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The Results of Jesus Death

Posted by undergroundchurch on April 5, 2009


Isaiah 53:5 – But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Four things Jesus did on the Cross. I rather believe that this is not just poetic, but literal. Everything that was done to Jesus on the Cross had a meaning – even the number of times he shed his blood.  

Think about it – seven times Jesus shed blood: in the garden (bloody perspiration), beard pulled out, fists to face, crown of thorns, whip on back, nails in hands and feet, spear in side. All of this showing the complete nature of the sacrifice.

This verse shows four events on the cross: nails, beating, guilt (ours not his) and whips, and the results of them are:

Removal of Transgressions – original sin. This is the thing that keeps you from God. Only death absolves it.

Forgiveness of Iniquities – your sin. Those things that you do every day. Your forgiveness is made  possible as John says, “when you confess your sin, (this is to Christians too) he is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and cleans you from all wrong doing (unrighteousness).

Peace – You were an enemy of God, now you are a friend.  Believe it or not, 50 years ago, America didn’t like Japan, Italy or Germany.  They were enemies, now because America won, there is peace.  You now share peace with God because He won the war over sin.

Healing – God still heals today, most of us just don’t seek it or believe it or trust that he loves us that much.  I am reminded of a friend that once told me, “When praying for someone, don’t beg God to heal someone in a way that insults his love for them. He already loves them more than you or anyone ever will.  He is more willing to heal than we give Him credit for.”

Of course the greatest healing is the healed soul. If Jesus is your master, your friend and savior, then you have passed from death to life.  Chuck Missler says, “Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good. He came to make dead people live!”

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