How does the process of reconciliation take place? It begins with righteousness and ends with it. First, God has to grant it. If he grants it, then the end result is inevitably whatever he chooses from that first preconception. In the case of reconciliation, God does not have to impute His righteousness on our behalf. However, in His radical mercy, God chose to impute His tremendously beautiful perfection on us, while He took full responsibility for every sin we have ever committed. He gave Himself. He sacrificed his perfect, blameless body by becoming intimate with our sin in order that we might receive his blameless righteousness. Since he granted, initiated, and accomplished this plan, the factor of us receiving the complete wholeness of His righteousness is inevitable. He horrifically bore our sin, and we delicately inherit His righteousness. That is why my former college pastor, Kevin, calls it the great switcharoo. It is the greatest, most significant trade ever developed in the history of mankind.
God, who by no means, has the right to interact with mankind period somehow takes on human flesh to interact with mankind. He not only interacts with us. He loves us. HE SEES OUR POTENTIAL WHEN WE THINK WE HAVE NONE. When all we can see is the guiltiness, the rottenness, and the shamefulness of our sin; He reveals to us the marred figure of His Son, and shows us that we are righteous, because of Christ's astounding sacrifice. Brothers and sisters, HE HAS IMPUTED HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ON US!!!! :) We are holy and blameless before His throne. We have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the realm of His beloved Son, because He has forgiven us all our trespasses (Colossians 1:13-14). He has reconciled us, redeemed us, revitalized us, forgiven us. We should be leaping for joy at this amazing prospect. He, who reconciled us, does not count our trespasses against us. As the Psalmist says in Psalm 103:12, we can fully rest assured that God will never bring our sins to the table again. They were crucified with Christ once and for all. Therefore, our sin does not take center stage. Instead, Christ's imputed righteousness, given to us, steals the spotlight. All because He chose to reconcile us.
Sola Deo Gloria!!!!!