How can the rescue benefit you? what we must do to receive the forgiveness of our sin
How can the rescue benefit you?
Thanks to the rescue we can enjoy wonderful blessings despite being sinners. Let's see some present and future benefits of the greatest gift that God has given us.
Forgiveness of sins. As we have inherited the imperfection for us it is a true struggle to do good. We all sin with our words anyway. Well, thanks to the sacrifice of Jesus we can obtain "the forgiveness of our sins" (Colossians 1: 13,14), however, for this we must repent from the heart. We also have to humbly ask Jehovah to forgive us based on our faith in the sacrifice of his son (1 John 1: 8,9).
A clear conscience before God. The guilty conscience leaves us without hope and with the feeling that we are worthless. But thanks to the ransom, Jehovah forgives us and has the goodness to allow that, even being imperfect, we also have a clean conscience (Hebrews 9: 13,14). In this way, we have confidence to speak with him, that is, to pray with complete freedom (Hebrews 4: 14-16). In addition to maintaining a clear conscience we enjoy mental tranquility, we feel good about ourselves and we are happier.
The hope to live eternally in a terrestrial paradise. "The wages that sin pays is death," says Romans 6:23. Now, that same verse adds "but the gift of God gives is eternal life for Christ Jesus our Lord." In chapter 3 of this book we saw the blessings of the approaching earthly paradise (revelation (apocalypse) 21: 3,4). All of those blessings, including that of living forever with perfect health, will be possible because Jesus died for us. To receive them, we must show that we appreciate the gift of the ransom