2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous.
The first Adam represented the human race. His disobedience to God caused sin to enter into the world and into the human race. Jesus was the last Adam, he also represents the human race. His obedience to go to the cross made everyone righteous before God. However, one must believe the gospel and accept Jesus into their heart for this righteousness to be imputed to them. Before the cross, the only way to be righteous before God was to obey the Law of Moses completely and perfectly. Because of the sin that ruled man’s heart, it was impossible for him to obey God’s perfect law of love. Therefore he broke God’s law, which left God with no choice but to judge him. All mankind were called the children of God’s wrath before Jesus came.
Jesus who was the only righteous man before God traded place with sinful man on the cross. He took our sins and our judgment into His own body and in exchange gave us His perfect righteousness before God. He reconciled us to God. His blood washes us white as snow before God for our entire life. We are no longer unworthy sinners saved by grace but now we are the righteous sons of God. And if we are sons we are heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. God placed us in Christ and made us equal with Him. This is who you are as a Christian. If you are going to walk with God you must agree with Him. He made you righteous and holy in His sight. Therefore you must believe you are who God says you are. All who believe the gospel are now the children of God’s mercy. If you continue to see yourself as unworthy of God you are rejecting Jesus’ finished work on the cross and Satan is going to have you for lunch for your righteousness in Christ is your only defense against him.
Reverend David E. Watson
Founder and President of the Resurrection Power Healing School. He has a heart for seeing people get healed, and freed from the shackles that Jesus broke off for us.
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