Why do we come to the Cross?
Jesus didn’t die a painful and bloody death on the cross to save sinful flesh, but to become sinful flesh. This is the cosmic trade for the sinner who trusts in Him.
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
We don’t come to the cross to get “cleaned up”, but rather to die and be reborn.
By faith there is a divine exchange, whereby the natural life is crucified and buried. The human spirit is miraculously reborn and given life from heaven. Please note, even this faith is a gift from God.
Previously we were described as “dead” in our sinful state - the living dead, if you will - until God opened our eyes to personally reveal His forgiving truth to us.
Now we “take up the cross” by identifying all that we are with Jesus. We live in a state of ever growing dependence.
The entire process of salvation and sanctification entails being a humble witness of what God’s great power has done and is doing for us.
The cross is not a place of “moral reformation”, but rather the confession of our own death.
Today's Soul Snippet:
' We may tip our hat to Easter but Jesus tipped His heart'. ~ anon
# Sourced with light SoulSupply edits from - Hebrew for Christians