In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: Ephesians 1:7-10
We all know the old hymn “Are you washed by the blood of The Lamb”? This is an essential foundation of our faith, as the scriptures say “We have redemption through His blood” When Christ willingly went to the cross for you, Christ paid the penalty for your sin, the debt has been pain, you are declared righteous before God because of Christ’s blood on the cross. You have been redeemed through Christ blood!
What also happened with the shedding of Christ’s blood? Your sins have been forgiven. As it says in Isaiah “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:8) You have been purified by the blood of Jesus Christ! The Lamb of God who took away the sin of the world!
Why did Christ do this? As it says in the scriptures “According to the riches of His grace” Christ willingly went to the cross for you because He loves you, because Christ has chosen you before the foundations of the world. This is a deep love, this is not a shallow love the world demonstrates. This is Agape, a sacrificial love , that could have only been accomplished by the Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ
God has made known the mystery of His will , which he has purposed in himself. Throughout the gospels, Christ continually revealed that the Son of Man would die in the hands of sinners and would rise again on the 3rd day. The mystery of the gospel was made clearly known through Jesus Christ, the mystery of God’s will is clearly foretold in the Word of God, the Bible, if you want to know God , you have to study your Bible!
In the fullness of time, to bring all things together in Christ. The New Covenant was established by Christ, all power and authority on Heaven and Earth was given to Jesus Christ! As Christ said on the cross “It Is Finished” the debt for your sins has been paid, you are now in a New Covenant with God through Christ , by the redemption of His blood, Amen!