"If, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled shall we be saved (delivered) by His life." .....Romans 5:10

God makes it quite clear in His word that for every human need He has but only one answer and that answer is His Son. In all of His dealings with us, He works by taking us out of the way and substituting (putting) Christ in our place. Jesus, the Son of God, died in my place, as my substitute on the cross, to pay the price of my sins and secure my forgiveness from God. Jesus the Son of God rose from the dead as my substitute, in my place, to live His life out in me and secure my deliverance from sin, Satan, self, the old nature and the flesh! So we can speak of two substitutions here in the cross of Christ. A Substitute who secures our forgiveness on the cross by His death and a Substitute within who secures our deliverance by His resurrection and His life!

Today in the Church as the body of Christ, it will help us greatly, and save us from much confusion, if we keep constantly before us this one true fact: "God will answer all of our questions in one way only, namely, by revealing more of His Son to us and revealing more of His Son in us!"

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