When Jesus Sat Down
“…when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
The Book of Hebrews paints an amazing picture of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the first three verses a very powerful description is given:
1) He is the Word of God
2) He is the Heir of all things.
3) He is the Creator of all things.
4) He is the Focus of God’s Glory.
5) He is the Face of God’s Love.
6) He is the Sustainer of all things.
7) He is the Sacrifice for mankind’s sin.
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
– Why mankind needs a Saviour?
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
– Behold the Lamb of God – Why the word Lamb is used.
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
– Think about the meaning in those three words.
Hebrews 1:3 “…when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
When he = the “he” is Jesus Christ.
Salvation involves ONE MAN and ONE METHOD
When he had by himself = this is the ONE MAN
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
When he had by himself purged = this is the ONE METHOD
Hebrews 10:1-4, 11-12 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Salvation is in Jesus Christ and His shed blood – ALONE!!!
When he had by himself purged our sins, (HE) sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high
He returned to glory.
He returned to His former state.
The work was finished / completed.
The work was accepted.