Chapter 8, Verses 28-30 Part 19
In this essay, we will consider the consequences of Christ's sufferings on the behalf of the elect.
There are numerous verses of scripture that speak to us about the effects of Christ's sufferings, shed blood and death. A sampling of these verses follow:
a. Heb. 1:3 ‑ "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty of high."
b. Heb. 9:26 ‑ "...but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself."
c. Heb. 10:10 ‑ "By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all."
d. Heb. 10:12‑14 ‑ "But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified."
e. 1 Pet. 1:18, 19 ‑ "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."
f. 1 Pet. 2:24 ‑ "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."
g. 1 Pet. 3:18 ‑ "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit."
h. II Cor. 5:23 ‑ "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
i. Rom. 3:24, 25 ‑ "Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God."
j. Rom. 6:6 ‑ "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin."
k. Rom. 8:33, 34 ‑ "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justified. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."
l. Gal. 3:13 ‑ "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree."
m. Eph. 1:7 ‑ "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace."
n. Eph. 2:13‑16 ‑ "But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in
himself of twain one new man, so making peace; and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby."
o. Eph. 5:2 ‑ "And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
p. Eph. 5:25‑27 ‑ "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without
From the above passages of scripture we may clearly draw the following conclusions about the sufferings, death, and resurrection of Jesus:
a. He purged our sins by himself.
b. He hath put our sins away by the sacrifice of himself.
c. He hath sanctified us through the offering of his body.
d. He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
e. We were redeemed from our sins by the blood of Jesus.
f. We are dead to the condemning effects of sins by the sacrifice of Jesus.
g. Through the offering of the sacrifice of Jesus we are brought to God.
h. Because Jesus was made to be sin for us, we are made righteous in him.
i. We are redeemed, justified, and declared righteous through the redemption of Christ and the grace of God.
j. The body of our sins was destroyed in the crucifixion of Christ.
k. No charge can be laid against the elect of God because God through Jesus has justified us.
l. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by being made a curse for us on the tree of the cross.
m. Through the redemptive blood of Jesus we have been forgiven of our sins.
n. We have peace with God because of the shed blood of Christ.
o. The offering of Christ is a sweet smelling savour to God.
p. Through the redemptive work of Christ the church is sanctified, cleansed, glorious, spotless, and wrinkle less.
As a final concluding summation on the subject of "justified," God has justified the elect through the redemptive work of Christ.
In our next essay we will consider the fifth of the five works of God in the covenant of redemption which is "glorified."