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14 In [en] whom [hos] we have [echo] redemption [apolutrosis] through [dia] his [autos] blood [haima], even the forgiveness [aphesis] of sins [hamartia]: KJV-Interlinear
14 in whom we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins. NASB
deliverance, release, rescue, salvation.
pardon, clemency, amnesty, absolution, expungement, to wipe out, erase as though
it never existed.
The blood is not literal
blood, but is symbolic of the work which Jesus Christ performed on the Cross in
It was during those
three hours on the Cross, from noon until three o clock, on that historic
Passover day, on a Wednesday afternoon, that darkness, a unique darkness, a
supernatural darkness fell across the land, and in which Jesus screamed and
screamed in the dark, as no one could see Him, but only hear, the work of
And then it was over.Daylight returned, and Jesus asked for a
drink to quench His thirst.Work,
especially extreme work, generates a thirst in anyone and Jesus (His humanity)
was no exception.Then Jesus exhaled for
the last time and died physically.His
work was of that of the Father, punishing Him for our sins, paying the price
for our wrongs, redeeming us out of the slave market, and setting us free such
that we would have the opportunity to be forgiven and thus saved.Other events also occurred, as well as three
full days in the grave, and so forth.
Note, that forgiveness did not occur on the Cross, only
the punishment of sin, which set the stage for our forgiveness.Forgiveness is the actual pardoning from sin,
but that comes only when we accept the work of Christ, by believing in Him.Believe in Christ and you will be saved.
Even in our faith in
Christ there is no work or effort on our part.Our belief and subsequent and simultaneous salvation come only because
Christ went to the Cross in our place and paid the ultimate price for our
Those who refuse to believe
in Christ, commit the unpardonable (unforgivable) sin, which prevents their forgiveness
and sends them to the Lake of Fire forever.Mans work in not enough to save or pardon.
Conversely, for the
believer, during his life after salvation, sins will be committed and thus the
confession process recognizes Christ s work on the Cross and forgiveness is
issued each time we confess to God the Father.That restores us into fellowship and thus back under the control of the
Holy Spirit in our spiritual life.
Without the Cross,
there would be no rescue, no salvation.Without the Cross there would be no forgiveness, no pardon.
Our entire future
depends on the work of Christ, and without Him, we would have no life, and
certainly no future.
And, I might add,
without our obedience to Gods rules, we would have no blessing, or at least
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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