Long before Jesus was born, He was prophesied of by men of the Old Testament. David was one of these great men. Though he had sinned greatly in the sight of God, God forgave Him. He had mercy upon His soul. For when he came to the Lord, he came in worship and praise. In one of these moments that he thought upon the Lord, he saw 1“the son of man”. He saw God making him lower than the angels, by being born on the earth. Jesus’s mission was to save all mankind and because He died for our sins, on the cross, we can be forgiven. We just need to turn from our sins and plead for His mercy. After His resurrection He was 1“crowned him with glory and honour”. In heaven, God the Father gave His Son dominion over all the works of His hands. He 1“put all things under his feet”. What an amazing thing to read in Psalm 8:3-6. These verses are a crowning representation of our Lord in the flesh and then receiving glory and honor in heaven after His death on the cross. This must have given David great hope to see 1“the son of man” come down to pay his debt. To see Jesus humble himself to become man that we might be saved. Think about what this meant to the people throughout the ages when they learned about Savior coming down to redeem them. And Jesus did just that, when He came down in the flesh. We can all look forward in faith for Jesus paid it all for us that we might live again. Our debts are paid in full if we simply follow Him.
This prophecy of Jesus coming down in the flesh is essential to our salvation. It is so important that we understand the importance of His life and death on the cross. Only He will give entrance to heaven. For He has been given all dominion. 2His judgments are just. We can find mercy in this life through repentance and trusting in the Lord. Only in this life will we have another chance to walk on His path. 3After this life, we will be judged by our works. If our name is not written in the book of life then we didn’t 4walk in our faith. Only those people that believed in Jesus and followed Him are saved. They made themselves right with God while on earth. Their hearts were knit in the Holy Spirit. The people, in this life, that didn’t live for Him will have sore consequences. Since their names are not in the book of life, they will be 3“cast into the lake of fire”. While the believers in Christ will be lifted up to be with Jesus in the heavens forever. It is so important that each of you understand the need to follow Jesus. Don’t wait till tomorrow to repent and come to Christ. Take care of your selves with God today. I pray that you remember this great prophecy of Jesus for it is life changing. Oh Lord, I give my life to You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. Though I am a sinner, I put my trust in You. I ask for Your forgiveness and mercy. Teach me Your ways that I may walk in Your light. I honor and praise Your holy Name. I love You.
1Psalm 8:3-6 (KJV)
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
2John 5:22-24 (KJV)
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
4James 2:17-20 (KJV)
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
3Revelation 20:11-15 (KJV)
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.