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    THE IMPORTANCE OF CHRIST’S SUFFERING

    THE IMPORTANCE OF CHRIST’S 
    SUFFERING
    Of which salvation the prophets have 
    enquired and searched diligently, who 
    prophesied of the grace that should 
    come unto you: Searching what, or what 
    manner of time the Spirit of Christ which 
    was in them did signify, when it testified 
    beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and 
    the glory that should follow 
    (1 Peter 1:10-11).
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    Luke 24:46-47 says, “... Thus it is written, and 
    thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise 
    from the dead the third day: And that repentance and 
    remission of sins should be preached in his name 
    among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”  The 
    crucifixion of Christ was necessary for the salvation 
    of man; salvation couldn’t have been accomplished 
    otherwise. Our opening scripture talks about the glory 
    that follows the sufferings of Christ. Part of that glory is 
    the salvation of man. 
    Salvation is an all-encompassing word that 
    encapsulates all that God wrought for us in Christ: life, 
    health, wealth, prosperity, abundance, etc. He suffered 
    for your sake. He was your substitute on the cross. He 
    took your place that you might take His place. Your 
    place was that of sin and death; His place was that of 
    life and righteousness. 
    The Bible says,  “But he was wounded for 
    transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the 
    chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with 
    his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). He was made 
    sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made 
    the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). 
    Jesus didn’t just save you from sin; He gave you His 
    life and nature. 
    When you come to the realization of the importance 
    of the sacrifice of Christ, then you’ll appreciate His 
    vicarious death and appropriate the benefits of salvation 
    in your life. Today, sin and its effects and consequences 
    have no dominion over you. You’re free to serve the 
    Lord and live for Him. You’re now accepted in the 
    presence of God, all because of Jesus.  
    Man became separated from the glory-life due 
    to Adam’s transgression, but as a result of the death, 
    burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the glory has 
    been restored. You were brought into that life of glory 
    the moment you were born again.
    CONFESSION
    I manifest the glory and righteousness of God, 
    because I have His life and nature in my spirit. Jesus 
    suffered in my place; therefore, I live in the ensuing 
    glory and beauty of His vicarious sacrifice. My life is 
    upward and forward, and my light shines ever more 
    brightly, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. 
    FURTHER S TUDY:
    Isaiah 53:1-5; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Peter 2:21-24

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