Sunday, March 18, 2012

Jesus Took Your Place That U Can Take His

Jesus Took Your Place So That U Can Take His
Matthew 27:46
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

Do you know that it was at the cross that Jesus addressed His Father as “God” for the first time? He had always addressed His Father as “Father”. But at Calvary’s tree, He addressed His Father as “God”.

Jesus lost that Father-Son relationship when He was representing you and carrying your sins at the cross so that today, you can call God “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15) and have a loving father-son relationship with God forever. Jesus was forsaken by God and His world became very dark on that lonely hill so that in your darkest hour, God will always say to you, “I will never leave you nor forsake you!” (Hebrews 13:5)

At the time when Jesus needed God most, God turned His back on Him. God had to turn His back on His Son because His eyes are too holy to behold all the sin that was in His Son’s body. And because God turned His back on Jesus, He will never turn His back on you. Instead, you will see God’s face of favor shining on you all the time!

Jesus also took your place of no protection at the cross. For the first time, He gave up divine protection so that you can have it every day of your life! And because He became sin, He took your curse at the cross so that today, as you take His gift of righteousness, you receive only blessings from God.

Jesus received the full brunt of God’s wrath in His body once and for all when He carried your sins. All of God’s anger and condemnation fell on Him, consuming all your sins until God’s wrath was exhausted.

Today, God is not angry with you. The body of Jesus absorbed everything — your sins, curses, and God’s anger and condemnation. So live life expecting to see not the judgment, but the goodness and blessings of God!

Welcome to 2012... a New Year that has already begun unfolding before us! Twelve is a significant number. It is the number of government and it
symbolizes divine accomplishment and governmental perfection.
The year 2012 is about the government of God arising. If we want 2 see the government of God arise in the earth, we must first allow it 2 arise in us, His people, in a greater way.

Because God's work is always a continuum, the new didn't begin with the midnight stroke of a clock on December 31st.  What God has been building in our lives is ongoing and eternal. It is line upon line, truth upon truth, and experience upon experience. Therefore, we have not started something new in 2012, but we are continuing in the path He has set before us.

We must remember that our starting point is the Resurrection.  We arose with Christ 2 a new life. Now, THAT was a new beginning! We begin with who Christ is in us and for us! We are alive to Him and to all that He wants 2 do in establishing His government and His righteousness in us. He is helping us learn 2 live and abide in our new identity.

The Increase
This year, as God continues His work in us, let us allow the increase of His government in these areas:
  • Receiving and then expressing His goodness daily. You cannot give away what you have not first experienced for yourself. So, expect and receive His goodness every day and then show someone else that aspect of His government.

  • Living in a limitless way... not measured, showing God's abundant heart toward all.

  • Being more astonished at who God is for us rather than feeling overwhelmed by circumstances.

  • Processing everything through God's majesty.
This is a year to live with excitement and expectation! Expect God's divine work 2 manifest through u on a daily basis. His work in us is part of establishing His government in the earth.

Romans 12:2 urges us to, not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind.
Give up old mindsets and let them be replaced with a renewed mind.

Jane Hansen, President/CEO
AGLOW International

Jane Hansen Hoyt serves as president/CEO of Aglow International, a global network of more than 200,000 women and men from nearly 170 nations who serve 17 million people a year. As an international leader and mentor, Jane works to empower women to embrace the truth of Genesis 3:15 and the role God has given them. She believes they were created with an innate strength and voice to influence the family, church, and community.
An ordained minister, Jane serves on the America for Jesus executive board, the Eagles Vision Apostolic Team, the Christians for Israel advisory board, and the board of the International Reconciliation Coalition. She is the author of several books including Journey of a Woman, Master Plan, and the newly released The View from Above. Jane is married to Tony Hoyt, former National Director of Leadership of the Future Farmers of America. The couple resides in Washington state.