Why Jesus was sent?
Jesus as ambassador, lifesaver and gift
- During this time of year, we commemorate the incarnation, which occurred when Jesus Christ was born into the world.
- He was sent into the world, according to what the Scriptures teach us, by God the Father.
- Let us consider the reason for Jesus’s sending.
- What was His mission and why did He do it?
God sent His Son to save the world.God communicated with humans during the time of the Old Testament through individuals such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, the judges, and the prophets.They were divinely inspired ministers of the gospel who spoke for God.
″In the past, God spoke to our forefathers via the prophets at various times and in various ways, but in these latter days, God has spoken to us through His Son,″ we read in Hebrews (Heb.1:1-2NIV).It reminds me of the story of the wicked tenants, in which a landowner rented out his vineyard to a group of farmers who were evil in their ways.In the course of collecting the produce, he despatched his servants, who were assassinated.
Then he dispatched his son to confront them, but they assassinated him as well (Mt.21:33-46).In this tale, the landowner represents God, the servants represent the prophets, and the son represents Jesus, among other things.God first sent the prophets, and then He sent His Son to redeem mankind.
- God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law so that we might be adopted as sons and daughters.
- ″When the appointed time had fully arrived, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,″ Paul wrote (Gal.
- Who decided what time it was?
- God the Father is referred to as He is the one who initiated the transmission.
- It was His idea all along.
At Christmas, we recall how ″God sent His son″ to save us.God was His Father, despite the fact that Mary was His earthly mother.Essentially, this indicates that Jesus is the Son of God, which demonstrates that He is divine and a member of the trinity.
- Jesus is unique in this regard.
- It is customary for humans to join the world by being ″born of a woman,″ which is how Jesus entered the world.
- It demonstrates that Jesus was also a human being.
- What an incredible way for God’s Son to come into the world!
- The New Testament cites three reasons for Jesus’s sending: to serve as an ambassador, to save lives, and to be a gift from God to mankind.
Being an ambassador is a great honor.Jesus was sent as an envoy on behalf of the people.What is the role of an ambassador?They are the representatives of whoever sent them.
- They are authorized representatives who are generally dispatched to a foreign nation for official business.
- Despite the fact that they represented God in their own countries, the prophets were God’s ambassadors.
- Their word, on the other hand, came from a foreign nation; it came from heaven.
- Jesus served as God’s representative.
- He, on the other hand, was a different type of ambassador.
What was unusual about Jesus’ ambassadorship?He was sent to be born as a baby in a foreign country (Earth), rather than as an adult in a foreign country (Heaven).This proves that He was not a foreigner in any way.He was born and raised on Earth, rather than arriving as an adult.
- As a result, God dispatched an ambassador who was not a foreigner.
- To all appearances, he appeared to be a normal person, just like you and me.
- He was a resident of Palestine and was not perceived as a foreigner.
- He spoke the same language as his fellow countrymen, dressed in the same clothes, and had a comparable physical look to them.
- He was comparable to the prophets in this sense.
What does the Bible have to say about Jesus’ role as an emissary?Jesus spoke on God’s behalf.Hebrews teaches us that God ″has spoken to us via His Son,″ and we’ve already witnessed this in action (Heb.
- ″The one whom God has sent speaks the words of God,″ wrote the apostle John (Jn.
- ″My teaching does not originate with me,″ Jesus stated.
- It comes from the person who contacted me.″ and ″For I did not speak on my own initiative, but rather the Father who sent me directed me to say all that I have said…″ (Jn.
- 7:16; 8:26).
- Consequently, everything I say is exactly what the Father has instructed me to say″ (Jn.
- As a result, Jesus served as an ambassador, conveying a message from God the Father.
- He was speaking on behalf of God.
- Jesus acted in the name of God.
- Jesus, on the other hand, not only spoke for God, but He also lived for God.
- Christ explained his mission by saying, ″For I have come down from heaven not to execute my will, but the will of Him who sent me″ (Jn.
6:38-39).According to John 4:34, ″my food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to fulfill His work,″ and ″I aim not to please myself, but Him who sent me″ are two more verses to consider.(Jn.5:30 p.m.) Humanity has only recently received the most comprehensive revelation of God in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- In making God known, Christ has said that ″everyone who has seen me has seen the Father″ (Jn.
