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By Braxton King
The great truth of the gospel message is Jesus Christ became what we were so we might become what He is.
Jesus didn’t come to earth to make bad men better; He came to earth to make dead men alive.
We know according to scripture mankind was dead in trespasses and sins. There is physical death, and there is spiritual death. When Adam took of the fruit of the tree in the garden, he was still physically alive, but he was spiritually dead. Spiritual death just simply means separation from God. So, according to scripture, man was under the curse, dead in sin and separated from God.
Jesus Christ came to the earth to seek and save that which was lost. That let’s us know man was lost also. God‘s great love for His creation motivated Him to send His only begotten Son, and through God’s great redemptive plan, His only begotten Son became what we were.
The Bible is clear in Galatians that Jesus became the cursed that we might be blessed.
Second Corinthians lets us know He became sin that we might become righteous. This great truth resonates throughout all of the scriptures.
Even though He was just, Jesus was treated as unjust, so those of us that are unjust by faith may be treated as just. That’s where we get the beautiful term justified. Justified simply means, “Just as if I’ve never done it.”
Because of the merit of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we can, by faith, have righteousness imputed unto us. This is the great exchange. Jesus Christ left heaven and came to earth that we might leave earth and go to heaven. Jesus Christ became a Son of Man so the sons of men may become sons of God. Jesus took on human nature that we might take on the divine nature. This is why, as believers, our praise, honor, and adoration all go to Him. He saved us and made us joint heirs with Jesus. In Christ, the believer is so many things-more than a conqueror, the righteousness of God, accepted, forgiven, blessed, above only and not beneath, the head and not the tail. This is all made possible by His wondrous grace. Being in Christ means, “We are now new creations, old things are passed away, behold, all things have been made new.”
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