Perfect

“For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified’ 

Hebrews 10:14

Are you confident? Webster’s Dictionary defines “confidence” as “having or showing assurance or self-reliance.” Christians, you have confidence because you have been perfected. Did you know you are perfect? What we see in Hebrews 10:14 is a “for all time” action and ongoing action that result in our perfection before God. 

Ongoing

First, look at the ongoing action–” being sanctified.” Here in Hebrews 10:14, sanctification is something that God is doing for us. We are to pursue sanctification. We are to “pursue holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” But it is God who makes us holy.  You know you, sin and God knows about more of your sin than you do, but “as we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son cleanses us from all unrighteousness” (1 Jn 1:7). There are ongoing activities. We are “walking,” and God is “sanctifying.”

For All Time

Now look at the “for all time action” — ”he has perfected” (Heb 10:14). Jesus does not die every day. His death was once and for all his people. In Hebrews 9:25-28, Jesus’ sacrificial death is considered as final, and as often as death itself. “It is appointed to man once to die,” and the same was true of Christ. He died once. That was enough. His one death has one perfect mission–” he has perfected for all time” (Heb 10:14). He has not perfected for sometimes. He has “perfected for all time” with his one action, “those who are being sanctified.” 

Christian, Jesus is our confidence and as we pursue him, we are confident in his work. 

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