Heb. 10:11-14 ¶ And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
What a statement, “One sacrifice for sins forever”. What are the implications of that powerful statement? How does it effect our lives today? First, every sin I ever committed has been dealt with by the offering of Jesus on the cross. There is nothing left for me to do but accept His sacrifice. It doesn’t require any religious observances from me. All I must do is humble myself and receive His gracious gift once and forever. Secondly, this sacrificial death has permanently opened a new life for me beginning now. It is not just a free pass to live forever, it is an invitation to enter into a new supernatural life. Jesus has opened heaven for us, it is open now for “whosever will’. Andrew Murray teaches about this in his book HOLIEST OF ALL. Check this out.
“What is true of Christ is true of His people. The law of His life is the law of theirs. Of the once for all and the for ever of His work on earth and in heaven, their lives and spiritual experience will feel the power and bear the mark. See it in conversion. How many have struggled for years in doubt and fear, simply because they did not apprehend the once for all of Christ’s atonement. They could not understand how it was possible for a sinner once for all to believe and be saved. No sooner was it made plain to them that the punishment was borne, that the debt was paid, once for all, all became clear and they counted it their duty and joy at once to accept what was so finished and so sure. And they could see, too, how the once was for ever—the power of the endless life bearing them on into the for ever of God’s presence.”
Once and forever, these are some of the greatest words in the Bible. My sins are gone once and forever and I can enter into this new and living way once and forever. When does it start? It starts the moment you believe.