But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved , and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. The Story about Barabbas. Matthew says that Barabbas was a notorious prisoner. There were three crosses on Golgotha. The two on either side were made for criminals. Who was the middle cross made for, Jesus? No, it was made for Barabbas. Jesus took his place. Isaiah 53 says that Jesus took our place.
Second, it gave us everything God is and God has. Listed here are some of the major exchanges Jesus made for us that we may enjoy. Check out the opposites! Some of these are weights, some are sins. A weight is something that is oppressing you, a burden, most likely imposed upon you by another Hebrews Many of these examples were taken from the teachings of Derek Prince.
Jesus was punished that we might be forgiven Isaiah , Ephesians , Colossians Jesus was wounded that we might be healed Isaiah , Matthew , 1 Peter Jesus was made sin with our sinfulness that we might be made righteous with His righteousness Isaiah , 2 Corinthians Righteousness means to be in good standing with God Romans , Romans , Romans Jesus died our death that we might share His life. The wages of sin is death Romans , Hebrews , John Mental and emotional breakdowns. Repeated or chronic sickness and disease - especially hereditary. Repeated miscarriage or female problems. Breakdown of marriage and family; marriage to wrong partners.
Continued financial insufficiency, especially when income appears to be sufficient. Accident prone. Suicides or unnatural deaths.
Addictions, such as alcohol and drugs. Rebellion to authority. Unnatural sexual tendencies. Appropriating the power of the Cross will deliver you from these and many more curses. Get ready! Jesus endured our poverty that we might share His abundance 2 Corinthians and Sufficiency is just enough, abundance is more than enough so that we can bless others. Jesus was hungry, thirsty, naked and in need at the Cross. Hebrews says that Jesus brings many sons to glory not shame. We can receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit counteracts shame. Sexual abuse causes shame. We obtain the slavery mindset through shame. We get self-esteem problems through shame. Jesus endured our rejection that we might have His acceptance with the Father Matthew The Father hid His face from Jesus and rejected Him for us. Ephesians says that we are accepted by the Father. People are hungry to be accepted, to feel as if they belong, as if they matter to someone. Only Jesus can give this.
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His Church is the place for belonging. Love must be openly expressed. Divorce causes rejection Isaiah Jesus died of a broken heart. God accepts us in our sinful condition Ephesians Our need for emotional security is satisfied. Forgiveness of sins is great, but doing away with the person who sins is greater. Jesus experienced our sorrows and bore our griefs that we might have gladness and joy Isaiah 53, Isaiah , Isaiah Death of a loved one, loss of some kind, pending disaster, overwhelming worry and sadness can cause hopelessness in your life, even a potential for suicide.
The Holy Spirit brings us joy. Living by legalism is promoting the power of the flesh 1 Corinthians It leads to frustration, failure, addictions, condemnation and backsliding. Jesus was tormented that we might enjoy peace Isaiah , Philippians Jesus was made insignificant that we might have significance. He was sold for the price of a slave Matthew , 1 Peter The price God paid for us makes us significant. Jesus was captured by the world, so that we could be delivered from the world, this present evil age Galatians and The world has been crucified to us and we have been crucified to the world.
Evil was conquered. Jesus appeared to have suffered defeat by evil that we might enjoy victory over evil. The Cross was Absolute. It disarmed and defeated Satan and every evil that ever existed. Even the evil that looks as if it is coming on you. No matter what hits you, it must turn into a blessing. All things have been reconciled through the Cross. Not just people, but all things. I can tell you by the Word of God and by my own experience that this is true. It works if you stand. How can you make the benefits of the Cross real in your life?
How can you have intimacy with God? You must take up YOUR cross. The Cross of Jesus Christ will sit there without power unless we connect it with our cross. Only then will the Blood Covenant be real for us. People underestimate the power of our choice. It is the second most powerful thing in the universe, after the power of God.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? Here is a test for your willingness to take up YOUR cross. Mark each item yes or no. Do not check these items without a lot of thought and commitment. These are serious life and death issues. Do not lie to God; do not lie to yourself. It is better to pass and not check these off if you do not mean it.
I turn to the Word of God to bear fruit His way. I forgive those who hurt me. I will make it a priority to take time to build a relationship with God.
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Receive now. IF you marked YES to all of the above, then proceed. If you did not answer YES, then you should ask God to change your heart. He can do that. Then turn back to the exchange section where the 16 exchanges are listed. Circle the numbers that apply to you. Look up the Scriptures and confess them with your mouth.
Write them on a piece of paper and read them out loud daily.
Now we will deal with intimacy in a blood covenant. I believe that majority of people do not truly understand intimacy. God created every person with the desire for intimacy. We all crave it, but we do not understand the proper way to pursue it and express it. People have perverted intimacy in many ways. Most people, when they think of intimacy, think of sex. Sex is only a small part and the result of some types of intimacy; it is not the main factor, however.
