“He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
So many people have been fooled into thinking that there is more than one way to go to heaven. Everyone wants to go to heaven. The problem is they want to do it their way, which does not work for God. We are His creation and we cannot dictate to Him how we want to get to heaven. He has already established how He wants that to happen, and that’s the way it is, whether we like it or not. We either do it His way, or we go to hell. It’s just that simple and today’s verse explains it.
Here’s what today’s verse says:
- “He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us,” – “The One”, here, refers to Jesus, His only Son. Jesus never sinned, even before the foundation of the world. He did not sin while on this earth, and has not sinned since He went back to be in heaven. He was, is, and forever will be perfectly righteous. We, on the other hand, are sinners by nature, with no exceptions (Romans 3: 10-18, 23). Our sin has condemned us to eternal death and separation from God without remedy (Romans 6:23).
- “so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” – However, God never stopped loving us. He sent Jesus to take our sin as if it were His own sin, and pay the penalty for all our past, present, and future sins, so that all who believe in what Jesus did on the cross for us, would be reconciled back to God (2 Corinthians 5:18). When we put our complete faith and trust in what Jesus did on the cross, Jesus comes to reside in us. Then, when God looks at us, He no longer sees our sinful nature, but the glory of His Son living in us. He finds us not guilty. At this moment we are given the right to become God’s children (John 1:12).
No-one else died on the cross with Jesus. Jesus was the perfect lamb of God who was sacrificed for the forgiveness of our sins (John 1:21). In Him alone is the way to God. Jesus Himself said:
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).””
My dear friends, I beg you, with all the love within me, that if you’ve never placed your faith in what Jesus Christ did on the cross for you for the forgiveness of your sins, you do it right now. God has warned us that no-one knows the day, nor the hour, in which He will call us to His presence to give an account for our lives. When this happens, it will be too late. Please consider surrendering your life to Christ, right now.
If you want to do this, here’s how God says to do it:
- Recognize that you’re a sinner and thank Him for sending Jesus, His only Son, to die on the cross in order to pay the ultimate price for your sin (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8) and raising Him from the dead in order to give you eternal life (John 3:16-18; Ephesians 1:13-14).
- Tell Him that, at this moment, you willfully and intentionally choose to stop living your life in rebellion against Him and choose to start living your life as His disciple; that you commit to seeking Him, every day; following Him, every day; and that you will strive live in immediate, radical, costly obedience to Him and only Him, no matter the cost – even if it costs you your life (2 Corinthians 5:15; Romans 10:9-10). Then, do it.
This is the only way you can become God’s child (John 1:12) and experience the fullness of His love, goodness, joy, peace and perfect care. Do this right now!
If you did this, God is so happy with you and wants to start working in your life and through your life. Please send me a message letting me know that you did it so that I can pray for you as you begin a new life in Christ.
Now, wouldn’t it be a great thing for your family, loved ones and friends to have the peace, joy, love and security you now have?! Go tell them, right now, why you chose to follow Jesus. Let me know how it goes. I look forward to hearing from you.