It is written in John 3: 16 to 17 (NKJV), "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him."
Jesus is the son of GOD, the Creator of all things. He is the Word as written in John 1: 1 (NKJV), "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1: 14 (NKJV).
Jesus Christ came to this world for one purpose, to save us from death through His blood that cleanses us from all sin.
Since the protocol that God had established from the Old Testament always remained the same; that same protocol mentioned in Exodus 21: 23 to 25 (NKJV), "But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe."
Also in Leviticus 24: 19 to 21 (NKJV), "If a man causes disfigurement of his neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to him - fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused disfigurement of a man, so shall it be done to him."
Also in Deuteronomy 19: 20 to 21 (NKJV), "Your eye shall not pity: life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot."
That protocol is the same that God applies to us in the sense that when we sin, we must die according to Genesis 2: 17 (NKJV), "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
That sin from Adam had been carried on ever since, and we are all born sinners according to Psalms 51: 4 (NKJV), "Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me."
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," Romans 3: 23 (NKJV).
But, Jesus Christ, born of a virgin and conceived by the Holy Spirit is the only one without sin according to Hebrews 4: 15, (NKJV), "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin."
In other words, before God, when we sin, we have to die and if we do not die, someone or something must die for us; that is the reason why in the Old Testament, they offered animal sacrifices to God to temporarily redeem their lives because life is in the blood according to Genesis 9: 4 (NKJV), "But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood."
So, they offered the life (the blood) of the lamb that is pure and without blemish in exchange of their lives. Yet, the life that is the blood of an animal could not completely redeem our lives because it is still an animal.
Consequently, Christ came, never sinned, remained without blemish to the end and poured His life (His blood on the cross) and afterwards stood before God as the eternal redemption of mankind. He gave His life, His blood in exchange of our lives so, through Him, we don't have to die anymore; He died for us.
Hebrews 9:13-14 (NKJV) states, "For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God."
Jesus Christ took away our illness, sickness, infirmity and in exchange He gave us eternal life.
Yet, while Jesus Christ was on earth, He taught us the Christian walk by showing us how to walk with God. His mind was set on things above. He was always a man of prayer and always gave praise to God. He always put GOD first and did not do anything without God's counsel. He revealed to us that we should seek to please our Father in everything that we do.
Jesus Christ lived the story of the greatest love, so great that He died for us so He can be with us for eternity.
Not only did Jesus Christ demonstrate His love for us, but He also instructed us to love one another as He loved us. He is the perfect example of what we should be like rather than seeking to be conformed to this world.
As matter of fact it is written in Romans 12: 2 (NKJV), "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
To live a life like Christ is what we are called to do as Christians and aspire to be as perfect as Him is our goal. Thus is the walk of godliness.
God bless you and may your light shine always!
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© April 6th, 2013. By Lamoussahan Tamini