31 Reasons Why Jesus Christ Came to Earth
What exactly is the significance of Christmas?According to Christmas movies and popular culture, spending time with family and giving to others may be the most important things to you during the holiday season.A alternative response can be found in Scripture: Christmas is about commemorating the birth of Christ.
And we commemorate His birth as a result of what He came to accomplish.Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation is a book written by writers Joel Beeke and William Boekestein that outlines 31 reasons why Jesus Christ came to earth.The reasons are as follows:
1. To Do the Will of the Father
The reason for this is because I have come down from heaven to do the will of my creator, rather than my own. 6:38 (John 6:38) ″Therefore, I said to the Lord: ‘Behold, I have come to perform your will, O God, as it is written about me in the scroll of your book.’″ 10:7 (Hebrews 10:7)
2. To Save Sinners
″That Christ Jesus came into the world to redeem sinners, among whom I am foremost, is a saying that is trustworthy and deserving of complete acceptance.″ 1 Timothy 1:15″because if that were the case, he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the beginning of time.″ However, as things stand, he has appeared once and for all at the end of the centuries to atone for sin by offering himself as a sacrifice.″ 9:26 (Hebrews 9:26)
3. To Bring Light to a Dark World
In order for those who believe in me to not be left in the dark, I have come into the world as light. 12:46 (John 12:46) ″Had I not arrived and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin; yet, they now have no justification for their transgression.″ 15:22 (John 15:22)
4. To Be Made Like His People
Since the children partake in flesh and blood, he himself shared in the same things in order to defeat the one who has the power of death, namely, the devil, and to free all those who were subject to lifelong servitude because of their fear of death,″ the apostle Paul explains further.Because, without a doubt, it is not angels that he aids, but rather the descendants of Abraham.As a result, he needed to be treated the same as his brothers in every way, in order to serve as a compassionate and trustworthy high priest in the service of God, and to atone for the sins of the people.″ Hebrews 2:14-17 (Hebrews 2:14-17)
5. To Bear Witness to the Truth
″Then Pilate asked him, ″So you’re a king?″ Pilate responded. ″You say that I am a king,″ Jesus said. ″You are correct. This is the reason I was born, and this is the reason I have come into the world: to give testimony to the reality of the situation. ″Everyone who believes in the truth pays attention to my voice.″ ” 18:37 (John 18:37)
6. To Destroy the Devil and His Works
″Since, then, the children partake in flesh and blood, he himself shared in the same things, in order that, by death, he may defeat the one who has the power of death, i.e., the devil…″ Hebrews 2:14 (Hebrews 2:14) Anyone who commits sin regularly belongs to the devil, for Satan has been committing sin from the beginning of time.A major motive for the Son of God’s appearance was to demolish Satan’s handiwork.″ 1 John 3:8 (New International Version)
7. To Give Eternal Life
″I am the living food that has come down from heaven,″ says the prophet. If somebody consumes this loaf of bread, he will live indefinitely. ″And my flesh will be the bread that I will provide for the life of the world.″ 6:51 (John 6:51)
8. To Receive Worship
When Jesus was born at Bethlehem in Judea during the reign of Herod the Great, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, ″Where has he been born king of the Jews?″ (Matthew 2:15).Because we saw his star as it rose in the sky and have come to adore him.″ In the midst of their adoration, they discovered the infant with Mary his mother, and they dropped on their knees and worshipped him.Then, when they opened their riches, they presented him with presents of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.″ Matthew 2:1-2, Matthew 2:11
9. To Bring Great Joy
‘Fear not, for I bring you excellent news of great pleasure that will be shared by all the people,’ the angel assured them. Luke 2:10 (KJV)
10. To Demonstrate True Humility
″Inspire one another to have the same mentality that is in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but humbled himself by being obedient to the point of being born in the image of men.″ Moreover, having been discovered in human form, he humbled himself by becoming submissive to the point of death, even death on a cross.Philippians 2:5-8 (New International Version)
11. To Preach the Gospel
In fact, the Lord’s Spirit is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the needy.He has sent me to proclaim release to the prisoners and sight restoration to the blind, to set at loose those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor on the earth…″However, I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities as well, for I was sent for this purpose,″ he told them.
A similar passage in Isaiah 61:1-2 may be found in Luke 4:18-19 and 42.
12. To Bring Judgment
According to Jesus, ″I came into this world for judgment, so those who do not see may see, and those who do not see may become blind.″ When some of the Pharisees in his immediate vicinity heard what was going on, they asked him, ″Are we also blind?″ ″If you had been blind, you would have had no guilt; but now that you have declared, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.″ Jesus explained to them.John 9:39-41 (KJV)
13. To Give His Life a Ransom for Many
In fact, even the Son of Man did not come in order to be served, but in order to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.″ Mark 10:45 a.m.The apostle Paul writes, ″We are looking forward to the wonderful hope, the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for us to rescue us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people passionate for good deeds.″ 2 Timothy 2:13-14
14. To Fulfill the Law and Prophets
In truth, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota or a dot will be removed from the Law until everything has been done.″ 5:17 (Matthew 5:17)
15. To Reveal God’s Love for Sinners
The Bible says, ″″For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whomever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.″″ John 3:16 is a biblical passage that teaches that God is love.
16. To Call Sinners to Repentance
After hearing this, Jesus responded to them, ″Those who are healthy do not require the services of a physician, but those who are sick do.″ ″I come not to summon the virtuous, but sinners,″ says the prophet. Mark 2:17 is a passage from the Bible that explains how to be a Christian.
