November 11, 2018

Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

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Passage: Hebrews 9:15-28
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Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

Hebrews 9:15-28 (NASB)
15  For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
16  For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it.
17  For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.
18  Therefore even the first covenant was not inaugurated without blood.
19  For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
20  saying, "THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT WHICH GOD COMMANDED YOU."
21  And in the same way he sprinkled both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry with the blood.
22  And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
23  Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24  For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
25  nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood that is not his own.
26  Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
27  And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,
28  so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. 

1.     Death Demands The Enactment Of The Will Or Covenant

Hebrews 9:15-17 (NIV)
15  For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance--now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
16  In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it,
17  because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living. 

2.     Forgiveness Demands Blood

Exodus 24:6-8 (NASB)

6  Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

7  Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!"

8  So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words."

Matthew 26:28 (NASB)

28  for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.

Leviticus 17:11 (NASB)

11  'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.'

3.     Judgement Demands A Substitute 

Hebrews 9:27-28 (NASB)

27  And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

28  so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

4.     Christ’s Love Demands An Inheritance For His Followers

Hebrews 9:15 (NASB)

15  For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

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