ENFORCING THE PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree” – Galatians 3:13

LIGHT FOR NOW: We have a right to God’s blessings through faith.

The death of Christ on the cross satisfied the law. The last words of Jesus on the Cross, ‘it is finished’ signifies that every of our misdeeds had been fully paid for. This means that He took all the punishments of the Law and legally became sin for us. It would therefore be an illegality for us to be punished again. Legally, Jesus received all the penalties of sin. He became the price for sin (John 1:29, Hebrew 9:26). Now that sin has been dealt with through the sacrifice of Christ, man has now been granted access to God. We now have a right standing with God and can now access the blessings of God. The arrival of Christ is the arrival of blessing (Ephesians 1:3). In the spiritual realm, faith is the purchasing currency. This is the mystery of the new covenant. It is the fulfillment of the law and the prophets. Keeping account of sin and inflicting punishments was the duty of the old covenant. The New Testament does not keep such accounts; rather it utilizes the finished work of Christ to enforce our freedom.

Christ is our source. He paid the ultimate price through His sacrificial death. Therefore, He became our substitute. We are the products or the offshoots of the New Testament. This is why, in Him, we are accepted in the beloved; in Him, we are justified; in Him, we are sanctified and in Him; we have become the glory of God. All we need to do is to enforce the priesthood of Jesus (John 1:12).

INSTRUCTION: Believe that Jesus Christ became your substitute.

PRAYER: I am a product of the New covenant, in Jesus Name. Amen.

QUOTE: We have a right to God’s blessings through faith in Christ Jesus.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 7; EVENING: MARK CHAPTER 10

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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