17. To Die
I declare to you that unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it will stay alone; but if it dies, it will produce a great deal of fruit.″ Whoever loves his life in this world will lose it, and whoever despises his life in this world will keep it for the rest of eternity.If any person serves me, he or she must follow me, and wherever I go, my servant will be as well.If anybody is willing to serve me, the Father will recognize and reward him.
″At this point, my spirit is tormented.And what am I supposed to say?Can I pray, ″Father, save me from this hour?″ But it is for this reason that I have arrived at this hour.″ 12:24-27 (John 12:24-27)
18. To Seek and Save the Lost
″And when Jesus arrived at the location, he raised his eyes to him and said, ″Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, because I must remain at your house today.″ In response, Jesus responded to him, ″Today salvation has arrived at your house, since you are both descendants of Abraham. ″For the Son of Man has come to seek and to rescue the lost,″ says the Bible. 5:9-10; Luke 19:5-10;
19. To Serve
In fact, even the Son of Man did not come in order to be served, but in order to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.″ Mark 10:45 a.m.
20. To Bring Peace
‘For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, in order that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, thereby making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting an end to hostility.″ And he came and preached peace to you who were far away, as well as peace to you who were close by.″ Because it is through him that we both have access to the Father in one Spirit.″ Ephesians 2:14-18 (New International Version)
21. To Bring a Sword
Don’t get the impression that I’ve arrived to bring peace to the world. ″I have not come to bring peace, but rather a sword,″ says the author. 10:34 (Matthew 10:34)
22. To Bind Up Broken Hearts
″For the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are imprisoned; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those mourning in Zion—to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, an oil of gladness instead of Isaiah 61:1-3 is a passage from the Old Testament.
23. To Give Us the Spirit of Adoption
In the meantime, I will pray to the Father, and he will grant you another Helper who will be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees nor knows him.″ You are familiar with him since he lives with you and will be in you.″ 14:16-17 (John 14:16-17) The Spirit of God’s Son has been sent into our hearts, calling out, ″Abba!Father!″ because you are sons of God.Galatians 4:6 (Galatians 4:6 [Galatians 4:6])
24. To Make Us Partakers of the Divine Nature
For it is through these promises that God has delivered to us his valuable and extremely significant promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that exists in the world as a result of sinful desire.″ 2 Peter 1:4 (New International Version)
25. To Reign as King
″For to us a child is born, and to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon him shoulder, and his name shall be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace; and the government shall be upon his shoulder.″ Neither the expansion of his administration nor the peace that will come from him will come to an end while seated on the throne of David and ruling over his kingdom, to establish and maintain it with justice and righteousness from this time forward and forevermore.This will be accomplished by the zeal of the Lord of hosts.″ Isaiah 9:6-7 (KJV)
26. To Restore Human Nature to Holiness
‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; as a result, the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God,’ the angel said. 1:35 (Luke 1:35)
27. To Be a Merciful and Faithful High Priest
″As a result, he needed to be treated the same as his brothers in every way, so that he might serve God as a compassionate and trustworthy high priest in the service of the people, making atonement for their sins.″ Due to the fact that he himself has suffered while under temptation, he is able to assist people who are under temptation.″ 2:17-18 (Hebrews 2:17-18)
28. To Be the Second and Greater Adam
″Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not as heinous as Adam’s, who was a symbol of the one who would come later.However, the free gift is not the same as the trespass.For if many perished as a result of one man’s transgression, how much more has God’s mercy and the free gift made possible by the grace of that one man, Jesus Christ, overflow for many more?″ Romans 5:14–15 (NASB)
29. To Satisfy Our Deepest Thirst
Then Jesus told her, ″Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never become thirsty again.″ It is my intention that the water I give him will become in him a spring of water that will gush up into eternal life.″ ” John 4:13-14 (KJV)
30. To Be Loved by God’s Children
In response, Jesus stated, ″If God were your Father, you would love me because I am from God and I am here.″ ″I did not come on my own initiative; rather, he dispatched me.″ 8:42 (John 8:42)
31. To Reveal God’s Glory
We have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth, as he came to be among us.″And the Word became flesh and lived among us.″ John 1:14—This passage has been reproduced with permission from Reformation Heritage Books.You can read my brief review of Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation here, or you may purchase the book directly from the publisher.
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Why did God send Jesus when He did? What is the fullness of time?
At many points in time throughout the Old Testament, God demonstrated how He interacted with historical events and epochs.As a result of Joseph’s journey to Egypt, the Israelites had an incubation phase before blossoming into a powerful and numerous nation during the time of the Great Famine of Egypt.So that the inherent enmity and belligerence of foreign nations matched to the moments when Israel was to be evaluated, he orchestrated events.
He manipulated the succession of a Jewish girl to the throne in order to preserve her people from extinction (Esther).God, who existed outside of time, had a comprehensive view of the entire universe and controlled events to have the intended impact on His plan—the spread of salvation across the globe.This is especially true throughout the time period allotted for Jesus to live and minister on the world during His earthly mission.First and foremost, in order for the world to comprehend Jesus, it had to comprehend why we needed Jesus in the first place.That was the goal of the Old Testament’s legal system.
In the course of thousands of years, God blessed, disciplined, cajoled, and pleaded with the Israelites to submit to His will and recognize His kindness.That is something they have been unable to do for decades despite the promises and implementation of blessings and devastation.Because if Jesus had come before the law and before the law had failed, we would never have understood the significance of His sacrifice.
- When we get a present that we cannot obtain for ourselves, we are more likely to accept it.
- In terms of culture, the globe was likewise prepared.
- For much of Jesus’ life period (around the time of his death), Rome, Greece, Babylon/Persia, and Egypt were largely tranquil, having brought to an end to the great wars that had afflicted the region for years.
