by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3700 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #188, CT 503243

"The Cross, It Just Took One, Once"
(Hebrews 9:26)

Then Christ would have had to suffer many
times since the creation of the world, but
now He has appeared once for all, at the
end of the ages, to do away with sin by
the sacrifice of Himself.
I believe it was Charles Spurgeon who said, "In this verse you have the
whole Gospel on the Cross." When you look at Hebrews 9:26, you see
everything foretold by the Old Testament. All that the Gospels have
portrayed and in this one verse we see the magnificence of Christ's
finished work.
It helps us to understand His words on the Cross when He said, "It is
finished." As you know, those three English words are contained in
only one word in the original Aramaic language--"Finished." No other
sacrifice need be made. Nothing can be added to it. He didn't say, "I
am finished." Just, "Finished."
What did Jesus actually do, in His death on the Cross, that caused Him
to say, "Finished"?
Notice, first of all, that there is one Person, "...He has appeared
once for all..." Who is He? It is Jesus, who was commissioned to
come, to die on the Cross for us all. The Bible says, "As He hath sent
Me, so send I you."
The One who hung on the Cross was the One who had a covenant promise to
keep, because in the Old Testament God had promised Adam and Eve that
there would come a Savior, who would bruise the h-ead of Satan,. Re was
a covenant-keeping Savior when He appeared.
He was a chosen Savior, because Peter said in his epistle, "He was
ordained (chosen) before the foundation of the worlds..." to come and
be our Savior.
Notice that God did not send a mighty man, a mighty angel, or a mighty
army. He sent His only Son (John 3:16) and He did not send a
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