- 1:18; 14:9).
- God’s personality is shown through Jesus.
- ″The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me,″ he stated emphatically (Jn.
After all, He was known by the name Immanuel, which means ″God with us″ in Hebrew (Mt.1:23).As a result, Jesus served as an ambassador for God, carrying out the desire of the Father.Jesus exemplified God’s goodness and love.Jesus demonstrated God’s kindness and love in a new way through his life of service to him.
″But when the kindness and love of God our Savior arrived, He saved us, not because of the righteous deeds we had done, but because of His compassion,″ Paul wrote after explaining one’s sins before to conversion.Having been justified by His mercy, we were able to become heirs with the hope of eternal life through the washing of rebirth and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, whom He lavished on us lavishly through Jesus Christ our Savior″ (Ti.3:4-7).When did ″God our Savior’s mercy and love″ first manifest themselves?
It was at the time of Christ’s arrival on earth.This incident is commemorated throughout the Christmas season.″This is how God demonstrated His love for us: He sent His one and only Son into the world,″ wrote the apostle John (1 Jn.4:9).
The famous line, ″For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whomever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life,″ is also worth mentioning (Jn.3:16).As a result, Jesus served as an ambassador for God, demonstrating his goodness and love.
More information on this is provided in the following illustration.The mission of Jesus was to be a lifesaver for those who needed it.What is the role of a lifesaver?They come to the aid of victims who are drowning.Surfers are kept under observation at the beach, and warnings are issued when there is risk, such as sharks, rips, or strong waves.Jesus was the only one who could save God’s life.
In order to save us from the lake of fire, God dispatched Jesus on a rescue mission.Just as a lifesaver saves those who are drowning, Jesus can save us from God’s eternal judgment by coming to our aid.Because He is the most significant aspect of God’s rescue plan, His name reflects that truth as well.The name ″Jesus″ is derived from the Greek word ″Joshua,″ which literally translates as ″God saves.″ ″Mary will give birth to a son, and you are to call Him Jesus, because He will rescue His people from their sins,″ Joseph was instructed by the angel Gabriel (Mt.1:21).He, on the other hand, was a different type of lifesaver.
- What was unusual about Jesus’ life-saving miracle?
- He was not just a physical rescuer; he was also a rescuer of our spirit, soul, and body at the same time.
- Second, he acted in the victim’s place and died as a result of his actions.
- Third, once it is accepted, Christ’s lifesaving power remains in force indefinitely.
- We’ve all heard stories about people who perished while trying to save someone else, yet the person who was rescued might end up drowning later on.
In reality, unless the Lord arrives in the meanwhile and they become believers, they will die at some point in the future.What does the Bible have to say about Jesus as a lifesaver, specifically?Jesus took the punishment for our sin on the cross.The wicked character we acquired from Adam and Eve is the source of all of the world’s troubles, according to the Bible.God’s salvation plan was aimed squarely at the depravity of humanity.″The Son of God appeared in order to undo the devil’s work,″ the Bible explains (1 Jn.
3:8).What exactly is the devil’s toil?Because ″the devil has been sinning from the beginning,″ it is necessary to sin.Satan is a specialist in the act of sinning.
According to the Bible, Jesus ″appeared in order that He might take away our sins″ (1 Jn.3:5).It is said, ″The Son of Man has come to seek and to rescue those who are lost″ (Lk.19:10).″Christ Jesus came into the world to rescue sinners,″ according to the Bible (1 Tim.
- In the words of the Father, ″His Son has been sent to be the Savior of the world″ (1 Jn.
- ‘For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order to rescue the world through Him,’ says the apostle Paul″ (Jn.
- 3:17; 12:47).
- God accomplished this by sending Jesus to the planet and allowing him to die on the cross (Jn.
- God ″loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins,″ according to the Bible (1 Jn.
- Afterwards, He was buried, and after rising from the dead, He ascended into heaven.
- As a result, the infant born in Bethlehem died on the cross to atone for our sins.
- By confessing our sinfulness and accepting that Jesus died on the cross as our substitute, we can be freed from sin and its consequences: Jesus was sent to proclaim good news to the poor, freedom to the prisoners, sight restoration to the blind, and freedom to the oppressed; he was sent to proclaim good news to the poor, freedom to the prisoners, sight restoration to the blind, and freedom to the oppressed (Lk.
- Jesus is the solution to the problems of the world.
- He is the most important person in my life.
- Jesus makes it possible to have eternal life in paradise.
- Not only may we be saved from eternal damnation, but we can also spend all of eternity in the presence of God.
- We are adopted into sonship because God sent His Son to save us from our sin (Gal.
4:4).From being slaves to being sons, as portrayed in this text, is the transformation.When it came to legislation, Jews were bound by it; when it came to idolatry, Gentiles were bound by their faith in gods.
Both can be transformed from being slaves to becoming heirs as sons of God as a result of Christ’s sacrifice.Jesus was sent to be a present, and he was also sent to be a gift.Salvation from God is similar to receiving a gift: ″For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith—and this is not your own doing, but it is a gift from God″ (Eph.2:8).Besides being God’s representative and life-saver, Jesus is also the gift that God has given to us: ″the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord″ (Jn.
4:10; Rom.6:23; 2 Cor.9:15).″Thanks be to God for His amazing gift!″ Paul expressed his gratitude.2 Corinthians 9:15).As a result, God is the greatest provider, and Jesus is the most valuable present.
If He has given you salvation, have you embraced it or have you disregarded or forgotten about it?This is significant because the next time Jesus returns to the world, he will not be acting as an ambassador, a lifesaver, or a gift, but rather as a court of justice.Take a look at these steps to embrace God’s gift.We will not be able to escape torment and enter paradise via our good deeds.When people came to Jesus and asked, ″What must we do in order to do the works that God requires?″ ″The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent,″ he responded.’ (See also John 6:28-29.) Instead of performing good deeds, we must confess our sins and place our faith in Christ’s finished work of salvation on our behalf.
- The effect of embracing God’s gift is as follows: individuals who embrace God’s rescue plan are given a new life in Christ, which is a life of spiritual development.
- In order for us to live through Him, ″He sent His one and only Son into the world″ (1 Jn.
We are spiritually dead if Jesus is not present in our lives; but, we are spiritually alive if He is present in our lives.His words were, ″Whoever hears my message and believes in Him who sent me has everlasting life and will not be judged, but has passed over from death to life″; and, ″I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it to the fullest″ (Jn.5:24; 10:10).Anyone who is alive has physical life, but Jesus is referring to spiritual life in this context.Those who believe have been born into a spiritual existence; they have transitioned from a state of spiritual death to a state of spiritual life.Paul refers to it as a ″new creature″ (2 Cor.
5:17).The disciples served as a model for others who were willing to embrace God’s gift.″I delivered them the words you gave me, and they received them (they acknowledged that He was God’s representative).″ Jesus pleaded.They were aware that I had come from You, and they believed that You had sent me (they acknowledged that He was God’s rescuer).″ (v.8, n.
25) Also on his prayer list was for unity among Christians, so that ″the whole world may believe that You have sent me″ (Jn.17:21, 23).It is important that we demonstrate the character of God and Christ so that people might recognize Christ in us as they see the Father in Christ.
God takes us to this place.Continued Jesus’s prayers for his followers with the phrases ″As You sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world″ and ″As the Father has sent me, I am sending you″ (Jn.17:18; 20:21).In the same way that God sent His Son to earth, Jesus sent His disciples to spread the gospel message.Those of us who put our faith in Christ are also His disciples, and we have been entrusted with the responsibility of serving as God’s ambassadors in our respective regions of the world.″We are, therefore, Christ’s ambassadors, as if God were making His argument through us,″ said the apostle Paul (2 Cor.
5:20).The lesson in this circumstance was that one should be reconciled with God.Conclusion At Christmas, let us remember that God the Father sent His Son to us as an ambassador so that we could learn more about God, as a lifesaver in whom we could place our trust for eternal life, and as a gift for us to accept and share with others.God the Father sent His Son to us as an ambassador so that we could learn more about God, as a lifesaver in whom we could place our trust for eternal life, and as a gift for us to accept and share with others.Written in the month of December 2011.
Why Did God Send Jesus to Earth?
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1. Where was Jesus before God sent him to earth?
- When Jesus was a spirit being in heaven before to his birth in Bethlehem, he was known as ″the Christ.″ He was God’s very first creature and the only one who was made directly by God in the entire universe.
- Therefore, Jesus is appropriately referred to be God’s only-begotten Son, which is a proper designation.
- He frequently spoke on God’s behalf in the afterlife in heaven.
- It is for this reason that Jesus is referred to as the Word.
In addition, he served as God’s assistant and participated in the creation of all other things.(See also John 1:2, 3, and 14) Jesus was in the presence of God in heaven for ages before the creation of humans.— Take a look at Micah 5:2 and John 17:5.
2. How did God send his Son to earth?
- By power of the Holy Spirit, Jehovah conveyed the life of Jesus from heaven to the womb of Mary.
- As a result, Jesus was born without the assistance of a biological father.
- A group of shepherds in the area, who were sleeping outside at night while keeping watch over their flocks, were informed of his birth by angels.
- (See Luke 2:8-12 for more information.) Consequently, Jesus was born not in the depths of winter, but rather in the first few weeks of October, when the weather was still pleasant.
Some time later, Mary and her husband, Joseph, brought Jesus to their home in Nazareth, where they raised him until his death.Joseph treated Jesus as though he were his biological son.— Take a look at Matthew 1:18-23.
The baptism of Jesus occurred when he was around 30 years old, and God publicly revealed that Jesus was his Son.Afterwards, Jesus began the task that God had entrusted to him.— Read Matthew 3:16, 17, and 18 in their entirety.
3. Why did God send Jesus to earth?
- God sent Jesus to the earth in order to teach people the truth.
- Jesus spoke of God’s Kingdom, which he described as a heavenly government that will bring peace to the entire world.
- He gave people the assurance of everlasting life.
- (See also John 4:14; 18:36, 37) Many concepts regarding obtaining true happiness were taught by Jesus to his followers as well.
Matt.5:3; 6:19-21; Luke 6:19-21) He taught by setting an example.For example, he demonstrated how to follow God’s will even when faced with terrible circumstances.
After being treated unfairly, he did not respond in kind.— Take a look at 1 Peter 2:21-24.Jesus taught his disciples the importance of self-sacrifice and love.He had many privileges while living in heaven with his Father, yet he humbly followed his Father and came to earth to dwell among the people of the world.
No one could possibly set a higher standard of love for us than Jesus.— Read John 15:12-13 and Philippians 2:5-8 for more information.
4. What did Jesus accomplish by dying?
- God also sent Jesus to die on the cross in order to atone for our sins.
- (See John 3:16 for more information.) We are all sinners, which means that we are flawed and wicked in some way.
- It is for this reason that we become ill and die.
- The first man, Adam, on the other hand, was flawless.
He had no sin, and hence would never have died or been ill.However, when he defied God, he lost his pristine state.We inherited sin from Adam, as well as death as its penalty.
— Read Romans 5:12 and 6:23 for further information.Jesus, who was a sinless man, did not die in order to atone for his own sins.He died as a sacrifice for our sins.Jesus’ death makes it possible for us to have everlasting life and to be blessed by God as a result of his sacrifice.
— Take a look at 1 Peter 3:18.
Why Was Jesus Sent to Earth from Heaven? 12 Reasons
- 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 revealed to me, and I freely accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior on that very 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 might 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 promised, ″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 world to bless you,″ God the Father sent Jesus to this world.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 saving power of Jesus Christ, God gives us the opportunity to begin participating in heavenly holiness right here on earth by turning us away from our sinful nature.———————————— Luke 4:43 (NIV) ″I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well, because 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…
- thy kingdom come…″ when 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 recorded message is: ″Repent, for 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 through 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 certainly 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!
- 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 oppressed, 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 salvation, 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 speak on my own initiative; rather, the Father who sent me instructed me to say everything I have said.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 admitted (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 said once again.″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 if God were making his appeal through us,″ the Bible says 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 execute the Father’s will daily (″thy will be done″) and to proclaim His message to this world as ambassadors of the Son of God — to be a blessing to others.
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Why did God send Jesus?
- Answer This is according to Scripture: ″The Father sent his Son into the world″ (John 5:37; 6:44, 57; 8:16, 18; 12:49; 20:21; Galatians 4:4; 1 John 4:14).
- To put it another way, God sent Jesus.
- The Bible also reveals the reasons for God’s sending Jesus into the world, causes that will ultimately result in His glory and our eternal benefit.
