Be it known unto you therefore, brethren, 
that through this man is proclaimed 
unto you remission of sins: and by him 
every one that believeth is justified from 
all things, from which ye could not be 
justified by the law of Moses 
(Acts 13:38-39 ASV).
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Before Jesus came, there were sacrifices and 
offerings for the atonement of sins in the Old 
Testament. The Jews always had to offer sacrifices year 
after year for sins. These involved the killing of animals; 
several bulls and goats, but the Bible says in Hebrews 
10:4, “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and 
of goats should take away sins.” 
The blood of bulls and goats couldn’t provide 
remission, but when Jesus came, with one sacrifice, 
He perfected forever all those who are called in Him. 
He offered Himself once, not for the forgiveness of our 
sins, but for the total blotting away or remission of sins. 
(Hebrews 9:14). He made remission of sins possible. 
Too many around the world aren’t aware that their 
sins have been remitted. He didn’t do it for Christians; 
He did it for the whole world (John 3:16). There’re 
those today who ignorantly put themselves through 
some harsh penance; they punish themselves for their 
sins, thinking if they suffered enough, God would be 
sympathetic towards them and overlook their sins. But 
it doesn’t work that way. 
The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through 
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 
Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 
2:8-9). It’s not by your efforts. So, it doesn’t matter how 
many times you buffet yourself for your sins; it makes 
no difference how long and hard you suffer and go 
through self-inflicted penance; your sins can’t, and won’t 
be remitted that way. What was required was sinless 
blood, the blood of Jesus Christ. He alone was qualified 
to offer Himself for the remission of our sins. 
Acts 10:43 says, “To him give all the prophets 
witness, that through his name whosoever believeth 
in him shall receive remission of sins.”  If you’re born 
again, happy are you, because you have remission 
of sins; total obliteration and removal of sins—past, 
present, and future. His blood is that powerful; it speaks 
better things (Hebrews 12:24); it speaks of eternal 
redemption and eternal inheritance (Hebrews 9:11-14). 
Dear Father, I thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus, 
whom you sent for the remission of the sins of the 
world. I walk in the finished works of Christ, and the 
glory that His death, burial, and resurrection wrought 
for me. I’m forever righteous, holy, blameless and 
unreproveable in your sight. What a blessing!  
Hebrews 10:4-7; Hebrews 9:13-15

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