This is in fact stunning. How can I characterize His sacrifice? It was perfect. There was nothing lacking in it at all.
Why? Jesus is perfect. There is nothing lacking in Him at all.
So what did Jesus sacrifice accomplish for me? Jesus is maturing and perfecting me through His purifying process. Jesus is next to our Father sitting in authority. Jesus has been given all power and will do everything He needs to get it done.
Jesus is carving it in the very lining of my heart. Jesus has made it central to who I am.
Every priest goes to work at the altar each day, offers the same old sacrifices year in, year out, and never makes a dent in the sin problem. As a priest, Christ made a single sacrifice for sins, and that was it! Then he sat down right beside God and waited for his enemies to cave in. It was a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people. By that single offering, he did everything that needed to be done for everyone who takes part in the purifying process. The Holy Spirit confirms this:
This new plan I’m making with Israel
isn’t going to be written on paper,
isn’t going to be chiseled in stone;
This time “I’m writing out the plan in them,
carving it on the lining of their hearts.”
I’ll forever wipe the slate clean of their sins.
Once sins are taken care of for good, there’s no longer any need to offer sacrifices for them. (Hebrews 10:11-18)