He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:

Today I am going to teach you a truth that will set you free. It will make your heart sing. It will change your mourning into dancing. It will give you eagle’s wings. When you enter My Kingdom forever the impact of what I am telling you today will overwhelm you with gratitude you cannot contain. It gave Me great joy to give you this gift, and it gives Me great joy when you share that joy with Me. And despite the shame and pain He bore for you it gave My Son great joy to redeem you and set you free.

And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout. Psalm 105:43.

“Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me; O LORD, be my helper. You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, that my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever. Psalm 30:10-12.

Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High; “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” Psalm 50:14-15.

I have given to you as a gift the joy of the forgiven lifestyle, setting you free to never ending fellowship with Me. Come with confidence to My throne of grace for you are already seated there in Christ.

Now open the ears of your heart, you who are in Christ Jesus by receiving Him as your Lord, and listen to what I will now say:

No matter what sin you did, it is not YOUR fault.

You may be thinking that it was your fault. And your next thought may be, “If it is not my fault, whose fault is it?”

Now you will have to ponder this, but I think you will understand it. It was your fault, your sin, your debt, your mistake, your illness, your shame, your pain, but when you took Jesus as your Lord, He took all your faults, your sins, your debts, your mistakes, your illnesses, your shame, and your pains from that moment on as if they were His own. It was no longer YOUR fault, it became HIS. And then He took care of it. It was your sin but when you received Jesus as Lord it became HIS. He took ownership though He had never sinned, and then He and I took care of it.

I made Jesus who knew no sin to be sin on your behalf, so that you might become righteous with My own righteousness in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21.

This does not mean He is to blame or that He caused it. No, it means that He took it away from you and He took care of it, so it is over and gone as if it had never been before Me. So now He presents you holy, blameless, and beyond reproach before Me. Colossians 1:22. Get it out of your head that you are forgiven but your guilt remains. Go to the mirror right now, stare in your eyes, and tell yourself out loud, “It is not YOUR fault. He took it and He took care of it.” You do not own it anymore.

Now, please go deeper with Me. If someone told you they took your debt, but they never paid it, then you still owe the creditor and the creditor has not been made whole. And neither have you. You would still avoid him if you could not pay. But if someone took your debt and paid it, your creditor is whole and so are you. You do not avoid your creditor; it is like it never happened because it is all paid in full.

And what if the one who took over your debt even paid more than you owed? Then the creditor is blessed beyond merely what was owed.

You owed Me a huge debt for your sins. But My Son took that debt away from you as if it were His own debt and He paid it in full, plus a bonus to Me. He paid it by nailing it to the Cross and shedding every drop of His Blood to redeem you from your debts. One drop would have done it, but He gave it all. You have super abundant forgiveness flowing to you from Me, from My heart to yours forever.

Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore He is able also to save completely and forever, to the uttermost, those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:24-25.

But keep going along with Me. If I had not raised Him from the dead, debt, sin, disease, and pain free, as I revealed to My apostle Paul, “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.” 1 Corinthians 15:17. Why? Because that would mean I had not accepted the payment as sufficient. But I raised Him as your receipt for payment in full. He was delivered over because of your transgressions and was raised because of your justification. Romans 4:25.

Do you see why His death was your death, and His resurrection is your victory? It is not just His private death and His victory. He did it bearing your faults, sins, debts, failures, diseases, and any other evil work in your life, and when I raised Him, I raised you with Him, free and whole, as if sin had never been. Not just forgiven, but as pure as the whitest snow. Pure light.

Though your sins were as scarlet, I made them white as snow. How? My Son took them on Himself and gave you His purity, and when He paid the divine sentence for your sins and offenses, I accepted the payment, and raised Him up to My throne from the depths of hell. And you came up in Him by substitution and identification. I accepted His payment of your sins and everything else that enslaved you and divided you from Me. It is gone.

Do not stop at the Cross and wallow in your sins, go on to the Resurrection, with all that gone, but do not stop there. Go on to Pentecost, for as Peter told the astonished crowd, what they heard and saw meant Jesus was no longer forsaken, as He cried carrying your sins on the Cross, He was home in Glory with all sins gone and paid. Acts 2:32-33. And then what happened? All those who had been freed from the slavery of sin and led out to freedom got filled with My Holy Spirit! Acts 2:38.

