Acts 13: 38
…Through this man, Jesus Christ is preached to you forgiveness of sins and … by Jesus, everyone who believes is justified from all things from which the law of Moses could never justify him.
Even if you acted right for the next one hundred years, you could never qualify for God’s best.
But as it is, you don’t have to. He did it ALL. Everything. The whole nine yards.
You think, “I can’t receive whatever I need because I have messed up.” No! He paid for it all. The slate has been wiped clean and there is total acquittal. There is no reason why God would hold out on you.
Through this man, Jesus Christ you have been declared righteous and have been justified.
Why do you think you are going to get your house or come out of debt ? Because you have enough money? Because you have an education that allows you to pay for it, or you are smart enough to work out a plan?
No! Jesus Christ, even though He was rich, he became poor and you have a right to be debt free.
Through this man, even though you had an abortion, you still have a right to walk guilt free. Even though you stole and cheated, His blood speaks of better things and God has more honor for the blood of Jesus than for your mistakes.
Through this man great will be the peace of your children. A thousand will fall by your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
Through this man Jesus Christ, regardless of how horribly you were bruised and broken, your heart can be healed.
Through this man you can have a second, third and fourth chance.
Through this man you can have your dignity back. Even if you didn’t have a family, He has become your Daddy; you are not an orphan any more.
Through this man God has to answer your prayer, when you pray in the name of Jesus. Your body has no choice but to be healed.
Through this man you have a right to have love in your life regardless of your mistakes; your past can’t hold you back. People like me who once felt like taking our lives, can have something to look forward to in their future, and have their lives mean something.
Through this man, Satan can’t even accuse us anymore, because He took the law that was condemning us and He nailed it to the cross on our behalf. Through this man, a broken person like me can stand before God and He sees me perfect.
Who is this man?
He did all this on behalf of me because He loved me and for all eternity He will have holes in his hands because He couldn’t stand to leave me in my condition.
Through this man, everything that I am not, I am – without my praying, fasting, attending church or giving – He did it all!