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JESUS UNIQUENESS- HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS MEANS TO US

Jesus Christ crucified on the cross for our sins
Jesus crucified on the cross for our sins.

All our days pass away in your wrath; our years fade away and end like a sigh.  (Psa 90:9)

We live for 70 years, or 80 years if we’re healthy, yet even in the prime years there are troubles and sorrow. They pass by quickly and we fly away.  (Psa 90:10)

Who can know the intensity of your anger? Because our fear of you matches your wrath,  (Psa 90:11)
teach us to keep account of our days so we may develop inner wisdom.  (Psa 90:12)

There is a season for everything, and a time for every event under heaven:  (Ecc 3:1)
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what was planted;  (Ecc 3:2)

The Biblical definition of DEATH means SEPARATION not cessation of existence. 

TWO (2) KINDS OF DEATH

  1. Physical Death – is the separation of the our soul and spirit from the body. As a result, the body decomposes. Separation from our love ones. No longer will there be any response from your loved one’s who died. Death separates you.

2. Spiritual Death – is the separation of man from God for eternity.


God is Holy. The place where there is no presence of God is full of sinners, murderers and liars.

God is just. The place where there is no presence of God is full of injustices. God is love. The place where there is no presence of God is full of hate and selfishness. This place where there is no presence of God or where the soul and spirit of man will go to is called Hell!

what causes death?

Death is the result of sin.

Sin is breaking of God’s commandment.

WHERE SIN ORIGINATES?

The LORD God commanded the man: “You may freely eat from every tree of the garden,  (Gen 2:16) but you are not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because you will certainly DIE during the day that you eat from it.”  (Gen 2:17)

THE FALL OF THE FIRST COUPLE

Adam and Eve after the fall.

The snake was the most clever of all the wild animals that the LORD God had made. The snake spoke to the woman and said, “Woman, did God really tell you that you must not eat from any tree in the garden?”  (Gen 3:1)

The woman answered the snake, “No, we can eat fruit from the trees in the garden.  (Gen 3:2)


But there is one tree we must not eat from. God told us, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden. You must not even touch that tree, or you will die.'”  (Gen 3:3)

But the snake said to the woman, “You will not die.  (Gen 3:4)
God knows that if you eat the fruit from that tree you will learn about good and evil, and then you will be like God!”  (Gen 3:5)

The woman could see that the tree was beautiful and the fruit looked so good to eat. She also liked the idea that it would make her wise. So she took some of the fruit from the tree and ate it. Her husband was there with her, so she gave him some of the fruit, and he ate it.  (Gen 3:6)

THE DEVIL’S DECEPTION SCHEME

Eve was deceived by the devil on the following order:

  1. Doubt God’s word.
  2. Direct opposition to God’s word.
  3. Deprivation or doubting the goodness of God.
  4. Tells partial truth that leads to error.

RESULTS OF SIN – Where are you?

  1. Blaming another person instead of admitting your own fault. Escaping responsibility.
  2. Shame, evading and hide.
  3. Man handover the power and dominion to Satan.
  4. For women- labor pain and sorrow. Submission to men. Unity in between man and woman was destroyed.
  5. For men- pain-filled labor for the rest of life.
  6. Both were expelled in the garden in order to prevent access to the tree of life.
  7. Communication to God was affected.
  8. Death occur and return to dust. Adam died at the age of 930 yrs. old (Genesis 5:5)
  9. Murder in the family. Cain killed his brother Abel.
  10. Destruction of human beings by flood in the time of Noah. (Genesis 6:5-8)

WHAT THE NATURE OF GOD DEMANDS?

Justice demands…

As the Scriptures say, “There is no one doing what is right, not even one.  (Rom 3:10)

No one understands. No one searches for God.  (Rom 3:11)

since all have sinned and continue to fall short of God’s glory.  (Rom 3:23)

The law says that almost everything must be made clean by blood. Sins cannot be forgiven without a blood sacrifice.  (Heb 9:22)

God is Holy. His Holiness demands that separation from sinner.