But do not stop there! Where do you get access to by the Spirit through the new and living way that Jesus paved by His Blood? Into the Holy of Holies in fellowship with Me! Ephesians 2:18; Hebrews 10:19-22. Jesus took your faults and sins to not just get you free, holy, blameless, and without reproach, but to bring you into intimate fellowship with Me in the secret place of the Most High, My very throne room, and seated you with Me there. Ephesians 2:6; Hebrews 4:14-16. This is the joy of unending fellowship with everlasting Love.

Are you understanding? You must understand this to never again torment yourself with fear of rejection by Me due to your sins, faults, omissions, and whatever else you have done or do on any particular day through weakness or by walking in the flesh instead of the spirit for a moment. Like David did, which caused him so much guilt and pain. Just read Psalm 51 and you may feel like that too.

Make it your intention and prayer to avoid these things and stay close to Me and you will, but if you do fall into fault, confess your sins to Me and I am faithful and true to cleanse you of all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9. And how do I do that? I already took them off you and put them on Jesus. My apostle Paul wrote this message to you, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21.

He is the scapegoat. It is as if you were innocent and He is guilty. He gets punished, because He took your fault, your sin, your failing, your unrighteousness, and every other evil deed or thing.

If He took all your sins but was never punished, they would still be running around, but they were punished severely in Him and He was raised up sinless. He got rid of them and when He did, they were gone completely. No longer on Him, they are no longer on you. They are gone. Blown away like the ashes from the burnt offering. You have beauty now instead of ashes.

I told My prophet Malachi, “And for you who revere My Name, the Sun of Righteousness (the Light of the world, the LORD your righteousness) will rise (I raised Him from the dead) with healing in His wings and you shall go forth and skip like calves from the stall!” Malachi 4:2 (Malachi 3:20). For I, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” am the One who has shone in your hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of My glory in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6.

I want to discuss with you the prophecy I spoke to Malachi about My Son. You who revere My Name. I gave Jesus My Name, but I gave Him a very particular Name also, “Jesus,” which, in Hebrew is the name “Yeshuah,” which means “Salvation.” And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which you must be saved. Acts 4:12.

Do you see why? He is the only sinless man since Adam, being born from above by the imperishable seed of My Word and not by the seed corrupted by Adam when Adam was born again by a lie, so Jesus alone is qualified to take your faults and sins and give you His purity. For He knew no sin, never did a sin, and never broke one of My Commandments. He is the unblemished Lamb. He also had an eternal life in the flesh to give, which no descendant of Adam did, as we discussed in prior Life Lessons.

But to go on, He came into the world as its Light and I tell you I raised Him up with healing in His wings. The Word in Hebrew used in the original way I spoke it is “kanaph” which means “wings,” like the wings of a bird or of angels, but it has other meanings too. It has to do with extremities, extensions, like wings are. You do not recognize it in English as the same word, but it also is used for the corners of a garment, the end of a robe, or the robe itself. I told Moses, “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners (kanaph) of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner (kanaph) a cord of blue. It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember אֶת all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes (feelings, the flesh), after which you played the harlot, so that you may remember to do all אֶת My commandments and be holy to your God. I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD your God.” Numbers 15:38-40. Do you see the Aleph Tav (אֶת) in there? That is the sign of My Son, the alpha to the omega (the aleph to the tav). He is My Word, from the A to the Z, for all words are made from the letters of the alphabet. He kept all My commandments for you and now you keep His. John 15:10. Believe in His Name and love one another as He commanded you. 1 John 3:23.

But back to kanaph. You also see Me use this Word in the book of Ruth in the two ways. Boaz told Ruth she had come to seek refuge under My wings (kanaph), Ruth 2:12, but later I use the same Word when she comes in at night when he is threshing grain and lies at his feet. When he awakens and is surprised to see her there, she asks him to spread his covering (kanaph) over her. She is asking him to be her kinsman redeemer. Ruth 3:9. To pay for her freedom and make her his own responsibility.

