Posts Tagged ‘Sacrifice’


Having seen how much loss have befallen us in the death of our officers and men most of whom were still in their youth, i couldn’t help but wail with a broken heart and a sober spirit. And while in the midst of such grieving times, a word came to me; a word that broke my heart the more, much more than the news of the death of these vibrant young men/women. i title this SACRIFICE.
Once upon a time, because mankind was in a fallen state, God instituted the system of atonement, wherefore, once a year, the high priest must enter into the holy of holies to present the blood for the remission of his sins and that of the entire Israel until the next year. This is so critial because the fate of the people rested upon the high priest and the acceptance of their own sacrifice was dependent on whatever went down between God and the high priest. All of the people looked to the high priest to present his sacrifice before the Lord which when accepted is an assurance that theirs too is accepted because he, the high priest advocates for the people.
But in these times, seeing that the blood of animals couldn’t provide eternal remission, God has appointed for Himself a new High priest with a new order; Jesus Christ, who presented His blood as the token of atonement once and for all, that in Him, we might recieve eternal remission of sin by believing in Him and in His sacrifice and live in the confidence that every other sacrifice is accepted by God in Him seeing that He entered and remains in the holiest for all men.
Now therefore beloved, you who give up your freedom that the rest of us may live freely, you who put yourselves in danger while patroling the streets night & day that the rest of us may live in safety, you who forsake the comfort of your families and loved ones that we may enjoy the company of ours, i write this in hope that you be reconciled to God in Christ Jesus. For if you are yet in Him, there remains a need for the remission of your sins. I beg you with urgency, to trust in the sacrifice of our eternal High Priest; Jesus Christ, for in so doing, you not only obtain remission of sin but also acceptance; that these sacrifices you offer up daily may be acceptable in the sight of God who reigns forever.
For until you do, Dear beloved, i’m afraid (and i say with deep sadness) that the sacrifice of your time, energy, relationships, freedom, even the ultimate sacrifice of your life will be worthless and unacceptable to God, seeing that it is presented outside of His High Priest and of His divine order. And so it will be that having spent your life in service, it ends up being in vain.
Thanks for all you do; i and mine remain indebted and grateful to you; Our country remains indebted to you.
But please, my debt to you will mean nothing if your sacrifice is unaccepted. Make it count! God bless you.

Scriptural References; Leveticus 16, Romans 3:25, Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:1-11, 7,8,9 & 10.