Monday, June 4, 2018

He Did This Just For Me

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish , but have everlasting life.
(John 3:16)

God the Son, Jesus Christ, combines the divine and the human natures in one union. God the Father sent Jesus Christ to earth in human form while act retaining His divine nature.

Jesus was sent by God on earth so man could be pardoned from sin:  

For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because He hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
 (John 3:17-18)

The account of Jesus is recorded in the Bible in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These books, known as the gospels,  provide a detailed record of the birth, life, death, resurrection, teachings, and ministry of Jesus Christ.

As part of the plan of God, God came to the earth by wrapping himself in flesh in the form of Jesus, ministered among men, died for the sins of man, was resurrected from the dead, and commissioned His followers to bear the Gospel to the nations of the world.

Following His resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared to many people, commissioned His followers, and then returned to Heaven. But remember...even though He is in Heaven He is still omnipresent...His presence is everywhere.

It is through the name of Jesus that we have our salvation:

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
  (Acts 4:12)

The special functions of Jesus in relation to spiritual warfare include the following:

♥     Redeeming man from sin

It is through the death of Jesus Christ that you are freed from the bondage of sin in which the enemy has ensnared you: 

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. (II Peter 2:19)

Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (Romans 8:21)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)

♥     Authority over the forces of evil

The death of Jesus not only freed mankind from sin, but also resulted in triumph over the forces of evil. Because of this, you have authority over the enemy:  

Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases.
 (Luke 9:1)

♥     Destroying the works of the Devil

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
 (I John 3:8)

♥     Intercession for believers: 

In Heaven Jesus is at the right hand of God the Father interceding for believers engaged in spiritual warfare. This means He is talking to the Father on your behalf:  

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
 (Romans 8:34)

The name "Jesus" means "Savior or deliverer" 

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.  (Matthew 1:21)

The name "Christ" means "the anointed one" 

The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.  (John 4:25- 26). 
Additional names given Jesus Christ in the Bible include but are not limited to the following:

(the second)                 I Corinthians 15:45-47
Advocate                                   I John 2:1
Almighty                                Revelation 1:8
Alpha and Omega                   Revelation 21:6
Amen                                      Revelation 3:14
Ancient of Days                       Daniel 7:9
Angel of His Presence         Isaiah 63:9
Anointed Above His Fellows    Psalms 45:7
Anointed (His)                     Psalms 2:2
Apostle of our profession          Hebrews 3:1
Arm of the Lord                   Isaiah 51:9-10
Author and Finisher of Faith    Hebrews 12:2
Author of Eternal Salvation    Hebrews 5:9
Begotten of God                     I John 5:18
Beloved                                       Ephesians 1:6
Bishop of Souls                       I Peter 2:25
Blessed & Only Potentate       I Timothy 6:15
Branch (The)                           Zechariah 3:8
Branch (Righteous)                 Jeremiah 33:15
Branch of Root Of Jesse       Isaiah 1:1
Bread of Life                             John 6:48
Bright and Morning Star      Revelation 22:16
Captain of the Lord's Host       Joshua 5:15
Carpenter's Son                      Matthew 13:55
Chief Cornerstone                      I Peter 2:6
Chief Among 10,000             Solomon 5:10
Teacher                                        John 3:2
Truth                                        John 14:6
Unspeakable Gift                II Corinthians 9:15
Vine                                          John 15:1
Way                                       John 14:6
Wonderful                               Isaiah 9:6
Word                                     John 1:14
Word of God                           Revelation 19:13

This is by no means all of the names attributed to Jesus.  There are many, many more recorded throughout the word of God that depict the characteristics, attributes and nature of the son of God, Jesus Christ!

Jesus Christ, God the son, took the suffering of this world upon himself and paid the price through his crucifixion just for you and I.  That's love!

Biblical Studies


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