- As a result, travel was rather straightforward.
Because the number of wars was low, resources could be allocated to culture, philosophy, and education.The expansion of a single culture—Greek—across the region ensured that most people spoke the same language, and even believers of the most far-flung religion (Judaism) were familiar enough with the ruling philosophy to be able to communicate meaningfully with one another.Not only was the region culturally cohesive, but it was also spiritually hungry.With each passing day, it became more and more obvious that the Roman gods were impotent.Despite living under oppressive Roman authority, Jews were on the lookout for the anticipated Messiah who would deliver them.Individuals were looking for something greater in their own lives, something that went beyond the state and the faiths that were imposed by the state.
Even a Samaritan lady, who had been rejected by Jews because of her ethnicity and gender, was looking forward to the coming of the Messiah (John 4:25).Following Jesus’ ascension, the circumstances appeared to be predestined for the propagation of the gospel.Though devastating for the Jewish people, the sacking of Jerusalem in AD 70 resulted in the exodus of hundreds of Christ-followers to Asia, Africa, and Europe, where they were able to further their ideas.It was through their influence that Gentiles joined the Roman army and spread the gospel to locations as far away from Rome as Britain.The persecution of Christians by the Roman government had a similar effect, increasing believers’ faith while also forcing them to escape with the gospel of Christ in their hearts and minds.Nevertheless, according to Galatians 4:4, ″when the fullness of time had come, God sent out his Son, who was born of a woman and subject to the law.″ However, God has provided us with some suggestions as to what ″the fullness of time″ alludes to, and we are grateful for these insights.
- The most striking element about God’s actions was that he did not wait until everything appeared to be in order.
- He was able to anticipate the exact time of Jesus’ arrival since He had seen all of human history.
- When Gabriel delivered the message, Daniel 9:24-26 must have sounded a little weird.
The Jews were given seventy weeks (equivalent to seven years in groups of seven) to conclude their rebellion and return to God.The edict to repair and rebuild Jerusalem served as a springboard for the rest of the project.69 weeks later, ″an anointed one will be cut off and will have nothing″ says the Bible (Daniel 9:26).In 445 BC, the directive to rebuild Jerusalem was issued by the gods (see Nehemiah 2:5).Scholars estimate that Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem took place exactly sixty-nine ″weeks″ (or 483 years) after the Crucifixion.
God’s plan was so exact that he informed Daniel about it more than five hundred years before it occurred.It is thought that Daniel’s prophesy then advised the wisemen when they should arrive to celebrate the birth of Jesus on the third day of the week.God is the God who is at work in the course of history.
Jesus’ appearance did not happen by chance.It had been planned in advance and was meticulously executed.He arrived at precisely the right time in order to ensure that we would comprehend and appreciate His message.If God was able to choreograph all of that, we may rest assured that He will take care of us in our own lives.
Truths that are related: Where does the Old Testament make reference to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?The link between God and time is not well understood.Was God’s title ″Ancient of Days″ given to him by his father?What is the significance of Jesus Christ’s second coming?
- What is the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
- What exactly are God’s qualities, and what do they mean?
- Return to the page: The Truth About Jesus Christ.
When Jesus Came to Earth
We should take note of the fact that, ‘in the fullness of time’ (when God had planned), Jesus humbled himself and came to earth in the form of a baby, having been conceived in a miraculous way and born in extraordinary circumstances far away from his parents’ home.When the time came for God to send the angel Gabriel to inform the world of the manner in which Jesus would be welcomed into this world, Mary was the one who was chosen to receive the information.The fact that Mary was able to question Gabriel about the circumstances of her having a child despite the fact that it was a terrifying experience and the news was so astounding was a testament to God’s providence.
After hearing the explanation, Mary accepted the word of God and declared herself to be the Lord’s servant.Having studied the impending Messiah for so long, the Jewish intellectuals and religious priests had established their own opinions on how it would be accomplished and what the future Messiah would do once he appeared on the scene.Rather than a proud, married lady, God decided to disclose his plan to a poor, unmarried woman, and Joseph subsequently received confirmation of what was to take place when the Lord appeared to him in a dream.Despite the fact that Mary may have informed Joseph of God’s revelation, it is likely that Joseph made his own arrangements to divorce her privately in order to save her from falling into public disgrace.In accordance with human thinking, it would be reasonable to suppose that the advent of Messiah would be disclosed to Jewish officials, notably to the man who was to marry Mary and who would be responsible for naming the child in accordance with the expected tradition.
Through it all, God picked those to whom he would disclose his plan, and he acted in opposition to religious and cultural expectations to ensure that his plan was implemented.Earlier, the angel Gabriel came to Zechariah, a priest, while he went about his business in the Temple of Jerusalem.Despite the fact that Zechariah and his wife, Elizabeth were in their golden years, Gabriel told them the good news of a son to be born to them.
- This youngster was to go before the Lord in order to prepare people’s hearts for the arrival of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Zechariah was dubious about the revelation since it seems improbable that he and his wife would be able to conceive a child.
- Zechariah was unable to speak until after the birth of the child because Gabriel referred to his inquiries as ‘unbelief.’ Elizabeth embraced the news and attributed her pregnancy to the Lord’s providence, and no likely by then, Zechariah had come to the realization that what he had heard from the angel was truly taking place, as he had predicted.
- When their son was born, Zechariah’s voice was returned as he announced that the child’s name would be John, as had been revealed to him by the angel before his birth.
