Jesus Paid the Price We Could not Pay Part 2

The Price of our redemption was high. We never could have redeemed ourselves with corruptible things such as silver and gold. Only through the shed Blood and Broken body of Jesus Christ could eternal life be obtained for us. 

Yes, the price was high, but Jesus paid it all! 

When God looked down from “Heaven’s Courtroom” at our sinful state, we didn’t received justice; we received grace and mercy.  If we had received justice, we would have paid the price instead of Jesus paying it. 

In earthly courtrooms, many people stand before a judge and throw themselves on the mercy of the court.  The judge can either be lenient and show them mercy, or he can be severe and sentence them to the fullest extent of the law.  The outcome depends on the judge.  The outcome depends on the judge presiding over the case. 

I thank God I can stand unafraid before the judge of all mankind, because He has already extended mercy to me!  Because I have accepted that mercy, I now legally stand before Him pure and clean by the blood of Jesus. 

Some people want to wait until Judgment Day to ask for God’s mercy.  But right now is the time for them to accept the offer of mercy that God has extended.  Then they can know where they will spend eternity before they ever stand before His throne. 

God show you mercy when He offered you eternal life through Christ’s death on the Cross.  I’m not saying that your body received eternal life; it’s the real you – your spirit – who received eternal life. 

The moment you received the shed blood and broken body of Jesus Christ atonement for your sins, you became a new creature in Christ; you passed from death unto life (1John 3:14). 

You’ll still look the same way you did before you accepted Christ because your salvation has nothing to do with your physical body.  However, it has everything to do with the real man who lives on the inside.  The Apostle Paul said it this way: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME” (Gal. 2:20 NIV).

 We can live eternally because Jesus bore our sins when He laid down His life for us (John 10: 11, 15).  To better understand the significance of the transferal that took place on the Cross, we should go back and study what the prophet Isaiah had to say about the agony and Jesus’ crucifixion as if the coming events had already happened.

 ISAIAH 53: 4 – 5

4 Surely he had borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God. and afflicted.

 I will continue this message next week, so until then God Bless You.

 

Your Pastor

 

Word for Today:  "Power In Your Words" 

Words have power.  In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus said, We are justified by our words, or, we are condemned by our words.” Words can bring either happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student.  The Bible describes the power of words more succinctly when it says, The power of life and death are in the tongue.”  Our words impact everyone.  Let us keep constant watch over our tongue, that we may speak words agreeable to the will of God.