Jesus’ Death on the cross paid a priceless debt for all mankind. He died for the whole world. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but shall have everlasting Life,” John 3:16. This verse is sometimes called the central theme of Christianity. Our heavenly Father loved us so much that he sacrificed his son for our sins. Jesus also bore our sickness upon his body, so that we do not have to bear it in our bodies. He was punished on our behalf. He was whipped so that we could be healed and made whole.
“Who Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we, having died to sin, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed,” 1 Peter 2:24. What an exchange! Jesus took our sins and gave us His righteousness.
“Surely He borne our griefs [sickness, weakness, and distress] and carried our sorrows and pains of punishment, yet we ignorantly considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement needed to obtain peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes that wounded Him we are healed and made whole,” Isaiah 53:4-5 (AMP). Jesus set us free from physical sickness, diseases and from mental pain.
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law [spiritual death, lack, sickness]. He became a curse for us. Jesus died on the cross to defeat Satan and to set us free from his oppression. Jesus’ sacrifice allows us to live eternally with the father. His sacrifice also set us free from the hand of the enemy [Satan],” Galatians 3:13.
Jesus said in John 10:10: “I came so you may have life and have it abundantly.”
Jesus died in our place so that we could have a relationship with the father and be with him forever. “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the father but through me,” John 14:6. We cannot earn our salvation that we have through Jesus. It’s a free gift given to us by the grace of God (Ephesians2:8). Grace is an undeserved kindness given to us by God. He gives us what we don’t deserve. He is a kind and merciful God, for there is no one like Him. God sacrificed His son (Jesus) for the salvation of the world.
“God demonstrated His love for us while we were sinners. Christ died for us,” Romans 5:8. The punishment that we deserved, He took it for us. He paid the price with his body. The highest price that will ever be paid for anything was paid for mankind. Don’t reject Him. Receive Him, because He alone is worthy.
Today, won’t you get to know the one who sacrificed his life for you? Get to know what He wants you to do. For he has a plan for your life. Put your trust in him, because he wants you to experience the abundant life that HE died to obtain for you. Rest in what He has already accomplished for you.