The Supremacy Of Christ - Why Jesus

“The thief [Satan] comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I [Jesus] came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (John 10:10).



“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” (1 John 3:8).

Why Jesus? -   You were created by Him and you will answer to Him one day.

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world...” (Matthew 25:31-34)

A major question among non-followers of Christ is why would Jesus say, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me” (John 14:6). - AMP

A more popular opinion is the one that says that all religions lead to God. In other words, it doesn’t really matter which road you take, for they all lead to God. Or I am a good person. Or I believe in God, but not Jesus. Why him? Or they recognize Jesus as a prophet, or Jesus as a loving and compassionate person or a person gifted to perform healing, and miracles.

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. - Matthew 4:23, 24

Why is there healing, redemption, deliverance, grace (unmerited favor) and salvation in Jesus?

There are hundreds of religions in the world. But, they are just that, religions. Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is a relationship with the Father, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit (our Creators).

Since these questions concern Jesus and God, it is essential to first hear what they themselves say about the matter.  What does the Bible say?


Jesus in Creation

Our Creators you asked. Christ was not just present during the events, but was the active agent, in creation. Jesus’ existence didn’t begin with His earthly birth or conception, but pre-existed Creation, as made by Him and for Him. Jesus was both with God and God Himself. That such a divine Person exists is taught throughout Scripture, starting in Genesis. The plurality within the Godhead makes it possible. The Bible says,

“God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26). - Amplified Bible

“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself” (John 1:1). (AMP)

“And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth” (John 1:14). (AMP)

“[Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation.

For it was in Him [Jesus] that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.

And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together)” (Colossians 1:15-17). – AMP

These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning and Author of God’s creation:” (Revelation 3:14). - AMP

In these last days he has spoken to us through his Son. God made his Son responsible for everything. His Son is the one through whom God made the universe” (Hebrews 1:2). – Names of God Bible

“All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being” (John 1:3). - Amplified Bible (AMP)

Also to enlighten all men and make plain to them what is the plan [regarding the Gentiles and providing for the salvation of all men] of the mystery kept hidden through the ages and concealed until now in [the mind of] God Who created all things by Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 3:9). - Amplified Bible (AMP)

From Genesis, the first book of the Bible, through Revelations, the last book of the Bible, speaks to and about Jesus, the Son of God and the Son of Man. He was thus the God-Man. This distinguishes Him from Buddha, Mohammed and all other religious men. 

Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love Me and respect Me and welcome Me gladly, for I proceeded (came forth) from God [out of His very presence]. I did not even come on My own authority or of My own accord (as self-appointed); but He sent Me” (John 8:42).

The entire Bible is a revelation about Jesus! So why is this important? Because some people acknowledge and honor God, but Jesus is not regarded as much as a divine or supreme being or person. But, the Bible declares,

So there are three witnesses in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One” (1 John 5:7). – AMP. And Jesus declares, ye believe in God, believe also in me” (John 13:1).


Understanding The Godhead

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The Godhead - The doctrine of the Trinity states that in the unity of the Godhead there are three eternal and co-equal Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the same in essence but distinct in role — three Persons (or three centres of consciousness) and one Being. The different senses of one-ness and three-ness mean that the doctrine is not self-contradictory. This is similar in principle to saying that the navy, army, and air force are three distinct fighting entities, but are also one armed service. NB: this is not to suggest that the three persons are ‘parts’ of God. Indeed, each Person has the fullness of the Godhead (see Colossians 2:9). A better analogy is that space contains three dimensions, yet the dimensions are not ‘parts’ — the concept of ‘space’ is meaningless without all three dimensions.

“…there are three witnesses in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One;” (1 John 5:7).



Jesus The Son of God © Desiring God

Specifically, Jesus is God the Son - In order to have a more complete grasp of Christ's incarnation, it is necessary to have some sort of understanding of the Trinity. The doctrine of the Trinity states that God is one being, and this one God exists as three distinct Persons.

The Father is not the Son or the Holy Spirit, the Son is not the Holy Spirit or the Father, and the Holy Spirit is not the Father or the Son. They are each a distinct center of consciousness, a distinct form of personal existence. Yet, they all share the exact same divine nature/essence. Thus, Jesus is God, but He is not the Father or the Holy Spirit. Jesus is God the Son.

How does the fact that God is three Persons in one Being relate to the incarnation? To answer this, let's consider another question. Which Person became incarnate in Jesus Christ? All three? Or just one? Which one? The Biblical answer is that only God the Son became incarnate. The Father did not become incarnate in Jesus, and neither did the Holy Spirit. Thus, Jesus is God, but He is not the Father or the Holy Spirit. Jesus is God the Son.

The truth that it is only God the Son who became incarnate is taught, for example, in John 1:14, which says "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth." In context, the word is God the Son (cf. vv. 1, 18, and 3:16). Thus, it wasn't the Father or the Holy Spirit who became man, but God the Son. 

Likewise, at Jesus' baptism we see the Father affirming "Thou art My beloved Son, in Thee I am well-pleased" (Luke 3:22). He did not say, "You are me, and with myself I am well-pleased." Rather, the Father affirmed that Jesus is the Son, His Son, and that Jesus is well-pleasing to Him. In this same verse we also see that the Holy Spirit is distinct from the Father and the Son, for the Holy Spirit is present in "bodily form like a dove."

Why is it important to know that Jesus is specifically God the Son? For one thing, if we do not understand this we will be mistaken about the very identity of our savior. Further, it greatly affects how we relate to our triune God. If we think that Jesus is the Father and/or the Holy Spirit, we will be greatly misguided and confused in our prayers. Last, it is considered heresy to believe that the Father became incarnate in Jesus.

It is apparent you cannot have one without the other. If you want a relationship with God, you must go through Jesus. There are no exceptions. “So that all men may give honor (reverence, homage) to the Son just as they give honor to the Father. [In fact] whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, Who has sent Him” (John 5:23). - AMP

And I tell you, Whoever declares openly [speaking out freely] and confesses that he is My worshiper and acknowledges Me before men, the Son of Man also will declare and confess and acknowledge him before the angels of God.

But he who disowns and denies and rejects and refuses to acknowledge Me before men will be disowned and denied and rejected and refused acknowledgement in the presence of the angels of God” (Luke 12:8-9). – AMP


Jesus The Son of Man

“But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to [the regulations of] the Law” (Galatians 4:4).

“...Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained,

But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being. And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross!

Therefore [because He stooped so low] God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, And every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:5-11). – AMP ©  Desiring God

Why did Jesus become man, and why will He be man forever? The book of Hebrews says that it was so that Christ could be an adequate Savior who has all that we need. "He had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people" (Hebrews 2:17).

First, notice that Jesus became man so that He could die for our sins. He had to be human in order to pay the penalty for humans.

Second, this verse says that because Jesus is human like us, He is able to be a merciful and faithful high priest. His humanity enables Him to more fully sympathize with us and identify with us.


Jesus The Redeemer

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Two races of mankind …Paul divides people into two ‘races’; the race of Adam and the race of Christ. ‘All people, Paul teaches, stand in relationship to one of two men, whose actions determine the eternal destiny of all who belong to them. Either one “belongs to” Adam and is under sentence of death because of his sin, or disobedience, or one belongs to Christ and is assured of eternal life because of His righteous act, or obedience.

...It is important to stress that one is counted as sinful not because of one’s own individual sinfulness (though every individual is sinful) or righteousness, but because of one’s relationship to Adam or Christ. Thus ‘justification’ means legal declaration of righteousness, or acquittal, not an infusion of personal righteousness.

Adam’s disobedience resulted in death for all who came after him, and Christ’s obedience resulted in the free gift of life for all who trust in Him.

For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins and I will remember their deeds of unrighteousness no more” (Hebrews 8:12). – AMP

“This is the agreement (testament, covenant) that I will set up and conclude with them after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their hearts, and I will inscribe them on their minds (on their inmost thoughts and understanding), He then goes on to say, And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more.

Now where there is absolute remission (forgiveness and cancellation of the penalty) of these [sins and lawbreaking], there is no longer any offering made to atone for sin” (Hebrews 10:16-18). AMP

The Curse in Eden meant that all of Adam’s children would die, and the world would be filled with death and suffering. But Christ’s Resurrection foreshadows the ultimate overturning of the Curse and the restoration of all of Creation, as well as our own resurrection when He comes again. We die because of the First Adam, but everyone who believes in the Last Adam can look forward to forgiveness of past, present and future sins, to be in right standing with God, God’s fullness of grace and love, to live an empowered life, and eternal life in a restored creation.


Jesus The Savior - Excerpts from Understanding Prayer and Faith

The word for salvation in the Greek language is soteria, meaning “cure, recovery, and remedy.” The word salvation in the Bible is used in many different ways. The basic meaning is “deliverance from danger.”

Why is a Savior Important? And why do we need a Savior? Because we are sinners. And why are we sinners? Because of Adam’s rebellion.

“Sin came into the world through one person, and death came through sin. So death spread to everyone, because everyone sinned. Sin was in the world before there were any laws. But no record of sin can be kept when there are no laws. Yet, death ruled from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin in the same way Adam did when he disobeyed. Adam is an image of the one who would come.

There is no comparison between God’s gift and Adam’s failure. If humanity died as the result of one person’s failure, it is certainly true that God’s kindness and the gift given through the kindness of one person, Yeshua Christ, have been showered on humanity.

There is also no comparison between God’s gift and the one who sinned. The verdict which followed one person’s failure condemned everyone. But, even after many failures, the gift brought God’s approval.

It is certain that death ruled because of one person’s failure. It’s even more certain that those who receive God’s overflowing kindness and the gift of his approval will rule in life because of one person, Yeshua Christ” (Romans 5:12-17). – Names of God

Through the death, burial, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ, Jesus has brought about our salvation from the wrath of God, from sin, and from death. There are three kinds of death: physical death, spiritual death that is separation from God in this life; and eternal death that is separation from God forever.

Sin was disobedience to God and salvation brings about our obedience to God. The overall concept of salvation, virtually synonymous with redemption, includes a past, present, and future sense. As Christians, we were saved from the penalty of sin when God brought us to faith in Christ. We are presently being saved from the power of sin as the Holy Spirit sanctifies us and we renew our mind, and we will someday be saved from the presence of sin when we meet Christ face-to-face in glory.

This salvation, however, is not merely salvation from all these things; it is salvation to something. We are saved to worship, glorify, and serve God. Christ is unique in that He purchased humanity back from the sin of the transgression of the first Adam. Jesus paid our debt for us by dying on the Cross and suffering the wrath of God in our place.

Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life]. But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual.

The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven.

Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded).

And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven” (1 Corinthians 15:45-49). – Amp

For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]” (2 Corinthians 5:21). - AMP

“He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned” (Mark 16:16).  - AMP

“For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;

Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself]” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Good works are indeed our duty, but they do not earn a ticket to Heaven.  No man can ever come to know God by saying enough prayers, contributing to charity, fasting, attending religious meetings, lighting candles, or any other good work or ritual.

“Yet we know that a man is justified or reckoned righteous and in right standing with God not by works of the Law, but [only] through faith and [absolute] reliance on and adherence to and trust in Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). [Therefore] even we [ourselves] have believed on Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law [for we cannot be justified by any observance of the ritual of the Law given by Moses], because by keeping legal rituals and by works no human being can ever be justified (declared righteous and put in right standing with God)” (Galatians 2:16).

The Fall of Adam and Eve disconnected us from our divine nature and communion with God. Because of their rejection of God’s authority, mankind’s spiritual authority and relationship with God was forfeited.

To restore God’s purpose Christ, the second Adam, had to come as a representative of both the spiritual and the earth realm. In order to experience God’s power an exchange must be made. Christ’s life was the exchange for the sins of humanity and the redemption for our salvation. Our life should be a divine exchange, “that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:14–15, emphasis added).

Jesus was perfectly obedient and sinless; therefore, He was qualified to restore mankind’s relationship with the Father by overcoming sin, and death, through His sacrifice on the Cross. “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous” (Romans 5:18–19, emphasis added).

Our eternal destiny is determined by whether we acknowledge or reject the true identity of Jesus Christ.  Those who confess Jesus as Lord and Savior shall be saved from eternal damnation. “If you declare [confess] with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). - Expanded 

“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved—you and all the people in your house [your household]” (Acts 16:31). - Expanded

In Acts 4:12, Peter preached, “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” 

“And this is eternal life: that people know you, the only true God, and that they know Jesus Christ, the One you sent” (John 17:3). – Expanded   

No mere human being can save us – no priest, rabbi, pope, guru, pastor or prophet. The good news is that God does have a way of salvation.  He has given us a bridge and a hope whereby we can know Him. Jesus Christ is that bridge and hope. “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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17). Jesus is the only Savior.  


Jesus, The Authority of His Name - Excerpts from Understanding Prayer and Faith

“To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins” (Acts 10:43).

The blood of Christ also ratifies that Christ has entered into a covenant with us. It is the gift for eternal life and the removal of sin. It is also a covenant by the operation of faith that provides supernatural blessings and provisions, supernatural protection and power with a divine ability to function in life, and perform God's will.

The terms of this covenant are irrevocable, because the covenant was sealed with the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Repentance, baptism and acceptance of Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior, with the belief that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead constitute a covenant with God.

The sacrifice of Jesus' blood is the triumph over Satan and removal of every curse of sickness, poverty, lack and bondage; and redeems our entitlement of dominion, authority, protection, power, healing, peace, joy and victory over death, and the grave.

“There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). 

Only through Christ do we have authority and power in prayer, and only through Christ and the Holy Spirit are we restored to our purpose in God. 

Christ’s name is our spiritual authority in prayer, whether we are praying to God (Heaven), or dealing with men (Earth), or the rulers of darkness-under the earth (Satan). “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” (Philippians 2:10).

Praying in the name and authority and power of Jesus is giving Jesus authority to intercede on our behalf when you make requests of the Father, God. Jesus is the High Priest of our confession, and whenever we say what the Word says in our confession, Jesus releases His authority and blessings to accomplish the purposes of God. “… 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).


Jesus, The Healer


Pardon and Healing - “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins (then saith he to the sick of the palsy), Arise, take up thy bed and go unto thine house” (Matt. 9:6).

In man two natures are combined. He is at the same time spirit and matter, heaven and earth, soul and body. For this reason, on one side he is the son of God, and on the other he is doomed to destruction because of the Fall; sin in his soul and sickness in his body bear witness to the right which death has over him. It is the twofold nature which has been redeemed by divine grace. When the Psalmist calls upon all that is within him to bless the Lord for His benefits, he cries, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, who . . . forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases” (Ps. 103: 3). When Isaiah foretells the deliverance of his people, he adds, “The inhabitant shall not say, I am sick; the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity” (Isa. 33:24).

This prediction was accomplished beyond all anticipation when Jesus the Redeemer came down to this earth. How numerous were the healings wrought by Him who was come to establish upon earth the kingdom of heaven! Whether by His own acts or whether afterwards by the commands which He left for His disciples, does He not show us clearly that the preaching of the Gospel and the healing of the sick went together in the salvation which He came to bring? Both are given as evident proof of His mission as the Messiah: “The blind receive their sight and the lame walk.., and the poor have the Gospel preached to them” (Matt. 11: 5). Jesus, who took upon Him the soul and body of man, delivers both in equal measure from the consequences of sin.

This truth is nowhere more evident or better demonstrated than in the history of the paralytic. The Lord Jesus begins by saying to him, “Thy sins be forgiven thee,” after which He adds, “Arise and walk.” The pardon of sin and the healing of sickness complete one the other, for in the eyes of God, who sees our entire nature, sin and sickness are as closely united as the body and the soul. In accordance with the Scriptures, our Lord Jesus has regarded sin and sickness in another light than we have. With us sin belongs to the spiritual domain; we recognize that it is under God’s just displeasure, justly condemned by Him, while sickness, on the contrary, seems only a part of the present condition of our nature, and to have nothing to do with God’s condemnation and His righteousness. Some go so far as to say that sickness is a proof of the love and grace of God.

But neither the Scripture nor yet Jesus Christ Himself ever spoke of sickness in this light, nor do they ever present sickness as a blessing, as a proof of God’s love which should be borne with patience. The Lord spoke to the disciples of divers sufferings which they should have to bear, but when He speaks of sickness, it is always as of an evil caused by sin and Satan, and from which we should be delivered. Very solemnly He declared that every disciple of His would have to bear his cross (Matt. 16:24), but He never taught one sick person to resign himself to be sick. Everywhere Jesus healed the sick, everywhere He dealt with healing as one of the graces belonging to the kingdom of heaven. Sin in the soul and sickness in the body both bear witness to the power of Satan, and “the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil” (I John 3:8).

Jesus came to deliver men from sin and sickness that He might make known the love of the Father. In His actions, in His teaching of the disciples, in the work of the apostles, pardon and healing are always to be found together. Either the one or the other may doubtless appear more in relief, according to the development or the faith of those to whom they spoke. Sometimes it was healing which prepared the way for the acceptance of forgiveness, sometimes it was forgiveness which preceded the healing, which, coming afterwards, became a seal to it. In the early part of His ministry, Jesus cured many of the sick, finding them ready to believe in the possibility of their healing. In this way He sought to influence hearts to receive Himself as He who is able to pardon sin. When He saw that the paralytic could receive pardon at once, He began by that which was of the greatest importance; after which came the healing which put a seal on the pardon which had been accorded to him.

We see, by the accounts given in the Gospels, that it was more difficult for the Jews at that time to believe in the pardon of their sins than in divine healing. Now it is just the contrary. The Christian Church has heard so much of the preaching of the forgiveness of sins that the thirsty soul easily receives this message of grace; but it is not the same with divine healing; that is rarely spoken of; the believers who have experienced it are not many. It is true that healing is not given in this day as in those times, to the multitudes whom Christ healed without any previous conversion. In order to receive it, it is necessary to begin by confession of sin and the purpose to live a holy life. This is without doubt the reason why people find more difficulty to believe in healing than in forgiveness; and this is also why those who receive healing receive at the same time new spiritual blessing, feel more closely united to the Lord Jesus, and learn to love and serve Him better. Unbelief may attempt to separate these two gifts, but they are always united in Christ. He is always the same Savior both of the soul and of the body, equally ready to grant pardon and healing. The redeemed may always cry: “Bless the Lord, O my soul.., who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases” (Ps. 103:3).


Jesus Bore Our Sickness


“Surely he hath borne our sicknesses and carried our sorrows.... My righteous servant shall justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities... He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because. . . he bare the sin of many” (Isa. 53:4, 11, 12, R.V.).

The expression “to bear” could not but appear in this prophecy. It is, in fact, the word which must accompany the mention of sin, whether as committed directly by the sinner, or whether as transmitted to a substitute. The transgressor, the priest, and the expiatory victim must all bear the sin. In the same way, it is because the Lamb of God has borne our sins that God smote Him for the iniquity of us all. Sin was not found in Him, but it was put upon Him; He took it voluntarily upon Him. And it is because He bore it—and that, in bearing it, He put an end to it—that He has the power to save us. “My righteous servant shall justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities . . . he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because . . . he bare the sin of many” (Isa. 53:11, 12). It is, therefore, because our sins have been borne by Jesus Christ that we are delivered from them as soon as we believe this truth; consequently we need no longer bear them ourselves.

In this same chapter (Isaiah 53) the expression “to bear” occurs twice, but in relation to two different things. It is said not only that the Lord’s righteous Servant has borne our sins (vs. 12), but also that He has borne our sicknesses (vs. 4, R.V., margin). Thus His bearing our sicknesses forms an integral part of the Redeemer’s work as well as bearing our sins. Although Himself without sin He has borne our sins, and He has done as much for our sicknesses. The human nature of Jesus could not be touched by sickness because it remained holy. We never find in the account of His life any mention of sickness. Participating in all the weaknesses of our human nature, hunger, thirst, fatigue and sleep, because all these things are not the consequence of sin, He still had no trace of sickness. As He was without sin, sickness had no hold on Him, and He could die only a violent death and that by His voluntary consent. Thus it is not in Him but on Him that we see sickness as well as sin; He took them upon Him and bore them of His own free will. In bearing them and taking them upon Him, He has by this very fact triumphed over them, and has acquired the right of delivering His children from them.

Sin had attacked and ruined equally the soul and the body. Jesus came to save both. Having taken upon Him sickness as well as sin, He is in a position to set us free from the one as well as the other, and that He may accomplish this double deliverance He expects from us only one thing: our faith.

As soon as a sick believer understands the purport of the words, “Jesus has borne my sins,” he does not fear to say also: “I need no longer bear my sins, they are upon me no longer.” In the same way as soon as he has fully taken in and believed for himself that Jesus has borne our sicknesses, he does not fear to say: “I need no longer bear my sickness; Jesus in bearing sin bore also sickness which is its consequence; for both He has made propitiation, and He delivers me from both.”

I have myself witnessed the blessed influence which this truth exercised one day upon a sick woman. For seven years she had been almost continually bedfast. A sufferer from tuberculosis, epilepsy, and other sicknesses, she had been assured that no hope of cure remained for her. She was carried into the room where the late Mr. W. E. Boardman was holding a Sunday evening service for the sick, and was laid in a half-fainting condition on the sofa. She was too little conscious to remember anything of what took place until she heard the words, “Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses” (Matt. 8:17), and then she seemed to hear the words, “If He has borne your sicknesses, why then bear them yourself? Get up.” But she thought—if I attempt to get up, and fall upon the ground, what will they think of me? But the inward voice began again:

“If He has borne my sins, why should I have to bear them?” To the astonishment of all who were present, she arose, and, although still feeble, sat down in a chair by the table. From that moment her healing made rapid progress. At the end of a few weeks she had no longer the appearance of an invalid, and later on her strength was such that she could spend many hours a day in visiting the poor. With what joy and love she could then speak of Him who was “the strength of her life” (Ps. 27:1). She had believed that Jesus had borne her sicknesses as well as her sins, and her faith was not put to confusion. It is thus that Jesus reveals Himself as a perfect Savior to all those who will trust themselves unreservedly to Him.


  Jesus Our Mediator and Intercessor

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).

Because the blood of Jesus Christ removes sin, making us pure before God, Christ’s shed blood also makes it possible for our access to the very Throne of God, the Father. “…And he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12).

When we pray, the Lord Jesus is our great Intercessor. He presents our prayers to the Father. He asks the Father to grant our requests for His sake. It is because of who Jesus is and what He has done for us that God hears, and answers our prayers.

“For Christ (the Messiah) has not entered into a sanctuary made with [human] hands, only a copy and pattern and type of the true one, but [He has entered] into heaven itself, now to appear in the [very] presence of God on our behalf” (Hebrews 9:24).

“My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God’s law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father—[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action]” (1 John 2:1).

Hebrews 4:14, 16, speaks of the confidence we can have when we approach God, “we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of GodLet us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Jesus Christ makes this possible for us to experience this intimate relationship with our Father.


Jesus The Resurrection (First Fruits)

If we who are [abiding] in Christ have hope only in this life and that is all, then we are of all people most miserable and to be pitied. But the fact is that Christ (the Messiah) has been raised from the dead, and He became the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep [in death]. For since [it was] through a man that death [came into the world, it is] also through a Man that the resurrection of the dead [has come].

For just as [because of their union of nature] in Adam all people die, so also [by virtue of their union of nature] shall all in Christ be made alive. But each in his own rank and turn: Christ (the Messiah) [is] the firstfruits, then those who are Christ’s [own will be resurrected] at His coming. - 1 Corinthians 15:19-23

And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],

Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come.

And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church],  Which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself]” (Ephesians 1:19-23).

And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One)” (Ephesians 2:6).

The word hath in Ephesians 2:6 is past tense. God has already raised us up and made us sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. We will rule and reign with Christ in this life now—if we’ll exercise our rightful authority, as well as in the life to come!

As believers, our seating with Christ is part of our inheritance now. Our position in Christ is already an accomplished fact. But, we need to exercise the authority that belongs to us in that position of reigning with Christ by the operation of faith.


The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);

To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit. - Galatians 3:13-14 – Excerpts from The Spirit of Wisdom in Understanding Prayer and Faith

The Ascension of Jesus Christ was the culmination of Christs glorification after His Resurrection and was necessary for His heavenly exaltation and the impartation of the Holy Spirit. Christ is recorded telling the disciples in John 16:7-11, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.”

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; …Even the Spirit of truth; … whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you…The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:16-18, 26)

Spiritual Regeneration

The Bible’s Greek definition for regeneration is paliggenesia defined as, hence renovation, the production of a new life consecrated to God, a radical change of mind for the better.”

Regeneration in its most defined sense means to affect a complete moral reform in, to make over, especially in a better form or condition. In theology, its definition is to be born-again spiritually. Regeneration may be compared to the process of a metamorphosis in which the complete change in character or nature of a thing is transformed, which is evident in Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

In conversion, the Holy Spirit redefines our nature, attitudes, actions, thoughts, motives and virtues. The same Holy Spirit that was operative in the creation of mankind and Earth is also operating in the re-creating of our spiritual nature. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

This powerful divine person and presence is key to revelation, unwavering faith, spiritual transformation, and spiritual wisdom, relationship and communion with God, an empowered love walk, a powerful prayer life, and power in the manifestation of miracles.


Jesus, Grace and Truth

"For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).

Jesus is always glorified when the gospel of grace is taught. The gospel of grace always unveils the beauty and love of Jesus and the perfection of His finished work on the Cross. Under the law, the burden is on you to perform. Under grace, the burden is on what Christ has performed on the Cross.

He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit, Which He poured out [so] richly upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. - Titus 3:5-6

But then Law came in, [only] to expand and increase the trespass [making it more apparent and exciting opposition]. But where sin increased and abounded, grace (God’s unmerited favor) has surpassed it and increased the more and super abounded, So that, [just] as sin has reigned in death, [so] grace (His unearned and undeserved favor) might reign also through righteousness (right standing with God) which issues in eternal life through Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) our Lord. - Romans 5:20-21

For Christ is the end of the Law [the limit at which it ceases to be, for the Law leads up to Him Who is the fulfillment of its types, and in Him the purpose which it was designed to accomplish is fulfilled. That is, the purpose of the Law is fulfilled in Him] as the means of righteousness (right relationship to God) for everyone who trusts in and adheres to and relies on Him” (Romans 10:4).

For sin shall not [any longer] exert dominion over you, since now you are not under Law [as slaves], but under grace [as subjects of God’s favor and mercy]” (Romans 6:14).

Sin was in the world before the law of Moses [the law], but sin is not counted against us as breaking a command [charged to one’s account; recorded as sin] when there is no law [4:15]” (Romans 5:13). – Expanded

“…the law can only bring God’s anger [wrath]. But if there is no law, there is nothing to disobey [no transgression/violation; the law points out sin (5:13), but it cannot save from sin]” (Romans 4:15). – Expanded

So do we destroy [nullify; annul] the law by following the way of faith [faith]? No [Absolutely not; May it never be; v. 6]! Faith causes us to be what the law truly wants [We uphold/establish/ support the law; living by faith captures the true spirit and purpose of the law; the law pointed out sin and the need for grace, thereby pointing to Christ]” (Romans 3:31). – Expanded

So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit]” (Romans 8:4). “…if the Spirit is leading you, you are not under the law” (Galatians 5:18).

For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins and I will remember their deeds of unrighteousness no more” (Hebrews 8:12).

Blessed and happy and to be envied are those whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered up and completely buried. Blessed and happy and to be envied is the person of whose sin the Lord will take no account nor reckon it against him” (Romans 4:7-8).

Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).


Jesus The Shepherd

The role of a shepherd is to take care of his sheep. The shepherd continually guides them and protects them, endeavoring to keep them safe. He ensures that the sheep have provision and that nothing harms them. Because God cares for us more than a shepherd cares for his sheep, we do not have to fear, for He leads and provides for us through life. David, the psalmist wrote,

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.  He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.  He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.

Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.

Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place. - Psalm 23

Jesus says of Himself,

I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd risks and lays down His [own] life for the sheep.

But the hired servant (he who merely serves for wages) who is neither the shepherd nor the owner of the sheep, when he sees the wolf coming, deserts the flock and runs away. And the wolf chases and snatches them and scatters [the flock]. Now the hireling flees because he merely serves for wages and is not himself concerned about the sheep [cares nothing for them].

I am the Good Shepherd; and I know and recognize My own, and My own know and recognize Me—

Even as [truly as] the Father knows Me and I also know the Father—and I am giving My [very own] life and laying it down on behalf of the sheep.

And I have other sheep [beside these] that are not of this fold. I must bring and impel those also; and they will listen to My voice and heed My call, and so there will be [they will become] one flock under one Shepherd.  For this [reason] the Father loves Me, because I lay down My [own] life—to take it back again.

No one takes it away from Me. On the contrary, I lay it down voluntarily. [I put it from Myself.] I am authorized and have power to lay it down (to resign it) and I am authorized and have power to take it back again. These are the instructions (orders) which I have received [as My charge] from My Father. - John 10:11-18


Jesus The Bridegroom

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told - Jesus said in John 10:18, “No one takes My life, but I gladly lay it down on My own initiative…” “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

The Bible is the greatest book ever written about the subject of love – the Bible contains the greatest love story ever told – that of a righteous God and His love for a fallen mankind. The whole message of Jesus Christ is centered on His love for us – all that we are, have been or ever will be.

The gateway to realizing this love story is comprehending the meaning of Christ's death on the Cross—and that He suffered and died for you, resurrected, God poured out all of His wrath on Him for the forgiveness of our past, present and future sins when we make Him Lord and Savior so that we are made in right standing before God, the Father.

God’s grace is, “to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mys­tery…” (Ephesians 3:9). We must further come to the revelation that we, “May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the full­ness of God (Ephesians 3:18-19).

Simply stated, love is a divine exchange. We must grow in the love of God, and the love for God, with the enfoldment of realization that God loves us.

Divine revelations throughout the Word of God begin with a broken covenant in Genesis 3, Christ’s atoning death and resurrection, and culminate in a marriage covenant of a glorious wedding with Christ as the Bridegroom, and the saints as the Church at His second coming. The picture of the saints with the Lord is a majestic and merciful one. It is majestic in that it includes people from every tribe and language, people and nation. Even more, the beauty is enhanced when we realize that mercy, grace and love, not merit, is what qualifies the bride.

WHO IS THIS JESUS?  Who has done the most good for mankind and lived the most holy life of anyone who has ever lived? Who is the greatest giver? Who is the greatest leader? Who is the greatest teacher? Who is the greatest healer? Who is the greatest lover? Who is the greatest hero, friend, King, High Priest...?

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen” (John 21:25).

Jesus Christ changed the course of history when He descended from Heaven, born of a virgin birth, walked as the Son of Man on earth, lived a sinless life, died, and resurrected, and ascended back to Heaven.

Christ, the bridegroom to the Church, metaphorically parallels humankind’s most revered and inspiring love relationship. The analogy is to the bridegroom and the bride as to the husband and the wife. The metaphor equates the Lord and His Church to the love, compassion, and intimacy of marriage.

The entire Bible, God’s complete mystery revealed in Christ and the Word is His love for us that concludes with the most beautiful proposal of marriage:

“I, Jesus, have sent My messenger (angel) to you to witness and to give you assurance of these things for the churches (assemblies). I am the Root (the Source) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and brilliant Morning Star.

The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.” - Revelation 22:16-17

"Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless]. Even so husbands should love their wives as [being in a sense] their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.

