Thursday, January 14, 2010

He who Knew no sin became a sin offering for us

2 Cor 5:22 -For He made Him who knew no sin [to be] sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Jesus Christ was sinless. He never sinned one time. He was righteous before God. He had to be this way because God required a perfect sacrifice, a sinless spotless lamb. Heb 4:15 declares that He was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Jesus is the pattern or the perfect image of righteousness. Rms 8:29 says He has predestined those He foreknew to be conformed to the image of His Son. 2 Cor 3:18 say we are being transformed into His image by the Holy Spirit. Righteousness simply means to be made right. We all are made wrong with God if you will the day that we sin. We become unrighteous before God. 1 Cor 6:9 says do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven. The unrighteous shall not inherit or receive heaven. He was made sin does not mean that He became a sinner that would contradict the scriptures. It means that He became a sin offering. 1 Pet 2:24 - He bore our sins in His own body on the tree. Gal 3: 13- in talking of Jesus redeeming His people from the curse of the law Paul quotes an Old Testament verse "cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree". People we are made righteous before God only through the sin offering that God made of His son on the tree of the cross. I am right with God because I have put my faith in what Jesus did at the cross. My standing before God is that I am right with Him. The verse from yesterday sums it up "for by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified" But folks the wonderful news is that it don't ever stop until we leave this earth and these fleshly bodies that are decaying. We are made right and everyday through our faith in Christ and His offering we are being conformed into the image of Christ. We are being sanctified or set apart from sin and the world too God and His image of righteousness. We are being transformed by the power of God's Spirit to bear the Fruit of Righteousness. Jesus said you will know a tree by the fruit it bears. Well a righteous tree will bear the fruit of righteousness. There is a wonderful liberty in knowing just what Jesus did for us and all that is available through His offering on the cross. We need to repent or change the way we think and quit living in defeat. Jesus Christ has made a way to abundant life. A life free from the guilt and power of sin. We can have peace with God everyday as we live righteous before God through our relationship with Jesus and His Spirit. What is your faith in today. Is it in the deception of "well i believe in Jesus but you know I'm going to sin". This is error and the wrong way to think. Rms 6:12 - Do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey it in it's lust. Rms 6:14 - "Sin shall not have dominion over you for you are not under law but under grace" The two words reign and dominion are words used when we speak of Kings or rulers. The Sin nature is the king and ruler over all who have sinned and not made Jesus King, Lord and Ruler. Jesus defeated or dethroned The Sin Nature when He offered Himself on the cross and on the third day rose again. Rms 8:37 - "yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us", Praise God!!!!!