“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
If we really understood this passage of scripture we would understand that those who are in Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit are no longer slaves to sin, and death has no more power over us.
The Spirit of God has been recently teaching me more of what Jesus truly did for believers and for the entire world. As John says in 1st John 2:2, “And He Himself is the propitiation (atonement) for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”
The sinless sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross effectively un-did all that Satan did in the Garden of Eden through the deception of Adam and Eve. The scripture tells us in Romans 5:19 “For as by one man’s disobedience (Adam) many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience (Jesus) many will be made righteous.”
We also read in 1st John 3:8
“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
God was manifested in the flesh and destroyed ALL the works of the devil, Satan has no more power or authority over the true saints of God! He can only do what the Sovereign God allows him to. What a wonderful salvation God has given us through His Son.
He was also manifested to TAKE AWAY our sins! 1st John 3:5
“And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.”
Take a look at Hebrews 2:14
“Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,”
When Jesus tasted death for us all He destroyed the devil! And He took his power of death! What a magnificent and awe inspiring truth! Jesus holds the keys of death and hades.
“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”
It is Jesus who has ALL power and authority, it is Jesus who holds the keys of Hades and Death, He is the Judge and the executer of the wrath of Almighty God!
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.”
There is no reason for us to neglect so great a salvation, there is no reason for us to continue to commit sin without the power to stop. There is no reason to remain in bondage to sin and the lusts of the flesh, in Christ we have been set free from sin and death, how could we live in it any longer?
1st John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
In Christ we have the victory over sin, the flesh, Satan, and the world, let us live and walk in the victory that was won for us on Calvary by the precious shed blood of Jesus.
Love In Christ,