TUESDAY 3RD APRIL, 2018 MORNING PRAYER DEVOTION
SCRIPTURE READING:- GALATIANS 2:1-21
TOPIC:- 10 REASONS WHY JESUS CAME TO DIE
TEXT:- GALATIANS 2:20
Why did Jesus Christ suffer and Die? I believe that is the most important question of the 21st Century. Here are ten answers from the Bible on why Jesus came to die.
1. To destroy hostility between races: The suspicion, prejudice, and demeaning attitudes between Jews and non-Jews in Bible times were as serious as the racial, ethnic, and national hostilities today. Jesus died to create a whole new way for races to be reconciled. It is impossible to build lasting unity among races by saying that all religions can come together as equally valid. God sent His Son into the world as the only means of saving sinners and reconciling races. Only as the races find this reconciliation will they love and enjoy each other. See Ephesians 2:14-16.
2. To absorb the wrath of God: God’s law demanded, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” But we have all loved other things more. This is what sin is, dishonoring God by preferring other things over Him, and acting on those preferences. The seriousness of an insult rises with the dignity of the one insulted. Since our sin is against the ruler of the universe, and “the wages of [our] sin is death.” not to punish it would be unjust. So God Sent His own Son, Jesus, to divert sin’s punishment from us to Himself. Then God publicly endorsed Christ’s accomplishment by raising Him from the dead, proving the success of His suffering and death. See 1John 4:10.
3. So that we would escape the curse of the law: There was no escape from the curse of God’s law. It was just, we were guilty. There was only one way to be free, someone must pay the penalty. The law’s demands have been fulfilled by Christ’s perfect law-keeping, its penalty fully paid by His death. This is why the Bible teaches that getting right with God is not based on law-keeping. Our only hope is having the blood and righteousness of Christ credited to our account. See Galatians 2:16; 3:13.
4. To Reconcile us to God: The reconciliation that needs to happen between man and God goes both ways. God’s first act in reconciling us to Himself was to remove the obstacle that separated Him from us, the guilt of our sin. He took the steps we could not take to remove His own judgment by sending Jesus to suffer in our place. Reconciliation from our side is simply to receive what God has already done, the way we receive an infinitely valuable gift. See Romans 5:10.
5. To show God’s love for sinners: The measure of God’s love is shown by the degree of His sacrifice in saving us from the penalty of our sins. When we add the horrific crucifixion that Christ endured, it becomes clear that the sacrifice the father and the son made to save us was indescribably great! The measure of His love increases still more when we consider the degree of our unworthiness. Our debt is so great, only a divine sacrifice could pay it. See Romans 5:8.
6. To show Jesus’ own love for us: The death of Christ is also the supreme expression. It is my sin that cuts me off from God. All I can do is plead for mercy. I see Christ suffering and dying to give His life as a ransom for many.” And I ask, am I among the “many”? And I hear the answer. Jesus paid the highest price possible to give me, the greatest gift possible. See Matthew 20:28.
7. To take away our condemnation: Since when Adam and Eve have sinned in the Garden of Eden, to the effect of this, mankind had been condemned never to approach God but the death of Jesus Christ removed the condemnation, thereby we have access to God directly and also victory over the Devil. See Romans 8:1.
8. To remove the power of sin: Jesus conquered sin for whosoever accept Him. That was why He declared on the cross that, “It Is Finished.” So far sin did not have power over Jesus, therefore, sin has no power over us too. See Romans 6:14.
9. To have eternal life: Anybody that come to Jesus and invite Christ into his or her heart will definitely have a life that know no ending. That was one of the reasons that made Jesus to come into this world. See John 3:18, 36.
10. To reciprocate God’s love: Once you accept Jesus into your life as your Lord and Savior, Definitely, the love of God is reciprocated. See 1 Corinthians 2:9.
1. I declare, there is no more condemnation for me because of the love of God and of the Lord Jesus.
2. I command every power of hell militating against me to fall, catch fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. I command every power devil is using over me, enough is enough, catch fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. Holy Ghost Fire, seal my salvation with Your fire against all attack of the evil ones, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. I know Jesus died for me, my miracle is now by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Nice Tuesday!