God’s fiery judgment at Calvary’s cross could not outweigh the perfect and eternal sacrifice of our Lord Jesus. Hallelujah!
Like Pastor Joseph Prince explained it, when the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt-sacrifice that Elijah the man of God had prepared in 1 Kings 18:30-38, the judgment of God was greater than the sacrifice, that it consumed the entire burnt-sacrifice. But at the cross, when God’s judgment on sin fell on our Lord Jesus, it could not consume Him, to mean the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus was greater than God’s judgment. Hallelujah!
God took care of sin permanently through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and everyone who believes in Him has no sin problem with God. Such have become God’s righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:21For He (God) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
Our Lord Jesus was punished for our sins, and He dealt with sin forever.
Hebrews 927. And as it appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation. He is the Lamb of God who took away the sin of the world…
John 1:29The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
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He has now taken away the sin of the world by His death and resurrection. Sin can never become a barrier between God and man, because while we yet sinners, while the sinful nature was fully present in us, Christ died for us. We were still very much ignorant of the sacrifice of Christ when He [God] proved His love for us through the death of our Lord Jesus.
Romans 56. For when we were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly. 8. But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
This is applicable to every unbeliever today.
However, man must believe in Christ Jesus before the sacrifice of Jesus can be validated in his life.
John 3:18He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Once he believes in Christ, he can no longer be condemned. There is no condemnation for the one who believes in Jesus. Such a one has passed from death to life…
John 5:24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
He is saved forever…
Hebrews 7:25Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Nothing is to be compared with life in Christ, and when He returns for His saints. You too, can be among those He’s coming back for, if only you believe in Him today.
If you are ready to receive the Lord into your heart,
Lord Jesus, thank You for Your love and grace toward me.I believe that You died for my sins.I believe that God raised You from the dead and that You are alive forever.Thank You for forgiving me all my sins.Thank You for making me a child of God.Thank You for being my Savior and Lord.Thank You for giving me eternal life.Amen.
If you said that prayer, you have just been saved and now you are a member of God’s precious family of believers in Christ Jesus. I want you to locate a Bible teaching church in your area, a place where Christ’s finished work is exalted in doctrine, become a member and get committed, so that you can grow in the Lord. After salvation, spiritual maturity is next, and this happens by giving yourself to sound doctrine.
Do not hesitate to share your faith with those who are not yet saved.