Jesus & The Divine Exchange...
"For He made Him who knew no sin to
be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."
(II Corinthians 5:21 NKJV)
When Jesus died on the cross, He took away all the sins of the world. But that was not all that He took for us. In this message we will go deeper into what Jesus did for us. We will focus on specifically 8 things.
When Jesus died for us He took our:
2) Sickness and Pain and Disease
Not only did Jesus take those things for us, but He gave us the things that belonged to Him. So in essence He actually traded places with us, and swapped our curse for His blessing.
He offers us:
1) Remission of sin
2) Healing and Health
When we sin, we are separated from God, and we are then under the curse, with the curse brings rejection, poverty, shame, sickness and diseases, and ultimately death. But God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus came to earth in human form, and He came to die for us, to forgive our sins so we could be with God again.
Most people know this part, but what many overlook or don’t understand is that, Jesus did not come to just forgive sins! Jesus’ time on earth was spent healing the sick, bringing healing to broken hearts, casting out demons, raising the dead, giving hope to the hopeless, and bringing joy and life to the people who came to Him.
Of course, Jesus came to die for our sins, but He also was beaten and whipped, His flesh getting ripped off Him, the soldiers made a crown of thorns that was smashed into His head, the thorns digging into His head, He was mocked, stripped naked, spit on, kicked and humiliated, and He was rejected by God when He took all the sins of the world.. He went through all that not to just forgive our sins.
Jesus, who was perfect in every way, Jesus who walked with God the Father, and did everything according to God’s will; Jesus who was and is God, had every right to all blessings, honour, glory, health, prosperity, and every good thing. But Jesus gave that all up, so that He could take all the curse, pain, suffering, and every bad thing we deserve. Why? Because He loves us! He wanted to be with us, but we sinned and separated ourselves from God, and every good thing, that God wanted to bless us with. So God, who loves us, He came down in human form to redeem us.
Jesus took our poverty so we could have abundance and prosperity. - "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich." - II Corinthians 8:9
When He was beaten and whipped with a whip full of nails and sharp stuff that ripped His flesh apart, He took all our sickness, pain, disease, and every infirmity in our body. So we could have a life of perfect health, with no sickness, or infirmity of any kind.
When the soldiers placed a crown of thick thorns on His head, Jesus took all our mental and emotional problems. He then gives to us emotional and mental wholeness, and healing.
When Jesus was mocked, spit on, made fun of, stripped naked, and humiliated to the highest degree, He took all our humiliation and shame on Himself, so we could have glory, and respect.
When Jesus hung on the cross, He took the sins of the whole entire world, meaning every sin ever committed, and every sin that will ever be committed was place on Him. So when He took it, God could no longer have a relationship with Jesus. Because God is holy, and holiness and sin cannot coexist. And So God the Father had to reject Jesus. Jesus was rejected by God, and that was the only time Jesus did not call God “ Abba Father”.
Finally When He died, He took all our sins on Himself, and taking the punishment of death for us, giving us remission and forgiveness of sins, meaning we no longer have to receive the punishment of sin and we can receive acceptance from God, which is ultimately death (hell) and rejection from God.
Last note: As Christians we ALL have a right to this. But you need to BELIEVE to RECEIVE.
Our next message “Receiving the Blessing” will go deeper on why many Christians do not have these things, and how we can receive all the blessings of God.