Paid In Full
John 11:25: Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
When Jesus died on the cross He did not stay dead. I am so glad He did not stay dead. I am glad He could not be held by death.
Acts 2:23: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
Romans 3:25: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
One definition of the word propitiation is an atoning victim. Jesus was willingly the victim who paid the wages of our sin. I once heard a teaching that Bible translators could not find a sufficient word to describe what Jesus did for us. They purportedly combined two words at one. Jesus was separated from God on our behalf so that we could be made at one with Him, at-one-ment, atonement.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
The word atone does not appear in the Bible but means to make amends for. The righteous judgment of God the Father on our sin was satisfied by God the Son when He died on the cross. Jesus resurrection was the evidence that the Father was satisfied with His sacrifice. Jesus* sacrifice was the ONLY thing that could accomplish that. Pastor Dan Lupton likened Jesus resurrection to a receipt that was stamped by God the Father PAID IN FULL. The wages of our sin were paid in full by Jesus* death.
Isaiah 53:4: Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But 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. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
1 Corinthians 15:17: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Romans 5:17: For if by one man*s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man*s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Hebrews 10:4: For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
John 19:30: When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Romans 6:10: For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.