1. We are given bold access to God through worship and prayer.
The Bible is unambiguous that because of our sin, everyone is cut off from God (Romans 3:23; Colossians 1:21). That means that none of us, not even the best among us, can get near to God and worship or pray. We keep a safe distance because of our sins.
However, the Bible commands believers to approach God’s presence humbly, saying that “We have confidence to enter the sacred places by the blood of Jesus” (Hebrews 10:19). If you identify as a Christian today, you can approach God with confidence because you “have been made close by the blood of Christ,” not because you are far away (Ephesians 2:13).
2. We are pardoned for our transgressions.
Through the blood of Christ, we cannot only enter God’s presence but also absolve ourselves of our sins. Ephesians 1:7 states, “In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” God may pardon us for our crimes because of the blood of Christ, who suffered our penalty.
At the Last Supper, which was also the meal honoring the Passover Lamb, Christ described the forgiveness He provides to His disciples: “For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28). Christ’s blood would save from God’s punishment, just as the Passover lamb’s blood saved the Israelites from the night of horror in Egypt.
3. Our consciences have been purified
“The blood of Christ, who by the eternal Spirit sacrificed himself without spot to God, [will] purify our conscience from dead deeds to serve the living God.” (Hebrews 9:14)
Christ purifies our consciences from acts that result in death; what an incredible promise! What method does He use? He made Himself available to God as a sacrifice for our sins—His spotless, sinless existence. Christ can purify us even though sin has tainted our lives. Once more, we can live and think as God intends. This is wonderful news for individuals plagued by a guilty past and a tarnished conscience.
4. We are gradually cleansed of increasing amounts of sin.
In addition to providing sin forgiveness, the blood of Christ also provides sanctification. “Jesus likewise suffered… to sanctify the people through His blood,” Hebrews 13:12 informs us. Because of this, He grants us the ability to be freed from our sinful tendencies through the blood of His Son.
5. We can defeat the brethren’s accuser.
When our enemy charges us, we can rely on Christ’s righteousness rather than our own because of what He paid for us. They overcame him [Satan] via the shed blood of the Lamb and by their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death, according to Revelation 12:11. As Believers, we are aware that we are unable to stand on our goodness or as a result of our actions. We can defend ourselves against charges because of the righteousness that Christ attributes to us.
6. We are rescued from a life of sin
By the priceless blood of Christ, like that of a spotless lamb, which was shed in place of perishable items like silver or gold to free us from the useless ways of our ancestors. (1 Peter 1:18-19)
The blood of Jesus also provides Christians with the blessing of being ransomed from fruitless pursuits. We are delivered from a life without purpose and placed in a relationship with God, giving us the freedom to live according to His will and with meaning. The priceless and eternal value of the blood of Jesus Christ shed to atone for sinners’ transgressions is incomparable to that of the world’s most priceless possessions, such as gold and silver.
To be continued….