The High Priest is waiting for you…
Contrary to what many people say, some due to a lack of knowledge, others moved by envy, the Lord Jesus did not come to abolish Sacrifice, much less say it is not necessary to sacrifice because He already sacrificed for us.
Rather, He came to open the Door of the Altar so we can personally offer our own sacrifices.
In the Old Testament, people brought their sacrifices and the priest (the one who offered the sacrifice) would analyze the animal. If it was perfect, he offered it on the Altar.
Besides that, only the priest could enter the Sanctuary (the Holy of Holies). The person would wait outside for God to answer.
Today, we present our own sacrifices on the Altar and we can come into the presence of God on our own because the Lord Jesus, through His Sacrifice, tore the veil that separated us from the Altar and His presence, therefore becoming the High Priest that checks if the sacrifice is perfect and extraordinary.
When a person presents an extraordinary sacrifice, He extraordinarily manifests Himself in his life.
It is no coincidence that it is written that He is the Amen (Revelation 3.14), the One who has the last word: “So be it!”
It is no coincidence that the apostle said: But, you are a chosen generation, a Royal Priesthood…, which means, a holy nation of people who sacrifice. 1 Peter 2.9
Now, think with me: if Jesus was against sacrifices or if He wanted to abolish them, when Zacchaeus said he would give half of his possessions, Jesus would have said: “No! Don’t do that, I will sacrifice for you and your family, you don’t need to do that!”
But, on the contrary, He said: Today Salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham (a person of sacrifice). Luke 19.9
I imagine that at that moment, just like what happened in the Temple of Solomon, the Glory of God filled his house and his family, and something extraordinary happened.
We also have the example of the rich young man, who declined Jesus’ suggestion to sacrifice in order to be saved.
The woman who sacrificed 300 days of work to pour expensive perfume on the Lord Jesus, heard someone complain, saying: “What a waste!”
But He said: What this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her. Mark 14.9
He could have said: “Woman, don’t do that! It’s not necessary!”
Instead, Jesus honored her sacrifice.
Oh! The one who said: “What a waste!” was Judas Iscariot, who was being used by the devil.
The same thing happens today.
The devil has used many people to say that sacrificing is wrong, a waste of time. Do you know why? He wants you to be his slave. The devil knows that when someone offers a true Sacrifice, that person is set free and will be victorious, and will therefore glorify the God of Abraham, Isaac, Israel and the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.
To avoid any doubts, take a look at what He said:
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. Matthew 5.17
Be strong and courageous and do not allow the parasites of faith to destroy your dreams and goals.
The High Priest is waiting for you on the Altar of the Temple!