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0114 – Jesus Became Sin for Us 耶稣替我们成为罪

2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.God is righteous, holy and just and therefore, He has to judge all our sins. In His mercy, instead of judging all of us and sending us into eternal damnation, God chose to make Jesus to be sin for us so that we can have His righteousness.

In the Old Testament, the Israelites had to offer animal sacrifices on the Day of Atonement to atone for their sins. But Jesus, our great High Priest, offered His blood in the heavenly tabernacle and sat down at the right hand of the Father, unlike the earthly High Priests in the Old Testament times who had to administer the same sacrifice yearly. Jesus is the mediator of a better covenant and the shed blood of Jesus Christ has brought about our everlasting peace with God.

Galatians 3:13 (NKJV) Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),

Jesus took upon Himself all the curses of the law due to sin when He hung on the cross for us. All the curses that came from sin, the rebellion against Him and the righteous requirement of the law were upon Jesus. He was judged on our behalf when He became sin for us. Therefore, all the curses that came with sin like spiritual death, generational curses, and the curses of the body, properties and assets (e.g. produce of the land and offsprings of the herds) brought upon by man’s wickedness and disobedience to God (see Deuteronomy 28:15-68), stopped at the cross of Calvary.

The wrath of God and judgment towards sin of man or the sin issue that separated man from God were dealt with forever because Jesus has redeemed us with His blood. God has forgiven us! Therefore, He will remember our sins and lawless deeds no more. We have no past or any record of our sins as far as God is concerned. His blood has completely wiped out all our sins!

You and I have peace with God now because of the blood of Jesus Christ! All because the Good Shepherd laid down His life and became sin for us.

May the truth that Jesus is our Good Shepherd establish our faith to ensure that it is immovable even in the most difficult circumstances.

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耶稣替我们成为罪

哥林多后书5:21 神使那无罪的,替我们成为罪,好叫我们在祂里面成为神的义。

神是公义的,圣洁的,公正的,因此祂必须审判我们所有的罪。因着祂的怜悯,神没有审判我们所有人,没有将我们送入永远的咒诅中,而是选择让耶稣替我们成为罪,好让我们得到祂的义。

在旧约中,以色列人必须在赎罪日献上祭牲来赎罪。但耶稣—我们那在高天上的大祭司,在天上的帐幕里献上了祂的宝血,就坐在天父的右边,不像旧约时代地上的大祭司,要年复一年地献上同样的祭物。耶稣是更美之约的中保,耶稣基督所流的宝血使我们与神永远和好。

加拉太书3:13 基督既为我们受了咒诅,就赎出我们脱离律法的咒诅。因为经上记着:“凡挂在木头上都是被咒诅的。”

当耶稣为我们被钉十字架的时候,祂一身担当了律法中因罪而来的所有咒诅。所有从罪而来的诅咒,对神的悖逆和律法的公义要求都倾倒在耶稣身上。当祂为我们成为罪的时候,祂代替我们受了审判。因此,所有伴随着罪而来的诅咒,如灵性的死亡,世代的诅咒,身体的诅咒,财物和产业(例如地里的土产和牲畜所生)的咒诅,这些咒诅因人的邪恶与悖逆被带到神前(参见申命记28:15-68节),止息于加略山的十字架。

神的烈怒,对人的罪或那使人与神隔绝的罪的审判得到了永远的止息,因为耶稣以祂的宝血赎回了我们。神已经饶恕了我们!因此,祂不再纪念我们的罪,也不再纪念我们的过犯。对于神来说,我们的过去已经一笔勾销。祂的宝血已经涂抹了我们一切的罪!

如今你我与神和好,是因为耶稣基督的宝血!皆因好牧人为我们舍命,为我们成为罪。

耶稣是我们的好牧人,但愿这个真理建立我们的信心,使我们的信心即使在最困难的境况下都巍然不动。

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