CHRIST ON THE CROSS BECAME RESPONSIBLE AND ANSWERABLE FOR ALL OUR SINS, OUR INIQUITIES AND ALL OUR TRANSGRESSIONS.
YOU SEE, CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS IS GOD’S RIGHTEOUS FOUNDATION FOR HIS GRACE. HE FULFILLED ALL THE RIGHTEOUS REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW IN US. (Rom 8:3-4) “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, IN ORDER THAT THE RIGHTEOUS REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW MIGHT BE FULLY MET IN US, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.”
ANOTHER IMPORTANT BENEFIT OF CHRIST’S FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS IS THE FACT THAT IN CHRIST, WE ARE NO LONGER IN THE FLESH, BUT IN THE SPIRIT. (Rom 8:9) But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
AS FAR AS THE LAW IS CONCERN, WE ARE ALREADY DEAD. THAT IS WHY THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WE WHO ARE IN CHRIST ARE “DEAD TO THE LAW” THROUGH THE BODY OF CHRIST. (Rom 7:4) “Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.”
ALTHOUGH OUR BODIES ARE DEAD BECAUSE OF SIN, YET OUR SPIRITS ARE ALIVE BECAUSE OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IMPUTED IN US WHEN WE BELIEVED.
(Rom 8:10) “But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.”
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