Unlimited: Jesus is Your Representative
Nov 1, 2019 1138
We are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died (2 Corinthians 5:14, NIV).
When our Lord Jesus Christ was baptised, he was baptised for the whole world. He confessed for the whole world. He was penitent for the whole world. Everything our Lord did was as our representative.
There is not a private act of Christ’s in the Bible. Everything he did has an infinite significance and an infinite depth. The essence of the gospel is that it represents Christ as representing the world.
God deals with us based on representation. Adam represented the human race. If Adam had been a victorious overcomer, so would all his successors have been. His children, his grandchildren. You and I would have been because he represented us.
But he didn’t overcome. Adam failed. We were ruined on the principle of representation.
Through Jesus, we are saved on the principle of representation. Please note, 2 Corinthians 5:14 does not say, ‘If one died for all, everybody need not die’. If it was only the principle of substitution, that is what it would say.
But we did die. Never forget. You died on the Cross of Calvary in your representative, Jesus. There, your sins were paid for through him.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: With Christ as your representative, how can you approach God? The Lord of All represents you. Rejoice today!