Matthew 17
January 23, 2014
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January 24, 2014
Matthew 17
January 23, 2014
Matthew 18
January 24, 2014

Oh the Blessednesses

Yorktown parkway

Yorktown Virginia Parkway 2012

1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity…” (Psalm 32:1-2)

I know there is no such word as blessednesses. I saw it in an old commentary trying to describe the word blessed in the plural. He is blessed double. He is showered by many blessings.

What causes so many blessings? It has to do with sin. In the Old Testament, sin was covered. Once a year the high priest went into the Holy of Holies and sprinkled the blood of a spotless lamb on the mercy seat of the ark on the covenant. Their sins were covered for one year. For one year, their sins and iniquities were not imputed to them. David felt such relief and felt so blessed. But that was for one year. Then the high priest went in again, hoping that he was good enough to receive another year’s reprieve.

I think David was looking to a time when his sins and iniquities would be covered for good. He didn’t get to live to see the time of Jesus.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” Hebrews 8:12

And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.” (Romans 11:26-27)

We have a New Covenant. “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10:10)

Talk about being blessed. Our sins God remembers no more. They will not be imputed to us because they were imputed on Jesus once and forever. Our sins are gone and to be remembered no more. Jesus said it was finished and forever we are forgiven, justified, made perfect and holy. It’s a done deal. And that’s all folks.