The redeemed are set free from the guilt and power of sin now/and to be finally set from the presence of sin when Christ returns. It is the forgiveness of our trespasses.
“As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” – Psalm 103:12
“For 35 years Speer had accepted complete responsibility for his crime. His writings were filled with contrition and warnings to others to avoid his moral sin. He desperately sought expiation. All to no avail… The ABC interview was Speer’s last public statement; he died shortly after.” – Charles Colson speaking about Albert Speer
Through His Blood
“The wages of sin is death.” – Romans 6:23
“Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” – Hebrews 9:22
“It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” – Hebrews 10:4
“We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” - Hebrews 10:10
“The death of Christ gives us the best discovery of ourselves, in what condition we were, in that nothing could help us but that.” – John Bunyan
According to the riches of His grace
Not “from the riches of His grace”, but “according to”. He lavished upon us
God’s grace is an oversized grace.
“Riches, lavished’ are words meant to give us large views of divine grace.” – John Calvin
“Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” – Romans 5:20
In Him “He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son” – Colossians 1:13
Jesus is the location in which there is redemption.
“So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: “I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also!” – Martin Luther