Did you know our Salvation was prophesied long before we called upon the name of Jesus?
Have you ever wonder about the mechanics of what Jesus did during His 3½ years of ministry that allowed for Him to pay for our sins?
Well, consider this…
According to Romans 8:1-4
There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1).
Ever wonder about the reason for the above declaration? Remember, Paul told us in Romans 3:23-26 that “All have sinned and fallen of the Glory of God”.
Then Paul informed us in Romans 6:20-23 that “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life thru Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.”
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For the Law of the Holy Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the Law of Sin and Death (Romans 8:2).
Did you ever consider what steps Jesus might of gone through or fulfilled so He could pay for your salvation? Think about it… the sins of the Jews were merely covered by the blood of the Sin-Offering (sheep/goats) which took place each year on Yom Kippur. So what about Christians? True salvation required something more:
According to the law (of God) almost all things are purified with blood, and withoutthe sheddingofblood there is no remission (of sin) (Heb. 9:22).
The sins of the Hebrew nation were “covered” by the shedding of sheep’s or goat’s blood… merely covered – not washed completely away! Complete Salvation required something much greater and God was willing to pay that price in the form of His only begotten Son, Jesus.
For what the Law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God has done by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man (flesh) on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh (Romans 8:3).
How did He do that?
The answer to what Jesus did to provide our Salvation can be found in the book of Daniel chapter 9 verses 24-27. This is where we discover both the prophecy and the prophecy’s guidelines for fulfilling, “the Law of the Holy Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus which has made us free from the Law of Sin and Death, again… Romans 8:2.
This is Law of God which brought the world the Covenant of Jesus Christ; otherwise known as, the Contract between God as Jesus and you or me.
Here is what Jesus’ blood did which allowed us to receive Salvation and the forgiveness of sin.
Remember, everything must be in accordance with God’s Word and the conditions laid out in Daniel 9:24-27.
Here’s an excerpt from, “This Side of the Whirlwind, the Coming Apocalypse” taken from Daniel 9:24:
Seventy weeks (490 years) are determined (are set aside) upon thy people (for God’s people, the Israelites) and upon thy Holy City (in or around Jerusalem) to accomplish these six tasks:
Jesus’ actions had to:
Finish the transgression
1. on any level, to restrict the impartation of guilt as the result of a revolt against God or God’s will or laws, on either the national, moral, or religious identity of a person or persons
Make an end of sins
2. to bring to a close the offense and its penalty—The potential offender and the punishment that follows are thus brought to a close, set free from the offense and its punishment. The wages of sin, being death, become placated or abolished. To make an end of sins is to make all to whom it applies free from all sin and iniquity.
Make reconciliation for iniquity
3. to make the appropriate payment, which will placate any justifiable penalty imposed for any indisputable fault or faults; a payment is made, covering all debt
And bring in everlasting righteousness
4. to bring between God and man a continuous state of harmony, effected through a perpetual state of justice and righteousness.
The purpose behind each of these steps was to give anyone who called upon the name of the Lord the following benefit:
That the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:4).
In other words, we behave like Abraham and trust the Lord. Our righteousness is not of our selves, rather, our righteousness, our holiness is through Christ Jesus and His sacrifice for our sin.
In the book of Philippians 3:9 Paul put it like this.
I shall not be found in Him having my own righteous, which is through the Law, but that which comes by faith in Jesus Christ, the righteousness that is thru God by faith.
And this I’ll do so that I might know Him (Jesus),
And the power of His resurrection,
And the fellowship of His sufferings,
Being made conformable unto His death on the Cross!
So you can rely on your own ability to be holy or you can rely on the Son of God’s sacrifice for you sin.
As for me and my house – WE SHALL SERVE THE LORD!