Unlimited: Christ is Your Representative
Dec 14, 2016 901
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).
There are some things for which you just need a representative. I had to go to court once, and I needed a good representative.
It’s impossible to understand the story of Jesus unless you understand that in everything He did, He was your representative.
The Bible puts it this way. Adam and Eve were the representatives of the human race – our first representatives. But they stuffed up, and so we were ruined by our representatives. Then Jesus came into the world as our second representative, and the Bible tells us that, “one died for all, and therefore all died”(2 Corinthians 5:14).
In other words, you have died to sin on the cross in the person of your representative, Jesus Christ. The debt is paid. And you have also overcome death in the person of your representative, Jesus. We’ve been saved by our Representative.
Christ became our representative without our even asking for it, and before we even knew it. He always intended it to be a free gift to all those who would accept His finished work on their behalf.
Christ, our Representative, has done what we could never do for ourselves, and has opened wide the gates of heaven so we might go in. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: How does knowing that Christ is your Representative bring freedom to your life? Do you know anyone who needs that kind of freedom? How will you share this Good News with them?