Editora: Kenyon’s Gospel Publishing Society
Sinopse: A small book written by Kenyon explaining the redemption received by those who identify with Jesus, his suffering, crucifixion and resurrection. He did it for us because of love. Understanding these precepts would deepen a person’s understanding and relationship.
“In the great drama of our Redemption, as soon as Christ was nailed to the Cross, with His crown of thorns, and with the howling mob that surrounded Him, Justice began to do its awful work behind the scenes.
Sense-Knowledge men and women who surrounded the Cross could only see the physical man, Jesus hanging there.
God could see His spirit.
Angels could see His spirit.
Demons could see the real man, hidden in that body. Then came the dreadful hour when 2 Corinthians 5:21 was fulfilled.
”Him who knew no sin He made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the Righteousness of God in Him”.
Isaiah 53:5-6 “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
On that awful Cross, He not only became sin, but He became a curse, for in Galatians 3:13 tell us, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hanged on a tree.”(The word “us” there refers to the Jews).
He came as a Jew under the First Covenant to redeem all those who were under that Covenant from the curse of the Law.
When He was hanging on the Cross, He was not only sin, but He was a curse.
Is it any wonder that God turned His back upon Him?
Is it any wonder He cried in His agony, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
He had taken the sinner’s place in judgement.
All the forces of darkness had overwhelmed Him. He was our sin Substitute. Sin was not reckoned to Him. Sin was not set to His account. He became sin.
Our senses reel under the staggering thought of it. We cannot grasp it.
Only our spirits can fathom the depths of His agony.
You can hear Paul cry (Philippians 3:10) “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, becoming conformed unto His death.”
Paul’s prayer amazes one. He wanted to share in the death-agonies of Christ. He wanted to fellowship in His sufferings.
But Paul could not do that. No one could do it.
No angel could do it.
It was God’s own work that must be wrought. When He surrendered His Son to death, He unveiled a love that beggars description.”
“Jesus died twice on the Cross.
I knew this for many years, but I had no scriptural evidence of it.
One day I discovered Isaiah 53:9, the answer to my long search.
“And they made His grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His deaths”.”
The word death is plural in the Hebrew.
Many of you who have Bibles with marginal renderings will notice it.”
“You know what John 15:5 means “I am the vine, you are the branches, he that abideth in me and I in him, the same beareth much fruit, for apart from me ye can do nothing.” You enjoy the consciousness of the life of the vine abiding in you. You are the fruit-bearing part of Christ. You have been grafted into Him by the new birth. That graft has given you a new nature. You bear the Jesus kind of fruit, which is love fruit, faith fruit. The world is benefitted by it, Christians are lifted everywhere you go into a new consciousness of their rights and privileges in Christ.
You know what John 15:7 means: “If ye abide in me and my words in you, ask whatsoever you will and it shall be done unto you.” You know you abide in Him; you bear the fruitage of His in-dwelling Word.
His Word on your lips produces real results. The Father’s Word on Jesus’ lips healed the sick. His Word on your lips does the same. You know what it means to have legal rights and whatever you demand He gives you. The Word “demand” is used in its truest sense.
In John 16:23-24 Jesus said, “In that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily I say unto you, if ye ask anything of the Father, He will give it to you in my name.” The Word “ask” means “demand.” It is not used in the sense that you command Him to give, but in the sense that you go into the bank and demand payment on your check. In the same sense Your faith takes its rights, its portion.”