Friday, January 17, 2020

Five Minute Friday: Sacrifice

Today I am participating in Five Minute Friday, where a group of writers get together and free write about a one word prompt for 5 minutes. Today's word is "sacrifice."

The Holy Spirit confirms this to us by this Scripture, for the Lord says,

“Afterwards, I will give them this covenant: I will embed my laws into their hearts and fasten my Word to their thoughts.”

And then he says,

“I will not ever again remember their sins and lawless deeds!”

So if our sins have been forgiven and forgotten, why would we ever need to offer another sacrifice for sin?
-Hebrews 10:15-18 (TPT)

Jesus did it all. He was the one sacrifice forever.

When I first came back to the Lord in my early twenties, I would repeatedly go forward when they had an altar call. I guess I was still struggling with guilt. Probably because my conscience didn’t feel cleansed. I think I was used to hearing condemning messages, or messages mixed with law and grace.

But the scripture above is nothing but grace. Jesus did it all, because I couldn’t. He gave us the Holy Spirit to confirm that forgiveness, not to continually condemn us.

God is the one who writes his laws on our hearts now, and fastens his word to our thoughts.

God is the one who has perfected us.

God is the one who won’t remember our sins or lawless deeds anymore.

Because of Jesus. He is the one sacrifice of sins forever.

It wasn't my sacrifice.  It was his.

He has done it all.


  1. I am so grateful for the Holy Spirit - and His gentle reminders/promptings that Jesus made the greatest sacrifice. We can quit striving. It is all settled!

  2. JJesus died that I might live
    in His eternity,
    but I hope He will forgive
    when I say, "Why me?"
    Why the cancer, why the pain,
    what did I do to Him?
    Why the circling of the drain
    as days are getting slim?
    The answer is, of course, that I
    can't go from here alive
    and that His dying didn't buy
    my ticket to survive
    this saddened and still-fallen earth,
    but only that I'd find re-birth.
    #1 at FMF this week

    1. Thank you for stopping by Andrew. In that death, burial and resurrection, I believe Jesus paid for your healing too. His blood was shed for our forgiveness, and his body was broken for the healing of our natural bodies. Prayers for you and the healing of your body.

  3. Jesus paid it all! What a wonderful sacrifice! Thank you for writing this