2 Corinthians 8:9 (AMP)
9For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).
In 2 Corinthians 8:9, apostle Paul is telling us that for us, Jesus became poor so that we, through Jesus’ poverty, might be made rich.
Jesus took on all of our sins and our poverty on the cross. Jesus was put through the worse treatment anyone can endure. He was spit on, He was stripped naked, He was beaten where His skin separated from His bones. He was broken and stabbed and yet he could still manage to walk with the cross on His shoulder. He was able to endure the nailing on the cross and plead for our forgiveness. He thought about everyone but Himself. He did all this so we could be rich and saved from our sins.
Do you know anyone who would endure the worse pain anyone could bare for you? I don’t. I would like to think someone could do that for me but I highly doubt another person could do this for me. He was tortured, tormented and humiliated by the Roman Soldiers and more. It is unimaginable what He actually went through and it was all for us. What other crime could warrant such treatment? He did nothing but spread healing and love and to be treated in such a manner for doing nothing but good. You just have to know he loved us beyond words. Today we are rich and free from damnation.
A divine exchange occurred at Calvary: Your sin for His goodness and your poverty for His foundation. Because of this exchange you can be the head and not the tail. You can only be above and not beneath. He is the reason that you can be blessed and to be a blessing.
Put your trust in His presence in your life and what His finished work has accomplished for you.
The above message is from myself and Pastor Joseph Prince of “Meditate for Success.” http://bit.ly/IC0Nv3
God’s Blessings to you and yours; Rev Lizz