Why did Jesus have to die on the cross is a SO THAT.
What is the SO THAT? It is really important that the Holy Spirit reveals HIS so that to you.
2 Corinthians 5:21Amplified Bible (AMP)
21 He made Christ who knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so thatin Him we would become the righteousness of God[that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by His gracious loving kindness].
2 Corinthians 5:21New American Standard Bible (NASB)
21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Stop and meditate on this scripture. Read it and receive all that it has for you. Read it again and again.
God loved all mankind so that through HIS love and sacrifice of Jesus’ death on the cross we could become the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
This understanding of Righteousness does not come through intellectual knowledge but is revealed through the Holy Spirit. We have been trained in right behavior, not in right believing.
Righteousness is a state of being. We have been transformed from a state of being as a sinner to a state of being the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
There is nothing you did which made you a sinner. Your behavior did not make you a sinner. It was Adam’s behavior which caused the fall of mankind and our being as a sinner. You are born in the being of a sinner. There is nothing you can do or perform which changes you to being the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
It is what Jesus Christ did is the big “so that” which transforms you through the death and blood of Jesus on the cross. This is the Divine exchange of mankind’s sin for God’s Righteousness in Christ Jesus.
God desires a relationship with HIS children so that HE who knew no sin became sin so that God’s love for HIS CHILDREN will bring them into right standing with HIM. This standing is just like we have never sinned.
You are a new creation transformed through the Blood of Jesus with a new DNA.