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Emanna for 08/10/2019

God's Righteousness Being Manifested on the Cross

Bible Verses

Heb 1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness... 1 Pet 1:18 Knowing that it was not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, that you were redeemed... (19) But with precious blood, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot, the blood of Christ.

Words of Ministry

The cross is where God's righteousness is manifested. The cross shows us how much God hates sin. He is determined to judge sin. He was willing to pay such a great price as to have His Son nailed on the cross. God was not willing to give up His righteousness. If God were willing to give up His righteousness, the cross would have been unnecessary. Because God was not willing to give up His righteousness, he preferred to have His Son die rather than give up His righteousness. The cross is also the place where God's love is manifested. The burden for our sins should be on us. If we do not bear it, it is unrighteous. But to bear such a burden is too much for us. For this reason, He came and bore it for us. That God was willing to bear the burden shows His love. That God actually did bear the burden shows His righteousness. For God to have us bear the punishment is righteousness without love. For God to have us not bear the punishment is love without righteousness. Because He takes away the punishment and bears it for us, there is both righteousness and love. Hallelujah!

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Gospel of God, 1993, pp. 86-87. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 12/1/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.