Emanna for 08/19/2020
God Laying All Negative Things Upon Christ
Isa 53:6 ...And Jehovah has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him (10) But Jehovah was pleased to crush Him, to afflict Him with grief. When He makes Himself an offering for sin... 1 Pet 3:18 For Christ also has suffered once for sins, the Righteous on behalf of the unrighteous... 1 Pet 2:24 Who Himself bore up our sins in His body on the tree, in order that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose bruise you were healed.
Words of Ministry
According to the four Gospels, the Lord Jesus was on the cross exactly six hours. During the first three hours, men did many unrighteous things to Him. They persecuted and mocked Him. But at the sixth hour, twelve noon, God came in, and there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour, until three o'clock in the afternoon. This darkness was God's doing. When the Lord was suffering the persecution of man, God was with Him, and He enjoyed the presence of God. But at the end of the last three hours, God forsook Him, and darkness came. Unable to tolerate this, the Lord shouted loudly, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" God forsook Him because He was our substitute bearing our sins. Isaiah 53 reveals that this was the time God put our sins on Him. In the three hours from twelve noon to three o'clock in the afternoon the righteous God put all our sins upon this substitute and judged Him righteously for our sins. God forsook Him because during these hours He was a sinner there on the cross; He was even made sin. On the one hand, the Lord bore our sins; on the other hand, He was made sin for us. Therefore, God judged Him. This was altogether a matter of righteousness.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 811-812. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/30/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.