We have now been justified by His BLOOD. Much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God.
We know that our old sinful selves were CRUCIFIED with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
In Romans chapter 5 we are told that sin is dealt with by the BLOOD of Christ. In Romans chapter 6 we see that sin is dealt with by the CROSS of Christ. In Romans chapter 5 the BLOOD of Christ removes us from the penalty of our sins – we are forgiven by the shedding of Christ’s blood. In Romans chapter 6 the CROSS of Christ removes us from the power of sin – we are delivered of sin’s power because we are in Christ – identified with His cross.
The unsaved sinner is the one that is justified by the blood of the Lord Jesus. We are justified and made righteous by the remission of our sins through Christ’s blood. The sinner is justified by the blood of the Lamb and clothed in Christ’s righteousness. It is the shedding of Christ’s blood alone that has the power to forgive our sins, for the blood of Christ is the required payment for the sins of the sinner. We are no longer under the curse of sin for the wages of sin have been paid in blood.
The saved believer is the one that is delivered from sin’s power by the cross of Christ. Our union and identification with Him, breaks the power of sin at the cross. It is the cross of Christ that breaks sin's power in us, through identification with Him. It is this identification of the believer with Christ that severs the power of sin in our life. Our identification with the cross of Christ breaks the inherent power of sin in a believer. We are no longer under slavery to sin for it was broken by the power of the cross.
We need to see that Christ’s death has a dual purpose in the life of all Christians. We need to appropriate this wonderful truth into the core of our understanding. Both the forgiveness of sins and deliverance from sin are gifts of grace to all believers – and we appropriate both forgiveness and deliverance by faith in Christ's sacrifice. The liberating truth is knowing that God has done it all. He has saved us by grace and has promised to keep us throughout our life – by grace. All we have to do is to believe His word to be true, to appropriate this stunning truth.
Now that we have been justified by his BLOOD, how much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. We know that our old sinful selves were CRUCIFIED with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
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