1 Peter 1:18-19
18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
💡Crucifixion had been a common sight in Roman Empire, But that of Jesus had been no ordinary crucifixion.
💡People passing by might have thought three men were simply paying the penalty for their crimes, but events of cosmic import were taking place:
💡 In that single incidence, sin was judged and Satan was defeated. Satan lost his power at Calvary, and today, he can, in no way, tamper with our eternal life. If you believe in Christ, rejoice because ‘Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world´ (1 John 4:4).
💡Yet that was not all, the cross was also the scene of the greatest purchase in history. It was there that Jesus Christ shed His spotless and unblemished blood to pay for the salvation of all mankind. The cross was painful on Him, but it was a great service for mankind. Hallelujah!
💡This transaction occurred at great cost to the purchaser and great benefit to the purchased, you and me.
💡Since human beings are stubborn and always in doubt, they might ask, How can we know that God accepted Jesus’ blood as an atoning sacrifice for our sin? In other words, How can we be sure that Jesus’ death fully paid the debt we owed?
💡Events of that period were spectacular. The grave could not hold Jesus back. He resurrected. Therefore, The answer to that question lies in His resurrection. He resurrected from the dead. Jesus had repeatedly said He would rise from the dead (Matt. 16:21; John 2:19; John 10:18), and fulfilling such a prophecy is no small accomplishment.
💡 Imagine the reaction of all those who witnessed His cruel death, and then saw Him alive.
💡Christ´s return to life was the Father´s way of showing He accepted the offering made on our behalf.
💡It was God´s proclamation to the world that the sin debt had been paid in full, and all who trust in His Son are free forever from the power and penalty of sin. Hallelujah!
💡What is more, the resurrection is our assurance that every promise God has made can be trusted.
👉Jesus would have come like an angel, but angels do not have blood. Atonement needed unblemished and spotless blood; no animal, no human being was qualified because their blood was contaminated by sin; that is the reason for the incarnation (Jesus coming in the flesh). Jesus came with unblemished and spotless blood to pay the price of the redemption of mankind. Otherwise, no need for the incarnation.
👉We are saved because spotless and sinless blood was shed for our atonement.
👉 Have you seized this opportunity by accepting Jesus Christ into your life. Do it now because the world is precipitating to the end of its course.
Shalom and Maranatha!