heb 09v12 Having Obtained Eternal Redemption For Us
"HAVING OBTAINED ETERNAL REDEMPTION FOR US"
The Apostle Paul tells us that when the Lord Jesus Christ appeared in heaven with his own blood, offering to God the Father the merits of his sin-atoning sacrifice as the sinner's Substitutes he "obtained eternal redemption". HIS ONE SACRIFICE FOR SIN WAS GLORIOUSLY EFFECTUAL. When our Savior cried, "It is finished", he fully accomplished the redemption of his people. The death of Christ effectually secured and guaranteed the eternal salvation of all God's elect. THOSE SINNERS WHOM HE REPRESENTED, FOR WHOM HE DIED SHALL NEVER BE CONDEMNED. I know that all for whom Christ died shall be saved, because
THEY ARE COMPLETELY FORGIVEN OF ALL SIN. "We have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" (Eph. 1:6). God charged our sins to Christ, Christ nailed them to the cross, and his blood washed them away (Col. 1:13-15). Those for whom Christ shed his blood must be saved, because
THEY ARE COMPLETELY FREED FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW (Gal. ; Rom. 8:1). When Christ was made to be sin for us, he was made a curse for us. When he died under the curse of the law for us he removed our sins. Removing our sins, he removed us from the curse. Where there is no sin there can be no curse. All God's elect shall be saved, because
THEY HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY
JUSTIFIED BY THE DEATH OF CHRIST. Justification is received by faith; but
it was fully accomplished at
THEY ARE ALREADY IN HEAVEN REPRESENTATIVELY. When Christ died as our Substitute, we died in him. And when he arose and ascended back into heaven as our Representative before God, we arose and ascended into heaven with him (Eph. 2:4-5). Blessed be God, the finished work of Christ was the full, effectual accomplishment of redemption for all his elect!