Sunday, June 28, 2009
THE BELIEVER'S SCAPEGOAT
Christ is our spiritual scapegoat on whom all the sins of His people were laid, and He carried them into the land of forgetfulness, never more to return (Leviticus 16:21-22).
“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… He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:6,12).
“He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin (by nature or practice, being holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sin) that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).
By John Kershaw