“And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldy enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:19-25 NLT
Thinking of the Salvation of Jesus Christ can, for believers and non-believers, be a difficult concept to understand. But it is somewhat easier to explain if you think of Jesus as not a God in human flesh, and not just a man but rather a super hero. He comes from the land of milk and honey–a land far far away. He swoops down in his cape and as we all throw light beams of sin on him he catches it all and in the last fight against the devil, he takes our sins with him to the grave. And in his death and resurrection we are given new life.
Does it make more sense now? Now that a superhero with amazing abilities has saved the day? But isn’t that who Jesus is, anyway? He doesn’t wear a cape, but he still heals the hurting. He didn’t swoop down from heaven but was instead born to a virgin. He doesn’t carry light beams of sin but he still died as man to save man from sin. He still rose from the dead so that all may have eternal life. He is our super hero.
This passage talks about how Jesus made us clean, how his death gave us freedom from sin. But it also goes beyond that amazing act to remind us that God keeps his promises. The author wants us to go beyond being saved to encouraging one another and to motivate each other to acts of love and good works.
Isn’t that the whole point of being a Christian? Who remembers that song from when we were kids “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine?” The light is the light of Jesus. It’s the knowledge that we are saved. We shouldn’t hide this knowledge but should rather, let it shine for all the world to see. You should share the salvation in act and in deed like through acts of love and good works but you should also share your knowledge so that all through Jesus Christ can be saved.
Do you have someone in your life that needs to hear of Super Jesus? Do you know someone that needs to be saved? If so pray to God that the opportunity to talk about Jesus will come about and that you will take the opportunity to share God’s love.
Lord, we thank you for your salvation. We thank you for the gift of freedom from sin. We pray that as we go through our day to day, we will find someone to talk to about you. We pray that as opportunties present themselves that we will be open to the opportunity and let you lead. We ask you to watch over us and help us to be better stewards of your kingdom. Lord help us to encorage one another and motivate each other to acts of love and good works. Lord, we thank you so much for your sacrifice for our sins. Lord, we thank you for spending time with us and ask that you would continue to be with us, day in and day out as we do our best to spread your salvation, love, compassion, peace, kindness and good works. We ask all this in your name Lord, Jesus Christ, Amen.
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