Also, we must remember that Christ’s redemption (His redeeming blood) allows us to overcome our sins here in the present. One of the definition of redeem is “to change for the better”. Through Jesus’ redemption, He gives us the power to overcome our sins now. All we have to do is to lay our sins (no matter what they are) at the feet of Jesus, and he will give us the power to overcome those sins. Just as Jacob said when he was wrestling with the angel of the Lord (Jesus) all night, that he would not let go until He blessed him, Genesis 32:25-30. Jacob needed to face his brother, Esau, without the shame and guilt of his transgressions in his heart, so that the process of reconciliation could begin between the two brothers. This same process happens to every sinner that confess their sins to Jesus and ask Him for forgiveness; Jesus forgive us our sins (remove the shame and guilt of our sins), and cleanse us from our unrighteousness (reconciles us back to His Father), 1 John 1:9. May our Heavenly Father bless all of us today!
Source: Daily Sabbath School Lessons