The precious blood of Jesus. Yesterday we talked about how that his blood was the redemption price, only his blood. For centuries, the Jewish people had shed the blood of animals, but their blood could not achieve what only the precious blood of Jesus could achieve. And that was to pay the price for our ransom to redeem us.
We read in the book of Ephesians chapter one, verse seven. In Him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Forgiveness is another aspect. When we think of the redemption, we think of being captive. When I think of the idea, the concept of forgiveness, I think of a legal standing, my sins are forgiven, it’s as if I never committed them.
In Ephesians chapter one, verse seven reminds us that we have been redeemed and forgiven through the blood of Jesus. Jesus also told us in the book of Matthew chapter 26, verse 28, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
And of course, Jesus was talking here, as he was instituting what we call the Lord’s Supper. And when he took that juice, he said, this is to remind you of my blood. My blood, which was shed for the forgiveness of sins.
And then also in the book of Romans, chapter five, verse number nine, it says, this sense, therefore, we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved from the wrath of God. I like that word justified. You may have heard me say this before. justified means this just as if I’d never sinned. We have been forgiven. Our sins, through Jesus Christ, are no longer put into our account. We have the forgiveness of sins, through the blood of Jesus.
So remember that forgiveness, enjoy it, be grateful for it, rest your assurance, on the fact that you have been justified, you had been declared righteous in the sight of God, not because of anything you’ve done, but because of the precious blood of Jesus.