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07 christ our sacrifice

  1. 1. Lesson 7 for November 16, 2013
  2. 2. Isaiah wrote about the life and works of Jesus if five passages: First song: Isaiah 42:1-9 The hard work of Jesus: Bringing justice and law to everyone. He would behave humbly. “A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth” (Isaiah 42:3) Second song: Isaiah 49:1-7 The salvation work of Jesus; suffering and rejection would come in His life. “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:6) Third song: Isaiah 50:4-9 Jesus would be whipped, beaten, tortured, humiliated; but He will trust God to help Him and vindicate Him. “I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting” (Isaiah 50:6)
  3. 3. Exaltation and humiliation (Is. 52:13-15) • “Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high” (Isaiah 52:13) Rejection: man of sorrows and suffering (Is. 53:1-3) • “He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him” (Isaiah 53:3) Atonement: He carried our transgressions (Is. 53:4-6) • “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5) Suffering: Judgment, death and burial (Is. 53:7-9) • “And they made His grave with the wicked—but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth” (Isaiah 53:9) Glorification: The wonderful result of Jesus’ death. Resurrection, justification; He shares His victory and intercedes for others (Is. 53:10-12) • “He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities” (Isaiah 53:11) Fourth song: Isaiah 52:13- 53:12
  4. 4. The ministry of Jesus driven by the Holy Spirit. • “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound” (Isaiah 61:1) Fifth song: Isaiah 61:1-3
  5. 5. REFLEXION Dwell on all that Isaiah 53 says that Christ did for us. How can you make this personal, and know that no matter what you have done, the assurances here can apply to you if you give yourself to the Lord in faith and surrender?
  6. 6. “so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation” (Hebrews 9:28) Every human being is condemned to eternal death: “For the wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23 fp) Nevertheless, Jesus offered Himself to take our place. He never sinned, but He experienced the eternal death in our place to give us eternal life: “…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23 lp)
  7. 7. Sufficient Substitution Jesus died for sinners. He was without sin (Heb. 4:15) so that when He gave His life as a sacrifice He would not die for His own sin. On the contrary, He was “to bear the sins of many” (Heb. 9:28, NKJV), to “make propitiation for the sins of the people” (Heb. 2:17, NKJV), and to put away sin forever (Heb. 9:26). According to Hebrews 2:9, the purpose of making Jesus “lower than the angels” is so that He could suffer death. The point is to explain why Jesus’ death is an indispensable requirement for His exaltation. In simple terms, in order for humanity to be saved, Jesus had to die. There was no other way.
  8. 8. In this passage, the goal of the Incarnation is the death of the Son. Only through the suffering of death could Jesus become the Author of salvation (Heb. 2:10). Why was it fitting for God to let Jesus suffer? The context in Hebrews 2:14–18 suggests that Jesus’ death was necessary in order to rescue God’s children from the slavery of death, from the devil, from the fear of death, and to qualify Jesus to become a “merciful and faithful High Priest” (NKJV).
  9. 9. In short, the Cross had to precede the crown. “Upon Christ as our substitute and surety was laid the iniquity of us all. He was counted a transgressor, that He might redeem us from the condemnation of the law. The guilt of every descendant of Adam was pressing upon His heart. The wrath of God against sin, the terrible manifestation of His displeasure because of iniquity, filled the soul of His Son with consternation.”—Ellen G. White, The Desire of Ages, p. 753.
  10. 10. Christ, the Creator of the universe, died as a human being for your sins. Dwell on what this means. Think of the incredible good news that it is. Think of the hope it offers you personally. How can you make this amazing truth the chief motivation of all that you do? REFLECTION
  11. 11. “For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens” (Hebrews 7:26) Every sacrifice in the Sanctuary was carefully examined. It was rejected if any defect was found in it. Only a spotless, sinless life could substitute a sinner’s life.
  12. 12. “Jesus was an earnest, constant worker. Never lived there among men another so weighted with responsibilities. Never another carried so heavy a burden of the world’s sorrow and sin. Never another toiled with such self-consuming zeal for the good of men. Yet His was a life of health. Physically as well as spiritually He was represented by the sacrificial lamb, “without blemish and without spot.” 1 Peter 1:19. E.G.W. (The Ministry of Healing, cp. 3, pg. 51) In body as in soul He was an example of what God designed all humanity to be through obedience to His laws”
  13. 13. “how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Hebrews 9:14) Once an animal was dead, it could no longer do anything. Nevertheless, it still had to be carried before God’s presence to intercede for the sinner. Its blood was carried there, since it represented the whole animal. Unlike that animal, Jesus resurrected, so He can do all that work the blood of the victim did in the Sanctuary, representing the victim. Therefore, when someone is talking about the blood of Christ in the New Testament, he is talking about what Jesus did at the cross and what He is doing now in the Heavenly Sanctuary for us. The New Testament states that the blood of Christ brings eternal redemption. It also brings purification from sin, forgiveness, sanctification and resurrection. We must understand that simile (the blood) in the rites in the Sanctuary.
  14. 14. Christ’s Blood The concept of redemptive blood pervades the entire Bible. Starting from the earliest sacrifices after Adam and Eve sinned, blood was always present when animal sacrifices occurred. Blood rituals characterized the Israelite sacrificial system in order to illustrate the crucial truth that, without blood, we would not have any chance to be forgiven our sins and to enter into the presence of God. Blood was the only way to receive God’s mercy and to have community with Him.
  15. 15. Read the following passages in Hebrews about Christ’s blood and the blood of the Old Testament sacrifices. What do they teach us about the blood? Heb. 9:12 Heb. 9:14 Heb. 9:18 Heb. 9:22 Heb. 10:19 Heb. 12:24 Heb. 13:12 Heb. 13:20
  16. 16. Christ’s blood does not refer to His life, but instead it is a symbol of His substitutionary death. As such, it describes the functional aspect of that death. Christ’s shed blood is amazingly multifunctional. Christ’s blood obtains eternal redemption for us, provides us with cleansing from sin, provides us with forgiveness and sanctification, and is the reason for the resurrection.
  17. 17. In Hebrews, there is a powerful contrast: Christ’s blood is better than any other blood. In fact, no other blood can really provide forgiveness; Christ’s death is the only reason sins are forgiven, before and after the Cross (Heb. 9:15). The shedding of Christ’s blood, and its effects, are clear evidence that Christ’s death was substitionary, which means that He took the penalty that we deserve.
  18. 18. “Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:29) Not taking the sacrifice of Jesus seriously is very dangerous. We may run the risk of believing sin and forgiveness are just automatic. We may forget the high price that was paid for our forgiveness. The rites in the Sanctuary were designed to etch the horror of sin and the high price of redemption on the mind of the Israelites. Let’s reflect on the death of Jesus every day. That way we’ll understand how horrible our sin is and how much we need His grace to overcome it.
  19. 19. E.G.W. (The Desire of Ages, cp. 8, pg. 83)
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