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A Divine Exchange

A Divine Exchange!

 

 

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30).

 

According to the scripture above, Christ Jesus has been made unto us righteousness. In other words, when God looks at us who believe in Jesus, He sees us as righteous, because Jesus has become our righteousness. He was delivered unto death for our offences, and was raised back to life for our justification (Romans 4:25).

 

 

Isaiah 53:5-7 says, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all….” Jesus bore all the pain, shame, and torture on your account. He took upon Himself all what you were supposed to suffer so you won’t have to go through them anymore.

 

What a glorious divine exchange! He took your place of sin, that you might obtain His righteousness: “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

 

 

God didn’t make Him a sinner; rather, He made Him the very embodiment of sin, so that you would become the righteousness of God in Him! Your righteousness is the righteousness of Christ. Little wonder the inspiring words of the Prophet Jeremiah: “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Jeremiah 23:6).

 

 

You’re as righteous as Jesus is righteous! He has made you the very expression of His righteousness. This isn’t something you attained by yourself, it was given to you as a gift (Romans 5:17). Isaiah 54:17 also underscores this glorious divine exchange:“…This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”

 

Prayer

 

Dear heavenly Father,

I thank you for sending Jesus to bear my sins, and present me holy and unblameable before you! I thank you for making Christ Jesus, who knew no sin to be sin for me, that I might not only receive righteousness, but become the expression and epitome of your righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

  

FURTHER STUDY

Romans 3:21-22; Romans 5:17-18

Aisha Ahmad

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