It was Zechariah who asked the inquiry, ″Is this really going to happen?″ — Mary’s query was, ″How will this happen?″ Mary’s query demonstrated faith in God’s promise that what he had spoken would come true – Zechariah would suffer as a result of his disbelief.Another group of people were notified by an angel of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, and they accepted the information without hesitation and immediately traveled to Bethlehem to see the event that had been given to them.Perhaps it was simple for these shepherds to believe when more angels came and began to sing praises to God on their behalf.No one could have expected that God would reveal the birth of the Messiah to a group of poor shepherds, and as far as we know, they were the first humans to view Jesus in human form, aside from Mary and Joseph, when he was born.Not only did they pay a visit to Jesus not long after his birth, but they also went out and informed everyone about their encounter before returning to their sheepfold and expressing thanks to God for what they had heard and seen.Some weeks later, when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple for the ritual cleansing required by the law, two more lowly persons appeared to preach of the coming of the Messiah.
When Jesus came at the temple, Simeon was portrayed as a pious and devoted man who had the Holy Spirit upon him and had been told by God to travel to the temple on the day Jesus arrived.Simeon cradled Jesus in his arms and uttered words of assurance about God’s purpose for Jesus while he was still on the earth, according to the Bible.Anna was also present, and she is characterized as a prophet who worshipped in the temple at all hours of the day and night.She had been a widow for eighty-four years when she recognized Jesus as the Messiah and, in her thanksgiving to God, spoke to everyone who was looking forward to Israel’s rescue.It appears that God selected how and when to reveal his plans, as well as which individuals would be informed of his entry into the world through Jesus, in all of these narratives.It caught many people by surprise and showed the true nature of the hearts of those who heard the words.
- At the conclusion of each narrative, the people thanked God for intervening in their lives and for bringing about the fulfillment of everything that had been taught them concerning the advent of Messiah.
- At this point in history, we have the benefit of knowing exactly how Jesus’ birth occurred and of being able to read all of the narratives that make up the whole tale.
- These folks were noteworthy in that they held on to their convictions despite the fact that they did not have the advantage of hindsight.
These stories also demonstrate once again that God frequently acts in unexpected ways and picks modest individuals who he is confident will believe and obey his commands.Despite the fact that we do not have an angelic visitation informing us what God is planning, we do have the Bible and the indwelling Holy Spirit who reveals us God’s ways and provides us with insights in the same way that the shepherds, Simeon, and Anna were shown God’s ways and provided insights.God has a plan for accomplishing his goals, and we should be prepared to be a part of that great plan if God so chooses.
Why Did Jesus Come into the World? [All 12 Reasons]
If Jesus was God, why did he come to the planet in the first place, you might wonder.A critical question has been raised.Jesus, to his credit, responded to this question in 12 distinct ways throughout the Gospels.
Here is a comprehensive list of every reason Jesus offered for coming into the world.For anyone interested in reading the passage in context, links to the relevant scriptural passages are provided.
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There are twelve reasons why Jesus came to earth.
1) Jesus came to fulfill the law.
5:17 (Matthew 5:17) It is incorrect to believe that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to eliminate them, but to bring them to fruition.
2) Jesus came to divide.
Luke 12:51 (NIV) Do you believe that I have come to bring peace to the world? No, I tell you, but rather a divide of the people. 10:34 (Matthew 10:34) Do not imagine that I have come to bring peace to the world. Quite the contrary. I have not come to bring peace, but rather a sword to the table.
3) Jesus came to call sinners.
Mark 2:17 is a passage from the Bible that explains how to be a Christian. Those who are healthy do not require the services of a physician, but those who are ill do. I didn’t come to summon the virtuous, but sinners instead. Luke 5:32 (NIV) I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance, as some have claimed.
4) Jesus came to serve and give his life.
Mark 10:45 a.m. After all, even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and he gave his life as a ransom for the sins of the world.
5) Jesus came to proclaim good news.
Luke 4:18-19 is a passage from the Bible that teaches about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. ″There is a presence of the Lord upon me, for he has anointed me to bring good news to the needy. To announce release to the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set at loose those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,″ he has delegated this authority to me.
6) Jesus came to seek and save the lost.
Luke 19:10 (KJV) Because the Son of Man came to seek and to rescue those who had gone astray.
7) Jesus came that the world might be saved.
3:17 (John 3:17) In other words, God did not bring his Son into the world in order to condemn the world, but in order that the world may be rescued by him and his sacrifice.
8) Jesus came to do his Father’s will to keep, save, and resurrect believers.
6:38-40 (John 6:38-40) In fact, I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but to execute the will of the one who has sent me down.The will of him who sent me is that I should lose nothing of what he has given me, but that I should raise it all up on the final day, and this is his desire as well.In order to fulfill the will of my Father, I will raise him up on the last day in order that everyone who looks at the Son and believes in him may have everlasting life.
9) Jesus came for judgment.
9:39 in the Gospel of John In the words of Jesus, ″I came into this world for judgment, so those who do not see could become blind, and those who see might become blind.″
10) Jesus came to give abundant life.
10:10 (John 10:10) The thief is just interested in stealing, killing, and destroying. I come so that they could have life, and that they might have it abundantly.
11) Jesus came so believers may not remain in darkness.
12:46 (John 12:46) I have come into the world in the form of light so that whomever believes in me will not be kept in the darkness.
12) Jesus came to bear witness to the truth.
18:37 (John 18:37) Then Pilate asked him, ″So you’re a king?″ he said. ″You say that I am a king,″ Jesus said. ″You are correct. This is the reason I was born, and this is the reason I have come into the world: to give testimony to the reality of the situation. ″My voice is heard by everyone who believes in the truth.″
This list comprises every argument Jesus offered for why he came to earth that we can find in the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke, as well as the Gospel of John. Scripture verses from other books of the Bible, in addition to the Gospels, provide other justifications for Jesus’ entry into the world. Kevin Halloran’s piece, which includes many of the other arguments, may be found here.
