For he has delivered us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Colossians 1:13 & 14. 

Deliverance is the Divine Exchange

2 Corinthians 5:21 This is the divine exchange: he who knew no 1sin embraced our distortion; he appeared to be without form; this was the mystery of God’s prophetic 2poetry. He was disguised in our distorted image and marred with our iniquities; he took our sorrows, our pain and our shame to his grave and 3birthed his righteousness in us. He took our sins and we 3became his innocence. (du Toit, Francois. Mirror Study Bible) 

The word sin, is the word 1hamartia, from ha, negative or without and meros, portion or form, thus to be without your allotted portion or without form, pointing to a disorientated, distorted, bankrupt identity; the word meros, is the stem of morphe, as in 2 Corinthians 3:18 the word metamorphe, with form, which is the opposite of hamartia - without form. Sin is to live out of context with the blueprint of one’s design; to behave out of tune with God’s original harmony. The word, 2poema, often translated “made” like in, “he was made to be sin.” 

However, because of its context here I have translated poema to read prophetic poetry. As the scapegoat of the human race, he took on the distorted image of fallen mankind, he did not become a sinner, but the official representative of mankind’s sin. Then Paul uses the word 3ginomai, he birthed his righteousness in us since we were born anew in his resurrection from the dead. 

Deliverance is the Divine Exchange as we can totally see in Paul's life. I just love Paul, he had people murdered and wasn't hindered in his transformation of loving all people. When he realized what Christ did for him, he was transformed from the inside out. He received this divine presence of the living God. His very essence now lived in Paul. It lives in you. When I read the WORD, I ask my self if this scripture was written before Jesus was resurrected or after.

For if it was after it has greater impact for our personal future because we are created in Him. Before his ascension they were created in Adam. But when He was seated in heavenly places, He Sat Down completing the one new humanity in Himself. Deliverance from evil is the Divine Exchange. Taking the sin of the world away from all people. Our job is to believe that he did it for me and for all. Even then I don't have to believe, I have no choice. He already accomplished it. WOW! If people knew they were already truly loved by the Father, that He won't hurt them, it changes everything. If He is the author of someone's life how can He judge them that they are not yet saved. He is the author and completer, finisher of each person's life. Father draw all of us into that place of deep love so it will be revealed to others. Receive the knowledge He love you now, this very moment. Just talk to Him. Just like Paul did, he just talked to him. In 3 days, you can be transformed if you give Him a chance to love you. He has always been with you; I know you have heard Him speaking and it was only love.

Hosea 6:2 "After two days he will revive us, on the third day, he will raise us up!" (MSB)

Ephesians 2:5 (MSB) This is how grace rescued us: while we were yet in that state of dead-ness and indifference in our 1deviations, we were co-quickened together with Christ! We had nothing to do with it. By 2grace you are - having been saved! Grace defines us and interprets our salvation.  

God the Father rewarded all mankind with His great love for all eternity. When you are given a reward, you don't have anything to do with it. He made the exchange for all your family and you. 

The word often translated, trespasses, παράπτωμα paraptoma from para close proximity and pipto, to descend from a higher place to a lower; to stop flying, ptomaine, to fly. Losing altitude speaks of mankind’s fallen mindset. Colossians 3:1-3. The sentence, 2χάριτί στε σεσσμένοι - literally translates, "By grace you are - having been saved!" We had no contribution to our salvation! God’s Master-Plan unfolded in the mystery of the gospel declaring our joint inclusion in Christ’s death and resurrection. 

This is the mystery of grace; God reveals us in Christ! Now we may know, even as we have always been known! 1 Corinthians 13:12. Of God's doing are we in Christ! 1 Corinthians 1:30. God saw us in Christ, in his death and resurrection before we saw ourselves there! He declared mankind's co-resurrection with Christ 800 BC. This is the only scripture in the entire Old Testament that specifically mentions the third day resurrection and it includes us! 

1 Peter 1:3 (MSB)So let us 1boast about it and bless the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with articulate acclaim! We were 2born anew, when Jesus was raised from the dead! He reconnected us to our original genesis. This new birth endorses and celebrates the 3expectation of the ages; God’s eternal love dream concludes in life! 

The word, 1eulogetos, means to brag, to bless, to speak well of. Jesus reminds Nicodemus that we are born anouthen, from above, [John 3:3, and John 3:13 No one can fully engage in heaven’s perspective, unless one’s heavenly origin is realized! The Son of man declares mankind’s co-genesis from above!] and now through our joint resurrection, we are reconnected again to our original identity as sons. We have deliverance He made the Divine Exchange for all Humanity.

The word 2anagennao, from ana, upward, reconnecting with anouthen - John 3:3 - from above, where we came from in the first place; and gennao, to regenerate, to give birth. As much as his death brought dramatic closure to our futile and failed attempts to justify and define ourselves, our co-resurrection rebooted the original blueprint of our Maker’s image and likeness in us. 3"A living hope" - the expectation of the ages concluding in life. 

We are not far from him because deliverance is the Divine Exchange. We came from heaven and he breathed life into us. We are not distant; we are not praying outside of ourselves for we have the "ark" of God in us already. You are not separated from him and never have been, he is in you at all times. He will never leave you meaning he can't get out of you. You are sealed with the blood of Jesus no matter what you try His manifest power has come to your aide. You are in him for all eternity. 

By Valerie Rounsfull 7/8/2020