Jesus came down from Heaven to give us life. The devil came to Earth to steal, to kill, and to destroy. Those who receive Jesus, have received many blessings from God because Jesus Died as the Lamb of God, who takes the sins of the world away. Let us take a look at five blessings we receive through faith in Jesus.
1. Eternal Life as a free gift
The Bible says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) While in Adam, we all sinned and received death as a reward for our works. Then when we heard the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we put our faith in Jesus Christ, we received eternal life in Him. We did not do any works. It was a free gift of God. He sent His Son to die for us while we were still in our sins. God’s Word says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8)
2. Removal of our punishment for sin and becoming right with God
We rebelled in the Garden. Because of that, in Adam, all die because of sin. On the other hand, in Jesus, all live because of righteousness. Sin is punishable by death and there is no escaping it. Unless our debts have been paid in full, we are still under the divine wrath and judgment of God. But because of Christ’s sacrifice, we have been made right with God. Because of the shed blood of the Lamb of God we are now forgiven, Justified, Righteous, and Sanctified. God sent Jesus “as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,” (Romans 3:25)
3. We have become God’s friends again
While we were dead in our sins, we were enemies of God. We loved the world and everything in it. Our minds were darkened and we continually dwelt on evil thoughts. Even the best of us, when we came to see the holiness of God, knew how sinful we were. We did not want anything to do with God and we were self-sufficient. We would have never been able to stand in God’s presence if it were not for the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross. The Holy Bible says, “And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.” (Romans 5:11)
4. Peace with God
Because of our disobedience, we lived under the wrath of God. We were literally in a quarrel with God. That would have been our demise if He had not sent Christ to come and mediate between us. The peace we have received with God is not just a cessation of enmity, but also a starting of a deep friendship since God can be either our worst enemy or our best friend. “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,” (Ephesians 2:14) “and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. (Colossians 1:20). In Romans 5:1, it is written “Therefore, having been justified by faith, a]we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” (Romans 5:1)The peace we have received with God is not just a cessation of enmity, but also a starting of a deep friendship since God can be either our worst enemy or our best friend. Click To Tweet
5. No Condemnation
Almost every human being alive has something in their past that they just wished they had never done. For some, it is a one-time event. For others, it is something they did for years, even decades. The fact of the matter is, even just one sin will have us condemned to hellfires forever. And justly so. But God doesn’t send His Spirit to condemn us, but to convict us of sin. Once you repent of your sins and plead the blood of Jesus, there is no longer any condemnation left against you or your past. It’s gone. You’ve been handed a clean slate. And the grace to overcome any future sin and live a holy life in obedient submission to God. Jesus is forever pleading our case before the Father. Take heart. Be encouraged. Jesus is handling your case. The Bible says, “Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.” (Romans 8:34)
Let us enjoy these blessings and thank God for them. We can always learn more by studying God’s Word and by taking time to meditate what we read. If you’d like to know some more about Jesus, you can read this article.
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