October 21, 2018

Christ Trades His Righteousness for Our Sin

* “For He hath made Him to be sin for us.”
(Christ assumes our sin.)
Isaiah 53:11 and 12: 745 years prior to Christ’s death Isaiah says that Christ will be held responsible for the sins of many by bearing their sin.
Isaiah 53:6: God laid on Christ the iniquity of us all (you and me).
Isaiah 53:7: No defense possible for the whole world’s sin (John 19:9-11).
God forsook Christ as a lowly sinner (Matthew 27:42-46).
Christ was rightly numbered with the transgressors (Mark 15:28).

* “Who knew no sin.”
(Christ was and is completely without sin!)
Christ was born under the Law (Luke 2:21-24 and 27 and 39).
He lived under the Law (Luke 2:51 and Matthew 26:17-21).
He paid all His taxes (Matthew 17:24-27).
He took care of His Mother (John 19:25-27).
He was the ultimate example of humility (John 13:4-16).
His enemies found it hard to find fault in Him (Luke 11:52-54).
Even Pilate could find no fault in Him (Luke 23:22).

* “That we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
(The only real righteousness we can have is when Christ freely gives us His own righteousness as imputed righteousness.)
In and of ourselves we are totally unclean (Romans 3:10-12).
Compared to God we are filthy (Isaiah 6:1-5).
Our only chance is to be clothed in Christ’s righteousness.
To stand before God one must be clothed in righteousness (Revelation 7:9-15).
Our own righteousness is of no value at all (Isaiah 64:6).
We need Christ’s righteousness (Philippians 3:9 and Romans 10:1-4).