And I use the word “kanaph” when David cuts off the end of Saul’s robe in the cave to describe the end of his robe. 1 Samuel 24:4-5.

Do you see now why the woman with the issue of blood just wanted to touch the corner of Jesus’ garment? She knew that when the LORD your righteousness would rise there would be healing in His kanaph. And that was where the tassels of His garment would be in accordance with My instructions to Moses. And she knew in those was the healing power of the Messiah.

And back to the Malachi prophecy. Once the Sun of Righteousness was raised up with healing in His wings, I tell you that you who revere My Name shall go forth and skip like calves from the stall! Your kinsman redeemer, your brother Jesus, has paid your debt and brought you out of slavery for your debts, Leviticus 25:47-49, to total freedom. He took responsibility, took on the obligation of your debt to Me. And His payment was counted as yours.

Do you see now why there is no condemnation now for those who are in Christ Jesus? Romans 8:1. Not only because He took your condemnation but because He actually took your faults, sins, debts, diseases, etc. as His own. They are not yours anymore. Take a good breath and relax. It is not YOUR fault. He took it and made it HIS. How can you ignore so great a salvation? Be overflowing with gratitude. And this will keep you from sin.

My Son once told the scribes and Pharisees, “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” John 8:24. Do you see why now? Unless you take Him as your Lord, He cannot take your faults as His own. It is still YOUR fault, your sin, your debt, your disease, your shame, and your pain, but if you will receive Him, He will take all those things from you and take care of them for you. And you will have His righteousness, purity, and perfections as your own. In Him, I make you complete.

But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31.

Don’t boast about your own righteousness, boast about Mine, for in Jesus it is yours! Like Mary say, “He who is almighty has done great things for me!”

He is the “Lamb of God” who takes away the sins of the world. As Abraham told his son, Isaac when he asked where the sacrifice was, “God Himself will supply the Lamb.” No one else would do. Only a sinless one. And none of you born of Adam’s seed were. But Jesus was born not of perishable but imperishable seed, My living and enduring Word.

If you are not growing in virtue and love by knowing the greatness of who I have made you in Christ you do not know how I have purified you in Him.

For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. 2 Peter 1:10.

You have been purified through and through by the blood of My Son by which He entered the Holy of Holies having paid eternal redemption once for all. And this alone can cleanse your conscious of dead works. If you recall, Paul had Christians put to death before He saw My Son, but he told you that his conscience was totally clear, though he called himself the greatest of all sinners. Why? He understood it was no longer HIS fault. I had so loved him, that I gave My Son to be his righteousness and take Paul’s faults to be HIS own.

When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3. And I sat you there with Him and anointed you with His same anointing, the oil of joy. Hebrews 1:9.

In Christ, it is no longer YOUR fault, YOUR sin, YOUR debt, or YOUR disease. It is HIS and He took care of it. He took it out of the way completely. He nailed it to the Cross. And I made peace with you through the blood of His Cross.

Forget the shame and guilt you have, the regrets, the torment, the things that you ask Me to forgive you, but never feel totally forgiven and clean because underneath you still see it as your fault. But I tell you now, it is not YOUR fault any longer, when you took Jesus as Lord, though He did not do it or cause it, He took it as HIS fault and then He took care of it. Or should I say I took care of it in Him?

I love you. Do you realize the wisest thing you ever did or can do is receive Jesus as your Lord? There is no other way you can join in unending fellowship with Me without your sins getting in the way. But once you are in Him, there is no sin in you anymore. It is not your sin. It becomes His, not because He did it, but because He took ownership of it for you. Say “amen” to that. It is a place of joy and celebration with no intimidation or regret. Gone. Free to skip like a calf out of the stall. And the good news is, once you know this, Satan can never trap you in sin again. You become untouchable. Live pure, you already are. Step up to who you are and walk in a manner worthy of what you have received. My Spirit in you will show you how. A life free of sin is pure joy, it is freedom at its best.

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:34-36.