Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. – 1 John 4:17 (KJV).
As Christ is so are we in this world. Let that sink in for a moment.
As Christ is so are we in this world. How can that be? He is God, and we–mere human beings.
When Jesus went to the Cross, He did a lot more than just pay for our sins.
At the Cross, the Great Exchange happened. God entered into Covenant with man once more.
God didn’t leave it up to us to fulfill our part of the covenant because He knew that we could never live a perfect, sinless life.
He send Jesus to Earth to live a perfect, sinless life, thus fulfilling our part.
When David made a covenant with Jonathan in 1 Samuel 18, we see them exchanging coats, a symbol that everything that was David’s was now Jonathan’s and vice versa.
This is what took place at the Cross, Jesus exchanged all of what He had for all of what we had.
He took our sins, our selfishness, our ungodly thoughts–all of our bad. In exchange, He gave us all of His good–His righteousness (II Corinthians 5:21), His grace, His mercy, His healing (1 Peter 2:24), His protection (Psalm 91), His abundance (John 10:10) and His blessings.
Think about that for a moment.
What if we believed that? What if we believed that we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus? What if we believed that we are healed? What is we believed that God wants to prosper us and not to harm us (Jeremiah 29:11)? What if we were to believe what the Word actually says and not the experiences and the teaching of others?
What if we just simply believed?
I believe if we did that, if we just believed, our lives would change dramatically, that we might actually live the abundant life God promised in John 10:10.
I challenge you to simply believe what the Word says today. Start with believing you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21). Meditate on it. Mutter that Scripture over and over to yourself throughout the day.
Put in the comments below, a time when you believed the promises of God, and you saw a miracle happen in your circumstances.