A Divinely Ordained Exchange
In a few days, Jewish people around the world will celebrate the Feast of Passover, to commemorate liberty from generations of slavery in Egypt. At the center of Israel's liberation from slavery is a lamb who was slain on the night of their deliverance. The lamb's blood was to mark the doorpost of every house in order for death to pass over those houses.
Many centuries later, another sacrifice was made, on behalf of both Jews and gentiles, so that all the evil due to us came on Jesus, so that all the good due to Jesus, earned by his sinless obedient life, would be made available to us.
- Jesus was punished that I might be forgiven.
- Jesus was wounded that I might be healed. (Isaiah 53:4-5)
- Jesus was made sin with my sinfulness that I might be made righteous with His righteousness. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
- Jesus died my death that I might share His life. (Hebrews 2:9)
- Jesus was made a curse that I might receive the blessing. (Galatians 3:13-14)
- Jesus endured my poverty that I might share His abundance. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
- Jesus bore my shame that I might share his glory. (Hebrews 12:2-3)
- Jesus endured my rejection that I might have His acceptance with the Father. (Isaiah 53:3)
- My old, sinful nature was crucified in Him that the new man might come to life in me.
(Taken from the book, "Bought With Blood" by Derek Prince)