WHEN GOD IMPUTED ALL OUR SINS IN CHRIST AND RECEIVED GOD’S RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION AND PUNISHMENT FOR ALL OUR SINS IN HIS BODY, GOD WAS PLEASED WITH IT. CHRIST SETTLED ALL OUR SINS LEGALLY, JUSTLY AND RIGHTEOUSLY ON HIS BODY AND 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.”
GOD DID NOT COMPROMISE IN SAVING US–JUSTICE WAS INVOLVED; WE ARE LEGALLY FORGIVEN AND LEGALLY JUSTIFIED IN CHRIST!
(Rom 3:23-25a) “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice”
BECAUSE OF CHRIST’S SACRIFICIAL DEATH ON THE CROSS, HE BECAME THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE!
(Heb 8:6) “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”
ONE OF THE PROVISIONS UNDER THE “NEW COVENANT” OF GRACE THAT CHRIST MEDIATED WITH THE FATHER WAS: “I WILL FORGIVE THEIR WICKEDNESS AND WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO MORE.”
(Heb 8:12-13) “’For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.’ By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.”
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT THAT CHRIST MEDIATED, GOD IS NOT CHARGING SINS AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST.
(2Cor 5:19a) “That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.”
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, GOD IS NOT CONDEMNING THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST!
(Rom. 8:1) “There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Niv)
IN CHRIST, GOD WILL NOT GET ANGRY WITH YOU ANYMORE.
(Isa 54:9) “To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again.”
UNDER THE “NEW COVENANT”, WE ARE ADMONISHED TO FIX OUT EYES ON JESUS CHRIST THE AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF OUR FAITH.
(Heb 12:2) “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.”
ANOTHER ADMONITION UNDER GRACE IS TO SAY “NO TO UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY PASSIONS AND TO LIVE SELF-CONTROLLED, UPRIGHT AND GODLY LIVES IN THIS PRESENT AGE”.
(Tit 2:11-13) “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Chris.”
THIS IS JUST A FRACTION OF THE APOSTLE PAUL’S TEACHING ON THE “GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE”.
(Act 20:24) However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.
REGARDLESS OF WHAT OTHERS SAY, GOD CANNOT LIE.
IN CHRIST, GOD WILL NOT BE ANGRY WITH YOU ANYMORE; AND DON’T LET ANYONE SAY OTHERWISE.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!