The Good News

Introduction

We have seen that after the fall of Adam all men became sinners, law breakers and were under the righteous judgment of God. Yet God's plan was not destroyed at this point. God still wanted to be a good Father to us. But now it was necessary for us to be saved from the consequences of our rebellion against God.

Jesus – The Saviour of Mankind

The Bible reveals Jesus Christ as God's son, and the only Saviour of mankind from sin, judgment and curse. Therefore everybody needs to know about Jesus, and what He has done for us.

The angel, speaking to Joseph concerning his betrothed wife, Mary, said:

"And she shall bring forth a Son, and you will call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins." Mt 1.21

Jesus was conceived by God in Mary, and so did not share the rebellious nature of mankind. Although we acknowledge that Mary had an important role in bringing the Saviour into the world, we cannot recognise her as a saviour or a way to God. For Jesus said:

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by Me." (John 14.6)

Paul said: "For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." (1 Timothy 2:4-5)

Therefore, in looking for salvation from the sin problem, we must look to Jesus Christ. There is no other source of salvation. There is no other way to God. Neither Mary, nor the saints, nor Mohammed, nor some guru or any teaching of mysticism or philosophy can do away with our great personal need for Jesus Christ, the only True Saviour.

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

Jesus was qualified to be our saviour for the following reasons:

1. He is fully God. Isaiah 43:10,11 states that besides the Lord GOD there is no Saviour. Jesus, however, is called "the mighty God" (Is. 9:6) and "our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ" (Titus 2.13). It takes God to save sinners. This is one reason why it matters if we believe the doctrine of the Trinity.

2. He is fully man. (1 Tim 2.4). Only as a man could Jesus pay the price for the sins of mankind. Only as a man could he be the representative head of the new race of new men, born again of the spirit of God. He is the last Adam and the Second Man. (1Cor 15:45,47). "For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead." (1Corinthians 15:21)

3. He perfectly fulfilled the law of God, including all of the Mosaic Law. If Jesus had sinned, he would need a saviour. But Jesus "committed no sin, nor was guilt found in his mouth" (1 Peter 2:22) and is described as "a lamb without blemish and without spot". (1 Peter 1:20). A careful study of the life of Jesus as recorded in the gospels reveals no sin in his life. Instead it reveals that he fulfilled both the commandments and ordinances of the law and also that he fulfilled the O.T. prophecies concerning the promised Messiah and Saviour.

4. What he did for us, he did willingly. In John 10:17,18 Jesus states:

"Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father."

Jesus began to reveal Himself as saviour, deliverer and healer in his ministry to the sick and oppressed in Galilee and Judea. It is recorded that he cast out demons, healed the sick (Mt 4:23) declared God's forgiveness to sinners (Mark 2:5) and brought provision and joy where it was needed (Jn 2:1-12; Mk 6:30-34). All these things were signs that indeed Jesus was the promised Messiah (Christ), Saviour and Deliverer of Mankind. We know that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8) and that He wants to do these things today for people also. However, we must understand that Jesus' greatest work was not any of these miracles but rather his work of suffering on the cross. This is where He conquered evil, by paying the price for sin and taking upon Himself the consequences of man's rebellion against God. God demonstrated this by raising Christ physically from the dead.

What did Jesus do for us at the cross?

It is extremely important that we understand what Jesus did for us at the cross. This is where we were legally delivered from all the consequences of Adam's rebellion. This is where a great exchange took place.

"Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains) … But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed." (Is. 53:4,5)

In the moment that we truly put all our trust in Jesus and commit ourselves fully to Him, receiving Him and confessing Him as our Lord and Saviour for all time, we are in Christ. When we are in Christ, all the promises of God and all the benefits of calvary become available to us (2 Corinthians 1:20). We can receive them. Then we can declare:

- Jesus took my sin, I receive his righteousness. (Is. 53:5)

- Jesus took my punishment, I receive his forgiveness. (Rom. 3:25; 1Jn 1:9; 1Jn 2:2; 1Pet 3:18)

- Jesus took my diseases and pains, I receive healing, for by His wounds I am healed. (Is 53:4,5; Mt. 8:16,17)

- Jesus took my sickly nature, I receive His divine health. (Is. 53:10) We need to look at the Hebrew words in vs 4 and 10 of this chapter. Jesus was made sick on the cross.

