A Preferred Position
From the archives of Oral Roberts – Second of two parts
Under the new covenant in Christ, we’re in the preferred position of being joint-heirs with him. This gives us:
The covenant right to complete deliverance: “I thirst (John 19:28).” The excruciating pain Christ suffered defies our imagination. He suffered so that we might be made whole: 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 (Isaiah 53:5). Each one of us knows suffering; each one of us needs healing in some area of our lives. Because Jesus bore our sufferings on the Cross, there is now covenant healing for our whole person.
The covenant right to victory, even in the face of death: “It is finished (John 19:30).” When Jesus Christ was lifted up on the Cross, suspended between earth and heaven, He reached up with the right hand of His divine nature and took hold of an offended God. With the left hand of His humanity, He reached down and took hold of offending sinners, and with the last strength He had, He pulled God down and man up and reconciled them. Then He said, It is finished. There is victory in the Cross, and our reconciliation with God is the beginning of that victory.
The covenant right of everlasting life with God: “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit (Luke 23:46).” There is immortality in the Cross. There’s life for us in the cross… in this world and beyond. Through Christ’s death on the Cross, we can have eternal life.
When you repent … believe… and call upon Jesus to be your Savior, all the new covenant rights are yours!