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Why Jesus Came to Earth
Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?(Chapter 24) JESUSS’ day in Capernaum with his four disciples has been a hectic one, and it comes to a close with the people of Capernaum bringing him all of their ill ones to be cured in the late afternoon.There hasn’t been any time for personal reflection.
It is now the early hours of the next morning.While it is still dark outside, Jesus gets out of bed and walks outside by himself to pray.He heads to a remote location where he will be alone with his thoughts and pray to his Father in privacy.However, Jesus’ secrecy is short-lived because when Peter and the others learn that he has gone missing, they immediately set out to look for him.When they finally locate Jesus, Peter proclaims, ″Everyone is seeking for you.″ The citizens of Capernaum desire that Jesus remain among them.
They are really grateful for what he has done for them!Is it true, though, that Jesus came to earth largely in order to conduct miraculous healings?What does he have to say about the subject?
- According to one Bible account, Jesus responds to his disciples by saying, ″Let us go somewhere else, into the village towns nearby, so that I may preach there as well, for it is for this purpose that I have gone out.″ ″Let us go somewhere else, into the village towns nearby, so that I may preach there as well,″ he says.
- Despite the fact that the crowds beg Jesus to stay, he reminds them that he must proceed to other places in order to proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, as he has been sent forth for this purpose.
- As you may be aware, Jesus was born into this world in order to teach about God’s Kingdom, which will bring his Father’s name to glory and forever resolve all of humanity’s evils.
- Miracles, on the other hand, serve as proof that Jesus is indeed God’s chosen representative on earth.
This is similar to the way Moses performed miracles to show his credentials as God’s servant hundreds of years before.When Jesus departs Capernaum to speak in different places, he takes with him his four disciples, who serve as his bodyguards.Peter and his brother Andrew, as well as John and his brother James, are the four individuals in question.You will recall that they had been invited to be Jesus’ first traveling coworkers only a week before this event took place.The preaching trip of Galilee that Jesus and his four disciples are on is a tremendous success!In fact, news of his exploits has spread throughout the whole country of Syria.
Following Jesus and his followers are large crowds from Galilee, Judea, and all the way across the Jordan River.Jesus’ teachings in Mark 1:35-39, Luke 4:42-43, Matthew 4:23-25, and Exodus 4:1-9, 30, 31 are all found in the Bible.Why was Jesus sent to earth, and what purpose do his miracles serve, are some of the questions that will be addressed in this episode.▪ In addition, who is accompanying Jesus on his preaching tour of Galilee, and what is the public reaction to Jesus’ activities?
Do You Know The Multiple Reasons Why Jesus Came To Earth?
What was the purpose of Jesus’ journey to the earth?Almost a dozen factors contributed to Jesus’ decision to leave Heaven and come to the planet Earth.The majority of people are only aware of one: Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins.
Of fact, Jesus came to earth for that same purpose, but please consider the following Scriptures for a far larger view of his mission.Your appreciation for all that our beautiful Lord Jesus has done for us should grow as a result of this experience.May they all serve to strengthen your commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.Some of the following may even come as a surprise to you, especially if you are looking for ways to provoke family division:
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Jesus Came To Cause Family Divisions
First and foremost, Jesus came to earth in order to provoke familial divisions: Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the world.I have not come to bring peace.I did not come to bring peace, but rather a sword to the table.
In order to do this, I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s foes will be the members of his own household (Matthew 5:22).Anyone who loves his or her father or mother more than I do is unworthy of my affections, and anyone who loves his or her son or daughter more than I am unworthy of my affections.Whoever fails to bear his cross and follow me is unworthy of my presence on the earth.The Bible says (Matt 10:34-38) What a relief it would be if there was already a fire burning on the planet when I arrived!But I have a baptism to go through, and you have no idea how distressed I am till it is through!
Do you believe I was sent to bring peace to the world?No, I tell you, but division is the answer.The five members of a family will now be separated against each other, with three facing two and two against three, starting immediately.
- They will be split into factions: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law, father against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.
- (Luke 12:49-53) Observation: That astounding reality has provided solace to many Christians who have suffered severe family divisions and persecution because of their faith.
- This type of division is a test, and it is the rule rather than the exception.
- It is especially vital to convey this information along to new Christians.
We must first love Jesus more than our natural family members in order to be worthy of him.Then we must obey him and execute his will rather than theirs, if they are not the same as ours.That is a really essential early exam, and one that we must pass.Many people give in to the pressure, go back to their old ways, and become backsliders.
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Jesus Came To Earth To Save Lost Mankind
2.Jesus came to earth in order to save lost humans and to call them to repentance: For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which has been lost in transgression.(See Luke 19:10 for further information.) Rather than calling the virtuous, I have come to call on sinners to repent.
(See also Luke 5:32) In fact, God did not bring his Son into the world in order to condemn the world, but rather in order to rescue it through him.(See also John 3:17) In spite of the fact that I have been accused of blasphemy, persecution, and violence, I have been offered compassion since I acted in ignorance and disbelief.The grace of our Lord, as well as the trust and love that are found in Christ Jesus, have been lavished upon me in great measure.An enduring proverb that ought to be fully embraced is as follows: Christ Jesus came into the world in order to redeem sinners, of which I am the most depraved.(1 Tim 1:13–15) God’s love for us was demonstrated in this way: He sent his one and only Son into the world so that we can live through him.
