THE GRACE EXCHANGE
by: Jonathan Doctor
Introduction: At the cross a divine exchange took place; when Jesus hung on the cross at calvary He endured all the evil due us, and in exchange made available all the good due Him. We owed a debt that we could not pay; He payed a debt He did not owe; While we deserve punishment, sickness and disease, poverty, d e a t h , shame and rejection and every other curse. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ took our place, and set us free. He was our substitute, because of Jesus we have offered to us abundant life, which includes forgiveness, righteousness, healing and divine health, acceptance, prosperity, riches and abundance. This exchange could not be done by our own merits but only by GOD’S GRACE through Jesus Christ. GRACE= God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Every need that there could ever be was met by God at the cross where Christ hung. As we look to what He did for us and put our faith in the done work, we will see our needs met. Praise God! IT IS FINISHED!!!!!
This is truly THE GRACE EXCHANGE!!!!
HE REMOVED OUR SINS
JESUS BECAME SIN SO WE COULD BECOME RIGHTEOUS:
WE ARE RIGHTEOUS!
2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his GRACE through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Rom 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his b l o o d , to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Rom 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus
STRONG’S DEFINITION: JUSTIFIED= just or : justify (-ier), be righteous.
1Jo 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
Heb 1:3 …… he (Jesus) had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Mat 26:28 for this is my b l o o d of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins.
Joh 1:29 ……Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
AS SURELY AS JESUS REMOVED OUR SIN HE REMOVED OUR SICKNESS:
HE BECAME SICK WITH OUR SICKNESS THAT WE BE HEALED AND HAVE DIVINE HEALTH.
Mat 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses. (SICKNESSES=a malady (disability): - disease, infirmity, sickness.)
Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows…..
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
STRONG’S DEFINITIONS: borne=(nasa in hebrew)=to lift, accept, bear (-er, up), carry (away), lift up, take (away, up), that’s why our "Nasa" in Houston was named, to lift off, take off (like a rocket blasting away to a distance)
griefs=anxiety, calamity: - disease, grief, (is) sick (-ness).
chastisement= reproof, warning also restraint: chastening chastisement, correction, discipline, rebuke.
peace=shalom=safe, that is,well, happy, friendly; also welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace: favour, greet, (good) health, (perfect, such as be at) peace, prosper, rest, safe, welfare, well, whole, completeness.
Isa 53:6.………and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
iniquity= perversity, that is, evil: - fault, iniquity, mischief, punishment (of iniquity), sin.
IT PLEASED THE LORD TO DO THIS.
Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin….
Isa 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Isa 53:12 ……… he hath poured out his soul unto d e a t h : and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bore the sin of many…
Point: IT SATISFIED GOD TO PUT ALL THE EVIL PUNISHMENT DUE US FOR BEING COVENANT BREAKERS, SINNERS, AND REBELLS, UPON JESUS AT THE CROSS. ALL THE SIN, SICKNESS AND DISEASE, ALL THE SHAME AND REJECTION, ALL THE POVERTY AND LACK WAS LAID ON HIM, HE TOOK OUR PLACE, HE WAS OUR SUBSTITUTE. HE PAID THE PRICE SO WE DO NOT HAVE TO, GOD IS SATISFIED INSTEAD WE HAVE THE PEACE, THE SHALOM OF GOD, THIS IS THE GRACE EXCHANGE!
JESUS BECAME POOR THAT WE BE MADE RICH.
2Co 8:9 For ye know the GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. See also Romans 10:12
STRONG’S DEFINITION: RICH= to be (or become) wealthy- be increased with goods, (be made, wax) rich, abundantly supplied for.
WEALTH IS INCLUDED IN OUR COVENANT.
Deu 8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day.
THE LORD TAKES PLEASURE IN OUR PROSPERITY
Psa 35:27 ….. let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
THE BLESSING OF THE LORD MAKES US RICH
Pro 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
GOD’S GRACE CAUSES ABUNDANCE TO COME TO US FOR ALL GOOD WORKS
2Co 9:8 And God is able to make ALL GRACE abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
2Co 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
OUR RIGHEOUS-STANDING CAUSES US TO BECOME RICH
Pro 15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure:….
Psa 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever
THE WEALTH OF THE SINNER COMES TO US, AND HE WORKS HARD TO GATHER IT IN JUST TO GIVE IT TO US.
Pro 13:22 …… the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Ecc 2:26 ….. to the sinner God giveth the travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God
JESUS BECAME A CURSE SO WE COULD HAVE AND BE A BLESSING.
EVERY CURSE OF THE LAW WAS PUT ON JESUS AT THE CROSS: NOW WE HAVE THE BLESSING!
Gal 3:13MSG Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the Cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse.
Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ…
THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM
Gen 12:2-3.… I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Gen 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
Gal 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Gal 3:9 BBE So then those who are of faith have a part in the blessing of Abraham who was full of faith.
ALL THAT GOD PROMISED ABRAHAM, HE PROMISED ALL THOSE WHO BELONG TO CHRIST
Gal 3:29MSG Also, since you are Christ's family, then you are Abraham's famous "descendant," heirs according to the covenant promises.
Gal 3:29 And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
STRONG’S DEFINITION: THE PROMISE=an announcement (for information, pledge; especially a divine assurance of good): - message, promise.
Deut.28:1-13=the blessing of the law: (every blessing is our’s In Christ)
Deut.28:15-68=the curse of the law: (Christ redeemed us from every curse listed in the curse of the law!)
Praise the lord! Thank you Jesus!
OTHER NOTES AND SCRIPTURE
TITUS 3:5-6 5 He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. 6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. 7 He declared us not guilty because of his great kindness.
Eph 1:7 Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his poured out on the altar of the Cross, we're a free people--free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free!
Eph 1:8 He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need,
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