Jesus' All Sufficient Blood
- Date: November 15, 2007
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."(1 Corinthians 6:20)
- From Without The Law Righteousness
"Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law" (Rom. 3:28). Now what is this justification aspect that's bringing us this great redemption that's in Christ? What is redemption? Redemption literally means "to buy back", "to buy out of", or "to set free by a price". So we begin to see that what Jesus did. His death upon the cross was that redeeming power that bought us back from Satan's lordship. As the god of the world system, Satan had the capacity to blind men and to dominate their lives. We were kidnapped, taken captive. Redemption just literally means this: God ransomed us. He paid the ransom price. Now, Satan didn't set the price. God set the price by His own justice and holiness. God set the standard of sinlessness. When man transgressed and came under satanic power, the only thing that could bring man out of that bondage was a reinstatement to perfection. Thus, we come back to the gift again. What was that redeeming quality? What was that ability? There had to be a perfect sacrifice, the genius of God's plan of incarnation.
"For ye are bought [redeemed] with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Cor. 6:20). You are either Satan's or you are God's. Of the two kingdoms, if you allow yourself to be ransomed by God, you become the possession of God. Once God liberates you by giving you the grace to have your eyes opened to see that you need to be saved, to see the free gift, at that moment, He has set you free to make a choice. At that moment, and at that moment only, is man free. You now have been taken out of Satan's power. God has liberated you and said, "Now I'm setting you free to make a choice. You can go back under, or you can follow Me." The freedom that God is offering us, beloved, is the freedom from self-will, the freedom from self-righteousness, the freedom from satanic condemnation that would cause you to relate to God based upon performance rather than the free gift, the grace of God.
Father, help us to understand clearly that the conclusion of the whole matter is this: that a man is justified by faith, without the deeds of the law. Help us to realize that, Jesus, You were that propitiation, the appeasement to God. God is no longer angry. God is satisfied. The price is paid by faith in the blood of Jesus.
Can you believe that today? Is God giving you the grace to believe that Jesus' blood is all sufficient? You are no longer alienated from God. God loves you; He sees you as His son--righteous and sinless--because of the blood of Jesus. If you can believe that, your faith is counted for righteousness. His blood made it a fact. Your believing that appropriates it for your liberty. Man has been liberated. It's a fact. Sin's power is broken; that's a fact. The blood of Jesus was sufficient to redeem man from satanic power, and it is provided unto all. Are you going to believe that, or are you going to have to add your works to it? Are you going to believe that, or are you going to still stay under condemnation today? Or will you dare to stand and say, "I'm the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ"? It's not of debt. It's not of works, lest any man should boast. You're free today because of the blood of Jesus.