People of God it is so important that we identify with Christ we are JUST LIKE JESUS!￼
Adam failed, but God did not abandon the sinner to the power of sin. God declared war against the enemy, providing a way out. This good news was first declared in Genesis 3:15, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” This “offspring,” or “seed,” is Jesus Christ our Lord (Genesis 3:15, Matthew 1:23-25 and Luke 1:31-35).
He is the Christian’s substitute. He came to do what we were unable and unwilling to do.
Just as We Are
God’s substitute for sinners is a man. Jesus was and is today as human as we are. He was born of the Virgin Mary. He took His flesh and blood from His blessed mother. He lived a normal childhood. “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). After a hard day’s work He was tired and hungry (see Matthew 4:20, Mark 6:31, and John 4:6-7). When His friend Lazarus died, Jesus wept (John 11:34-35). In the presence of sin Jesus became angry (Luke 3:7). He “has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).
This full manhood of the Master is an important fact. We humans are sinful, “... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Each person must pay for their own sins. “Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism” (Colossians 3:25). “The soul who sins is the one who will die” (Ezekiel 18:4). Our holy and just God demands this. Now, in perfect agreement with His own holiness and justice, God sent a substitute who is completely human. God’s work of salvation in Jesus is marvelous in our eyes. He sent a Savior suited to our needs, and perfectly fitted to take our place.
*JESUS CHRIST is the sinner’s substitute.
*GOD sent a substitute who is completely HUMAN.