Intimacy as a child. Doctors have discovered that if babies do not have intimacy, they will die. Even as children we are designed to have intimacy with our parents. So many parents bruise their children for life by not giving them intimacy. They teach them that hugging and crying is not proper.
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They teach them to bury their needs, not knowing that their needs will appear in a perverted form. Intimacy with spouses. So often we gain intimacy with our future spouse while we are courting, but after marriage many treat them like slaves. Intimacy with God. God wants intimacy with us. Possession was taken of the entire man for God. All his powers were sanctified: his ear to listen to and for God; his hand to work by and for God; his foot to walk with God and to go out in His service.
In the heavenly Holy of Holies where the blood is before the throne, everything exists in the power of eternity, without cessation or diminution. Nov 24, Dave added it. Apr 23, Jason Caywood rated it it was amazing. This a great book. It is even better than Murray's The Power of the Blood of the Cross because these chapters have a more personal tone to them. They were all sermons he delivered and then wrote for publication. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Apr 24, Kyra J. Still reading and you need a really clear mind, to absorb all Andrew Murray is saying, just like all his books.
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They live always as those crucified to themselves, as those who know that their "old man," and "flesh" are crucified so as to be put to death. In the power of this fellowship they live as Jesus lived. They have the power in all things and all times to choose the cross in spite of the "old man," and the world, to choose the cross and to let it do its work.
The law of life for Jesus was the surrender of His own will to that of the Father, by giving up that life to death, so as to enter upon the heavenly life of redemption -- by the cross, to the throne.
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So surely as there is a kingdom of sin, under the authority of which we were brought by our connection with the first Adam, so surely had there been set up a new kingdom of grace, in Christ Jesus, under the powerful influence of which we are brought by faith. The marvelous power by which Jesus subdued sin on the cross, lives and works in us.
It not only calls us to live as He lived, but enables us to do so, to adopt the cross as the motto and law of our lives. Believer, that blood with which you have been sprinkled, under which you live daily, is the blood of the cross. It obtains its power from the fact that it was the complete sacrifice of a life to God.
The blood and the cross are inseparably united. The blood comes from the cross. It bears witness to the cross. It leads to the cross. The power of the cross is in that blood. Every touch of the blood should inspire you with a fresh ability to take the cross as the law of your life. What the cross teaches you about, it bestows upon you. What it imposes upon you, it makes possible for you. Let the everlasting sprinkling of the blood of the cross be your choice, and through that blood, the disposition as well as the power of the cross will be seen in you.
It is only when we understand aright, and receive into our hearts the love of which the cross speaks, that we can experience its full power and blessing. Paul indeed bears witness to this: "I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me" Gal.
Faith in the love of Him "who gave Himself for me" on the cross enables me to live as one who has been crucified with Him. The cross is the revelation of love. He saw that there was no other way by which His love could redeem those whom He so loved, save by shedding His blood for them on the cross. It is because of this that He would not allow Himself to be turned aside by the terror of the cross, not even when it caused His soul to tremble and shudder.
The cross tells us that He loved us so truly that His love surmounted every difficulty -- the curse of sin, and the hostility of man -- that His love has conquered, and has won us for Himself.
The cross is the triumphant symbol of eternal love. By the cross love is seated on the throne, so that from the place of omnipotence it can now do for the beloved ones all that they desire. What a new and glorious light is thus shed on the demand the cross makes on me, and on what it offers to do for me.
Light is shed on the meaning and glory and life of the cross, to which I have been called by the Word -- I, whose flesh is so disposed to go astray that even the promise of the Spirit and the power of heaven seem insufficient to bestow on me the courage I need. But lo! The cross points out to me the living Jesus in His eternal, all-conquering love. Out of love to us He gave Himself up to the cross, to redeem a people for Himself. In this love He accepts of everyone who comes to Him in the fellowship of His cross, to bestow upon them all the blessings that He has obtained on that cross.
Now He receives us in the power of His eternal and ever efficacious love, which ceases not for one moment to work out in us what He obtained for us on the cross.
I see it! What we need is a right view of Jesus Himself, and of His all-conquering, eternal love. The blood is the earthly token of the heavenly glory of that love; the blood points to that love. What we need is to behold Jesus Himself in the light of the cross. All the love manifested by the cross is the measure of the love He bears to us today. The love which was not terrified by any power or opposition of sin will now conquer everything in us that would be a hindrance. The love which triumphed on the accursed tree is strong enough to obtain and maintain a complete victory over us.
The love manifested by "a Lamb as it had been slain" in the midst of the throne, bearing always the marks of the cross, lives solely to bestow on us the disposition, and power and the blessing of the cross. To know Jesus in His love and to live in that love, to have the heart filled with that love, is the greatest blessing that the cross can bring to us.
It is the way to the enjoyment of all the blessings of the cross. Glorious cross!