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Friday | 19 October 2018
Christ tasted our death

Death is the wages of sin. Rom 6:23. When Jesus was made an offering for sin, He joined us in our death and separation from God. At this point, He died our death. This was the death that was in Adam. 1Co 15:22. As Christ entered the garden of Gethsemane, He was prepared to join us, fully, in our death and separation from God, which had resulted from sin. Even prior to the last supper, Jesus had said, ‘Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? “Father, save Me from this hour?” But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.’ Joh 12:27‑28.

Then, in Gethsemane, the reality of this death was apparent. Jesus said to His disciples, ‘My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.’ Mat 26:38. Mar 14:34. At this point, Christ was fully acquainted with the grief associated with the impact of sin, and the accompanying destruction and death that befalls each of us. Isa 53:3. He was not only aware of our griefs; He bore the griefs that every individual experiences because of the suffering associated with sin. Because of this, Christ is able to gather up, in a bottle, the tears of those who journey with Him in the fellowship of His offering. Psa 56:8.

Having become fully acquainted with our condition, Jesus then drank the cup of sin, wrath and judgement, and was made a sin offering for us. The nature of a sin offering is that it is made to be sin. The sin offering then bears the brunt of the wrath of God that is contained in the Law. The end result is punishment and death. Sin is judged and destroyed, and all that is associated with sin ends in death and eternal separation from God. Significantly, the sin offering is also the basis of a travail that brings forth children. Isa 53:10.


Further Study:
Hebrews 2
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References:
Rom 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1Co 15:22
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

Joh 12:27-28
‘Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, “Father, save Me from this hour”? But for this purpose I came to this hour. “Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came out of heaven: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” ’

Mat 26:38
Then He said to them, ‘My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.’

Mar 14:34
Then He said to them, ‘My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.’

Isa 53:3
He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Psa 56:8
You have taken account of my wanderings; put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?

Isa 53:10
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
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