The Blood and the Cross

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We have now been justified by His BLOOD, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God.
Romans 5:9

We know that our old sinful selves were CRUCIFIED with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
Romans 6:6

Romans 5 and 6

In Romans chapter 5 we are told that sin is dealt with by the BLOOD of Christ. In Romans chapter 6 we see that sin is dealt with by the CROSS of Christ. In Romans chapter 5 the BLOOD of Christ removes us of the penalty of our sins – we are forgiven by the shedding of Christ’s blood. In Romans chapter 6 the CROSS of Christ removes us from the power of sin – we are delivered of sin’s power because we are in Christ – identified with His cross.

Unsaved Sinner

The unsaved sinner is the one that is justified by the blood of the Lord Jesus. We are justified and made righteous by the remission of our sins through Christ’s blood. The sinner is justified by the blood of the Lamb and clothed in Christ’s righteousness. It is the shedding of Christ’s blood alone that has the power to forgive our sins, for the blood of Christ is the required payment for the sins or the sinner – we are no longer under the curse of sin for the wages of sin have been paid in blood.

Saved Believer

The saved believer is the one that is delivered from sin’s power by the cross of Christ. Our union and identification with Him, breaks the power of sin at the cross – it is the cross of Christ that breaks sins power in us, through identification with Him. It is this identification of  the believer with Christ that severs the power of sin in our life. Our identification with the cross of Christ breaks the inherent power of sin in a believer – we are no longer under slavery to sin for it was broken by the power of the cross.

Duel Purpose

We need to see that Christ’s death has a duel purpose in the life of all Christians. We need to appropriate this wonderful truth into the core of our understanding. Both the forgiveness of sins and deliverance from sin are gifts of grace to all believers – and we appropriate both forgiveness and deliverance by faith in Christ sacrifice. The liberating truth is knowing that God has done it all. He has saved us by grace and has promised to keep us throughout our life – by grace. All we have to do it to believe His word to be true.. to appropriate this stunning truth.

Sin & Sins

The cross of Christ is the remedy for sin –  our sin nature. The blood of Christ is the remedy for sins – sins we commit.

Producer & Product

The cross of Christ deal with the producer of sin. The blood of Christ deal with the product of sins.

Cause & Effect

The cross of Christ sorts out the cause of sin in our lives – the sin nature. The blood of Christ sorts out the effect of the sin nature – the sins we commit.

Root & Fruit

The cross of Christ severs us from the root of sin – the essence of sin. The blood of Christ disposes of the fruit of sin – the acts of sin.

Character & Conduct

The cross of Christ addresses our character. The blood of Christ addresses our conduct.

Tendency & Exhibits

The cross of Christ deals with our tendency and disposition towards sin. The blood of Christ deals with the exhibits of sin through our acts and attitudes.

Nature & Manifestation

The cross of Christ deals with our inherited sin nature – The blood of Christ deal with the manifestation of our inherited sin – our sins.

What I AM & What I DO

The cross of Christ deals with what we are. The blood of Christ deals with what we do.

Justified and Delivered

We now been justified by his BLOOD, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. We know that our old sinful selves were CRUCIFIED with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.

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