Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors
Luke 11:4 reads:
Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us
Who can tell me what happens tonight? Yom Kippur starts at sunset (This talk was originally given as a sermon on Sept 27, 2009). It is the Day of Atonement – the time when the High Priest enters into the Holy of Hollies and offers a sacrifice for the sins of the people. Leviticus 16
18 “Then he shall come out to the altar that is before the LORD and make atonement for it. He shall take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it on all the horns of the altar. 19 He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse it and to consecrate it from the uncleanness of the Israelites.
34 “This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: Atonement is to be made once a year for all the sins of the Israelites.”
Every year the High Priest had to do this. year in and year out… The Israelites look forward to the Day when the Lord would live among them and all sin would be destroyed. This is what happened with the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus: Romans 3:21-25
But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.
“Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us” – Sin has been destroyed!!
Romans 5 :18 Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men
1 Corinthians 15: 56-57 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Continued on Saturday…