"A LIVING SACRIFICE"
"... Christ also has loved us
and given Himself for us an offering
and a sacrifice to God," Ephesians 5'2.
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends," John 15'13.
The sacrifice that Jesus made stands above all the other sacrifices, past or in the future.
His is the only sacrifice that achieves eternal life for human beings. Also by it He brought the New Covenant into being and set in motion the New Covenant Kingdom of God.
John, the apostle, experienced life with the Lord right through His life, seeing Him suffer as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Many years later John expressed his grateful praise for what the Lord achieved for him and for all who believe with these words in Revelation 1'5-6:
"To Him who loved us
and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father,
to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.