Christ’s Sacrifice

On the cross, Jesus declared, “It is finished” (John 19:30)! He fulfilled the requirements of the law through His sinless sacrifice for us. In addition, He completed the redemptive work needed because Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God in the Garden of Eden, bringing sin and death into the world and on humanity (Romans 6:23; 1 Peter 1:19).

Jesus recovered everything we lost through His substitutionary sacrifice on the cross to reconcile humanity to God and return the authority of the earth to humankind (Matthew 28:18–20; Luke 10:19). Sin, death, disease, poverty, etc., are part of the curse that Christ redeemed us from. He became a curse for us because the law, through disobedience to it, brought a curse upon humankind (Genesis 3:1–24; Deuteronomy 28:15‒67)

He was the Passover Lamb, as seen in the Old Testament types of atonement with the yearly sacrifice of animals for sin and healing. Atonement means to cover over or cover up. However, the sacrifice of Jesus did more than that. His shed blood brought the remission of sins (Matthew 26:28). His blood blotted out our sins and removed and destroyed any note against us (Colossians 2:14). Finally, Jesus died once and for all time (1 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 9:12, 26‒28)!

Everything that Jesus obtained for us through the cross is available to us. He took our sins, sicknesses, diseases, and infirmities upon His own body to heal us spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, and relationally (Psalm 103:1-5; Isaiah 53:4‒5; 1 Peter 2:24).

How do we receive the love of the Father and the benefits of Christ’s death on the cross? First, we accept these benefits by asking Jesus to be our Savior and Lord (Titus 2:11). Everything we receive from God comes from His grace by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). Therefore, all the benefits of the cross, i.e., forgiveness, healing, deliverance, provision, etc., must be appropriated by faith, and we must apply the benefit to our needs.

The Bible says that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved and that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9-10, 13). If you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

If you have never asked Jesus to forgive your sins and be your Savior, you can do that right now. You can experience God’s love, peace, and reconciliation through the blood of Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him. Pray this suggested prayer out loud right now. You can also pray in your own words. Remember, it is not words or prayer alone that will save you. Prayer is a way to reach out to the Lord and must be done in faith (completely trusting in Him to save you). Christ will save you if you pray these or similar words in faith.

Heavenly Father,

Your Word says that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. I ask You to forgive me for my sins. I repent and want to turn from them and turn to You. I am calling on You and asking Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life. I believe Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for me. I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead, and He is alive today. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me the Holy Spirit to live inside me. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and Your healing power in my life. I now belong to You. Help me to live for You and obey You every day of my life.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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Jesus sacrificed His life to give us abundant and eternal life (John 10:10; 3:16). We, too, sacrifice our lives by living for Him. A sacrifice is something that is consecrated and offered to God. Therefore, offering ourselves to Him is our acceptable worship.

Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? To surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship. Romans 12:1 TPT

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Matthew 16:24

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

During this Passover season, may you know and experience the love of the Father and the fullness of everything Jesus Christ has provided for you through His death on the cross.

Abundant Blessings!

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked TPT are from The Passion Translation.® Copyright © 2017, 2018 by Passion & Fire Ministries, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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