The Bible says (1 John 4:9) The Father has sent his Son to earth to save mankind, as we have witnessed and testified in our own lives.(4:14) (1 John 4:14) Comment: Though the Lord Jesus desires that everyone be rescued, man has the ability to choose whether or not to repent.It is up to each individual to decide whether to follow Jesus or the devil.
- NOTE: Many people nowadays misinterpret 1 Timothy 1:15.
- According to this scripture, Paul was not the most sinful person on the planet as a Christian!
- Considering him the worst of sinners while being a Christian is both an astonishing demonstration of scriptural illiteracy and an attack on the sacred image of a Christian all at the same time.
- When the everlasting security crowd spreads their poison and their phony form of godliness, it is guilty of both crimes, according to those who claim he was.
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Jesus Came To Testify To The Truth
Jesus came to earth so that he may bear witness to the truth.Pilate said, ″You are a king, then!″ ″You are correct in claiming that I am a king,″ Jesus said.In fact, it was for this purpose that I was born, and it was for this reason that I came into the world, to bear witness to the truth.
Everyone on the side of truth pays attention to what I have to say.″ (See also John 18:37) In the Bible, God’s truth is always exalted to the highest degree.It is critical to be aware of this.For example, recognizing God’s truth is the first step toward salvation.As a result, false instructors are extremely hazardous, and the devil (our adversary) is always attempting to fool people.To believe lies as though they were true will result in the damnation of SOULS.
Jesus Came To Destroy The Devil’s Workand Free People of The Fear of Death
- (4) Jesus came to Earth in order to demolish the devil’s work, to destroy the devil, and to release those who were kept captive by the fear of death: He who commits a sin is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning of time.
- The appearance of the Son of God was intended to undo the devil’s work.
- The Bible says in 1 John 3:8 Due to the fact that the children are made of flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity in order that via his death he may kill him who wields the power of death, namely, the devil, and set free those who had been kept captive all their lives by their fear of death.
- (Hebrews 2:14–15; cf.
- Comment: There is a lot of information on Christ’s humanity in the book.
It does not follow that just because the devil’s creation has been destroyed that he is no longer a serious adversary!Without his ability to do miracles, sin and false teaching would not be as common as they are now in the world.The devil continues to be a great deceiver in this day and age.Christians, according to Paul, require the entire armor of God, which includes: Put on all of God’s armor so that you can stand up to the devil’s plans and exact your revenge.
(See also Ephesians 6:11)
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Jesus Came To Earth To Taste Death For Everyone
- Jesus came to earth in order to endure death for everyone: But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now adorned with glory and honor because he suffered death, allowing him to taste death for everyone by the mercy of God.
- (Hebrews 2:9) Comment: What Jesus is shown to have done for us in that passage is a facet of grace that few people in our day appear to have ever taken notice of.
- We don’t have to grasp how Jesus accomplished this, just as we don’t have to understand other realities.
- All that is required of us is that we just follow his instructions.
- Also, because Jesus endured death for everyone, and not just for the elect as Calvinism claims, the Calvinist tulip is a logical fallacy!
In other words, Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins, but for all of the sins of the entire universe.1 John 2:2 (New International Version)
Jesus Came So We Could Have Lifeand To Have It To The Full
- Jesus came to earth so that mankind could have life to the fullest: ″The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the fullest.″ The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the fullest.
- (See also John 10:10) Aside from what is exhibited by Christian lives as shown in the New Testament, ″living life to the fullest″ does not imply anything other than what has been described above.
- For example, the Apostle Paul lived a full life despite the fact that he was sometimes clad in rags (1 Cor.
Despite the fact that Paul was a man of great faith and led a holy life, he often went hungry and thirsty as he faithfully served God, even at the risk of his life to do so.If someone interprets John 10:10 to indicate material riches (as adherents of the gospel of greed believe), and because Paul did not have such wealth, then such interpretation is clearly incorrect.Do not be taken in by deception.
Jesus Came To Earth To Preach In Various Places
- Upon arriving on Earth, Jesus was asked to preach in numerous locations.
- Jesus said, ″Let’s travel somewhere else—to the adjacent villages—so that I can preach there as well.″ That is the reason I have come.″ (Matthew 1:38) Comment: Jesus journeyed across the world, teaching and curing people along the way.
- That was also a key component of his overall aim.
- He desired to bring himself and his message directly to the disabled, ill, impoverished, elderly, oppressed, and other disadvantaged individuals of that time, as well as to everyone else.
- If Jesus had not gone to some, they would not have been able to come to him and, as a result, would not have received the blessings that they got.
Jesus Came To Fulfil The Law and Prophets
- The Law and the Prophets were fulfilled on earth by Jesus, according to Matthew 5:17: ″Do not believe that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come in order to abolish them, but in order to fulfill them.″ The Bible says (Matt.
- 5:17) Comment: Jesus was flawless in his obedience to the Father and in his living a blameless life.
- He was faultless in every aspect, including his adherence to the Law and the Prophets of the Old Testament.
Jesus Came To Earth To Serve and Give His Life as a Ransom
- Jesus came to earth to serve and to sacrifice his life as a ransom for many: The Son of Man did not come to be served, but rather to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many, as the Scriptures teach.
- (Matthew 20:28) As an aside, the Lord Jesus was also a servant, among his many other accomplishments.
- During his foot washing ceremony, we observe a humble Lord, God manifested in the flesh, doing something that no earthly ruler would ever dream of doing in his right mind.
- However, Jesus is both a servant and a king of kings (Rev.
17:14; 19:16).He died in order for us to live.
