Required Death

Required Death

While Jesus was on this earth he proclaimed His mission, and he executed His mission.

John the Baptist came before Jesus and proclaimed that Jesus was the Lamb which takes away the sins of the world (John 1:28).

The Israelite would have been familiar with the imagery of a lamb that makes atonement for sin. In fact, the whole point of the sanctuary system was to point people towed the one whom who would fulfill all its imagery.

The morning and evening sacrifices pointed toward the object of those sacrifices Jesus  Christ.

Jesus Used the imagery of a servant to show the people that He came to provide salvation for many. Matthew mat 20:28 says that He came to serve us by giving His life for us. He also uses the imagery of a Sheppard. The Sheppard was willing to give His life for the sheep (John 10:11).

In both of these examples Jesus is describing himself as dying on behalf of humanity.

Jesus wanted to make sure we understood our salvation required death. This requirement was demonstrated in the sacrificial system. Jesus explicitly said this to His disciples. In many different ways Jesus communicated this to His disciples. Though they did no understand He continued to labor with them about His mission here on this earth.

Jesus’ love was demonstrated in Him willing to die for us ( John 15:13).  Just like the disciples even though we may not understand what He did the ,the fact remains that Jesus died for all, and His atoning sacrifice provides us redemption from sin.

There are some who because they did not understand what Christ did they scorn Him. There are those who fully understand what Christ has done but when difficult times come they forget. When they experience a fraction of the suffering Jesus experienced we complain and forget what He has done for us.

While God does no intend for us to suffer it is reality while we are here in on this earth. We must contimplate the price Jesus paid for when we feel like are getting weary in our struggle with sin.

Prayer: Lord we thank you for the death of Jesus Christ for our sins. Please grant us divine wisdom and strength we we are experiencing difficulties understanding. Thank you for your grace in Jesus name amen.

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