“He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me” (Matthew 27:45-46)?
“Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 2:24).
Foretold long before by the prophet Isaiah, on the cross the Lord Jesus took the punishment for sin, and, as a result, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). Remember, it was not the physical sufferings of Christ that atoned for sin, but those sufferings in the three hours of darkness.That was when God laid our sins on Him, and we read, “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).