Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Mighty Salvation of Mankind through Death of Christ. Part 2

Christ's death on the cross was for my Sin. But the far greater glory is that Sin could not hold Christ dead. Death can only hold anyone with sin. So, after being heaped up and covered over with all the sins of the world, death hung on, but came to the final payment for the final sin and fell off of Christ, and Christ, the sinless sacrifice arose and lives and reigns with His Father for eternity.

Adam's sin found in all mankind – rebellion against God

God imputed onto Christ, His sinless son, all the sins committed by man.

Because of Christ's obedience to the Father, His Righteousness is imputed to me through my faith in Him. God's work in me is to impart Justification unto me not because I am sinless, but because of the Atonement bought through blood of Christ.

Sin doesn't just go poof but has to be atoned for and that is only found in the 2nd Adam, Jesus Christ, who is sinless. In Christ's blood God is able to cover/erase our sin, making us righteous, pardoned, a new creature in Christ, born again.

I can be Justified, declared Righteous, FREE through Jesus Christ

The Mighty Salvation of Mankind through Death of Christ. Part 1

Isaiah 53: 4-10

Jesus Christ submitted himself to the sufferings and death upon the cross to reconcile us to God
 2:13-15. Col 1:20

To all insults, harassment, being wronged – all and more given for us. To reconcile us to God. It means to receive divine pardon for our sins, and also to receive peace with God.

Peace with God as seen in 2 Corinthians 5:20 is brought back into harmony and friendship with God, but that peace had to be bought and paid for by the 2nd man Adam, who without sin, had to die for our sin. The perfect Son of God suffered death for us. For ME. For all the MEs of the world.

This peace is only possible for us in one way – to come to the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and man, and receive divine pardon from our sins. Romans 5:1; 6:23; 8:6 John 14:27; Isaiah 9:6

We have 2 levels of peace: found within our faith in Jesus Christ as our Saviour – asking him to rule and reign within us.

  1. Our peace with God – the war is over
  2. His, God's peace within us – only possible because of the cross

Romans 5:1-2 (ESV)

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God

Praise the LORD for His gift given to us