Is the Blood Enough?
I hear so many Christians talk about how sin will disqualify them from heaven, not to mention the torment and self-inflicted suffering and condemnation that they so proudly carry as if this were bringing glory to God in some way. The best way to glorify God is to accept His precious gift of forgiveness that he has already given us through Jesus.
When you mess up, and we all do sometimes, we need the thank God for the forgiveness that we already have, and know that we are so deeply loved by God that he sent Jesus in our place. He took (in full) what we deserved for the price of sin and gave us what he deserved, righteousness and a promise of an abundant life with him. So, pick yourselves up and keep moving towards the mark of your high calling in Christ.
Coming into this first day of 2019 I would like to propose that we, those of us who have been saved by this fierce and powerful Grace truly believe what He has done on our behalf! Jesus has paid the once for all time sacrifice for All sin, Read Hebrews chapter ten. It is time to leave your past in the past! Know that the blood of Jesus was enough. It was enough when he went to the cross and it is still just as powerful today! Sin is not and will never be more powerful than the blood sacrifice of Jesus our Messiah. If you are struggling with sin today, I would ask you if you too have believed the lie that sin is more powerful than the blood of Jesus? Romans 6:14 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Hebrews 10:9-10 9 And then he said, “God, I will be the One to go and do your will.” So by being the sacrifice that removes sin, he abolishes animal sacrifices and replaces that entire system with the new covenant. 10 By God’s will we have been purified and made holy once and for all through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus, the Messiah!
Hebrews 10:12-14 12 But when this Priest had offered the one supreme sacrifice for sin for all time he sat down on a throne at the right hand of God, 13 waiting until all his whispering enemies are subdued and turn into his footstool. 14 And by his one perfect sacrifice he made us perfectly holy and complete for all time!
Holiness does not, and cannot come through the law. If so, Jesus going to the cross was for nothing. Holiness can only come through Grace. Not a pansy grace that we so easily throw around in our Christian ease talk, but the powerful grace that snatched us out of darkness. The kind of darkness that Jesus went to hell for, so you and I wouldn’t have to. We are saved by this powerful Grace (Jesus) through faith Ephesians 2:8.
Grace: unmerited favor; pleasure, delight, sweetness, kindness, loveliness, blessing, and liberal good-will done by God towards mankind without any requirement of return in providing for and leading to salvation. It also inherently includes the power of God to do what cannot be done by self.
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace
Salvation: Greek (sōzō – G4982) From a primary word used literally or figuratively meaning to save, deliver, rescue from danger or destruction, keep safe and sound, preserve, protect (from danger, loss, destruction), heal, make whole, do well by.
John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Hebrews 7:25 Therefore he is able to save them completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to make intercession for them.
Romans 5:8-10 (8) But God demonstrates his own love for us, in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (9) Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! (10) For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, how much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Forgiveness: unconditional dismissal and expungement of transgression, offense, or obligation; dismissal from penalty associated with some kind of transgression, offense, sentence. None of us could ever pay the “sin-debt” we incurred. The full wrath of God was satisfied in the body of Christ. Pardon only says that the sinner will not be punished for their sin, whereas forgiveness erases the record of the sin!
1John 2:1-2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous. And He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
Acts 13:38 Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins
Eph 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
So, my question to you is, is the blood of Jesus enough?? There are no grey areas, either His blood paid for it ALL or it didn’t! Is it really Finished as Jesus said?
I challenge you to go into this New Year knowing that you are deeply loved, completely forgiven and full of promise!!
I know I am!!