Iniquity Laid On Christ
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on HIM the iniquity of us all.”
We trust Christ our risen Savior who died on the cross to put away all our sins. All our sins, not one omitted, were laid upon Him, and He died under the justice of God’s law for us. He became accountable for ALL our sins (sins of omission and commission), all our evil deeds, thoughts, and motives, all our iniquities were “laid on Him.”
When He died, did He put ALL our iniquity away, or did He leave part of it to be borne by us?
Praise God, HE PUT IT ALL AWAY BY HIS ONE SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS!
How can we know this for certain?
HE IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD!
We trust Christ, “Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” (Romans 4:25)
By His experience on the cross in His actual suffering the full punishment due unto all the iniquity of all His sheep, He brought in the righteousness by which God justifies all for whom He died. It is by Him who died and is raised from the dead that we who are in Him have spiritual life by His Spirit and shall be raised again at the last day.