Meditation Verse Hebrews 9:14
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God? Hebrews 9:14 KJV
The author of Hebrews is deemed to be unknown by scholars although most have a preferential choice, naming Paul. But there is no known proof to date.
The Book of Hebrews is one that we should hold in great reverence as it sets out proof through using the Old Testament scriptures, to prove the fulfillment of God's Law by the work of Jesus - His Death and Resurrection, thereby acknowledging that He is the Messiah.
God prophesied throughout the Old Testament that this was His Plan but only those people with softened hearts, seeking God were able to understand what He had written.
Nothing compares with what God has done for us in Jesus's birth, death and resurrection. It is the Father's Love, Grace and Mercy at play in His concern for mankind. He does not want to give up on us, but He has set a time and that day will come, He says, "like a thief in the night" - many will be unprepared. They will be making merry and carrying on with their extreme lifestyles governed by evil.
We are sinners. We lie, cheat, steal, and kill and blaspheme Almighty God. We have no good in us God says, except we have Christ in us, then it is His Goodness which we wear, and which God accepts..
God tells us that the Blood of Christ will purge us of our sins. We are made clean before God by the shedding and accepting of blood by the ultimate sacrificial Lamb, God's Son, Jesus.
Many will not accept this.
Intellectual arrogance - smarter than God, feigned ignorance - the world is not the handiwork of God, rebelliousness - not wanting any authority, cunning - scheming to slide in the door of heaven on a technicality, coveteousness of riches, these are some reasons mentioned in God's Word.
God is aware of it all. It is written to your account, and you will find at the Judgement that none of those excuses will get you what you want - even though they worked in this world and you got what you wanted by manipulation, overbearing attitudes of bullying and strongman tactics.
No, you the big man or bully woman will be like a baby, with no power and a big poopy diaper that noone wants anything to do with. All your power will evaporate.
Now is the acceptable time to make it right. You can accept the gift of Salvation and live a life pleasing to God.
It's so simple a Plan, many miss it and think that something so uncomplicated that doesn't require them flailing at themselves in some way could not be the Way to eternal Life with the Son in Heaven.
No, friend, it is that simple. Just acceptance of God's Plan for Salvation, His Son's Sacrifice, with repentace for your sin and rebellion against a Loving God, and boom, you are accepted by the Father and given over to the Son as a Gift.
Lord, thank You for the Blood of Christ that covers my sin and makes me clean before You. Fill me with your Love and Peace and Truth and help me to grow into the person You would have me to be. Amen.