The Final Sacrifice (Good Friday)
Apr 2, 2021 • Steve Dozeman
In the death of Jesus, the sacrificial system comes to its climax. At the ninth hour, as the high priest sacrificed the passover lamb in the temple complex, not far away, on a hill just outside the city, the true lamb of God was sacrificed to make atonement once and for all. “IT IS FINISHED.” Thousands of years of blood spilled to reconcile a broken humanity with a righteous God—ended. Justice was accomplished. The way to God was solidified. The altar is over. All are welcomed into the presence of God through the shed blood of Jesus.