Romans 5:8-10, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath throudg him. For it, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more being reconciled we shall be saved by his life.
The four aspects of the Cross:
- The Blood of Christ to deal with sins and guilt.
- The Cross of Christ to deal with sin, the flesh and the natural.
- The Life of Christ made available to indwell, re-create and empower man.
- The Working of Death in the natural men that the indwelling Life may be progressively manifest
The Blood to redeem us, therefore, and to bring us back to the purpose of God, the Lord Jesus had to do something about these three question of sin and of guilt and of Satan’s charge against us. Our sins had first to be dealt with, and this was effected by the precious Blood of Christ. Our guilt has to be dealt with and our guilty conscience set at rest by showing us the value of that Blood. And finally the attack of the enemy has to be met and his accusations answered. In the Scriptures the Blood of Christ is shown to operate effectually in those three ways. Godward, manward and Satanward. There is this an absolute need for us to appropriate these values of the Blood if we are to go on. This is a first essential, We must have a basic knowledge of the fact of the death of the Lord Jesus as our Substitute upon the Cross, and a clear apprehension of the efficacy of His Blood for our sins, for without this we cannot be said to have started upon our road
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To God Be The Glory
Minister David A. Benjamin