The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6
The amazing truth that God has laid your sins on Jesus will be your greatest incentive in fighting the sins that have haunted you. When you see that your sin was laid on Jesus, you will know that you cannot continue in it any longer.
William Perkins, who was a 16th Century preacher, grasped this truth. He said, “Every man must be settled without doubt that he was the man that crucified Christ.”
If you take seriously that your sin, your transgression, and your guilt was laid on Jesus—if you see that what He suffered was because of your pride, your lust, your greed, your self-indulgence—then your heart will be stirred to a deeper repentance.
Who crucified Jesus? “It was Judas. It was Herod. It was Pontius Pilate. It was the Roman soldiers. It was the crowd. And it was me.”
“It was my sin that nailed Him there, until it was accomplished. God laid my sin on His own dear Son.” Jesus said, “Charge it to me.” Realizing this, how can you continue in sin any longer?
If you can see the sin that has too often prevailed over you was truly laid on Jesus, you will be strengthened in your battle against it. If you love Jesus, you will hate what hurt Him, and hating what hurt Him will deepen your repentance.
There is an old hymn that describes the effect of knowing your sins were laid on Jesus:
When I survey the wondrous cross,
On which the Prince of Glory died;
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
Can you see that your sins were laid on Jesus, and that you had a part in crucifying Him?