February 26th, 2019
He Imputed Our Sin to Himself
2 Corinthians 5:19 (KJB) To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
When trying to understand the spiritual transactions of Calvary, it helps to think of computations on a ledger. Or reconciling a bank account.
The math of the cross is simply this: God sent His Only Son to die for the sin of the world. That is, Jesus Christ took care of the sin debt due to God. Not just some of the debt. Or all the debt His friends racked up. It was not a payment made according to the terms of a loan which you must pay back. Jesus Christ took the entire amount owed for all sin; past, present, and future and paid the bill in its entirety.
The entire sin debt was marked PAID IN FULL. The reconciliation of all accounts with God was made free from the penalty of sin.
Think about it this way, if God went to your personal banker and agreed to pay all your debt in full and all you had to do to receive His gift was to apply it to your account was call your banker and agree to the terms of this transaction. You would undoubtedly be delighted that somebody agreed to take care of all your debt especially since creditors had been calling on you to take care of this account. You would run to the phone and call your banker immediately to accept these generous terms.
God is the banker.
You are the sinner who was in debt over your head with sin.
God sent His Only Son to pay your sin debt in full. This was a debt you could not possibly repay or deserved to receive. It is a gift that will continue to bless each receiver forever.
Jesus Christ reconciled your personal account with God over two thousand years ago. Not because you deserved it, but because of His great love and mercy for you. Jesus Christ paid your account in full, but each of us must call upon God to accept this gift He imputed for us which will last forever.