Jesus Came as a Light and Not To Judge
- The light of Jesus came into the world, not to condemn it: ″I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should remain in darkness.″ In regards to the individual who hears my remarks but does not act on them, I hold no grudge towards him.
- For I did not come to judge the world, but rather to save it from destruction.
- (Matthew 12:46; John 12:47) Comment: Jesus is the only one who can serve as a mediator between God and man (1 Tim.
- According to Scripture, Mary, Jesus’ mother, does not serve as a mediator between God and man.
Jesus didn’t have to come to condemn the world since it had already been condemned by the cross of Christ.And he was successful in saving it despite the fact that it required him to die in such a harrowing manner.He took care of things for us.
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- Jesus came to earth as a light, not to judge the world: ″I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should remain in darkness.″ (John 1:5) If someone hears my words but does not act on them, I will not hold it against him.
- After all, I did not come to judge the world, but rather to save it from destruction.
- In the Bible, in John 12:46 and 47, Jesus says, Comment: Jesus is the only one who can serve as a conduit between God and mankind (1 Tim.
According to Scripture, Mary, Jesus’ mother, does not serve as a middleman.Since the world has already been condemned, Jesus didn’t have to come to condemn it.And he was successful in saving it despite the fact that it required him to die in such a harrowing fashion.For our convenience, he did it.
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- Summary: It has been about 50 years since I became a born-again Christian, and I don’t recall ever doing any in-depth research on this particular issue.
- It has been both intriguing and informative for me.
- I have faith in you as well.
- A range of significant reasons for Jesus’ mission from heaven to this planet are revealed in this passage.
- 3:17 (John 3:17) In fact, God did not bring his Son into the world in order to condemn the world, but rather in order to rescue it through him.
1) Jesus came to earth with the mission of ″seeking and saving the lost″ (Luke 19:10).His desire is not to condemn, but rather to provide redemption to those who would accept Him as their Savior.In February 1969, I was an Air Force officer assigned at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington, for a brief period of time.I had purchased a New Testament, and I found myself reading it night after night after night after night.
I was alone in my room on base when the truth of the Gospel was shown to me, and I freely embraced Jesus as my Lord and Savior on that same day.What may have happened to cause this?Why?Because Jesus, the glorious Son of God, left heaven and came to earth in order to seek and redeem Jim, a lost sinner who had sinned against God.And He did the same for each and every one of you!———————————— 1 4:9 (John 4:9) God’s love for us was demonstrated in this way: He sent his one and only Son into the world so that we can live through him.
- 2) Jesus was sent from heaven by God the Father to earth, where he died for our sins and rose from the grave, enabling us to pass from death to life (John 5:24).
- From everlasting damnation in hell to eternal life in heaven, there is no turning back.
- Moreover, Jesus makes this life available to any and all of us who would ″come to God in repentance and have confidence in our Lord Jesus Christ″ (Acts 20:21).
- In the days before His death and resurrection, and a long time before ours, Jesus declared, ″Because I live, you will live as well″ (John 14:19).
- Hebrews 2:15 says that He has rescued everyone who repent and trust in Him from the fear of death and has provided us eternal life in His beautiful presence (Hebrews 2:15).
- ———————————— 3:26 (Acts 3:26) When God sent up his servant, he sent him to you first in order to bless you by turning each of you away from your evil deeds and vices.
- ″I came to this earth to benefit you,″ God the Father sent Jesus to this planet.
- God is not a spiteful or malevolent deity in any way.
- He is madly in love with you!
- His heart’s desire and His aim is for you to be blessed.
- And He does this via Jesus by…
- 1) I am turning everyone of you away from your evil ways.
- Heaven is a realm of total, unwavering holiness, purity, and perfection on a scale that cannot be measured.
- In that place, there will be no wrongdoing.
- And, through the redemptive power of Jesus Christ, God gives us the opportunity to begin partaking in heavenly holiness right here on earth by turning us away from our sinful nature.
———————————— Luke 4:43 (NIV) ″I must tell the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities as well, for that is why I have been sent,″ he explained.5) Jesus was sent into the world to proclaim the good news of God’s kingdom to all who would listen to him.He began by saying, ″Our Father in heaven…thine kingdom come…″ while teaching us how to pray.
(Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 6:9-13).The following is a sample of what I pray when I pray the Lord’s prayer and come to this section concerning God’s kingdom: ″Lord, rule and reign in my heart…″, ″rule and reign in my house…in my family…in our church…
- in our nation…″ When it comes to John the Baptist, his first biblically documented preaching is: ″Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near″ (Matthew 3:2, NASB).
- ″Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at near,″ was the message of Jesus’ first recorded public sermon: ″Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand″ (Matthew 4:17, NASB).
- The Bible refers to the Lord Jesus Christ as ″Lord of lords and King of kings,″ which means ″Lord of lords and King of kings″ (Revelation 17:14; 19:16).
- When we serve Jesus right now, while we are still alive on this planet, we are serving the One who has received from God the Father ″all authority in heaven and on earth,″ and we are serving the One who has received ″all power in heaven and on earth″ (Matthew 28:18).
- Thy kingdom come!″ is what we pray to God the Father via Jesus.
- And it is through the Person of Jesus Christ that the kingdom of God has arrived to this planet.
———————————— Luke 4:18-19 is a passage from the Bible that teaches about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.″There is a presence of the Lord upon me, for he has anointed me to bring good news to the needy.In order to declare release for prisoners and sight restoration for blind people, to set free the downtrodden and proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, he has appointed me as his representative.
