To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen (Revelation 1:5, 6)
Four important truths we can learn from these verses.
First, the love of Jesus is foundational to his shedding of blood on the cross for my sins. It was love that sent Jesus on the cross.
Secondly, the aim of Jesus' shedding his blood on the cross was to free me from my sins. His goal was freedom for me not merely forgiveness from sin (very important)!
Thirdly, the blood of Jesus does not just save me from sin but it brings me into a family of believers with a common Father. So I am no longer alone!
Finally, the outcome of a person who has been loved and freed and welcomed into God's family is service. I am saved to serve as a priest before God.
To these truths I am tempted to mention other major truths about adoption and open access to God. And of course the important point that a heart that understands these truths cannot stop joining Apostle John into worship by proclaiming, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen!
Copyright © Chola Mukanga 2013