In my previous post SONS OF GOD IV, we focused on the incarnation of Jesus the Son of God, reasons for his incarnation, the miracle of his incarnation and then the uniqueness of the human beingness of Jesus Christ. In this post, we shall try to draw down the curtains on Jesus, the Son of God by looking at the significance of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God.
At the very beginning of Jesus’ public life, prophet John De Baptist, whose birth, life and mission were to prepare the way of the lord, introduces him to the world as the Lamb of God with the ultimate mission of taking away the sin of the world. The focus of Jesus’ mission was not the sins of the world but the sin. The sin that we are looking at is the taproot of all other personal sins. The sin Adam committed brought spiritual death on the entire human race. When that foundation laid by Adam I, is destroyed, then the absolute power of mastery Satan holds over the entire human race will come to an end and then each human being will be left with the choice of whom he will submit to.
Was Jesus born to die? Absolutely yes! The purpose of the incarnation of Jesus was death, not just physical death but the ultimate death, spiritual death.
For God to redeem (buy back) man, He had to identify completely with man.
Man was human (humus + man: clay + spirit), God had to become human
Man sinned; Jesus couldn’t sin but was made sin on our behalf (not made to)
ADAM: So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. Genesis 3:6 RSV
JESUS: For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Heb 4:15-16 NASU
Adam died spiritually on the very day he sinned, Jesus died spiritually the very day he was sin
ADAM: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die." Genesis 2:17 RSV
JESUS: About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lamasabachthani?"-which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Matt 27:46
Adam died physically years later and Jesus died physically too a few hours later
ADAM: Thus all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died. Genesis 5:5RSV
JESUS: And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Matt 27:50 NKJV
Don’t get confused. Jesus had a mission to accomplish when he came on earth as the Son of God. Everything Jesus did prior to His betrayal and going to the cross was to show to man what God had intended for the creation of the human race.
Having mentioned that, let’s not lose track of His mission: to get to the very chamber of hell and break that slavery code of spiritual death over the whole of creation. This code was what prevented any human being from accessing and walking in eternal life, God’s very kind of life, Zoe. There were no other legal means of getting there except to use the very means that all humans who got there used: spiritual death followed by physical death. Anyone who ever went to hell or shall ever go to hell must, by divine requirement, be spiritually dead at the point of departing from this world. Jesus had to fulfil this in order to have an audience with that old Traitor angel, the one who caused mayhem in heaven 1000s of years ago and who has also succeeded in disconnecting the whole earth and its inhabitants from its original government. Jesus had come to confront the rebel leader and take back this colony of heaven and her citizens to Himself.
Really, if Satan had known this fact of Jesus’ coming, he wouldn’t have laid a finger on Him.
The death of Jesus, the Son of God is what actually begins our redemption process. I really need you to take time to digest what you have read before we consider the death of Jesus proper in my next post.
If you haven’t really met Him personally, or have been living a life contrary to Him, I think it’s time for you to reconsider Him. I humbly invite you to Please pray this sincere prayer out now:
‘Lord Jesus, I come to you today for I now see you for whom you really are. I am a sinner, I cannot help myself. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood. Deliver me from sin and Satan, to serve the living God. Today, Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord and my Saviour. Thank you for saving me! Now I know, I am born again!’
If you have prayed this prayer in faith, you are born again, saved, a child of God.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them, that believe on his name
1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. As simple as it may seem to you, you are saved or born again by this prayer of faith. You have been restored to sonship. Get a bible if you don’t have one yet and start reading it for yourself. May the Holy Spirit also be your guide.
Please leave a comment below for me to know how this has helped you. Be at liberty too to connect with me if you have any personal spiritual concerns. I’ll be more than interested to be of help in any way the Lord makes it possible.
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