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Hebrews 1:3, “When he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Selah! What does this simple act of sitting down mean? Think! What one piece of furniture was absent in the Tabernacle? There was no chair! Why? “In the Holy of Holies of the earthly tabernacle there was no chair, for the Aaronic high priest’s work was never completed.” The high priest was the continual access or middle man between the people and God. Note: No chair because his work was never finished. When Jesus died on the cross He said, “It is finished.” He became our sacrifice for sin, our substitute for death, and our Saviour in His resurrection. The sacrificial work was needed no more. Then as our High Priest, He became the first, last and only Priest to finally sit down. Why? He was the last sacrifice for sin. The veil of the temple was rent and for the first time man no longer needed a sacrifice but now had “access” to God through the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:18).

John the Baptist introduced Him, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”  BEHOLD: Only One was the last Sacrifice for sin. Only one rose from grave. Only One was virgin born. Only One was the Lamb of God. Only One is the only Begotten Son of God. Only One is the Promised One. There is none other, no competition, no comparisons. The sacrifice was incomplete and ineffective until the lamb died. The Lamb of God must die. Note: All past sacrifices were only substitutes to cover sin until the final Lamb of God was sacrificed. “Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world.” For the first time sin is not covered, but is permanently taken away. This includes all past covered sin. Thousands of lambs were slain to cover sin for one year (Ex. 20:10), but not one took away sin. On the cross the transaction to take away sin was complete. Paid in full! What Adam lost – Jesus restored (Rom. 5:17). The Lamb of God was the last and final permanent sacrifice for sin. “There remaineth no more sacrifice for sins” (Heb. 10:26). “There is no more offering for sin” (Heb. 10:18). No more means no more! (TC-ism: All the sheep and shepherds leaped for joy).

On the cross as He died, He cried, “It is finished.” Three days later He arose from the grave and for forty days “appeared” unto many (1 Cor. 15:5) presenting irrefutable, historical facts that He was alive. He then ascended unto Heaven (Acts 1:9-11). Hebrews10:12, “But this man (Jesus), after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.” Jesus did what no other High Priest has ever done. He sat down.

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