- Jesus took my sadness, and gives me His joy. (Isaiah. 61:3; John 15:11)

- Jesus took my curse, I receive His blessing. (Galatians 3:13,14)

- Jesus took my old life, I receive His new divine life. (Galatians 2:20; John 10:10)

- Jesus took my poverty, I receive His riches. (2 Corinthians 8:9; Deuteronomy 28:48; Galatians 3:13,14)

- Jesus took my rejection, I receive acceptance from God. (Mark 15:34,37; Ephesians 1:6)

Be sure to look up these Scriptures and read them out loud for yourself. Our salvation is based on what God has declared to be true in His Word, not on the words of a man or a church.

The most important thing for us to remember and present to people is that Jesus Christ through his death on the cross paid for all our sins and rebellion – everything that separates us from God. This means that God is now able to offer a way back to Him, through Jesus, for everyone who wants to be reconciled with God again. It means that now we can have a relationship with God again, because all our sins which destroy that relationship and give room to the devil in our lives have been paid for at the cross. Knowing the truth of this can make us free. (Jn 8:32)

The Resurrection as proof of Christianity

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is recorded as an historical event in all four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). This was not just a spiritual resurrection but a bodily resurrection. (Luke 24:37-43). As Christians we too have the promise from God that we will be physically resurrected with new bodies, just as Christ was. (1 Corinthians 15:42, 52-54; 1Thessalonians 4:16,17)

Jesus' resurrection is significant because:

1. It means we do not serve a dead God, or a dead prophet, or a philosophy, but a living Saviour who is "the same yesterday, today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8).

2. It proves that Jesus is who He said He is, the Son of God. (Rom. 1:4)

3. It proves that we are justified through the death of Jesus, "Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification" (Rom 4.25). The resurrection shows that God accepted Jesus' payment for our sins, that Jesus' death was not just like the death of some righteous man. "And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile, you are still in your sins!" (1Cor 15:17)

4. Through the resurrection, we too may share in the resurrection life of Christ, beginning with the new birth. (Jn 3:3; 1 Peter 1:3; Romans 6:4,5,8,9). We may walk in newness of life.

5. It gives us a living hope, and a hope of life after death. (1 Peter 1:3)

What Evidence is there for the Resurrection?

This subject is very well treated in books by Josh McDowell, especially "Evidence that Demands a Verdict". He shows that the resurrection is a well- documented historical event. Here are some points which support the claim that Jesus rose from the dead.

1. The grave was empty. The Pharisees knew where the body was put, and they had the tomb sealed and guarded. Something happened so that they spread the story that the disciples stole the body of Jesus. They knew the tomb was empty. If they knew the body was there, they could have easily stopped the preaching of the apostles later on.

2. The disciples claimed they saw Jesus as resurrected, not just as individuals, but as a group and on more than one occasion. (Luke 24:37-43; Acts 1:1-11). "This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses." (Acts 2:32). If they knew they were lying, why would they go on to die willingly for their lie, as so many did? If they were deceived, and having mass hallucinations, then why would the grave be empty?

3. The disciples then and many disciples today through their changed lives and many miracles of healing done in the name of Jesus give us another powerful evidence that Jesus is really alive.

Some unbelieving scholars and eastern gurus have made various feeble attempts to deny the resurrection. Some say that Jesus didn't really die on the cross, that He only swooned and revived in the cool of the garden tomb. Leaving aside John's testimony of the blood and the water which demonstrate medically that Jesus' heart had failed, how would a beaten, crucified Jesus roll the stone away, get past the roman guard and convince his disciples that He was resurrected? It is amazing what kind of theories men will invent to deny the truth.

