The freedom from sin's penality and sin's power could only be broken and conqoured by the blood and body of the Lamb of God. His blood for the forgiveness of sins....because without the shedding of blood (blood represents life) there can be no forgiveness. His body, pure holy acceptable....nailed to the Cross, cursed of God and becoming sin in order to break the power of sin's hold.
The blood covers, propitiates, satisifes for the purpose of removal all of our sin. The Cross nails in place and renders powerless this old nature of Adam's race. The gospel give life both to the living dead in their sin but also the power of life to live now as new creations....a new race of imagebearers.
Oh the glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Was there any other way? Any other cup to be consumed? No. Praise Jesus' name, person and work.....HE drank the cup to completion. Oh thank you Jesus for that gift of grace. Now it is a question of faith.....is He and His work enough? Yes! By faith, YES!