What did Christ accomplished by His death?


Question: “What did Christ accomplish by coming to earth and dying?  Was there another way?”



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The authority Satan operated in before the cross was stolen authority. He deceived Adam and Eve and stole their authority from them. But Jesus took back that authority, on the cross, legally, for His children, without any deception. He returned to mankind the authority that He originally gave to Adam and Eve. Authority that most of mankind misuses or denies with Satan’s encouragement. Authority we need to operate in through Christ.


The following are the eight main considerations that Christ’s Death accomplished for us.


1.  Christ’s death removed our sin and guilt. The guilt of our sin was taken from us and placed on Christ. The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29).


2.  Christ’s death removed God’s wrath. By dying in our place for our sins, Christ removed the wrath of God that we justly deserved. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make atonement for the sins of the people (Hebrews 2:17).


3. Christ’s death provided us with redemption (release from the bondage/curse of sin). Our sins had put us in captivity from which we needed to be delivered. Christ’s death provided us with redemption through the cleansing of His blood.


There are three things we had to be released from:  a.) the curse of the law, b.) the guilt of sin, and c.) the power of sin. Christ redeemed us from each of these.


Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (Galatians 3:13-14). Christ redeemed us from the guilt of our sin. We are justified as a gift by his grace, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24).


Christ redeemed us from the power of sin. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. (1 Peter 1:18-19).


With the redemption from the curse of the law, the guilt of sin, and the power of sin, we are now free to live to righteousness. You have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your bodies (1 Corinthians 6:20).


4. Christ’s death reconciled us to God. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved by his life (Romans 5:10-11).


5. Christ’s death defeated the power of Satan. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him (Colossians 2:15). …having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:13-14).


Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me (Matthew 28:18). Then Christ gave the church power and authority. I have given you authority… to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you (Luke 10:19).


Our authority includes driving out Satan and sickness. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name [Jesus] they will drive out demons…they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well (Mark 16:17-18), that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to cast out demons (Mark 3:14-15). Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).


6. Christ took our place as our substitute and accomplished all of the above benefits for us by dying in our place. He was pierced through for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities. … the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on him (Isaiah 53:5-6).


7.  Christ paid for our spiritual and physical healing.  …the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).


For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that he might bring us to God (1 Peter 3:18).  He made him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:21).  He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness (1 Peter 2:24).


8.  Being the righteousness in Christ, we are now able to have the Holy Spirit abide in our Spirit, that we may have a more direct communication with God. If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! (Luke 11:13)


And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4).


…but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he created the universe (Hebrews 1:1-2).


All of God’s blessings where accomplished for His children through Christ’s crucifixion.

 

And Chris’s crucifixion also fulfilled one of God’s desires, to have a loving relationship with His children.



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