When it comes to offering, it includes showing kindness and bestowing benefits.
Today, people are still using kind deeds to earn a better life in the future but the sad news is there isn’t another life on earth. It will be either eternity with or without God. We will not be able to bribe any angels with money or gold.
Hebrews 10:11-18 (NKJV) And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,
“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
Jesus the perfect sacrifice had done it once and for all through His blood. God will not remember our sins and lawless deeds anymore , neither do we need to do anything to benefit from His work because it is all given through the GRACE of God.
We know that the answer to the problem of mankind that separated us from God was resolved through the work of Christ. This included the Israelites’ problem too. However, they were still using the law to attempt to make themselves righteous before God whereas the Gentiles were embracing the salvation plan of God.
Therefore when Jesus healed someone on the Sabbath, they were very offended and angry. But what Jesus did was righteous and good but their hearts were blinded by legalism, self -righteousness and the tradition of men. Thus they did not believe that what Jesus did was right because it was contrary to their tradition. Their self- righteousness prevented them from coming to the Saviour.
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希伯来书 10:8-10 以上说：“祭物和礼物，燔祭和赎罪祭，是你不愿意的，也是你不喜欢的（这都是按着律法献的）”；后又说：“我来了为要照你的旨意行”；可见他是除去在先的，为要立定在后的。我们凭这旨意，靠耶稣基督，只一次献上他的身体，就得以成圣。
希伯来书 10:11-18 凡祭司天天站着侍奉 神，屡次献上一样的祭物，这祭物永不能除罪。但基督献了一次永远的赎罪祭，就在 神的右边坐下了。从此，等候他仇敌成了他的脚凳。因为他一次献祭，便叫那得以成圣的人永远完全。圣灵也对我们作见证；因为他既已说过：主说：那些日子以后，我与他们所立的约乃是这样：我要将我的律法写在他们心上，又要放在他们的里面。以后就说：我不再记念他们的罪愆和他们的过犯。这些罪过既已赦免，就不用再为罪献祭了。
耶稣完美的祭物，通过祂的宝血一次永远的献上了。神不再记念我们的罪愆 和过 犯，同样也不需要我们通过做任何事情来从祂的工作里得益处，因为这都在神恩典中给予我们了。
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