The prerogative of mercy… and the Trinity.
Prerogative means, “a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class” (Google).
The prerogative of mercy is a term which basically means that someone in power, like a Governor General, has the privilege to grant mercy to persons who have been condemned to death or any other serious crimes. They can say, “Hey, you’re free to go” or “your sentence has been reduced/changed”.
Now, meet the Trinity.
The Son (Jesus Christ) said the Father, I’m willing to take their place or accept the wages they will receive.
The Father accepts this plea and grants us mercy from our death sentence (because the wages of sin is death).
The Holy Spirit shows up and ministers to our spirits. Because even though we know that we are free, we need divine help to accept it and not live in guilt. He helps us to live transformed lives.
Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus….”
A man sentenced to death is referred to as “condemned”. But the Trinity is saying that, since you accepted Jesus, there is no more death sentence over your life.
Meet my family. They work as a team = ONE.