Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures… (1Co. 15:1-4 NKJV)For Christ [the Messiah Himself] died for sins once for all, the Righteous for the unrighteous (the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty), that He might bring us to God. In His human body He was put to death, but He was made alive in the spirit… (1Pt. 3:18 AMPC)
As Jesus Christ died on the cross, He became a sin offering ONCE FOR ALL. He died as the Passover Lamb to redeem mankind from death and as the Sin Offering of the Atonement to satisfy God’s wrath against sin. The High Priest would take the sin offering on the Day of Atonement and dip his finger in the blood of the sacrifice to sprinkle it seven times on the Ark of the Covenant. The judgment seat would turn into a mercy seat.
He is to take some of the bull’s blood and with his finger sprinkle it on the front of the atonement cover; then he shall sprinkle some of it with his finger seven times before the atonement cover. (Lev. 16:14)
On the Day of Atonement, the blood of the sacrifices was sprinkled on the Mercy Seat. The reason was to protect the people from God’s wrath because of the priest’s and the people’s accumulated sin.
Once Jesus was sentenced to death, He shed his blood Seven Times: