Fatherís right hand which means that He has completed His sacrifice and it was accepted by the Father and therefore all that remains is the calling and saving of those He named before the foundation of the world. This is possible because Christís sacrifice removed the sins from the believer. The word ďtake awayĒ is very interesting in the Greek because it means to remove something that surrounds. Before the believer becomes a believer, sin is the center of their life and that is because sin is all around them. No matter which way a sinner turns, they will find sin and commit sin but Christís sacrifice has removed that sin covering from them and now they are with clear conscience before God. This is something the Levitical system could not accomplish.
 
Heb 10:12 (KJB)
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
 
For ever - Unbroken, continuous, or for all time
 
As was stated previously that the Lord Jesus Christ is now seated on the right hand of God because He had offered one sacrifice for sin forever. It has removed the sin from the believer and Christís sacrifice was eternally effectual in the life of the believer by means of the words ďfor everĒ which carry with them the idea of continuous. The Levitical priests had to keep offering the same sacrifices every year but the sacrifice of Christ was done only once and never to be repeated. Since Christís sacrifice removed the sins of the believer what else would a subsequent sacrifice be needed for?
 
Heb 10:13 (KJB)
From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
 
(Psa 110:1 KJV) A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Now that the sacrifice for sin has been made on behalf of all the Elect, Christ now waits for time when all His enemies will be subdued as a footstool under His feet. This will come on the last day when all the unbelievers will be judged and removed into Hell and Christ will be the King of Kings. No longer will the enemies of Christ persecute His children and cause them pain for the enemies and Satan will be no more as they are cast into Hell. On the last day the true believers will receive their resurrected bodies and the final part of Godís salvation plan will have been completed for ever.
 
Heb 10:14 (KJB)
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
 
He hath perfected - Make perfect, complete, or finished
For ever - Perpetuity
 
Jesus is able to remain seated because there is no more sacrifice needed on behalf of His Elect. His completed work on Calvary has perfected every believer and made them qualified for Heaven at the moment of their salvation. Christís sacrifice was so powerful that it made every believer perfect, not just for now, but for all eternity and that will never come to an end. This is why those who believe they can lose their salvation are in total error because once Christ has sanctified the believer, it is forever, not until they sin again. All sins, both past and future, have been forgiven and removed by the sacrifice of Christ, so in essence, what can really keep a true Christian out of Heaven?
 
Heb 10:15 (KJB)
Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
 
Here the writer cites the Holy Spirit from Jeremiah 31. He states that The Holy Spirit has borne witness to the statement that is about to be quoted from Jeremiah. It must be noted that since the Holy Spirit was mentioned as having made this quote before, it teaches us that the words of Jeremiah were inspired. The Holy Spirit having made two promises in the verse in Jeremiah 31 and they were that the law would be internalized and there would be total forgiveness of sin.

Back