Have you ever loved someone so much that you had the thought, I would give my life for him (or her)? A spouse? A child? A country? It is the greatest expression of love—to die so that someone else can live (John 15:13). That’s what Jesus did for you and every other human being. He took the blame for every sin—each wrong decision, each hateful thought, each horrific act. Jesus became our substitution. He became your substitution. Just look at what that means for you:
HIS SUBSTITUTION YOUR IDENTIFICATION
Jesus died… to make you alive.
He was made sin with your sinfulness… to make you righteous with His righteousness.
He became weak… to make you strong.
He suffered shame… to give you glory.
He went to hell… in order to take you to heaven.
He was condemned… in order to justify you and set you free.
He was made sick with your sickness… in order that you may be healed and live in divine health.
He was cast out of the presence of God… in order to make you welcome there.
Think about these truths right now. Begin meditating on what Jesus’ sacrifice means to your life. Take time to thank Him for all that He has done. You can pray this prayer:
Jesus, I thank You that You are my Lord and Savior. I thank You that You died, so I could live. I thank You that You were made sin so I could be made righteous. I recognize that You became weak, suffered shame and were condemned, so I could live strong, justified, free and healed. I understand that You went to hell, so I could enjoy the presence of God. I’m so thankful, Jesus, for all You have done for me. I know I could never earn any of it, and so I give You the glory for all that You’ve done, for all that I have, and for all that I am. I love and praise You.
As you meditate on and study all that Jesus means to you, we at Kenneth Copeland Ministries pray that God, in His faithfulness, will reveal what it means to have Jesus as your substitution. May you embrace the fullness of His mercy, His grace, His faithfulness and His love. God bless you!