By Redemptive Replacement!

1 Peter 2:24 “HE HIMSELF bore our sins in HIS body on the Cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. “By HIS stripes you are healed!”

By Redemptive Replacement!

Great is HIS faithfulness
drawing our wakefulness;
calling out daily till risen
we are…
from our frequented slumbers,
asleep in great numbers;
attending a church more
for Habit’s regard.

Come rather most zealously
endlessly, jealously…
searching HIS WORD with
such urgent desire!
Relentlessly loving
HIS presence, discovering
that solely tis found
in the midst of HIS fire!

Just as Daniel’s three friends
who endured till the “end”
when YESHUA HIMSELF saved
their lives in HIS flames!
Though our worship continues,
watch more for CHRIST’s rescue…
because we are chosen, elect
and UN-stained!

Unsinged and untouched!
So by grace HE gave love
which paid more than
enough for Redemption!
Thus arise with thanks giving
because HE has risen
and lives for HIS own, bought
before Life’s conception!

Oh, how great is HIS NAME
with whom Christians shall reign
when HIS Rapture — revealed
shall ignite us…with bliss.
Now with unhindered pace,
solely seeking HIS face;
chase the LORD while replacing
your merit…with HIS!

As HIServants burning brightly because of HIS crimson shed,

Whitney

Devotional: Most often 1 Peter 2:24 is solely referenced in the view of physical healing. But taking the verse inside itself and its context, it’s primary purpose is the perfect and necessary spiritual healing that HE gave us by dying as our perfect replacement.

Our spiritual healing is of greatest importance, yes? While an unbeliever could have perfect physical health, they still have an eternally dead old nature that cannot please GOD nor understand HIM.

Had we been crucified apart from HIS blood, our sacrifice would have been meaningless…giving added emphasis to the verse, “All have sinned and fallen SHORT of the glory of GOD.” Romans 3:23

How saddened indeed that many will stand before HIS throne one day and claim a sacrificial life and even death that remains gravely insufficient.

But this is what many have been taught. Yes Faith without works is dead. James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”

But our faith is a gift from CHRIST. Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of GOD…” So we walk in faith because of HIS irresistible drawing HIS sheep to belief in HIM.

This is trusting in HIS sovereignty and sacrifice in our place on Calvary. Unearned, undeserved…unmerited.

This is because HIS stripes taken in our place gave us the spiritual birth and present health to serve HIM with our new natures!

Just the very definition of “replacement” includes no wiggle room for “supplemental” help.

“1: the action or process of replacing: the state of being replaced and 2: one that replaces another especially in a job or function.”

No tag team, joint effort to get redeemed. CHRIST did it all, paid it all, and we should be giving all in HIS service.

So the irrefutably, unarguably most important healing to have…we have! Because of CHRIST, Calvary and HIS eternal resurrection!

Ephesians 1:7-8a “For in HIM we have redemption, and the forgiveness of sins by HIS blood, according to the riches of HIS grace, which HE lavished (completely poured out as more that sufficient price for our sins) on us!

Now we wait expectantly on HIM
for the final and perfectly complete healing of our frames being transformed sovereignly…into HIS glorious and spotless image. Hallelujah!

Amen and amen!

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