How to Be Born Again

You must accept this salvation as a gift. You cannot earn it (Eph 2:8,9). To receive a new life from God you must receive Jesus into your life. (John 1:12). He will then give you a new life and the possibility to change. To do this, you must respond to God’s Holy Spirit, who urges you to forsake your excuses and commit yourself wholeheartedly to Christ. This wholehearted commitment, this faith, this believing in Christ, brings God into your life.

Romans 10:9 declares:

“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

This believing in Christ’s resurrection means believing from the heart, with full conviction, that God is real, and that Jesus is really alive. The Greek tense of the word “confess” in this verse tells us that our confession of Jesus as Lord needs to be an ongoing one. The idea is that we don’t deny Him as Lord. We say with our mouth before men and act with our lives as if He is Lord – our Lord. This confession will have an influence on what we say and do. Since Jesus is the Word of God, our salvation is received and maintained by an ongoing confession of what the Word of God says. Jesus said, “… by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matt. 12:37). So our confession of God’s Word (literally from Gk: homologeo – saying the same thing as God’s Word), is the key to our salvation.

When you repent, believe and confess the Lord Jesus Christ, God gives you a new heart (Jer. 31:33) and a new desire to please God. Out of gratitude and respect you will allow God to change you more and more and direct your life in the future. Why not put your trust in Jesus right now for this salvation and forgiveness. You can do this by praying this prayer to God right now:

O God, I come to you because I need your forgiveness. Like all others, I have been selfish and rebellious and have broken your laws for life. I confess all my sins to you (name them). I’m sorry for these sins. I want to change. I turn from my sin to You. I believe that you died on the cross to pay for my sins. I believe that you rose from the dead and are alive. Come and live in my heart, Lord Jesus. I give my whole life – including my mind and body – to you. I receive and confess you as my Lord and Saviour now and always. Wash away my sins. Give me your free forgiveness. I believe that you have made me a child of God. I thank you, Father, for new life in Christ and a new relationship with You. And Father, just as you forgive me my sins, I also forgive all those who have sinned against me. Lead me in the way I should go, fill me with the Holy Spirit and keep me from the evil one all the days of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

If you have prayed this prayer from your heart then you have become a new person in Christ! The old has gone, the new has come! (2 Cor. 5:17). Give thanks verbally to Christ for coming into your life. Remember always that you have solemnly received Him as your Lord and Saviour. Let His Spirit and His Word guide you always, and keep your trust in Him for all the new decisions you will be making in working out the application of your new life in Christ. Please contact me if you have prayed this prayer, so we can celebrate with you and help you go on with God. The Lord bless you.

Full Salvation – from pardon to union with God

Through the death and resurrection of Christ a way has been made for us to enter into fellowship with God once again. (1 Cor. 1:9; 1Jn 1:3; Heb 10:19,20). It is not just that we may be forgiven, although this is part of it (1 Jn 1:9). We may be justified before God (declared righteous, just as if we had never sinned) (Rom. 3:24) and thereby have peace with God. (Rom. 5:1). Of course, peace with God is not possible if we still want to be rebels against God and His word. That is one reason why repentance (change of mind and life) is necessary for us to be saved. Repentance is something we must embrace, but we know also from the Scriptures that it is a gift from God (Acts 3:26; Acts 11:18). At the time of our new birth (John 3:3) we are regenerated spiritually, we receive new life, and new hope. The old has gone, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Our full salvation includes more than this. It includes being adopted as sons of God, being reconciled to God (so that we talk to each other in loving acceptance), changed in our nature, receiving a recreated, new spirit which is perfect, and the ability to "put on Christ and put off the deeds of the flesh" (Rom 13:14; Col. 3).

