3. WHY IS JESUS THE SUBSTITUTE FOR MY LIFE PART 3
My friends, this is part 3 of the life changing article. I will once again remind you that your ability to understand what Jesus did on the Cross of Calvary will enable you acquire greater access ahead of the enemies. When He Crossed-over from life-to-death-and-back-on-to-life, ‘the Resurrection’, is your substitute. Your ability to appreciate HIM will empower you to obtain victory over every circumstance that faces you. 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 the substitute for my life. 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 proud to be a born again soldier of Jesus Christ. Praise God! Hallelujah.
1. JESUS WAS TEMPTED THAT I MIGHT OVERCOME TEMPTATION.
My friend, the Bible records in the book of Hebrews 2:18, "For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted."
Furthermore, in Hebrews 4:15, "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin."
Also, in I Corinthians 10:13, "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." My friends, because of Jesus, I now have power and authority to overcome the power of temptation in the name of Jesus.
2. JESUS SUFFERED THE WRATH OF GOD AND WAS RESURRECTED FROM DEATH AND HELL THAT I MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED.
My friend, in the book of Isaiah 53:10-11, "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities."
Furthermore, in Romans 4:25, the Bible says, "Who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification."
And in the book of I Thessalonians 1:10, the Bible highlighted, "And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come." My friends, He suffered the wrath for me so that I might be justified in life in the name of Jesus.
3. JESUS WAS BETRAYED THAT I MIGHT HAVE A FAITHFUL WITNESS BEFORE GOD THE FATHER.
My friend, the Bible says in the book of Mark 14:41, "Then He came the third time and said to them, Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough! The hour has come; behold, the Son of man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners."
Furthermore, in Revelation 1:5, the Bible says, "And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood."
And in the book of I John 2:1, "My little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." My friends, because of the betrayal of Jesus, I now have a faithful witness in heaven before God the Father in the name of Jesus.
4. JESUS WAS NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS THAT I MIGHT BE A SAINT
My friend, the Bible says in the book of Isaiah 53:12, "Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."
Furthermore, in the book of 1 Corinthians 1:2, "To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours." My friends, because of the finished work of Jesus, I am now one of the saints in the Kingdom of God in the name of Jesus.
5. JESUS WAS BRUISED THAT I MIGHT BE FREE FROM EMOTIONAL BRUISES AND GAINED NEW IDENTITY IN HIM.
My friend, the Bible says in the book ofIsaiah 53:3, "He is despised and rejected of 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."
Again, in the book of 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."
Furthermore, I died with Him, in the book of Galatians 2:20, "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." My friends, because of the finished work of Jesus, I am now free from emotional bruises in the name of Jesus.
6. JESUS BORE MY GRIEFS AND SORROW5 THAT I MIGHT BE COMFORTED
My friend, in the book of Isaiah 53:4, "Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted."
Furthermore, in the book of John 14:18, "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you." My friends, because of the finished work of Jesus, I am now comforted on all sides in the name of Jesus.
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