Once the Blood of Christ is applied to our lives, once our lives are cleansed from the stain of sin, it is cleansed once and for all. In other words, sin has no power to stain or corrupt our lives ever again. Jesus took our sins…past, present, and future…placed them upon Himself. He then took His blood into the Holy of Holies in heaven, and sprinkled His blood on the mercy seat. And in that one act, He obtained eternal redemption…an eternal atonement…an eternal cleansing. (Hebrews 9:9-28)
What does this mean? It means that the Blood of Christ that cleanses is so powerful, that Paul could say, “O wretched man that I am” in one moment, and then declare, “There is no condemnation” the next. He could say this because of the power of the Cross to cleanse us from sin. This is why Paul declared in Romans 5:20, “Where sin abounded, Grace did much more abound.”
Now some will say, but pastor, “Doesn’t this gives us a license to sin?” Anyone who thinks something like this doesn’t know the Lord at all. In Titus 2:11-13, we find that the grace of God doesn’t give us a license to sin at all. In fact, it teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts…it teaches us to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present evil world.
When we understand the power of the Cross; the power to pardon; the power to cleanse; then doing what is right comes to us as naturally as breathing air. When we understand that amazing grace of God, and the fact that sin has no power over our lives; when we understand that the obedience of Christ is much greater than the disobedience of Adam; then we will lives without condemnation.
God did it all, and He did it through the atonement; the final sacrifice for mankind. Jesus said, “It is finished.” No wonder His grace is so amazing.