Full salvation is not received at the moment we receive Christ, except as a legal inheritance. Some parts of it are received instantly, such as justification, forgiveness and the new birth, but other parts of our full salvation must be "worked out with fear and trembling" (Philippians 2:13), especially our sanctification and holiness, which like everything else in salvation, is received by and through faith. The salvation of the soul (the mind, will and emotions) is a process and not an event. (1 Peter 1:9)

The other things that Jesus bought for us at the cross are also part of our full salvation. Deliverance from the curse, deliverance from demons, healing, health, prosperity, the revelation of God's love, the baptism of the Holy Spirit – all these things must be received by faith and don't usually happen at the moment we are born again. Sometimes we must be patient to receive these blessings (Hebrews 6:12), but we should never doubt that God wants us to have and enjoy them.

The pinnacle of salvation is to be united to God in spirit and soul and body. Our bodies, the temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), were made to receive God (John 1:12) and to reveal God (John 14:12; Galatians 2:20; 1 John 4:12,17). Only when we come to the place where our soul moves in absolute unity with the heart and mind of God can we say we have actually received the fulness of salvation. Legally we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) but we must appropriate it. In this state of unity and dependence, God moves with full power and authority through his trusting child who by faith is kept from all sin, and the wicked one touches him not. (1 John 5:18).

Every child of God, no matter how much of God's great salvation he actually appropriates before he dies, has the wonderful salvation promise of heaven and an eternity free from sin, evil, disease and all the wonderful blessings of God (John 14:2,3). We should therefore understand how to receive this salvation and keep hold of the hope of everlasting life with God (Hebrews 10:23). For this it will be necessary to understand more about the doctrines of repentance and faith, which are the two abiding conditions for the receiving of salvation.

Copyright (C) 1996, Michael Fackerell

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  1. Chekasawala says:

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  2. charles clance says:

    GOD is a great GOD first time i found your site it is very good and inforamitive thanks

  3. i need to read it now as it seems important for tonight.

    • “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. ” (1 Thessalonians 4:14).

      “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: ” (1 Thessalonians 4:16).

      NB. The dead in Christ shall rise first.

      “It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: ” (2 Timothy 2:11-12).

      “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. ” (1 Corinthians 15:44).

      You need to understand that the verse say spiritual body, not spirit body with flesh and bones.(Luke 24:39)

      Jesus is Lord

  4. stevehenry says:

    romans 6:3-4,know ye not,that so many of us as were baptized into jesus christ were baptized into his death?therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:that like as christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the father,even so we also should walk in newness of life.the old man is crucified and buried when a repentant person is baptized,in jesus name.then the person is ready for the baptism of the holy ghost,in this way he is inducted into the kingdom of god,delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of gods dear son,colossians 1:13.that is exactly what jesus told nicodemus:”except a man be born of water and of the spirit,he cannot enter the kingdom of god”john 3:5.my dear friends we must be born into the kingdom of god by repentance,baptism in jesus name and the baptism of the holy ghost.if man by a certain sum of money,or by a certain standing in society,or a certain height of education could obtain a place in the presence of god,the road would be crowded with those seeking that place.are you a new creature in christ jesus,have you been born again,the new testament way.ask yourself.yours in christ jesus the lord.stevehenry.

  5. Oriolezfan says:

     


     


