God’s second claim on your life is Calvary. There’s a story about two friends who went to alw school. One became a judge; the other became a law-breaker and ended up in court. Guess who was sitting in the judge’s seat? His friend. So how could the judge be merciful, yet still be just? Taking off the black robes of justice, he walked over to the sock where the prisoner stood and said, ‘Not only am I this man’s friend, today I’m his saviour. I will stand chargeable with all his debts.’ At the cross, God took all your sin and put it on Christ’s account, and took all Christ’s righteousness and put it on your account. And the moment you trust Christ as your Saviour you’re no longer under the sentence of death. The value of something is determined by the price a buyer is willing to pay for it. At Calvary God said, ‘This is how much I love you!’ Your Creator became your Redeemer. ‘The Maker of the universe, as Man for man was made a curse. The claims of law that He had made, unto the uttermost He paid.’ To fulfil His purpose in the earth, God always had a man. To deliver the Israelites from Egypt, He used Moses. To challenge the prophets of Baal, He used Elijah. But when it came to your salvation, God ‘saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought salvation …’ (Isaiah 59:16 NKJV) The good news is: When God could not find a man, He Himself became a man; taht we who are the sons of men, might become the sons of God. Awesome!
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