But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.(Isaiah 53:5, AMP)
No Pain No Gain is popular mantra in sporting and/or fitness environment. The assumption has been that if you aren’t ready to go through the pains, then you are sure of no gain.
It could also mean that there is cost to pay for every success. That’s you’ve got to give up (sacrifice) something in order to gain another (better than one sacrificed).
Same is true in terms of our Salvation. There was a cost that needed to be paid for our salvation. Someone defined salvation as the total sum of what God has for us. This is the GAIN, includes but not limited to redemption, healing, prosperity, protection, love, and eternal life.
This Gain wasn’t going to come automatically because without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness (Hebrew 9:22). For this reason, Jesus Christ came to bear the Pains for us. He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.
What could we say, where could we stand, and how would our fate be if it weren’t for Jesus’ sacrifice?
Therefore considering our current situation, with covid-19 impacting many nations severely, we couldn’t have wished for anything better than having Easter Season just about when this deadly infection is at its peak. We can remember that the GAIN we received includes HEALING AND PROTECTION. The scripture says that God watches over His words to perform them, which reinforces why you need to hold on to Him at this time.
Don’t be Afraid, He’s got You.
Today, the BLOOD OF JESUS will perform miracles in many homes, cities, and countries. This perfect sacrifice wouldn’t be in vain. When He shouted cried IT IS FINISHED!, it meant IT IS FINISHED. ALL DEBTS HAVE BEEN PAID IN FULL FOREVER. Therefore stop seeing yourself like unbelievers who walk by their senses. To them, Jesus Christ means nothing.
I came to you with this message: JESUS CHRIST has paid the price to warrant you the GAIN. HAPPY EASTER!