On the blood of Jesus

Pastor Jeff Struecker

Last week, we discussed about Jesus’s obedience. He was perfectly obedient, did everything his Father expected of him, and even experienced suffering. He was perfect in his life, yet he still died through a very painful crucifixion on the cross and did it as payment for our sins. 

Death of Jesus

The book of Hebrews describes Jesus’s death and how significant his death was. Theologians have packaged together all that goes along with the death of Jesus and how much of an impact that makes on eternity. But I want you to memorize one verse from Hebrews chapter seven. 

Memory Verse

I want you to notice the phrase ‘save completely’ because that is a rare phrase in the Bible. So why would the bible use language like save completely? And I think what Hebrews is saying is, there’s a lot of things that come with Jesus’s death on the cross and his resurrection, and that puts the whole package together in this one simple phrase save completely.

We are saved completely thru Jesus’s death

Jesus’s death first provides atonement. The word atonement is like the word ransom. If somebody’s being held hostage and an atonement or ransom is paid, that payment releases a hostage. That atonement is what pays for the debt of sin. We are hostages to sin and are in debt because of it. And Jesus’s death pays for the ransom because of our sins. 

His death purchases freedom from sin, which means you are no longer under the curse of sin. And now that you have been redeemed or rescued from sin. You don’t have to give in to the temptation that came with Jesus’s death on the cross for you.  

It provides justification. When Jesus died on the cross, it made it possible for God to declare you not guilty, even though you’ve done wrong. He declared you not guilty because His Son took your guilt on his shoulders by going to the cross. 

Jesus’s death gives you power over Satan. The Bible describes Satan as the prince of power. Meaning, God gave him authority right here while we’re on planet earth, and this power is wicked. But this power is not for God’s Children because God’s Children have been broken free from the power of Satan and set free from that power by Jesus himself. 

In fact, because of Jesus’s death, you are no longer a slave to sin. You’re no longer under the power of Satan. I’ll put the question right here to drive this home.

Challenge

In fact, because of Jesus’s death, you are no longer a slave to sin. You’re no longer under the power of Satan. I’ll put the question right here to drive this home. If Jesus has defeated death and set you free from Satan, sin, and the grave’s power, then what do you have to fear today? In other words, what could life possibly throw at you that you need to worry about if death itself no longer has a hold over you?