Hebrews 9:24-28 (NLT)
24 For Christ did not enter into a holy place made with human hands, which was only a copy of the true one in heaven. He entered into heaven itself to appear now before God on our behalf. 25 And he did not enter heaven to offer himself again and again, like the high priest here on earth who enters the Most Holy Place year after year with the blood of an animal. 26 If that had been necessary, Christ would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began. But now, once for all time, he has appeared at the end of the age to remove sin by his own death as a sacrifice. 27 And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, 28 so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.

The sacrifice made by Christ for all who eagerly desire His salvation was carried into the very presence of heaven. There Christ appears before God as an intercessor for our sins. Christ rebukes Satan the accuser as he comes to make accusations against us before God. But in the presence of God Christ intercedes for us, preparing our place in heaven. Christ died once for all time to take away sin and in the same way our acceptance of Christ removes our sin away for all time.

In 1947 a symbolic clock, called the Doomsday Clock, was created that represents how close our world is to a nuclear and environmental holocaust. The closer the hands are placed towards midnight, the closer the representation of destruction. The clock represents the degree of nuclear, environmental, and technological threats to mankind and is periodically corrected; currently, the clock reads: five minutes to midnight, having advanced two minutes on 17 January 2007. Since its inception the clock has been at 2 minutes before midnight when the hydrogen bomb was tested in 1953. It fell back to 17 minutes with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. While these setting are arbitrary they do show mans concern about a time when the world will end. Yet there are many who are not concerned about when their life will end. They ignore the salvation offered by God through Christ even though there will be a time that is a definite end to their life. Christ wants to rescue us from an eternal destruction. He wants to give hope of a wonderful life after death. Some of you may have already accepted Christ’s precious gift of life; if so, God bless you. Others may be waiting and for those I pray they will not wait too long. For like the Doomsday Clock we never know when it will move to midnight, neither do we know the time our death will come.