Jesus Provided the ultimate for us at Calvary. I heard many years ago when I was in ministry school a student preach a message titled "The Divine Exchange" I do not remember much of the content, I remember it rocked my world and the title expresses it all. Let's look at part of the exchange that He provided.
Jesus was punished..... that we might be forgiven.
Jesus was wounded ..... that we might be healed.
"Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him Stricken by God, smitten by Him and afflicted. 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." Isaiah 53:4-5
Jesus was made sin with our sinfulness..... that we might be made righteous with His righteousness.
"God Made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, that in Him we might become the righteousness of God."
2 Corinthians 5:21
Jesus died our death..... that we might receive His life.
"But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone."
Jesus was made a curse..... that we might enter into the blessings.
"Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." Galatians 3:13
Jesus endured our poverty..... that we might share His abundance.
"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes, He became poor so that through His poverty might become rich." 2 Corinthians 8:9
Jesus faced our shame..... that we might share His glory.
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2
Jesus endured our rejection..... that we might have His acceptance with the Father.
"He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will - to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the one He loves."
Jesus was cut off by death..... that we might be joined to God eternally.
"For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of My people He was stricken." Isaiah 53:8b
"But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit." 1 Corinthians 6:17
Our old man was put to death in Him..... that the new man might come to life in us.
"Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its creator." Colossians 3:9-10
The scripture is filled with promises that He has given us. I rejoice and receive all that He has for me.
- If you are not experiencing the benefits of His suffering.
- If your life is not reflecting the results of what He provided at the cross.
- If you need forgiveness or you need to give forgiveness but you are struggling.
- If you need healing in your soul.
- If you need assurance.
- If you need to experience life that He promised, You know there must be more.
- If you need to enter His blessing.
- If you are living in shame and condemnation and can't shake it off.
- If you feel more rejected than accepted.
He has already provided the exchange. if you have not received if you've not been able to take hold. Seek Him for it. Ask Him what is standing in your way.
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