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Christ Became a Curse for Us

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Jesus who was without sin, took on my sins and became a curse that I might be free from the curse of sin and death. Are you ready to be free from the curse?

“Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);” [Deut. 21:23]

(Galatians 3:13, AMP)

 

This verse stirs intense emotions in me. I’m drawn to the words, “by [Himself] becoming a curse for us.” Jesus who never sinned and was blameless before God, took on the sin and guilt of mankind and became a curse. Jesus never rebelled or disobeyed God, took on our disobedience. Jesus never walked in the darkness of sin, lies and deception, but confronted darkness and overcame it. Jesus never felt bitterness, resentment, envy or jealousy, but took on our sins and endured the agony of crucifixion and separation from God on the cross. Jesus never committed lustful and immoral acts, but took on our lusts and immorality. 

Jesus never experienced sickness himself but took on our disease and affliction. Jesus never spoke or took action independent of God’s will, but bore the punishment for our stubborn willful nature. Jesus never walked in unforgiveness, lack or insufficiency, but took on God’s righteous judgement and our poverty. Jesus never abandoned His faith and trust in God or refused to give God honor and praise in all things, but took on our fears and doubts, and our dishonor. Jesus never walked in pride or exalted Himself or put Himself first, but took on our prideful arrogance. Jesus never acted in His own power and might, but took on our weakness. Jesus, the unblemished Lamb of God took on our sins, became a curse and shed His blood as a sacrifice for us. 

I give God praise that on the cross, Jesus who was without sin, took on my sins and became a curse that I might be free from the curse of sin and death. Are you ready to be free from the curse? Invite Jesus to come into your life today. He has already paid the price for your freedom. 

 

Father, thank you for sending your Son Jesus to die on the cross at Calvary. Holy Spirit, help me to always remember the price that Jesus paid for my salvation and that His blood set me free from the curse of sin and death. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

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