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Jesus Got Rewards Too

Posted by undergroundchurch on April 10, 2009

Isaiah 53:10 – Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.

John 3:36 says that God’s wrath is aimed right at each and every one of us and only when we receive Jesus is that wrath redirected.  God poured out his wrath on His son so that anyone who received Jesus could avoid His wrath directly. God had to crush Jesus or he would have to crush us. Kind of a scary thought if you dwell on it.

Notice though that Jesus got a reward too – offspring.  Now I wonder who that might be???

We are the children of God because of the work of Christ on the Cross.  In addition, His days are prolonged.  Actually, that is a bit of an understatement. He will rule and reign forever (Luke 1:33).

But the really cool part is that the will of God will proposer in his hand.  I find that the Bible is more and more amazing each time I open it.  Read the book of Revelation.  Who is worthy to “open” the scroll?  Jesus.  What is in the Scroll? The will of God unleashed on earth.

The very hands that touched blind eyes, that took the pain of spikes on a cross, that fed a demoralized group of disciples after his resurrection and that held the scrolls of the end times judgement also sets those events into motion.

But Jesus didn’t get to this point overnight as it were; he had to endure humiliation (Philippians 2) and death like a common criminal on a Roman torture device to reap the rewards he received. 

Just to wrap up a great thing, part of that reward is you. Jesus gets you if you receive what he has done for you on the cross.  You are his prize, and he is yours.  It just doesn’t get any better than that.


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