Hebrews 7

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

(a) He is able also to save forever. Salvation that is temporary is no salvation at all. Jesus is the author of eternal salvation (Heb. 5:9). Those who are saved by Jesus are saved forever. See entry for Eternal Security.

(b) He always lives to make intercession for them. Jesus is our great high priest who intercedes or speaks to God on our behalf (Rom. 8:34, Heb. 4:15).

Hebrews 7:27

who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

(a) The sins of the people. On the cross, the Lamb of God took away the sins of the world (John 1:29).

(b) Once for all. Jesus’ work was a perfect work. He will never go to the cross again.

The startling announcement of the gospel is that God holds nothing against you or anyone, and that all may freely come to his throne of grace to receive grace. This is good news for the Jew and Gentile alike. Not everyone is saved, but everyone can be saved because Jesus has broken the prison of sin.

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