What Jesus DID NOT do is die on Calvary’s Cross as a sinner, go to hell as all sinners do, suffer the torments of hell for 3 days where He was then born again and Resurrected. This is a short version of the unscriptural Jesus died spiritually doctrine that many modern churches teach and believe. Kenneth Copeland is the head of the pack with this apostasy.
“For He has made Him to be sin (sin offering) for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Cor. 5:21
What Jesus DID do was come to die on Calvary’s Cross as the Sacrificial Lamb of God that we may be made the righteousness of God IN Him. Jesus did not die a martyr but as a Sacrifice. He Who knew no sin the 33 1/2 years He dwelled on this earth, He Who was born of water and born of the Spirit, came to redeem fallen man to God our Creator.
Jesus, God manifest in the flesh, dwelt among us. He came to Save us from an eternal and conscious devil’s hell. His Blood cleanses us. We are not loved because we are cleansed but we are cleansed because we are loved by the King of Kings, Lord of Lords…the Great I AM.
What Jesus DID do at Calvary’s Cross was afford whosoever will believe an eternal and conscious life. He has gone before us and prepared a place for us.
God’s Plan of Redemption is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Jesus is the Source and His cross the means. Only as we abide in Christ; faith in His Redeeming work to keep that which He has redeemed unto Himself, are we able to follow Jesus. The veil was rent when Jesus gave up the Ghost but it is only IN Jesus that we may pass through that veil.
“1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that enters not by the Door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that enters in by the Door is the Shepherd of the Sheep.
3 To Him the porter opens; and the sheep hear His Voice: and He calls His own sheep by name, and leads them out.” John 10:1-3
The porter, which represents the Mosaic Law, opens the door only to He Who fulfilled the Law perfectly and completely – Jesus Christ. HE is the door…HE is the ONLY Way, the ONLY Truth and the ONLY Life. No man approaches God except through His shed Blood.
THIS is what Jesus has done for WHOSOEVER will believe. THIS is why we who have believed and have seen the might work He has done in our own hearts and lives are determined to know NOTHING else among save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We know that we know that we know that the Cross of Christ is sufficient for all of our dilemma…no matter the circumstances.
Methods of man cannot afford the Believer this liberty in Christ Jesus because they do not afford us access to God.
Jesus Christ and Him crucified remains the same; yesterday, today and forever more…sin’s dominion is laid waste. Be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren