The entire gospel message revolves around the historical event that we celebrate today, Good Friday.
700 years before Christ was crucified, Isaiah wrote: "We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:6)
Derick Prince on his book "Blessing or Curse: You Can Choose" reminds us of the Divine exchange that took place on the cross. On the cross all the evil due to us came upon Jesus and all the good due to Jesus might be offered to us.
In this Divine exchange:
• Jesus was punished that we might be forgiven.
• Jesus was wounded that we might be healed.