Tozer Devotional

Thu, March 01, 2018

The Sin Sacrifice Forever Efficacious

The writer of the letter to the Hebrews attests that the Son, “after he had provided purification for sins, . . . sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven” (1:3). This is the basic, vital message of Christianity. This is the witness the Christian church, if it is faithful to the revelation God has given it, is proclaiming to the world. Christ Jesus came into the world for the humiliation of death. He came to deal with the sin question as only God could deal with it.

In the Bible we have the ample record of that day, in the fullness of time, when our Lord Jesus Christ hung between heaven and earth on Calvary’s cross. The willing Lamb of God, who had come to bear away the sins of the world, was fulfilling His mission. No one on earth could assist him. In those excruciating hours, after evil men had nailed Him to the cross, the Father in heaven pulled down the blinds; darkness prevailed. It was the eternal Son dying to purge our sins. Alone He suffered. Alone He died. But in that suffering and death He accomplished the sacrifice that has perpetual efficacy.

Verse

The Son is the radiance of God's glory . . . After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3

Thought

After fully paying our sin-debt by His death on the cross, Christ rose from the grave, ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Majesty there. It's over. It's finished, just as He had cried from the cross (John 19:30). It is never to be repeated. That payment of our sin debt is forever efficacious.

Prayer

O Lord, "love so amazing,so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all"!

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A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 7 - Jesus, the Eternal Word

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