“9 Then said He, Lo, I come to do Your Will, O God. He takes away the First, that He may establish the Second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this Man, after He had offered One Sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the Right Hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till His enemies be made His footstool.
14 For by one Offering He has perfected for ever them that are Sanctified.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that He had said before,
16 This is the Covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord, I will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” Hebrews 10:9-18
BUT THIS MAN, Jesus Christ, after HE had offered One Sacrifice for sin; after He made a way of reconciliation of God and man through His Sacrificial Death, IS sat down at the Right Hand of God.
BUT THIS MAN, through one Offering, has perfected whosoever will believe upon Him. Those who are Sanctified; looking unto Him to author and finish their faith, have His Laws written on their heart. They have been changed into a new creature in Christ Jesus…not a rehabilitated creature.
BUT THIS MAN, because of WHO He is and WHAT He has done; the Holy Ghost is a witness unto us. Our spirit is quickened unto the things of God. Our treasures are laid up in Heaven. We no longer live but Christ lives in us. Dead unto sin and alive unto God, we are married unto another, even to Him Who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God (Romans 7:4).
BUT THIS MAN, was the Man at the well Who told me all things that I ever did. Is He not the Christ?
BUT THIS MAN, after being lifted up on Calvary’s Cross to pay sin’s debt for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the Saint, does not condemn but has told me to go and sin no more. He has afforded all who have believed upon Him the Grace to overcome sin’s dominion as long as our faith is placed solely and exclusively in HIS atoning work; His reconciling work between man and God.
BUT THIS MAN, has told us who have believed to pick up our cross and follow Him…but we can’t unless we first deny ourselves. Our abilities, talents and intellect must be cast away and THIS COVENANT which THIS MAN has made for whosoever will believe is an Everlasting Covenant. It IS the Power of God for us who believe…but foolishness to those who are perishing.
THIS MAN is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. As for me and my house, we are determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren