1. Protection from God’s wrath. Christ’s death worked to appease the wrath of God against all sinners that He died for—all those who believe in Him.
Jesus has said, “He who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36).
But for those who believe, Christ’s death has worked to appease the wrath of God against us for our sins, which offended His holiness.
…Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed…
2. Protection from Satan. Christ’s death has worked to defeat Satan and give believers victory over him.
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
3. Forgiveness of sins and deliverance from hell. His death has worked to redeem those who believe in Him, bringing them justification, and keeping them out of eternal hell.
…Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
4. Peace with God. His death works to give us peace with God—a right relationship with Him.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
5. Access to God’s grace. By Christ’s death we have access to God’s grace. Through His gift of faith, to us who believe, we stand in His grace.
…Through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.