A number of great exchanges took place at the cross of Jesus, our “atonement package” was bought by Jesus with His blood.
One great exchange was Jesus being delivered for our offences and exchanging this for His forgiveness (Romans 4 v 25).
We have been forgiven for all our sin and iniquity because of the shed blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).
The Word tells us that there is no forgiveness (or remission) without blood being shed (Hebrews 9 v 22).
We can give thanks that Jesus has already shed His blood for us and because of this we have total, complete, absolute and unconditional forgiveness.
That is an amazing exchange!
Every single one of us has fallen short of God’s standard; indeed we were born separated from God because of sin (Romans 3 v 23 and Romans 5 v 12).
There was nothing that any one of us could have done about our sin and our separation from God.
But Jesus could and He did!
He was made sin and nailed to the cross so that we could be reconciled, forgiven and be made righteous (2 Corinthians 5 v 21).
His work on the cross has bought our forgiveness; He took what every one of us deserved and bestowed forgiveness on us instead.
He was delivered up for us so that we would be acquitted or declared not guilty (that is what justification means) (Romans 5 v 25).
What a great exchange; freedom and a “not guilty” verdict instead of what we should have had.
Thank you Jesus!
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for the cross of Jesus and thank you for my forgiveness purchased by His blood”.
Romans 4 v 24 and 25…..But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification