Jesus Christ Came to Earth to …

Jesus Christ Came to Earth to …

 

Save Sinners

        1 Timothy 1:15 (ESV) ~ The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

 

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. This is a faithful saying or statement. It is a true message that can be trusted, and the glorious message is worthy of everyone accepting it. Not a single person should reject or ignore the message.

 

“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Christ actually left the spiritual world or dimension to come into the physical world in order to save the human race. He saves us from sin, death, and the judgment to come. No matter how sinful a person is—no matter how great a sin or sins he has committed—Christ Jesus came to save him. And the person can be saved.

 

 

Destroy the Works of Satan

        1 John 3:8 (ESV) ~ Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

       

This was the very purpose for the Son of God coming to earth, that He might destroy the works of the devil. The works of Satan are destroyed by the death of Jesus Christ. His power, rule, and reign over lives is now destroyed—all by the death of Jesus Christ.

 

  • Satan’s power to charge men with sin is now “cast out.” Men now have the power to escape the penalty of sin. Christ took the sins of men upon Himself and paid the penalty for their sin. He died for the sins of the world.

 

  • Satan’s power to cause death is now “cast out.” Men no longer have to die. Christ died for man, became man’s substitute in death.

 

  • Satan’s power to cause men to be separated from God is now cast out. Men no longer have to go to hell. Christ was separated from God for man. Man can now live forever with God.

 

  • Satan’s power to enslave men with the habits of sin and shame is now “cast out.” By His death, Christ made it possible for man to be freed from sin. The believer, cleansed by the blood of Christ, becomes a holy temple unto God, a temple fit for the presence and power of God’s Spirit. Man can now conquer the enslaving habits of sin by the power of God’s Spirit.

 

 

Break the Curse

        Galatians 3:13 (ESV) ~ Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”

 

Jesus Christ was made a curse for us. Simply stated, Jesus Christ took our condemnation, doom, death, and punishment upon Himself and bore them all for us. Jesus Christ took our place as the lawbreaker and guilty party before God, and He bore the punishment of the lawbreaker for us.

 

The purpose for Jesus Christ bearing the curse of the law was to open the door of blessing to all men. Christ bearing the curse of the law was the way God fulfilled His promise to Abraham: that all nations would be blessed in him. Christ bearing the curse of the law is also the way that God gives the promises made to Abraham to the world. Any man who believes in Jesus Christ—that Christ bore the curse of the law for him—is accepted by God and given the blessings of the promised land eternally.

 

 

Give Us Abundant Life

        John 10:10 (ESV) ~ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

 

Life is one of the great words of the Scriptures. The word “life” and the verb “to live” or “to have life” all have a depth of meanings:

 

  • Life is the energy, the force, the power of being.

 

  • Life is the opposite of perishing. It is deliverance from condemnation and death. It is the stopping or cessation of deterioration, decay, and corruption.

 

  • Life is eternal (aionios). It is forever. It is the very life of God Himself (John 17:3). However, eternal life does not refer just to duration. Living forever would be a curse for some persons. The idea of eternal life is also quality, a certain kind of life, a life that consistently knows love, joy, peace, power, and responsibility (John 10:10).

 

  • Life is satisfaction (John 6:35).

 

  • Life is security and enjoyment (John 10:10).

 

  • Life is found only in God. God is the source and author of life, and it is God who has appointed Jesus Christ to bring life to man. Jesus Christ gives the very life of God Himself (John 5:26; John 6:27, 40; John 10:28; John 17:23).

 

  • Life has now been revealed. It has been unveiled and is clearly seen in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ shows man what life is (John 1:4-5; John 5:26; 1 John 1:2).

 

  • Life only comes to a man by believing in Jesus Christ. A man outside Jesus Christ only exists. He merely has the existence of an animal. Real life is found only in God. This is to be expected and it is logically true, for God is the creator of life. As the creator of life, He alone knows what life really is and what it is supposed to be (John 3:36; John 5:24; John 6:47). This is the reason He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, into the world: to show men what life is. When a person looks at Jesus Christ, he sees exactly what life is, exactly what it involves.
 
 
Pastor Andy Lambert