Jesus is the perfect, spotless Passover lamb, who was able to pay the price for our sins once and for all. Nobody, I mean nobody, could have done what Jesus did for mankind. He was destined to fulfill the prophecy of the coming messiah, that the animal sacrifices may finally cease, because of the ultimate sacrifice for sin that he would perform on the cross. Therefore, every person who believes in Jesus Christ shall be saved from their sins and His mercy will fall down upon them. Jesus said, “and as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:14-17) It is true that the Father sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might not perish and go to a place called hell when we die. Instead, Jesus has opened the gates of heaven up to every person that would come to know Him as Lord of their lives and then do what He says. This I pray, that you will be found seeking and doing what Jesus says each day of your lives. This is unto salvation.
It was spoken of an angel before Jesus’s birth, that He would be that Messiah, who would save His people from their sins. It reads, “but while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Matthew 1:20-23) Wow! This is so powerful and in fulfillment to Isaiah, chapter 7 in the Bible. This was spoken of the coming Messiah, along with all the many other verses that refer to Jesus. And one thing that people were looking forward to was their coming king. But those few people who knew what the scriptures said, knew that this coming Messiah would also be wounded for our transgressions, as it reads in Isaiah, chapter 53. This we know was fulfilled with Jesus dying for our sins on the cross. He was the only one that could do this, and because of what He did, we give Him praise.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will become drawn to You. Yes, Jesus, I pray that people will come to know You as their messiah and savior of the world. That people will call upon Your name and it will mean more than just words. That people will come to a realization of what You did for us on the cross and cry out to You in praise and thanksgiving. You did so much for us, that we might be saved and I give You glory. Thank You, God, for suffering so much, that I might be forgiven. I was once so lost in my sins, but You pulled me out of a life of despair and raised me up into newness of life. I am born again because You have adopted me into Your fold. You held nothing against me but loved me enough to take me in. You are such a good Father, and I don’t deserve all the love and affection You give me. I am so blessed and I give You thanks, this day and forever. I love and adore You, Jesus. Amen.