THE IMPORTANCE OF CHRIST’S
Of which salvation the prophets have
enquired and searched diligently, who
prophesied of the grace that should
come unto you: Searching what, or what
manner of time the Spirit of Christ which
was in them did signify, when it testified
beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and
the glory that should follow
(1 Peter 1:10-11).
Luke 24:46-47 says, “… Thus it is written, and
thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise
from the dead the third day: And that repentance and
remission of sins should be preached in his name
among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” The
crucifixion of Christ was necessary for the salvation
of man; salvation couldn’t have been accomplished
otherwise. Our opening scripture talks about the glory
that follows the sufferings of Christ. Part of that glory is
the salvation of man.
Salvation is an all-encompassing word that
encapsulates all that God wrought for us in Christ: life,
health, wealth, prosperity, abundance, etc. He suffered
for your sake. He was your substitute on the cross. He
took your place that you might take His place. Your
place was that of sin and death; His place was that of
life and righteousness.
The Bible says, “But he was wounded for
transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the
chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with
his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). He was made
sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made
the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Jesus didn’t just save you from sin; He gave you His
life and nature.
When you come to the realization of the importance
of the sacrifice of Christ, then you’ll appreciate His
vicarious death and appropriate the benefits of salvation
in your life. Today, sin and its effects and consequences
have no dominion over you. You’re free to serve the
Lord and live for Him. You’re now accepted in the
presence of God, all because of Jesus.
Man became separated from the glory-life due
to Adam’s transgression, but as a result of the death,
burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the glory has
been restored. You were brought into that life of glory
the moment you were born again.
I manifest the glory and righteousness of God,
because I have His life and nature in my spirit. Jesus
suffered in my place; therefore, I live in the ensuing
glory and beauty of His vicarious sacrifice. My life is
upward and forward, and my light shines ever more
brightly, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER S TUDY:
Isaiah 53:1-5; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Peter 2:21-24