AT THE CROSS, GOD’S ANGER HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED IN THE BODY OF CHRIST! HE PRACTICALLY EXHAUSTED ALL THE FIERCENESS OF GOD’S WRATH LEGALLY, JUSTLY AND RIGHTEOUSLY IN HIS OWN BODY. BECAUSE HE BORE ALL THE PUNISHMENT ON OUR BEHALF, HE PUT AN END TO IT AND CRIED OUT “IT IS FINISHED!”
(Isaiah 53:5-6, 10a) “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed…………and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all………..YET IT
PLEASED THE LORD TO BRUISE HIM AND CAUSE HIM TO SUFFER.”
AT THE CROSS, ALL LAWLESSNESS WAS PAID,
JUSTICE WAS SATISFIED,
THE LAW OF GOD WAS MAGNIFIED,
HIS LOVE WAS DEMONSTRATED, AND
HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND MERCY MET.
REMEMBER, GOD DID NOT COMPROMISE IN SAVING US–JUSTICE WAS INVOLVED; WE ARE LEGALLY FORGIVEN AND LEGALLY JUSTIFIED!
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, GOD WILL NEVER BE ANGRY WITH YOU. IN CHRIST, HE WILL NEVER COUNT YOUR SIN AGAINST YOU!
(Romans 4:5-8) “However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
“Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man whose sin the lord will never count against him.”
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, GOD WILL NOT REMEMBER YOUR SINS AND LAWLESS ACTS!
“’This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.’
Then he adds: ‘THEIR SINS AND LAWLESS ACTS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.’”
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, GOD IS NOT COUNTING YOUR SIN AGAINST YOU!
(2 Cor. 5:18-19) “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.
THIS IS THE REASON WHY THE BIBLE SAYS,
(Rom. 8:1) “There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.”
CHRIST CAME TO BE CRUSHED, SO THAT ALL THAT HE IS, HEALTH, LIFE, WHOLENESS, ABUNDANCE, PROSPERITY, GRACE, AND GOODNESS WILL ALL FLOW INTO YOUR LIFE!
YOUR RECEIVING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW GOOD YOU ARE; GOD CRUSHED JESUS FOR YOU, SO THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE WHAT HE IS IN ESSENCE. JESUS WANTS US TO ENJOY ALL THAT IS IN HIM!
EVERY GOOD THING IN LIFE MUST COME THROUGH THE CROSS AND ALL YOU CAN DO IS TO RECEIVE IT BY FAITH. THIS IS PRECISELY THE REASON WHY IT IS CALLED THE GOOD NEWS.
WE GLORY IN CHRIST’S LOVE FOR US.
WE FEED ON CHRIST’S LOVE FOR US.
WE BOAST IN CHRIST’S LOVE FOR US.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS!