Friday, April 10, 2015

All That Jesus Is B4 God; U Are

2 Corinthians 5:21 - For He made Him who knew no sin 2b sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

When an Israelite brings an animal as his sin offering, he lays his hand on it b4 killing it. (Leviticus 4:1–4) By laying his hand on the sin offering, his sins are transferred 2 the innocent animal. The animal dies for his sins and he goes free.

In contrast, during the burnt offering, when the Israelite lays his hand on the animal (Leviticus 1:3–4), the beauty, worthiness and acceptance of the unblemished animal are transferred 2 him. God accepts the perfection of the animal sacrifice on his behalf 2 make atonement for him. Bcoz God accepts the unblemished burnt offering, the offerer now has right standing b4 God.

Do u know that the two offerings speak of Jesus’ one offering of Himself when He hung on the cross? He is both our sin offering and burnt offering — “For He made Him who knew no sin 2b sin for us [as our sin offering], that we might become the righteousness of God in Him [as our burnt offering]”. The moment u put your faith in Him, just by His one sacrifice, your sins were transferred 2 Him, and His righteousness was transferred 2 u. That is the grace of God toward u! 

As our sin offering, He offered Himself once and for all. (Romans 6:10) The sin offering was never a daily offering because God does not want His people 2b sin-conscious. However, the burnt offering was both a morning and evening sacrifice (2 Chronicles 13:11) bcoz God wants His people 2b righteousness-conscious.

Beloved, God wants u 2 lay claim daily 2 Jesus as your burnt offering and say, “Father, I thank You that Jesus is my burnt offering. All that Jesus is b4 You — His righteousness, Excellence, Beauty and Perfection — has been transferred 2 me. Jesus has Your unclouded favor, so I enjoy Your unclouded favor in my life. Jesus is the righteousness of God, so I am the righteousness of God in Christ. As He is b4 You, so am I.”

Bcoz Jesus became your burnt offering, what He is 2 the Father today, u are! That is what it means 2b in Christ.

Joseph Prince Ministries

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