Chapter ten verses one through ten: In the first 4 verses of chapter 10 we find the Apostle Paul comparing the sacrificing of an animal once each year to the one-time sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ one time for all men for all time. The blood of animals could neither sanctify (set aside for holiness) the person nor empower the person to overcome Satan’s temptations to sin. However, as the Scriptures tell us repeatedly, the blood of Jesus Christ does both.
In verses 5-10 Paul goes to some length to assure us that the Father had no pleasure in the sacrifice of animals. He instituted the sacrificial law ONLY as a last resort because the Israelites would not obey his moral Law–the Ten Commandments. Paul explains this in Galatians 3:19 where he wrote that the sacrificial law was “added because of transgressions (sins)”–the breaking of God’s moral Law (1 Jn. 3:4): “To transgress the Law is sin, for sin is the transgression of the Law.” Notice in verse 8 Paul’s reference to “the law” relative to sacrificial offerings. The Israelites understood the difference between the two laws so he and the other apostles did not need to explain the difference to the church, which was overwhelmingly Israelite. We, on the other hand, have to study the Scriptures diligently to understand the difference between them, why they were instituted and why one was eliminated. God’s saints will expend the time and energy to learn these Truths. For this reason, they, and only they, will sit with Jesus on His throne in the Kingdom of God (Rev. 3:21/ 1 Jn. 2:6). The vast majority of professing Christendom does not know that God established two laws, one of which–the sacrificial law–was temporary and would endure only until the Word (Jn. 1:1-4,14) came to earth to offer one sacrifice for all sins for all men for all time. The other Law–the Ten Commandments–will stand as long as heaven and earth stand. The Apostle John tells us that God’s people will still be obeying the 10 Commandments at the end of the age (Rev. 12:17).
God’s saints have been “bought with a price” (1 Cor. 6:20) and are sanctified (set aside for holiness) by His Word (Jn. 17:17). Sin is the opposite of holiness. Sin is the breaking of the 10 Commandment Law (1 Jn. 3:4), therefore holiness is the keeping of the 10 Commandment Law, including #4, which the Counterfeit Church (Catholicism/Protestantism) rejects. They who would spend eternity with Christ are commanded to “REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY AND KEEP IT HOLY ….” (Exo. 20/ Deut. 5). Doing so proves one’s love for the Lord, if we can take the Word of Jesus Christ Who said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (Jn. 14:15). The Apostle John added that “THIS is the love of (how we prove our love for) God, that we keep (obey) His commandments” (1 Jn. 5:3/ 2 Jn. 1:6), and that “We know that we know Him IF we keep His commandments” (1 Jn. 2:3). In that Jesus did away with the sacrificial law, the only Law left is the 10 Commandment Law–WHICH WE ARE COMMANDED TO KEEP (OBEY). The church has no excuse for nailing the Law to the cross. Each 7th day of the week Satan goes to battle with professing Christendom. The outcome is a foregone surety: Satan I, professing Christendom O. L.J.