Published: April 19, 2017
What did you do for Easter weekend? Yes, Easter. That day of the year when people dress up and put fancy outfits on their kids and head to church to hear about how Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
But His death isn’t the most important part of the story. After all, a lot of people die.
No, the most powerful message of the Gospel isn’t that Jesus died; it’s that He rose again.
Jesus paid for sin. He overcame death. He gave us liberty. He made us sons and daughters of God Almighty. He gave us amazing benefits. There is nothing greater that has happened in the history of the earth.
Imagine with me for a minute that you’re sitting in the defendant’s chair in a court of law with Satan on the other side of the courtroom as the plaintiff.
Now, imagine Satan telling the judge over and over again that you belong to him.
Only he’s wrong. Because, as a child of God, you have someone that stepped in on your behalf and paid the price for you to walk away, FREE AND CLEAR, from Satan and ALL of his taunting and tactics.
Only Jesus could live up to the Law. He was judged by the Law and pronounced innocent. Jesus didn’t sin. He was tempted as we are, but He had a nature of light. His death was a set-up. In Acts 8:32 we read that Jesus was deprived of justice. Jesus, the only one who wasn’t guilty, was crucified as being guilty!
Satan had done something illegal in the spiritual courts of law. He deprived Jesus of justice. Jesus was innocent, but He didn’t open his mouth! He was silent, willfully walking to His death. But God had a plan.
Jesus paid the price in our place. Justice demanded an answer. Jesus was the answer. He was the only man on the face of the earth that could give God the legality in the earth realm. Because of His death, the Bible says that you now rule as kings and queens.
You now possess the righteousness of Jesus. You stand before God innocent. It’s not an emotional thing. No matter how you feel or what you see or how much dysfunction, chaos, pressure, stress, or fear Satan tries to throw at you, you can enforce your legal rights as a believer, because Jesus already stood in the gap.
This was a court case that was decided 2,000 years ago. You walk as a son or daughter of God—as if you’ve never sinned.
Jesus gave His life on the cross to buy us back from evil. He defeated death. He defeated EVERY work of darkness.
So, what have you been believing for? Peace? Restoration? Abundance? Healing? Forgiveness? Name it.
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