verse of the day

Thursday, 29 March 2018

My substitute ( Isaiah 53 )

Most of  us will not remember Amaud Beltrame name ,but we will remember what he did,he was that very brave French police man who swapped places with a hostage in that terror attack in France.And of course he paid with his life, I heard the word substitute to describe what he did, but he did not only take the hostages place,but he died in her place. All right thinking people commend what Amaud did,but as a Christian I am familiar with with the concept of being a substitute. When Christ died He became my substitute,in 1 Peter 2 v 24  we read,  ''He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree''    The cross is symbolically seen as a tree, in Deuteronomy 21 v 23 ,we read ,''Anyone who is hung on a tree is under God's curse''.It is in Galatians 3  v 13 ,we read that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law,for it is impossible to fully keep Gods law (Romans 3 v 23 ) The Bible tells us that the whole world is a prisoner of sin,and the fact is there is consequences, ( Romans 6 v 23 )We  in our natural state are under the wrath of God, heading for the judgement of God. ( Hebrews 9 v 27 ).So in order to save us ,Christ through His death , paid the penalty, for our sins, and because He suffered we will not suffer, He became our substitute. The moment we repent and seek forgiveness we are accepted by God, forgiven by God, through Jesus. and we are granted eternal life,our destiny is heaven ,not hell,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bearing shame and scoffing rude,                                                                                                              In my place condemned He stood;                                                                                                            Sealed my pardon with  His blood;                                                                                                                  Hallelujah, what a Saviour.                                                                                                                              ( Words,  P.P.Bliss )

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