A Clear and Present Expectation – Hebrews 9:26

“But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” Christ has appeared at the end of the ages to sacrifice Himself once, for all, to take away the sins of many people. Christ’s sacrifice of Himself is sufficient for all His followers and for all time. The end of the ages has been inaugurated by Christ’s sacrificial death, even though it still awaits its consummation at Christ’s second return. The Hebrews writer says that to fulfill this salvation Jesus will appear a second time to gather those who are waiting for Him (vs. 28). The final judgment will take place when Christ comes again. If you are a follower of Jesus, then you should persevere expectantly. In other words, you should have a clear and present expectation of His future return because He saves all who are eagerly anticipating His return.

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