    Hello my name is Thomas c Jackson I'm new to this an never thought I would be doin this but I'm doing it. Um I am a 28 year old husband of 3 kids born an raised In baltimore, md. I recently lost my job back in oct sice then I've been living in my wifes truck because we been trying to find a place to live an she stays with her parents with our kids. At night I block up all the windows so ppl can't see inside while I'm in here. Instay in here till it's time to get our son from school at 1:55 then from there we kill time at the library or park or wherever till it get a lil dark outside round 7 than I'm back in the truck an repeat the process all over again. My wife is very supportive of me an her mom is to she dnt wAnt to tell her dad I'm homeless for the sake of him fussing at her mom so I hav no problem sleepin in the truck. Now my Wife comes from a catholic family (except her dad) an I'm not real bible smart but she kids schools me an I got church with her an her mom an actually try pay attention to the word. Now I've applied to jobs such az cooks to warehouse to security jobs to even a trashman. I've been on several interviews but no hire an I've been doin this for at least 2+ months. I also since I lost my job decided to go to HVAC school so I can hav a better career for not juss me but mainly for my family. I've prayed an fasted for almost a week also to help at least get me a job. I'm not putting all the blame on God because I kno prayers take time, yea I was a lil mad but I forgave myself forthat an apologized for it. I've looked up powerful prayers to help me find certian prayers to help me. I'm not giving up on God because I still an alwayhs will have faith an believe in God. I've found a prayer for help an I plan on reciting it every nite b4 bed. I also ask that whoever sees my comment will pray for my family an me. If you want to I dunno email me it's [email protected] God bless
    • marilena says:

      Hi Thomas,

       

      It is wonderful that you are trying to draw near to God and chose to love God no matter what. Indeed He is not the cause of our problems, it is usually our sin, other people’s sins that cause others to suffer or just attacks from the devil against people.

       

      I also started out in my relationship with God by praying prayers I have found in a book given to be by a Catholic lady. They were very useful since I did not really know how to pray very much. But with time, I have learned that the best way of praying – the way that gets results – was to talk to Jesus Christ as I would with a friend, just pour my heart out to Him and cry out to Him for help. In fact, if I was you, I would share with God all that you have shared with us here. nd keep on crying out to God for help till He comes through for you.

       

      It is true, sometimes it takes some time before the answer. Through faith and patience we obtain the promises of God. I also encourage you to join one of the online prayer meetings led by Michael or Tim on Skype. You can read more about this at http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/online-skype-prayer-meeting-times.

      You might even contact them directly through this website or through Skype and ask for prayer from the prayer groups. It causes great comfort to know that others are with you in your time of crisis and it helps go through those times easier. In hard times it is best to join with others so you can be sustained through their love, encouragement and prayers.

       

      And I would say, even more important than getting answers to your needs – though that is VERY important for your sake and that of your family – is to have a personal relationship with God that ensures that your sins are forgiven and you are right with God and have His life in you. This closeness of relationship will sustain you through anything. I suggest you read the article my husband wrote about getting closer to God:

      http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/get-serious-with-god

      Also, I encourage you after you read the article above to pray the following prayer in order to open the door to God for futher blessings in your life:

      http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/prayer-for-personal-salvation

      When we go through trials, we need to realise more and more that this life is not all that there is and that we have hopes for a better life that is eternal, this should sustain us through our struggles and motivate us to do all to be right with God so we can enjoy His blessings now and His eternal life after death.

       

      My best encoragement to you is: Draw near to God, and whatever happens DO NOT GIVE UP. I have been struggling badly with finances in my past and I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel, if you make God the center of everything in your life.

       

      There is a song that I love which is just right for what you are going through right now. It says this:

       

      Everybody falls sometimes

      You gotta find the strength to rise

      From the ashes and make a new beginning

      Anyone can feel the ache

      You think it’s more than you can take

      But you are stronger, stronger than you know

       

      And don’t you give up now

      The sun will soon be shining

      You gotta face the clouds to find the silver lining

       

      I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains

      Hope that doesn’t ever end

      Even when the sky is falling

      I’ve seen miracles just happen

      Silent prayers get answered Broken hearts become brand new

      That’s what faith can do

       

      It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard

      Impossible is not a word

      It’s just a reason for someone not to try

      Everybody’s scared to death

      When they decide to that that step out of the water

      But it will be alright

      Life is so much more than what your eyes are seeing

      You will find your way if you keep believing.

