His Loss, Our Gain

2017-02-12T00:01:41+00:00 By |Infinite Supply|

February 12

“He made Him who knew no sin
to be sin for us, that we might become the
righteousness of God in Him.”
2 CORINTHIANS 5:21

When we submit to the Cross, God identifies us with Christ just the same as if we were sinless. Jesus becomes our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30). It does not say that He gives these things to us, it says He is these things to us.

Was Jesus crucified for His sins? No, He was crucified for our sins. Are we now wise, righteous, sanctified, and redeemed because of anything we have done? No, God simply identifies us together with Christ, as if we were crucified together with Him. He loses everything and we gain everything. This is why salvation begins with repentance, surrender, and faith in Christ and His finished work on the Cross. It cannot be accomplished otherwise. What a glorious Lord we have!

Source: “Embrace the Cross” by Chip Brogden

About the Author:

CHIP BROGDEN is a best-selling author, teacher, and former pastor who shares "real, simple, truth" about a Christ-centered faith that is based on relationship, not religion. Learn more »

8 Comments

  1. Paula harries February 12, 2013 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Only yesterday was I meditating on these same thoughts, Jesus our tender yet supremely powerful saviour and friend, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves, and winning a place in heaven for us.Praise Him!

  2. Ada Villanueva February 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    What a great & loving God we have!Sacrificing His beloved Son who is sinless to die for the sins of mankind..God wants His people to be reconciled with Him,so by giving us another chance to be redeemed from this slavery He send Jesus Christ to be our Way back to our Father in heaven..Praise God!Thank you Lord for saving us.

  3. Louise February 12, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Amen and Amen. We tend to forget all that Jesus has done, is still doing and will continue to do for us while we are here on this earth. Praise God. He knew we could not do it so He poured out His love to us and for us. Let’s grab hold to Him and hang on to Him through out our walk of life, this journey, that God has placed before us to walk.

  4. Lila February 12, 2017 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    To quote the missionary, Jim Eliot: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

  5. Douglas Hunt February 13, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I agree totally if, the meaning of the word repentance means a (change of mind) and not stop sinning. Should we stop sinning? absolately, but not to be saved. It’s faith alone in Christ alone! If STOP SINNING IS A REQUIREMENT TO BE SAVED, THEN NONE OF US MADE IT. How could any of us stop sinning without the power of the Holy Spirit? I believed that lie for many years, sitting in a organization. Thank God I am free in Christ!
    In Christ,
    Doug

    • Chip Brogden February 13, 2017 at 11:13 am - Reply

      Repentance is indeed a change of mind… so long as you understand the fruits of repentance are a change of behavior. Faith in Christ alone is enough to be saved… so long as you understand this faith is followed by walking in Him as we received Him, which indeed means “stop sinning” through the power of the Holy Spirit. I don’t think you have heard me say anything about “stop sinning in order to be saved.” But what is “saved”? Is it not total deliverance, not just from the penalty of sin, but from the power of sin? Are you really “saved” if you are still in bondage to sin? If so, what were you saved from? If we overemphasize one or the other we either get a legalistic religious system or we get a liberal “do whatever you like” mentality. Neither extreme is the whole truth.

      • Chip Brogden February 13, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

        Maybe instead of seeing it as “stop sinning in order to be saved” we should see it as “be saved in order to stop sinning.”

  6. Douglas Hunt February 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Sounds good! I talk to so many people who came by the sinners prayer that never made it. They didn’t come by faith, but by works through all they were going to do for God, not what Christ has done for them? They’re prayer sounds like I, I & I.

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