In our series ‘I see a victory’, we are learning about the 7 times Jesus shed his blood for us, and the significance and application this has for our lives today.
The second shedding of the blood of Jesus took place when he was whipped 39 times by the Roman soldiers. “But he had Jesus flogged” (Matthew 27:26)
The blood shed from Jesus’ back gives us the fullness of redemption.
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7)
Redemption can be defined as; “To purchase in the market,” “To purchase out of the market,” and “To loose” or “To be set free by paying a price.”
What have we been set free from? The Bible tells us that each one of us before we know Jesus, are slaves to sin.
“Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin’” (John 8:34)
We must understand that the consequences of sin; spiritual death, sickness, ruin and demonic influence, are devastating to our lives. Through His wounded body on the cross, Jesus paid the full price for our sin and all it’s consequences, offering us complete redemption and freedom from sin!
“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5
Through the blood shed from the wounded body of Jesus, we can experience a divine exchange in these 3 main areas of our lives:
- Spiritual Redemption
In exchange for our slavery to rebellion and repetitive sins that dominate our will (such as addictions, anger, and immoral conduct), we can experience total forgiveness, complete freedom from sin, and a right relationship with God.
- Physical Redemption
In exchange for physical, mental, and emotional sicknesses or pain (which too came as a result of the sin of man), we can experience redemption and healing.
- Financial Redemption
The word teaches us that poverty comes as a product of a generational curse caused by sin. (Deuteronomy 28:29, 28:47-48, and Malachi 3:8-9)
In exchange for financial curse we can receive the Lord’s divine provision for our lives, and like the Psalmist we will rest in the knowledge that, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)
We can relate freely and fully to God, now that sin and debt have been removed out of the way.
I invite you to declare with me today,
“By the blood of Jesus, all my sins have been forgiven.”
The ‘I See a Victory’ series is based on the teaching from the book, ‘Just One Drop of the Blood of Jesus’, by Pastor Cesar Castellanos, available to buy on iBooks.