- Among the many reasons God sent Jesus are the following four: God’s Reason for Sending Jesus: In order to reveal the Father We discover some aspects about the Creator during the process of creation, such as ″his eternal might and divine essence″ (Romans 1:20).
But what is God’s true personality like?Is it possible to get to know Him on a personal level?God began to show Himself to His people in the Old Testament as the Creator, Lawgiver, Judge, and Redeemer of their lives as they read the Scriptures.
After then, Jesus appeared (Hebrews 1:1–2).God was shown to us in a way that drew our immediate attention to him.We would not be able to see God if it weren’t for Jesus’ sacrifice.″No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is God in his own right and is in the most intimate connection with the Father, has shown him to us″ (John 1:18).
In reality, Jesus is ″the precise image and complete imprint of Hisessence,″ as the Bible states (Hebrews 1:3, AMP).In other words, if you’ve seen Jesus, you’ve seen God the Father as well (John 14:9).We would be skeptical of God’s love if it weren’t for Jesus.However, by the acts that He performed and the death that He died, Jesus exposed God’s love (Luke 7:12–13; Romans 5:8) to the world.
- We would have doubts about God’s kindness and caring if it weren’t for Jesus.
- However, Jesus exhibited God’s awareness of our needs as well as His willingness to satisfy them (Matthew 6:8).
- We could think God is unjust if we didn’t have Jesus to help us.
- However, by His relationships with individuals from all walks of life, Jesus demonstrated God’s impartiality.
- We would be fatherless for the rest of our lives if it weren’t for Jesus.
- However, Jesus demonstrated to us that we might approach God in the same way that a child approaches his or her parent (see Matthew 6:9).
Creation, law, and judgment are all foundations for a connection; there is also a familial relationship (Matthew 12:49–50) between God and humanity.″If you want to measure how well a person knows Christianity, find out how much he makes of the notion of being God’s kid, and having God as his Father,″ stated J.I.
- Everything that Christ taught…
- may be summed up in the understanding of God’s Fatherhood.
- God’s given name in Christianity is ″Father″ (Knowing God, InterVarsity Press, 1973, p.
Jesus uttered the words of God, pondered the thoughts of God, felt and expressed the emotions of God, and performed the acts of God.God sent Jesus into the world in order to show himself to us as the Father.God sent Jesus in order to put an end to sin.″He has arrived once for all at the end of the ages to put an end to sin by offering himself as a sacrifice,″ according to Hebrews 9:26.
- The offerings of the previous Levitical system were insufficient to cleanse the sinner of his transgressions.
- The ideal sacrifice, however, was made by Jesus once and for all time.
- Because of the shedding of His blood on the cross, animals would never again be need to die in our place as our substitute.
- When God sent Jesus into the world, the Son of God took on human form in order to give a more adequate atonement for sin and a more appropriate covenant with God’s chosen people.
- God did not send Jesus to deny the reality of sin or to assist us in forgetting our guilt.
He did not intend for denials and cover-ups to take place.God desired to put an end to sin once and for all via the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.God’s forgiveness and deliverance from the punishment of sin are found in Christ.We are completely free of our sins because of our faith in the Son of God.
- Apart from this, God has provided us with liberation from the grip of sin itself, actual redemption, and authentic peace with Him.
- Because of this, those who are in Christ Jesus are no longer under condemnation (Romans 8:1).
- Our religious acts will not be able to remove sin from our lives.
- Feeling sorry for oneself, practicing self-denial, or living a holy life will not help.
- Even our death will not be able to remove sin from our lives.
In our lives, sin is a stain on our soul, a stain in the fabric of our being that can only be removed by the blood of Christ shed on the cross.Jesus is the only one who can cleanse us of our sin (1 Peter 2:24).It’s one of the reasons God sent Him in the first place.
- God sent Jesus to destroy the works of the devil, which is why he was sent.
- In 1 John 3:8, the apostle John explains another another scriptural reason why God sent Jesus into the world: “The reason the Son of God come was to demolish the devil’s work.” As with every well-planned military strike, it was an inspired operation carried out with the precision of a heavenly intervention.
- In 2000 BC, the Son of God arrived on foreign country, behind enemy lines, with a mission to demolish something, and He was successful in accomplishing his goal.
- He demolished all that the devil had been accomplishing.
