Complete Satisfaction

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. – John 10:28

It must be enough to make believers live that Christ lives; for first, Christ’s life is a proof that His work has accomplished the absolution of His people from their sins. He would have been in the tomb to this hour had He not made a complete satisfaction for their sins but His rising again from the dead is the testimony of God that He has accepted the atonement of His dear Son; His resurrection is our full acquittal. Then if the living Christ be our acquittal, how can God condemn us to die for sins which He has by the fact of Christ’s resurrection declared to be forever blotted out? If Jesus lives, how can we die? Shall there be two deaths for one sin, the death of Christ and the death of those for whom He died? God forbid that there should be any such injustice with the Most High. The very fact that Jesus lives, proves that our sin has been atoned for, that we are absolved, and therefore cannot die.

Jesus is the representative of those for whom He is the federal head. Shall the representative live, and yet those represented die? How shall the living represent the dead? But in His life I see my own life, for as Levi was in the loins of Abraham, so is every saint in the loins of Christ, and the life of Christ is representatively the life of all His people. Moreover, He is the surety for His people, under bonds and pledges to bring His redeemed safely home. His own declaration is, “I give unto My sheep eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of My hands.” Will He break His covenant bonds? Shall His suretyship be cast to the winds? It cannot be. The fact that if any of His people for whom He died, to whom He has given spiritual life, should after all die, Christ would be disappointed of His intent, which supposition involves the grossest blasphemy. What so many shall He have for His reward? The purchase-price shall not be given in vain; a redemption so marvelous as that which He has presented upon the tree shall never in any degree become a failure. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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