Representative is too small a word, but Christ is every believer’s representative before God. He is their Surety and their covenant Head (Psalm 119:122-123; Hebrews 7:22; Romans 5:12-21). Believers possess the obedience of their representative (Romans 5:19). They have the righteousness of their representative (Romans 3:21-22; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Jeremiah 23:6). They have the satisfaction to God of their representative (Romans 3:24-25; 1 John 2:2). They have the approval and acceptance of their representative (Ephesians 1:4). They are accepted for the sake of Him who stands before God and intercedes to God for them (Romans 8:34). They are forgiven for Christ's sake (Ephesians 4:32). They are accepted in Christ, the Beloved (Ephesians 1:5). There is nothing true of God that is not true of Christ (Colossians 2:9). Believers are in Christ. Therefore, believers are complete in Him (Colossians 2:10). Christ is all to God and all to every believer (Colossians 3:11). Is the Lord Jesus Christ all your standing and all in your coming to God? Is He all to you?
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Pastor Rick Warta