Lev 17:11 -- Blood sacrifice is needed.
Separation in the garden.
All the Old Testament Sacrifices were temporary. They were never enough. Like Bailing out a boat.
Concept of continual sacrifice.
You'll never catch up.
How much unfinished busienss do you have?
Do you have regrets?
Unfinished business, greatest worry often.
Always something to do. When Jesus died on the Cross it was finished (as He said).
Accomplished....finished as in the end of a race. It's a not a survival thing. It's a completion.
There's no longer a need for temporary atonement.
"Jesus paid it all.
All to Him I Owe.
Sin has left a crimson strain
He washed me white as snow."
1. Everything was thrown at Him -- Satan and sin threw it all and Him and He was victorious over all.
2. Suffering was finished.
3. Prophecies fulfilled.
4. Law fulfilled. Romans 10:4
5. Price of Sin Paid in Full.
He paid it all.
The fountain of grace always flows.
Foundation of peace and relationship has been laid. That didn't exist prior to Jesus's sacrifice. He opened a door that had never been opened before. HE actually made a door and then opened it.
Who said you're supposed to do that?
Turn your guilt into gratefulness.
Just accept His forgiveness.
Give up the self-loathing.
Love one another.
Just accept it. We can't add to it. We can't say it is finished without Jesus. The only thing that completes us in Him.
It is a gift. Grace is a gift. You aren't qualified. Anything we do to diminish it is on us.
God doesn't look at us and see our imperfections. He looks at us through Jesus and sees perfection and completion.
Get behind me Satan!!