Listen! The Lord ’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call. It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore. (Isaiah 59:1, 2 NLT)
Easter season is here and believers all over the world are remembering the death, resurrection, and the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. I was watching The Passion of Christ this morning when The Holy Spirit said “It was worse than these. The beating you see, the insults you hear, the spitting, mocking, etc. None of the things you see on this TV can be compared to what actually happened. Jesus truly suffered for you.” I broke into tears…
The question is Why did Jesus have to go through these?…Why did Jesus come to die?
When Adam sinned, the whole world sinned. Sin created a gap between God and mankind. So Satan ceased that opportunity to bring pains and suffering upon mankind. Something needed to be done to bring mankind back to God. The Good news was Gabriel appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him Mary will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21 NLT). Hallelujah!
- Listen! The Lord ’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call. It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore. (Isaiah 59:1, 2 NLT).
- Mary will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21, NLT)
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, (Romans 3:23-25 NLT)
Jesus came to save us from our sins and their effects. We couldn’t have paid the price, and no other blood could have saved us but God loved us so much that He gave up His Son, Jesus, in order to draw us to Himself. Jesus came to clear the mess Adam created in Eden. Now God’s ear is opened to listen to us. That was why even before the Cross, Jesus said in Matthew 7:7-8 (CEV) that “Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. Everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And the door will be opened for everyone who knocks”
Jesus made this possible by dying on the Cross for you and I. We have been made right with God thus we can come boldly to His throne. Let us therefore say no to sin and live lives that please the Father. We have a new nature now as God, through His Spirit, is living in us.
What sin, behaviour, action, attitude, fellowship, relationship, etc is keeping you distant from God?
Know that He came first as a lamb but in His Second Coming, He is coming to Judge all. Nothing really matters than your soul because at the end of the day, when your body returns to the dust your soul would remain. Satan is after your Soul so cease this opportunity while there is time and make it right with God. Jesus Loves Us