In Him we have redemption through His blood

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Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:15 – 17 NKJV

The Garden of Eden was a place of liberty, satisfaction, delight, pleasure and unhindered fellowship. Here, the presence of God dwelt in great intensity and man was clothed with God’s glory. It was a place of security, abundance, prosperity and rest. This was, and still is the perfect environment where God intended man to live in and work from. It is where we must strive to be, because outside this environment, things take a different turn, for worst. Life becomes full of struggle, toil and hard labor.

In order to continue living in the Garden and fulfill God’s plan for him, obedience was of great importance. God gave the man instructions on what to do and what not do, but He made a fatal mistake. He took the authority that God had given to Him and turned it over to Satan. Though the man had it all and the best from God, he ruined everything himself. By disobeying God and opting to obey and listen to the enemy, He became a captive of Satan. He literally surrendered everything to the enemy including the authority to rule the earth that God had originally given to him. It’s this same authority that the Devil in Luke 4:5-6, wanted to give over to Jesus. The Devil said;

“All dominion and authority over the earth has been turned over to me, and it’s mine.” (AMP)

Man became powerless and death took over. Death did not exist; it came as a result of sin. When God told Adam that he would surely die if he ate the forbidden fruit, he did not mean that he would cease to exist; it simply meant that death in all its forms will enter the earth. From then on, man would have to deal with death. Worry, anxiety, lack, diseases and sicknesses, fear, bitterness are all forms of death which were borne out of sin. Adam was thrown out of the Garden of Eden and he was cursed. Life became hard and struggle became his portion. But God did not give up on man.

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15 NKJV

In this scripture, God meant that the woman’s Seed, Jesus, will take away Satan’s authority. Satan will bruise his body – both on the cross and by afflicting mankind. He gave His only Son to come and save the world so that whoever believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16) and through His death on the cross, He took Satan’s authority that Adam had given Him and returned it to every person who believes in Him – not only believe that Jesus died for him, but also believe that Satan has lost authority over him.

Through the death of Jesus, everything that was lost in the Garden through sin was restored back. Therefore, whoever has Jesus, has life and death is defeated in his life.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly ~ John 10:10 NKJV

Through Jesus Christ, we are delivered from sin and all the death it brings with it.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7) NKJV

The blood of Jesus gives us access to God and the cost of Calvary was a bridge to connect us back to God.

… and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— (Colossians 1:20 – 22) NKJV

Through the power of the cross, everything that was lost in the garden was restored back. Man had become the enemy of God, but by the power of the cross, he is now His friend. Through the blood of Jesus, we enter into a new covenant with God. When Jesus said, ‘it is finished’ he was referring to the Abrahamic covenant being available to everyone who by faith believes in him.

The blood of Jesus has power, it destroyed the curse, removed the sin which separated us from God and released the blessing over all people. It equips us to overcome the enemy and to live victorious lives, and it also gives us access to the authority of Heaven. As believers, we must grasp the significance of the power of the blood of Jesus as well as how to appropriate it in our lives. Doing so positions us to experience the reality of the blessing that Jesus died to give us.

There is more to our redemption than just being forgiven our sins. There is a life of victory that God wants for all of us now, and until we understand and operate in our rightful authority and dominion over the enemy and all his works, it is going to be difficult for us to live victoriously on earth. Through Jesus, we have life and victory. We are no longer under the power of the enemy but under God’s power.