God is Just. His Justice demands that a sinner must be punished. But

God is also Love. His Love demands that a sinner must be forgiven of their sins.

Since everybody sins, there is nobody qualifies to pay the penalty of sins that the justice of God demands. So the Son of God, Jesus Christ, third person of the God Head, became a man (incarnate) in order to fulfill requirements of the righteousness of God.

why did he died for us?

  1. To redeem us from the penalty of sin

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with the Messiah Jesus our Lord.  (Rom 6:23)

By the disobedience of one man (Adam), sin entered to our nature and death follows. However, by the obedience of also one man (Jesus, the God incarnate), many will be made righteous by faith in Him and receives the FREE GIFT of eternal life.

2. For us to receive eternal life

If we accept human testimony, God’s testimony is greater, because it is the testimony of God and because he has testified about his Son.  (1Jn 5:9)

The person who believes in the Son of God believes this testimony personally. The person who does not believe God has made him a liar by not believing the testimony that he has given about his Son.  (1Jn 5:10)

This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in his Son.  (1Jn 5:11)
The person who has the Son has this
life. The person who does not have the Son of God does not have this life.  (1Jn 5:12)

I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.  (1Jn 5:13)

By the testimony of 2-3 witnesses, every word can be established. However, the testimony of God is greater because God never tell lies. Every human being can be a liar but God will not.

And His testimony is that if you have faith in the Son of God, you have eternal life. This Eternal Life is in His Son.

Apostle John wrote to all believes that those who believe in the name of the Son of God have eternal life. Never anyone writes to the dead but only to the living. It means eternal life comes when you believe in the Son of God, that moment eternal life entered to your life sealed by the Holy Spirit who also acts as a deposit of God stating His claim to you as His adopted son.

3. God’s righteousness would be produced in us

God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God’s righteousness would be produced in us.  (2Co 5:21)

For the Messiah also suffered for sins once for all, an innocent person for the guilty, so that he could bring you to God. He was put to death in a mortal body but was brought to life by the Spirit,  (1Pe 3:18)

in which he went and made a proclamation to those imprisoned spirits  (1Pe 3:19) who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noah, when God waited patiently while the ark was being built. In it a few, that is, eight persons, were saved by water.  (1Pe 3:20)

For the Messiah also suffered for sins once for all, an innocent person for the guilty, so that he could bring you to God. He was put to death in a mortal body but was brought to life by the Spirit,  (1Pe 3:18)

in which he went and made a proclamation to those imprisoned spirits  (1Pe 3:19) who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noah, when God waited patiently while the ark was being built. In it a few, that is, eight persons, were saved by water.  (1Pe 3:20)

4. Reconciled to God

You who were once alienated with a hostile attitude, doing evil,  (Col 1:21) he has now reconciled by the death of his physical body, so that he may present you holy, blameless, and without fault before him.  (Col 1:22)

In union with him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our offenses, according to the riches of God’s grace  (Eph 1:7)

For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life!  (Rom 5:10) Not only that, but we also continue to boast about God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah, through whom we have now been reconciled.  (Rom 5:11)

And when he had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.  (Col 2:15)

5. Continuing cleansing by confession

This is the message that we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness—none at all!  (1Jn 1:5) If we claim that we have fellowship with him but keep living in darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.  (1Jn 1:6)

But if we keep living in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.  (1Jn 1:7) If we say that we do not have any sin, we are deceiving ourselves and we’re not being truthful to ourselves.  (1Jn 1:8)   his word has no place in us.  (1Jn 1:10)

If we make it our habit to confess our sins, in his faithful righteousness he forgives us for those sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness.  (1Jn 1:9) If we say that we have never sinned, we make him a liar and

6. Jesus is a God who understands us

Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, he himself also shared the same things, so that by his death he might destroy the one who has the power of death (that is, the devil)  (Heb 2:14) and might free those who were slaves all their lives because they were terrified by death.  (Heb 2:15)

