The Identification of Christ with us.
Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary in fulfillment of the Edenic prophecy: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed….” Though Joseph was entrusted with raising up Jesus as his child, God was His Father. Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit with the Holy Seed: Christ the Living Word. Though Mary clothed the Word with human flesh, the Blood formed in the developing Christ-child in the womb was from the Seed of the Father.
The body of Jesus Christ was fully human; as concerning His flesh. It was no different than the flesh of any man or woman ever descended from Adam and Eve. And yet, the Blood flowing within the veins of His body, was and ever is, the very Blood of God!
Lev 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
The Substitution of Christ for us.
Identified as one of us, Jesus; as both the Son of God and the Son of Man, presented Himself before God in the Garden of Gethsemane as our sacrificial Substitute. Accepted as the only perfect Substitute by the Everlasting Father and Eternal Judge, Jesus drank to the dregs the cup of humanity’s iniquity; thus becoming identified with our sin, judgment, and punishment. All that we might go free.
Mat 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
1Jn 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Christ Jesus; our precious Substitute, was slain upon the Cross and then bore our sin and all of its results into the solitary depths of Hell where He endured the unspeakable terrors of God’s wrath due us. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son; the spotless Lamb of God, as our substitutionary sacrifice for the Atonement of our sins. His Blood was shed and the hand of God was heavy upon Him as “He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”