17 December 2012

Hope in Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone

"...God did this so that we would be encouraged. God cannot lie when He takes an oath or makes a promise. These two things can never be changed. Those of us who have taken refuge in Him hold on to the hope we have been given. We have this hope as a sure and strong anchor for our lives. This hope goes into the holy place behind the curtain where Jesus went before us on our behalf. He has become the chief priest forever in the way Melchizedek was a priest."
Hebrews 6.18-20 NKJV/God's Word Translation

Jesus opened the way for us to take refuge and have hope when He became the High Priest (the one who pleaded to God on behalf of the people for their sin) forever in the same way as Melchizedek. Jesus is the last intermediary. We no longer need anyone to talk to God for us, as we talk to Jesus, who is God the son, and He pleads our case, being the final atonement for all our sins because He paid the penalty for sin (those committed and those yet to be committed) in dying on the cross (Romans 6.23).

The hope we now have in Jesus Christ is an anchor for our souls. All our hope is in Him.

My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness...

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