What Jesus Really Did on the Cross
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3
Happy Good Friday.
Because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross about 2000 years ago, we have the life of God today.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 NKJV
Only God has everlasting life, because only God lives forever. Everlasting life is the life of God.
This is the very life Jesus gave to us through His sacrifice on the cross. The Greek calls it “zoen aionion”, or “life without beginning or end”.
Before the death of Christ on the cross of Calvary, no one else had this life but God Himself. However, the death of Jesus enabled us who believe in Him have the ability to become the children of God, having His own life and nature:
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
The sinner died with Christ; the sinner was buried with Christ; but a new creature, a saint, arose with Christ. This is your new nature. The Christian is the man who believes that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead and confesses His Lordship; he identifies with the resurrected Christ. He’s a new type of man:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV
The death and burial of Jesus Christ made a new world, with new creatures possible. The new creatures were created in Him (Jesus Christ), who would pay the price for them to be born. However, they could not come until that price was paid.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
Ephesians 1:4-7 NLT
The son of a king does not need to do anything to be a prince. It’s his just by birth.
Now know that you have entered into rest, peace, and power, just by reason of your birth in Christ! You do not have to pay for it. The price has already been paid.
Your blessings, power and being a king-priest are not due to your actions. You have them by birth, hallelujah! All you have to do is be conscious of it, speak and enforce it, glory to God!
I am a new creature in Christ Jesus. The blood of Jesus has paid for a life which my new man is walking in now, and which my old man never knew. I am full of power, grace, rest and increase in life. I reign and rule in life. The power of God is mightily at work in me now!
MORE LIGHT (MEDITATE ON, AND PRAY WITH THESE)
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
Ephesians 4:23-24 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Colossians 3:9-10 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.
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