What did Jesus do on the cross that we couldn’t do for ourselves?
Jesus stood in our place. God stepped in to bear the consequences of our sin. And in doing so, Christ defeated the powers, in principle, ending the cosmic war. If we will yield to God, he transports us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of his beloved Son.
On this day after Easter, live into the truth that you have been transported.
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