For it is clear that he did not come to help angels. No, he came to help Abraham’s descendants,  (Heb 2:16) thereby becoming like his brothers in every way, so that he could be a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God and could atone for the people’s sins.  (Heb 2:17) Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.  (Heb 2:18)


But when the Messiah came as a high priest of the good things that have come, he went through the greater and more perfect tent that was not made by human hands and that is not a part of this creation.  (Heb 9:11) Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood he went into the Most Holy Place once for all and secured our eternal redemption.  (Heb 9:12)

For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are unclean purifies them physically,  (Heb 9:13) •how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead actions so that we may serve the living God!  (Heb 9:14)

7. Mediator of a New Covenant

This is why the Messiah is the mediator of a new covenant; so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance promised them, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the offenses committed under the first covenant.  (Heb 9:15)

8. Provision of another helper- The Holy Spirit, third person of God Head

I will ask the Father to give you another Helper, to be with you always.  (Joh 14:16) He is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor recognizes him. But you recognize him, because he lives with you and will be in you.  (Joh 14:17)

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you.  (Joh 14:26)

9. The division of human history, by Jesus’ birth and death

The Gregorian Calendar we are now using came from Pope Gregory XIII, BC – Before Christ and AD – Anno Domini, which means In the Year of our Lord . Today, we can say 2019 AD – In the year of our Lord and not in the Year of the Pig, Monkey, Rat, Dragon, etc.

The History of humankind is the Story of Jesus waiting for His bride.

It is His Story.


CONCLUSION

Jesus seated on the right hand of God and will come again to reign as King
of Kings and Lord of Lords. ( Revelation 17:14)

Therefore, leaving behind the elementary teachings about the Messiah, let us continue to be carried along to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead actions, faith toward God,  (Heb 6:1) instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.  (Heb 6:2)

And this we will do, if God permits.  (Heb 6:3) For it is impossible to keep on restoring to repentance time and again people who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have become partners with the Holy Spirit,  (Heb 6:4) who have tasted the goodness of God’s word and the powers of the coming age,  (Heb 6:5) and who have fallen away, as long as they continue to crucify the Son of God to their own detriment by exposing him to public ridicule.  (Heb 6:6)

For when the ground soaks up rain that often falls on it and continues producing vegetation useful to those for whom it is cultivated, it receives a blessing from God.  (Heb 6:7)

However, if it continues to produce thorns and thistles, it is worthless and in danger of being cursed, and in the end will be burned.  (Heb 6:8) •Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case, things that point to salvation.  (Heb 6:9)

For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.  (Heb 6:10)

But we want each of you to continue to be diligent to the very end, in order to give full assurance to your hope.  (Heb 6:11) Then, instead of being lazy, you will imitate those who are inheriting the promises through faith and patience.  (Heb 6:12)

Jesus Christ did the things God wanted him to do. And because of that, we are made holy through the sacrifice of Christ’s body. Christ made that sacrifice one time—enough for all time.  (Heb 10:10)
Every day the priests stand and do their religious service. Again and again they offer the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.  (Heb 10:11)

But Christ offered only one sacrifice for sins, and that sacrifice is good for all time. Then he sat down at the right side of God.  (Heb 10:12)
And now Christ waits there for his enemies to be put under his power.  (Heb 10:13)
With one sacrifice Christ made his people perfect forever. They are the ones who are being made holy.  (Heb 10:14)

The Holy Spirit also tells us about this. First he says,  (Heb 10:15)
“This is the agreement I will make with my people in the future, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts. I will write my laws in their minds.”  (Heb 10:16)

Then he says, “I will forget their sins and never again remember the evil they have done.”  (Heb 10:17)
And after everything is forgiven, there is no more need for a sacrifice to pay for sins.  (Heb 10:18)

After three days, Jesus resurrected from the dead. He lives again and conquered the grave. Seated now in the right hand of God.

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