WHY IS JESUS THE SUBSTITUTE FOR MY LIFE PART 1
My friends, this is part 1 of the life changing article. Knowing why Jesus is the substitute for your life will enable you to obtain victory in every circumstance that confronts you. When He Crossed-over from life-to-death-and-back-on-to-life, ‘the Resurrection’, that is the substitute. Your ability to appreciate HIM will empower you to acquire unprecedented success over every situation that you face. This article is personalized to suit me, Apostle ALEX and I believe that you too can also appropriate it to suit your identity. JESUS IS THE SUBSTITUTE FOR MY LIFE. There are numerous reasons why Jesus is my substitute. He did what my father, mother, wife, children, brother, sister, relatives, friends, et cetera could not have done for me. Therefore, I am not ashamed to proclaim Jesus Christ on the housetop as the SUPER POWER of God for my salvation. I am not ashamed to teach Him, preach Him and declare Him. Freely I receive and freely I give. I am a proud born again soldier of Jesus Christ. Below are some of the points why He is my substitute! Praise God! Hallelujah.
1. JESUS WAS MADE A VICTIM THAT I MIGHT BE VICTORIOUS OVER THE ENEMY.
In the book of Isaiah 53:7, "He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth."
Again in the book of John 10:17-18, "Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."
Furthermore, also in the book of I John 5:4, "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world, our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" My friend, because of Him, I am victorious over my enemies.
2. JESUS WAS MADE TO BE SIN FOR ME THAT I MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM.
In the book of 2 Corinthians 5:21, "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."
Furthermore, in the book of I Corinthians 15:34, "Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame." I am proud of my LORD Jesus Christ who took my sins away for me to qualify as the righteousness of God in Him. Praise God! Hallelujah.
3. JESUS WAS REJECTED THAT I MIGHT BE FULLY ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED.
In the book of Isaiah 53:3, "He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him."
Furthermore, in the book of Ephesians 1:6, "To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved." He was rejected, pained and struck with sickness for me to be accepted into the family fold. Praise God, Hallelujah
4. JESUS CARRIED MY DISEASES THAT I MIGHT BE HEALED BY HIS STRIPES.
In the book of Matthew 8:16-17, "When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses."
Furthermore, in the book of I Peter 2:24, "Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness, by whose stripes you were healed." My friends, Jesus carried all my diseases and sicknesses and gave me health free life. I thank You my LORD and personal Saviour Jesus Christ.
5. JESUS WAS FORSAKEN BY GOD THE FATHER IN ORDER TO ADOPT ME AS A CHILD OF GOD NEVER TO BE FORSAKEN.
In the book of Matthew 27:46, "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
In the book of Hebrews 13:5, "Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you." My friends, because of the finished work of Jesus Christ, I become an adopted child of God full of the glory and power of the Kingdom. Praise God, hallelujah.
6. JESUS ALSO DIED FOR ME SO THAT I MIGHT RECEIVE THE INHERITANCE OF GOD AS A CHILD OF GOD.
In the book of Hebrews 9:16-17, "For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives."
Furthermore, in the book of Romans 8:17, "And if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together."
Again, in the book of Galatians 3:29, "And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Because of the finished work of Jesus, I am qualified to receive the inheritance of God and also be glorified together with Him in the kingdom of God.
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