Isaiah 53:5-6 “But 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. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Christ died for the iniquity of us all. Though it is difficult to fathom, He died for those that crucified Him. He died for those believers that had turned against Him. He died for those that clamored for his conviction. He died for those whose complacency had allowed him to be condemned. He died for the wolves that stirred up agitation in Jerusalem and He died for the sheep that had gone astray. He died for Pilate and He died for Peter.
While believers in our day are as complicit as those in Christ’s time in his death and condemnation, He died to restore all of us to Him. PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD NOT BE PARALYZED BY OUR COMPLICITY, BUT INSTEAD BE PROMPTED BY HIS COMPASSION. Christ’s crucifixion and current day condemnation do not enact inseparable or irreconcilable barriers between us and Him. After all, He died for this type of iniquity and welcomes our return and repentance. The same repentance that brings about individual healing can bring about national healing. We need it!