“Herein is love, not that we love God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the son to be the savior of the world” 1John 4:10, 14
LIGHT FOR NOW: You have been redeemed from condemnation.
Having looked at the word “hilasmos” used in the above text and 1John 2:1-2, we came to see that Paul in Romans 3:25 used the word hilasterion. And thus, we began looking into the bible texts where hilasterion was used. In Romans 3:25, Paul says “Whom God hath set forth a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God”. Recall, Jesus’ blood takes away sin and we’ve said that propitiation also means “in the place of”. This comes in the place of substitution. Also recall, in Hebrews 9:5, the writer also used the word hilasterion translated there as mercy seat. And we have said that reading the entire Hebrews 9 contextually (Hebrews 9:1-14) lets you know that the tabernacle was a shadow of the propitiation. The mercy seat is the propitiation and that’s why under the law, blood was shed on the mercy seat and this typified Jesus coming after his resurrection to seat at the right hand of the father in heaven. So, the blood of Jesus will be the person of Jesus. At the right hand of the father, he sits as our propitiation. Hebrews 10:19 lets us see that the propitiation is in the holiest of all which is in heaven today. The propitiation is Jesus himself. It is the blood of an everlasting covenant.
Observe closely Hebrews 10:10-12, it reads “By they which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once (for all). And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering often times the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God”. He offered the sacrifice in heaven by sitting at the right hand of God. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: Be full of the word.
PRAYER: I declare that I am the redeemed of the Lord; there is no condemnation here, in Jesus name, Amen.
QUOTE: The redeemed man is not the condemned man because he has been redeemed from condemnation.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ROMANS CHAPTER 7; EVENING: ROMANS CHAPTER 8