As one reads, one understands better why Christ had to suffer and what His suffering accomplished.
Dr Rajan provides a detailed portrayal of how & why God placed mankind's guilt and punishment on Jesus, punishing Him so mankind could be forgiven.
He brings it down to the individual when he urges that if the enemy reminds one of one's past, one should remember that God has said He would remember one's sins no more – as in the words of Jeremiah:
They shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. (Jeremiah 31:34b)
“If God does not remember, why should you?” Dr Rajan asks, adding that there are people who are physically sick because they are still carrying the guilt of the past. “Jesus bore your punishment so that you would have forgiveness,” he says.
Dr Rajan speaks of the healing which comes from Jesus' sufferings for mankind. He quotes Isaiah 5:3-4, which Matthew also quotes in his gospel:
When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. (Matthew 8:16-17)
Dr Rajan shows from the scripture that Christ was made sin with the sinfulness of man so that man could be clothed with His righteousness:
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
He also shows that Christ tasted death for every man, that having died man's death, man might have His life:
But we see Jesus, made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. (Hebrews 2:9)
And he shows that Jesus was made a curse for mankind's sake so that mankind, being relieved of the curse, could receive heaven's blessings:
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Galatians 3:13-14)
By these and many other examples Dr Rajan convinces his reader of the great exchange that took place at Calvary.
He tells his reader how to be proactive about being free of the curse, announcing “7 ways to be free”.
Dr Rajan writes of the spirit of Poverty and how to break its influence over one's life on the grounds of the great exchange. He writes of things to come in the financial world and how to be in a position of not having to worry. “God is interested and concerned about your finances and needs,” he says.
He speaks of Master Keys. He says one can ask God for wisdom, especially in times of global uncertainty. He writes of the wisdom that can only be found in Christ.
He writes of prayer and fasting for specific purposes, and some important principles involved. He gives reasons why one should pray and fast. He writes of ways to reason one's case before God.
One of the Master Keys he outlines is giving. “Make giving the centre of your life,” he says. He likens giving to planting seed and says it's important to plant your best seed, and to plant it in fertile soil – soil that is producing a harvest. One should speak to the seed and tell it what it should accomplish, he says, adding that the seed needs the nourishment of prayer, faith and expectation. “I water the seed by the Word of God,” he says, referencing promises of fruitfulness. “Every time I speak the Word over it, I water the seed.”
Another Master Key, he says, is our confession, or profession. He outlines principles about confession – what it is, what one should confess, the reason for it. Confession produces results, he says, and quotes Romans 10:9-10:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Dr Rajan gives examples of how he prays. His prayers are full of thanksgiving based on the promises inherent in the Word of God, and he includes confessing who Jesus is to the individual. This, he says, activates the blessing and authority that follows from the various offices of Christ.
To help the reader develop prayers of confession and declaration based on the offices of Christ, he outlines the offices.
In another section he outlines seven areas God says in His Word that He wants to bless one, giving scripture references for each. They are: abundance, assurance, confidence, favour, rest, provision, riches.
He convinces from the scriptures that Abraham's blessings belong to the sincere believer in Christ. The understanding of this, he says, is one of the Master Keys. He begins this chapter by getting out of the way the notion of many Christians that it is not God's will and purpose to prosper one.
Another Master Key is accepting God's challenge to prove Him, he says. And another is seeking and accepting godly counsel.
He speaks of Satan disarmed and defeated at the cross of Calvary. And he explores the attributes of the Kingdom of God. He talks of God's armour and one's position in Christ.
There is a chapter about the flesh and witchcraft, which he says are two major weapons the enemy uses against man. And there is a chapter on deliverance from witchcraft.
He writes about the “present evil age” spoken of in Galatians 1:4, and outlines the manifestations of self-centredness. He presents the difference between the Spirit of God and the spirit of the world.
In the Kingdom of God, he says, the currency is faith, the constitution is the Word of God, communication is through prayer, one's coach is the Holy Spirit, one's captain is Jesus Christ, one's conduct is by the beatittudes and one's confession is that one is a citizen of the Kingdom.
Read Part I: here
The Great Xchange is published by Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson USA, and can be purchased on www.amazon.com and www.koorong.com
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version.