"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, - Luke 4:18
It is indisputable that Jesus came to a sinful world to raise a global community of saints and to prepare them for a blissful union with Him in eternity. The departure of Jesus from heaven to earth was not a divine tour to inspect the affairs of men but an expression of a thoughtful sacrifice to close the door to despair, sorrow and ungodliness and also to unveil the true way to live at peace with God. It was on account of this that Jesus chose to take the fall; He willingly took upon Himself the sins of the world in order to invalidate the accusation of the devil against those who believe in His death.
It bears mentioning that the death of Christ brought FORGIVENESS OF SIN. The scripture says that without the shedding of the blood, there is no forgiveness of sin (Hebrews 9:22). Hence, for your sins to be forgiven, without coming in the way of enjoying intimate relationship with God, you cannot afford to take the death of Jesus for granted. Those who think little or nothing of Jesus’ willingness to die for their sins cannot flex their physical muscle to win the battle of life, especially in the day of adversity. If they take His death for granted, why should they question the existence and faithfulness of God, when the devil plays havoc with their lives?
The fallout of Jesus death on the Cross also set the stage for the FREEDOM FROM SIN. Having received forgiveness of sin, the death of Jesus also came with the power to liberate the sons of men from ungodly addiction to gratify the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. Every addiction that is drawing disgusting attention to your life is not beyond the redemptive power in the blood of Jesus. You can be made free from the sins that are feeding your urge for inordinate pleasure, materialism and affections that would hamper your glorious destiny. As you surrender your heart to Jesus today, may it become a repository of God’s inspiration, joy, wisdom and power to live above sin, in Jesus name.