Experiencing Christ

Redemption Through His Blood

Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of offenses, according to the riches of His grace, 
Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; (26) With a view to the demonstrating of His righteousness in the present time, so that He might be righteous and the One who justifies him who is of the faith of Jesus.

Although God delights in us and has made us the objects of His grace, we still need redemption because He is the righteous God. Our Father who delights in us is righteous and cannot tolerate unrighteousness, wrongdoings, or offenses. Such things insult His righteousness. God is not only a God of love; He is also righteous, and anything unrighteous displeases Him. This is the reason that, in order to please
God, the beloved Son [Jesus Christ] had to go to the cross to accomplish full redemption for God’s chosen ones.

The Son’s redemption through His blood is the forgiveness of our offenses. Redemption is what Christ has accomplished for our offenses; forgiveness is what Christ accomplished applied to our offenses. Redemption was accomplished on the cross, whereas forgiveness is applied the moment we believe in Christ. Redemption and forgiveness are actually two ends of one thing… Although redemption was accomplished on the cross when Christ shed His blood, it was not applied to us at that time. The application did not take place until we believed in Christ and made confession to the righteous God. At that very moment, the Spirit of God applied to us the redemption Christ had accomplished on the cross.

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