Forgiveness and Redemption
“Because He Himself in His humanity has suffered in being tempted, He is able to help and provide immediate assistance to those who are being tempted and exposed to suffering.” Hebrews 2:18 AMP
“In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace.” Ephesians 1:7AMP
Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice for our sin my sisters when He gave Himself over to be tortured and then suffer an intentional affliction, a hardship of pain, indescribable suffering of death upon the cross.
The Bible tells us how God repeatedly gave our ancestors opportunities to live their lives as He had intended, one of freedom and peace as written in Jeremiah 29:11 AMP “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” However, there were steps they needed to take, and they failed to embrace God’s way as further told in verses 12-14 AMP “Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear your voice and I will listen to you. Then with a deep longing you will seek Me and require Me as a vital necessity, and you will find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ says the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and I will free you and gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ says the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’” This place of exile was and still remains today when we chose the world and culture over God’s truth. Thankfully God gave us the supreme and final way to restore our lives and relationship with Him through Jesus Christ and the redeeming power of His blood.
“For the message of the cross is foolishness absurd and illogical to those who are perishing and spiritually dead because they reject it and chose the sin of this world, but to us who are being saved by God’s grace it is the manifestation of the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 AMP Personalized
“For the remarkable, undeserved grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to reject ungodliness and worldly immoral desires, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives with a purpose that reflect spiritual maturity in this present age, awaiting and confidently expecting the fulfillment of our blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who willingly gave Himself to be crucified on our behalf to redeem us and purchase our freedom from all wickedness, and to purify for Himself a chosen and very special people to be His own possession, who are enthusiastic for doing what is good.” Titus 2:11-14 AMP
Jesus’ death on the cross provides for eternal redemption, no longer as in the ancient days must we sacrifice yearly a goat, calf, bird of unblemished blood. Jesus’ blood is pure, perfect, flawless belonging to a supernatural God eliminating the need for further sacrifices. His blood covers our sin and provides a redeemed eternal life once your temple returns to the earth dirt. Our spirit is set free to be seat at our King Jesus’ feet. It also provides for the here and now to live free from the bondage of sin. The price paid for you and I is of unmeasurable value….
“For you know that you were not redeemed from your useless spiritually unproductive way of life inherited by tradition from your forefathers with perishable things like silver and gold, but you were actually purchased with precious blood, like that of a sacrificial lamb unblemished and spotless, the priceless blood of Christ.” 1 Peter 1:18-19 AMP
Dear Sisters, let nothing come between what the work of the cross has provided for you…receive it and believe without hesitation that it has been done for you personally. As daughters of the Most High King, surrender any doubt at His feet, ask Jesus to reveal any hidden sin, confess all sin immediately and ask Jesus for help in overcoming sinful habits and thinking.
Right now…”In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and as a result believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit, the One promised by Christ, as owned and protected by God. The Spirit is the guarantee, the first installment, the pledge, a foretaste of our inheritance until the redemption of God’s own purchased possession His believers, to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14 AMP
Finally, my sisters I humbly leave you with this verse to fully embrace.. “for He delivered us and saved us and called us with a holy calling a calling that leads to a consecrated life—a life set apart—a life of purpose, not because of our works or because of any personal merit—we could do nothing to earn this, but because of His own purpose and grace His amazing, undeserved favor which was granted to us in Christ Jesus before the world began eternal ages ago, but now that extraordinary purpose and grace has been fully disclosed and realized by us through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus who through His incarnation and earthly ministry abolished death making it null and void and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher of this good news regarding salvation.” 2 Timothy 1:9-10 AMP
Blessings, Sister Laurie