6) Jesus was sent by God the Father to bring good news to the oppressed and disadvantaged.Before I heard and accepted the redeeming Gospel (also known as the ″good news″) of Jesus Christ, I was a lost and spiritually bankrupt man who had no hope in the world.This good news was brought to us by God’s Son who came down from heaven to speak it to our ears and in our hearts.7) He was dispatched to the jail to proclaim the captives’ liberation.The Bible teaches that ″all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,″ and that ″all have committed sin″ (Romans 3:23).
As a result, we were imprisoned and held hostage by our crimes, as well as all of the nasty habits that resulted from our evil dispositions.However, Jesus was sent to save us and set us free from those enslaving bonds of slavery.8) He was dispatched to assist the blind in regaining their sight.This is definitely true spiritually, as the truth of God’s Word penetrates our hearts and minds, and we turn to Jesus Christ in faith and repentance, as the truth of God’s Word penetrates our hearts and minds.It holds true in terms of physical reality as well.
During his time on earth, Jesus cured the blind, the deaf, the crippled, and people suffering from a wide range of diseases and ailments.And Jesus is still healing people today!Why?
- Because He ″is the same yesterday, today, and forever,″ as the Bible says (Hebrews 13:8).
- He freed people from sin more than 2,000 years ago, and He continues to save us from sin in the present.
- Likewise, Jesus treated the sick more than 2,000 years ago, and He continues to do so in the twenty-first century.
- 9) He was sent to release those who were oppressed.
- The Father sent the Son from heaven to earth in order to set us free from all forms of injustice and tyranny.
- Are you suffering from stress, pressures, afflictions, or even life-threatening calamities?
- Look to Jesus for guidance.
- He was sent to free the downtrodden, and that includes you in the most emphatic terms!
- In order to declare the ″year of the Lord’s favor,″ he was dispatched.
- That favor from God is available to you right now.
- His benefits are not limited to the old Bible heroes, nor are they limited to those who have already attained eternal salvation.
- They are available to you right now via Jesus Christ.
According to the apostle Paul, ″I tell you, this is the season of God’s favor″ (2 Corinthians 6:2), and we should take advantage of this opportunity.What is the best way for me to receive God’s favor and blessings?— ″No matter how many promises God has made, all of them are ‘Yes’ in Christ,″ says the author.(See 2 Corinthians 1:20 for further information.) ———————————— Mark 10:45 a.m.
And so it was with the Son of Man, who did not come only to be served but rather to serve and sacrifice his life as a ransom for the sins of many.11) Jesus was not sent to be catered to, but rather to serve and contribute.He bathed their feet, and then He offered His life for them.This is just amazing!The King of kings and the Lord of lords descended from heaven to earth in order to serve us all.Examine this question: If Jesus, the Son of God and Savior, left heaven to serve us through His life, death, and resurrection for our redemption, how much more should we strive to be humble, willing, and self-sacrificing servants of the Lord and of our fellow human beings?
———————————— 6:38 (John 6:38) In other words, I have not come down from heaven to do my own will, but rather to do the will of the one who sent me.12:49 (John 12:49) For I did not talk on my own initiative; rather, the Father who sent me instructed me to say what I have spoken.12- Jesus was sent from heaven to earth in order to carry out the will of the Father as well as to utter the words of the Father.″I don’t do anything for myself,″ he said (John 8:28).Our Lord and Savior Jesus was completely dedicated to subordinating His own will to the will of the Father in heaven.As a result, we should as well.
- It is through our Lord’s flawless example that we may give fresh meaning to the prayer He taught us: ″Our Father who art in heaven…
- thine will be done…″ (Matthew 6:9-10, King James Version) And, just as Jesus did, we should make it a point to ensure that our speech, our words, and our discussions are a reflection of God’s thoughts and heart.
- This demonstrates the critical need of consistently reading our Bibles in order to get progressively familiar with God’s thinking on a wide range of topics and to be able to communicate those heavenly thoughts in our everyday discourse.
- ———————————— 17:18 (John 17:18) In the same way that you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world as well.
20:21 (John 20:21) ″Peace be with you!″ Jesus exclaimed once more.″I am sending you in the same way that the Father has sent me.″ In Acts 1:1, Luke takes a look back at ″all that Jesus began to perform and teach,″ as he puts it.He was tasked with the aforementioned twelve tasks (and more, if time permitted listing them all).His assignment to us in this Age of the Church is to carry on with these works and teachings in our own time and place.″We are…Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his case through us,″ the Bible states in 2 Corinthians 5:20.
In this interim period between the Lord’s first and second comings, Jesus has dispatched His people with the same commission He gave to the apostles: ″As the Father has sent ME, so I am sending YOU.″ (John 16:13) We now have Christ’s commission — as well as the honor — to serve as His representatives in the world: to go out and find the lost and teach them about the Savior, Jesus Christ 2) To bring lost sinners out of death and damnation and into new life in Jesus Christ.3) To serve as ambassadors for Christ’s wish to ″bless″ the entire world.4 To encourage people to turn from their wickedness to a pure, holy Savior who loves them 5 To inform them of the kingdom of God, that there is a loving, almighty God who rules this earth and the entire universe 6 To proclaim the good news of the Gospel to the poor (and to the rich, and to everyone in between 7) To minister the freedom Christ brings to those who are imprisoned by sin, addictions, and bondages 7 8) to bring divine healing to the sick, the infirm, and even the blind 9) to proclaim the Gospel message so that we may be set free from every oppression through Christ 10) to inform the hopeless of God’s desire to show them His favor.
- 8) to bring divine healing to the sick, the infirm, and even the blind 11, to live as Jesus did on earth — to serve and give; 12, to do the Father’s will daily (″thy will be done″) and to speak His words to this world as ambassadors of the Son of God — to be a blessing to others.
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