Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross – Colossians 2:14
Two things must not be missed: first, Jesus is the one doing the nailing at the cross.While it is true that he allowed the Roman soldiers to pin him down and pierce his hands and feet, fastening his body to the wood of the cross — it is also true that ultimately Jesus was in control of the entire situation.
Jesus prophesied of the cross before he ever hung on it; he also reminded his disciples that no one was able to take his life from him, but rather he would lay it down for his people. Jesus had come into the world for a purpose, and that purpose was to die, the just for the unjust, on the cross. Ultimately, it was Jesus who was nailing our sins to his cross when he allowed himself to be crucified.
Secondly, Jesus’ action on the cross accomplished something definite. He did not just die so that some people might potentially be saved. When Jesus was crucified, the long rap sheet of our sins was blotted out; he nailed it to his cross. Therefore, those for whom Christ died are certainly saved, having no more condemnation against them.
Are you among those whose sins Jesus took upon himself? Did Jesus Christ nail your criminal record to his cross? Then your record is clean and your sins have been blotted out.
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