|He took our place!|
Jesus died for us. Do you know what the means? It means that He took the rap, the blame, the fall, whatever it is that you call it. It should have been us on that cross, but He gave himself as a sacrifice for us, 1 Tim 2:6.
See Jesus was a man that knew no sin. Meaning, He was not guilty of the penalty that He had to pay. Death was our sin debt, not His. We deserved to die, because we ALL have sinned and have fallen short of what God requires, Rom 3:23. See God knew that it would take more than checking off a list of do's and dont's to inherit His kingdom. If we were going to be heirs and joint heirs of what He had to share with us some one had to die, and Jesus was that somebody.
Jesus willingly gave Himself to die, His life was not taken Hebrews 10:5 says therefore when He came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me." [NKJV]
Jesus dying on the cross in a natural body did not signify the end, but the beginning, for us! Because Jesus died, we can die to our sins and be reborn in the spirit. Death is no longer a sentence we have to face because Jesus already paid that debt! It is finished, (John 19:30). Jesus died, so Live!
Live for Christ now, accept Him Now, and live forever. (1 Pet 2:24)