Wednesday, October 17, 2007
WHAT DID CHRIST ACCOMPLISH BY HIS DEATH?
He has "put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself," Hebrews 9:26.
He has "finished transgression and made an end of sin,” Daniel 9:24.
He has "redeemed us from all iniquity;"
He has "redeemed us from the curse of the law," from destruction and from the power of the devil;
He has "obtained eternal redemption for us," Hebrews 9:15.
He has "redeemed us to God." To the honor of the Eternal Trinity it is said, not that the redeemed shall have a chance, but that the redeemed shall "come to Zion with songs, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away," Isaiah 35:10.
The Lord Jesus Christ has done this "great" work; and He has gone to heaven shouting "Victory," for "God is gone up with a shout; the Lord with the sound of a trumpet."
He rose from the grave as a demonstrative proof that sin was destroyed, the law satisfied, God honored, His people eternally and everlastingly saved. And the immortal honors of God unite in their salvation; therefore, He ever lives at the right hand of the Father to make intercession.
By William Gadsby