For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
The scorecard tells the story of a golf round. It shows the good, the bad and the ugly. The same is true for our testimony of Christ. Our story of salvation tells of the ugly and bad while we lived in a state of sin. Our story details of bad habits, our bitterness, our adulteries, and our drunkenness. It was ugly. Then the story changes when the blood of Christ was and is applied to our sin. The blood is powerful because it always remembers its ability to conquer sin, sickness, disease and even death.
Jesus had to be tempted in the flesh in order for His blood to be empowered or “perfected” for our salvation. He was tempted in each of the three means which we face on an ongoing basis: the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life. Because of His victories, we have empowered blood which has the ability to give us victory.
Jesus’ “scorecard” has evidence of temptation, suffering, and victory. In Hebrews 2:16, we read that, “For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” Therefore, our Savior is able to relate to every trial, every tribulation, and every heartache we might face. When we have His “empowered blood”, it is able to remember its ability and strength to conquer daily strife. We are perfected through His sufferings when we testify and plead His blood. One day, we will testify of the “resurrecting power” of His sacrifice.
Notice how Jesus’ ministry was empowered following His victory over temptation by the devil in the wilderness. He then began to heal the sick, the diseased and the hurting. Soon thereafter, we see the power of the blood to raise even the dead. The perfected blood still has this ability to heal. Our scorecard can attest to this fact. It is signed and witnessed in this blood. Our scorecard needs to be posted for the benefit of a world that needs to hear and see the story.