Shelia Hart Artt
What Was Accomplished In His Dying?
Daily Word -April.20.2019 -Pastor Sheliah➖
Yes! Christ took our sin upon Himself on the Cross. Yes! It's at the Cross that God in Christ conquered death, hell, and sin. And it's there that He purchased for us all the glory, life, and freedom we could ever contain, and more! It's already been done.
Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins because we never could! He died on a Cross and rose again to defeat the power of sin and death in the life of every person. There is not a more liberating, redeeming, costly, significant, or glorious work in all of human history than the Cross of Jesus Christ.
The apostle Paul, who was given revelation of God’s amazing redemption in the Cross of Christ, penned these words:
“Christ is ... the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So He is first in everything. For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through Him, God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
”This includes you who were once far away from God. You were His enemies, separated from Him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now He has reconciled you to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before Him without a single fault.
“But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God’s servant to proclaim it.” (Colossians.1:19-23 NLT)
"One died for all, therefore all died.. .wherefore if any man is in Christ he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold all things are...new." (2 Corinthians.5:15-17 KJV)
In Galatians 6:14, Paul clearly defines what happened in Christ’s death: "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of the Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." Yes! You can “Glory in the Cross” of Christ, acknowledging that the “gulf of separation” is now between me and the world! There is no longer any separation between God and me, because of His death on the Cross!
“For although He was crucified ... now He lives — clothed with God’s power. And we ... in our co-crucifixion with Him . . now live in God’s triumphant power together with Him.” (2Corinthians.13:4 TPT) ~ Shelia Hart Artt
➕Have a Glorious & Blessed Easter as you Remember the Cross and His Resurrection!❤️
[Listen to John Starnes sing ➖ “He Came To Me”