       

      Overcome the odds

      When you don’t have a chance

      That’s what faith can do

      When the world says you can’t

      It will tell you that it can

       

      You can hear this song at
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tKwbeFf4AI&feature=related . It
      would be good to play it when you feel down at times to help lift your
      spirits.

      Also, for the comfort of your own heart I encourage you to watch this short 5 min movie on youtube (the Father’s Love Letter): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TcxA_7_fi8

       

      I will pray for you and so will others at christian-faith.com, you are not alone …

       

      Please feel free to write to me by clicking on my username and writing a message.

       

      God bless you with a job and with all you need.

       

      Marilena

       


  6. Satish Sadasivan says:

    Thanks for the Prayer. I prayed the same. God Bless.

    Thanks again.
    Satish

  7. Carl Halling says:

    Michael, If many churches are compromised near where we live, do we worship in the most Biblical church we can find? Can there be full salvation without full water immersion baptism?
    Carl

    • Hi Carl,

      It is the job of the Holy Spirit to place us in the Body of Christ. So we should look to Him for leading. In general I would say “Yes”, find the most Biblical church you can – but “do not lean on your own understanding”. A healthy church keeps Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross central in its preaching, and majors on us being conformed to Christ’s image through walking in the love of God. Throughout church history there has been a lot of darkness and ignorance – where people have conformed to standards other than those God has laid down.

      Not all my readers will agree with me, but I believe people who are confused or incorrect in their practice of water baptism CAN be saved – in fact, someone who walks in faith and love towards God through Jesus has true baptism more than someone who with his correct full immersion baptism, does not bear the character of Christ at all. It should not be a choice of one or the other – but read the New Testament and see where Jesus and the apostles put the emphasis.

  8. I do have a question that relates to the Cross of Christ.. Can you show in the New Testament where it says that Jesus took the penalty of my sin? I understand Him Dying on the cross and even the resurrection being Gods sign of approval of what He did but have never been able to find any reference to his being the payment or taking the penalty of my sin.I see that it mentions that he is a ransom for all but this concept of ransom does not equate to payment as in penalty. I have been pointed to the words Propitiation or expiation but it appears these words are rooted in a Greek word Having direct connection to a place of Grace or favor. As I read the scriptures more and more there seems to be a clear reference to the taking away of my sin rather than a simple forgiveness. The first sermon preached by the Apostles makes reference to the taking away of sin as a product of Belief in Christ and Gods fulfilling plan. I have been told that Justification is a legal term and means or implies that it refers to the way God sees us as Righteous not to an actual state or being of Righteous but that would mean we are still in our sins and are merely seen as upright rather than being upright. This would also entail that my guilt remains guilt and my sin remains sin. Now there are teachers around that tell us that we exchange our sin for Christs righteousness but I have been unable to qualify this in scripture. The expression goes that he became like us so that we might become like him but again I have been unable to find this concept in scripture except where we are to walk in union with him and exchange our old life on a daily basis for his life in the sense of seeing and doing as he would do as guided by Gods Spirit and the word of God..
    I do not question the idea that we put to death the old man and in so doing are made new creatures in Christ. That we are baptized into his death and raised to a new life but am still at a lose to find any mention that he takes the penalty of our sin upon himself or that he is a substitute for the consequence of my sin which most presentations today have of the cross.
    In fact this idea seems to be contrary to scripture as they clearly say no man shall suffer for the sins of another. My question is then ” what according to scripture is the purpose of the cross?” And ” are we giving in to human traditions in our teaching rather than being guided by scripture”

    • Isa 53:4  Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
      Isa 53:5  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
      Isa 53:6  All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

      Isa 53:10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

      This Scripture Isaiah 53:5 was referred to in 1 Peter 2:24

      1Pe 2:24  who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

      Iniquity (Heb: Aven) means sin and all its consequences. Because God has laid of Jesus the iniquity of us all, it shows that the work of the cross was one where Jesus took the penalty as well as the nature of sin upon Himself for our redemption.

       

       

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