2 Reasons Why Believers Should Celebrate The Sacrifice Of Jesus For The World
Its been over 200 years since the coming, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus, and the larger part of the world still has no clue what He came for. More than half of the world is yet to figure out that they were part of the plan behind His coming into this world.
You see, the earthly walk of Jesus was for a definite reason. And though that reason wasn't exactly to die, it was necessary that He sacrificed Himself in order to fulfill the ultimate reason for His coming.
So, in this post, we are going to be looking at a few of the reasons why Jesus had to come into the world in the first place.
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1. To Make Peace Between God And Man
When we get back to the very beginning of creation before there was ever sin, everything was so cool between God and man. We read that God would come in the evening times to have chats with the first man.
As a matter of fact, it wasn't really a God and servant relationship at the time. It was more like a rapport between friends. However, all that was until sin came in.
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. (Eph 2:14-16)
After man sinned and became short of God's glory, their relationship was estranged, and that was one of the reasons Jesus had to come. He came to make peace between God and man so that the original friendship and rapport that existed could be restored.
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Now, because of what He has done, God is no longer mad at us, and we can now be bold in coming to God.
2. To Deliver Us From Sin And Its Consequences
If there is anything you should know about sin, it is the fact that sin has grievous consequences, that is the primary reason God is against us committing them in the first place. He loves us too much to fold His arms and watch us take steps that are guaranteed to hurt us.
However, the fact remains that everyone born into this world was born into sin. It has nothing to do with whether or not we have done wrong. It is first and foremost a thing of nature rather than action.
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. (Heb 2:14-15)
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So, one of the things Jesus came to do was to deliver us from the nature of sin, thus making it possible for us to walk in righteousness and please God. Apart from what He did, it would have been impossible for any of us to consider pleasing God because the very nature with which we were born into this world wouldn't permit us.
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses. (Col 2:13)
The Application To The Believer Today
Next time you think about the fact Jesus was born into this world, or that He died, don't feel sorry for Him. Rather you should rejoice because His birth and death is one that changed our lives and gave us a brighter future.
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Now, we can look forward to the future with hope because we know someone already paid the ultimate price for our peace and well-being in God. As a believer, this is definitely something to bear in mind when going through the darkest times in your life.