Monday, March 4, 2013

Truth or Lie #8: The Blood of Christ is Sufficient

Truth:    The blood of Christ is sufficient to cover all my sin.

Lie:         God will always consider me at least a little bit guilty.

If someone were asked to give three synonyms that best describe you, what would they be?
What would you want them to be?
What three synonyms would you use to describe yourself?

If you are in Christ, these are the three synonyms God would use to describe you:

This is what we're told in Colossians 1:21,22:
You, that were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, 
yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, 
to present you holy and unblameable and unreprovable in his sight.

I doubt any of us would use these words to describe ourselves.

We know we’re far from being holy.
There are or have been things in our life for which we were to blame.
We’ve had to be reproved for things. God has plenty He could reprove us for.

And yet . . .

Because of the blood of Christ, God sees us differently than we see ourselves.

The truth is . . . The blood and righteousness of Christ has sufficiently covered ALL our sin.

ALL of it.

So much so, that Spurgeon put it this way: “God considers us as though we were Christ.”

When the Father looks at us, He sees the Righteousness of His Son.
He sees it as if it were ours.
And His righteousness covers our sins so much, He no longer sees our sins.

When Jesus shed His blood for you and for me, He presented us to God with these three credentials:

He presents us to the Father this way, because His blood and righteousness has sufficiently covered all our sin.


For further study on the Righteousness of Christ in our place, click here to listen to the lesson on Jehovah-Tsidkenu.

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