Christ was Israel’s “final” sin offering.
Christ suffered and died “once”…but Scriptures teach He died for “all”.
Let us examine closer.
In the beginning of Church Age the middle wall of partition was torn down between Jew and Gentile. No longer were God’s promises “only” for Israel. Gentiles likewise could partake in the blessings of God. Something happened at the death of Christ. The Church was purchased. Christ died “once” for “all”. All means the entire human family. Once means no more repetitive offering over, and over, and over again.
A body was prepared for God according to His mercy. A Savior suffered as He walked the road to Calvary. Burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin were being done away with at the cross. Christ submissive to the will of the Father was “offered once” as Israel’s final sin offering. Christ came to take away the first that He may establish the second. First being Law…second being Grace.
Priests in Israel worked over and over offering sacrifices for the sins of Israel under Law. When Grace came Christ was offered “once” for “all”. Glory! Through the offering of the body of Christ a satisfaction for all God’s sin requirements were made by Grace and Mercy. Jesus died once for all! Christ thus rose from the grave! Glory! Grace now flows and reigns from what Christ did and what Christ is doing now from His enthronement. Grace keeps the Holy Spirit present for both Jew and Gentiles in the marvelous blessing of His Church. Grace is everlasting! Why? Christ suffered “once”, “for all”.
When Christ died “once” for the sins of all…God took away the first that He may establish the second which is the Blessing of God’s Grace. Grace is why the Church exists. The Church is why God’s Promises and the Blessing of His Spirit are not just limited to Israel only. Christ died “once… for all”.
Hebrews 10: 5-10…Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but “a body hast thou prepared me”: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. “He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second”. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ “once for all”.
Once for all…Prophesied By David… Psalm 40:6-8