For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and carefully protects and cherishes it, as Christ does the church, Because we are members (parts) of His body. For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is very great, but I speak concerning [the relation of] Christ and the church." - Ephesians 5:25-32

“And out of the throne came a voice that said, “Praise our God, all you his servants, small and great, who fear him.” Then I heard again what sounded like the shouting of a huge crowd, or like the waves of a hundred oceans crashing on the shore, or like the mighty rolling of great thunder, “Praise the Lord. For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.

Let us be glad and rejoice and honor him; for the time has come for the wedding banquet of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.  She is permitted to wear the cleanest and whitest and finest of linens.” (Fine linen represents the good deeds done by the people of God.) And the angel dictated this sentence to me: “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “God himself has stated this” (Revelation 19:5-9). – Living Bible


Jesus The Word of God

Christ's Earthly Ministry - “And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth” ( John 1:14).

Christ's Second Coming - "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God" (Revelation 19:11-13).



How Do You Make Jesus Your Lord and Savior?

It begins with believing and receiving. With the opening of one’s heart. With the turning away from darkness and turning to the light [Jesus]. With the giving of oneself, the committing of one’s life with submission, a decision and a declaration.

It takes place - anywhere, any place, alone or with others, wherever you are, for it takes place in the heart.

You may ask can it take place anytime? Yes and no. The Word of God says “(… behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation)” 2 Corinthians 6:2. "Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion” (Hebrews 3:15) - NKJV

You may say, tomorrow. But, when tomorrow has come, you may not be there. The reality is all you have is NOW. Everything we have, our life, our breath, the very air we breathe it’s borrowed, and it’s all a gift!

And at any given moment it could all end with a heartbeat. Then there are no more choices. We are one breath from eternity; either eternal life or eternal death. Your eternal destination rests on one choice, one decision, because no one knows when that day will come. The only thing that we do know for sure is that it will come. Therefore, NOW is the time of salvation!

You say how do I know this is true? You don’t, you accept it by faith. The meaning, the purpose of life, the reason you were born is only realized in Him who gave you life, is where you can  find its meaning.

“Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!... I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded…Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:9, 12, 22).

Some think that the ministry of the Bible is a yoke of bondage and that it’s just too hard to do what’s right. Others think that the godly are weak, are misconstrued as doormats, and are not prosperous or successful in society’s mainstream viewpoint of success. The vast majority of people feel that Christians or faith-based believers should be infallible, and when they “miss the mark,” they are perceived as hypocritical. Observers then become disillusioned by the faith when people professing the faith do not walk in perfection. The outright sinful wonder how God could forgive and accept them because of all the sin and wrong they have done. And, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 53:1).

All of these mind-sets, and more, keep people from the Word of God. Truth be told, we are all a work in progress. Scripture says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us… If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us” (1 John 1:8, 10). “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away … But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand” (Isaiah 64:6–8).

Scripture says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him” (Romans 10:9–12).

Why Should You Make Jesus Lord and Savior

Just as a loving parent loves his or her child in spite of their imperfect behavior, God loves us in spite of our imperfect lives; and because He loves us, He wants to be in a relationship with us. As the Apostle Peter wrote, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

The major pillars of the Christian faith are: there is only one true living God, the Bible is the inspired Word of God, Jesus is “the Son of the living God” and He died and rose the third day and, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).


A Relationship, Not Religion

Beloved, God, our Creator loves us and beckons us to come, not as a religion, but a way of life, not as a denomination or ritu­alistic formalities, but to seek Him and to know His will in an intimate and personal relationship, and as a doer of the Word. Some would call this obtaining your higher consciousness, we as Christians call it Jesus. For Jesus declares, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

Humanity was intended to be a reflection of the nature of God on Earth. It is, sinful fallen, humanity that has deviated from the standard of perfection that God set for us when He created us in His image and likeness. God’s plan to restore humanity to His intended divine nature was perfected in Christ Jesus. Only through Christ are we restored to our purpose in God. Only through a spiritual rebirth are we redeemed, conformed, trans­formed, sanctified, and regenerated.

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obe­dience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” (Romans 5:12–20). “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). 

You can enter into His presence just as you are, and if you have not accepted Jesus Emmanuel, the Christ, as your personal Lord and Savior, then say this prayer aloud,

“Our Father, which are in heaven, hallow be thy name, please forgive me of my sins, come into my life, I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that God raised Him from the dead. I accept Jesus Christ as my per­sonal Lord and Savior and surrender to the Holy Spirit. Help me, teach me, and lead me in your path of righteousness.”

“There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:10).

If you said this prayer, congratulations and welcome, you are now a part of the family of Christ, a child of God.


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