When Jesus died on the cross it wasn’t for some end-time future settling of scores. It was for the NOW generation. His victory was for our NOW. We don’t live our lives hoping that we will in the end benefit from what Jesus has done. We benefit now. This is what we believe, yes?
“And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals,
because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reignon the earth.” (Revelation 5 v 9-10)
Jesus Christ is worthy to open the scroll because He was slain.
He can proclaim the plans of God, prevent the plans of Satan, bring understanding to our questions, to overcome every Domitian in every generation because He was slain.
We are a kingdom, a domain, an empire. We have a place because He was slain.
We are priests serving God and with intimacy with Him. We have a purpose because He was slain.
We reign and live victoriously. We have power because He was slain.
Whereas the world gives a message that the way to overcome and become important and rise to the top is to take someone else’s blood or manipulate/abuse them, Jesus does the opposite. It was His blood no one else’s.
It is there where and how our whole life exists. Any changes to that and we let go of our place, our purpose and our power. Because He was slain.