1 Peter 1:18-19
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,
19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
The rarest thing ever known to man on planet earth is the precious blood of Jesus, for this was God’s very own blood that was given to redeem mankind. The word redeemed means to deliver from an oppressive and destructive condition by the payment of a ransom. That is what Jesus did for us in shedding His blood. Six different times Jesus shed His blood for us and each time a payment was being made to deliver us.
The first time blood was shed was in the garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was praying about going to the cross. He
prayed not His will be done, but the will of the Father, and as He prayed in agony the Bible says He sweat drops of blood. Jesus paid to deliver us from our own human will so that we could live in the Father’s will for us. Then He being arrested was scourged at the whipping post, paying the price for our healing, for by His stripes we are healed.
After this the soldiers put a crown of thorns upon His head and blood flowed out paying the price for us to have a renewed mind as Scripture teaches us, we have the mind of Christ. Then He was crucified, nails driven through His hands so that we could live free from the dominion of sin, for the Bible says we are to lift holy hands to the Lord. Then they drove a nail through His feet and He provided for us dominion over evil, for Luke 10:19 tells us we can trample upon all the powers of darkness.
Finally they pierced His side near the heart and the blood that poured out delivered us from the old spirit man within and purchased for us a new spirit. The key to walking in all He has purchased is to simply agree with God that all these things are already done, for the Word of God tells us we already are, not one day going to be, redeemed. We must also act upon His Word, for faith without corresponding action is dead. May you walk in the liberty of all Christ has freed you from through His precious blood He shed for you.