- The devil has been trying to establish a kingdom for himself, and Jesus came to collapse the framework, making all Satan has ever done a meaningless waste of effort.
- The devil had constructed a sand castle, and Jesus represented the tide.
- These are some of the devil’s works that Jesus overthrew: deceit (Jesus is the Truth); sin (Jesus is our righteousness); and death (Jesus is our Victory) (Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life).
- The truth of Jesus’ holiness (Matthew 4:1–11; John 14:30), the quality of His sacrifice (John 12:31; Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14–15; 1 John 2:2), and the activity of His grace (Matthew 4:1–11; John 14:30; Hebrews 2:14–15; 1 John 2:2) enabled Him to undo Satan’s work (Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 3:4; Romans 16:20).
- The devil had a plan for Lazarus, and it did not involve him being raised from the grave in the manner that Jesus had predicted (John 11).
- The devil had a plan for Saul of Tarsus, and it did not include him being a missionary to the Gentiles.
- Saul of Tarsus was not going to be a missionary to the Gentiles (Acts 9).
- A plan had been devised by Satan for the Philippian jailer, and it did not involve surviving the night and being converted and baptism in the presence of his entire household (Acts 16).
- Satan’s schemes have gone wrong, and they will continue to go awry as God’s will is carried out in and through our lives.
As for the devil’s future, Matthew 8:28–29 and Revelation 20:10 both predict that he will be taken to the land of pain that he despises.God’s Reason for Sending Jesus: To serve as a model for living a holy life Peter informs us that Christ has set us ″an example, that we should follow in his footsteps″ in the context of suffering for the sake of righteousness, and that we should do so (1 Peter 2:21).All individuals who claim to be followers of Christ should conduct themselves in the same manner that Jesus did (1 John 2:6).We are to be holy in the same way that God is holy (1 Peter 1:16), and Jesus is to serve as our model.
- (Luke 4:13–13; Hebrews 4:15).
- Jesus dealt with temptation, and He did it without committing a sin.
- John 8:45–46 says that Jesus led a blameless life, being holy in both speech and deed (John 8:45–46).
- (1 Peter 2:22; Hebrews 7:26).
- Throughout His life, Jesus cultivated a prayer life (Luke 5:16), and He placed his trust in the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:1, 14).
God brought Jesus into the world, and we are grateful to Him for doing so.It is to our eternal gratitude that we owe our Lord, who, at the conclusion of His mission, was able to look up to heaven and declare, ″I have brought your glory on earth by completing the task you sent me to complete″ (John 17:4).The mission has been completed.
5 Reasons God Sent Jesus Into The World
In other words, God did not bring his Son into the world in order to condemn the world, but rather in order to rescue the world through him. – John 3:17 (KJV)
God Sent His Son
In order to rescue people who are born into the flesh, Jesus came into the world and lived a blameless life before suffering, dying, and being resurrected from the dead. This is where it all began for Jesus and for us. Christ was sent by God to live a blameless life and to offer the ideal sacrifice that would appease God’s anger and erase God’s wrath from us.
God Gave His Son
- According to Romans 5:6-10, God sent His Son to die on the cross for people who were godless, evil sinners who were natural enemies of God, so that Jesus’ faultless life would be the final and ultimate sacrifice, made once and for all for those who would repent and believe.
- God did not come into the world in order to condemn it, but in order to redeem it from itself.
- That was the purpose of His mission.
To Bring Eternal Life
- When Jesus came into the world and was born in the flesh, He did so in order to sacrifice His life as a ransom for the sins of many (Mark 10:45), but it was through this giving of Himself that we would be granted eternal life.
- According to the Bible, there is no other way to join the kingdom other than via Jesus Christ (John 6:44; Acts 4:12), yet it is only for those who believe in Him and place their confidence in Him that they may do so.
Not for Condemnation
The Bible teaches that Jesus did not come into the world in order to condemn or judge the world guilty, but rather in order that they could be rescued. People who do not know God believe that God solely wants to condemn the world, but this is not what the Bible teaches. Rather than condemning, He seeks to rescue those who believe.
But for Salvation
- In the aftermath of Lazarus’ death, Jesus informed Martha that he was ″the resurrection and the life.″ The resurrection of Lazarus was only temporary since Lazarus would die again because he was a human being, but for those who believe in Christ, ″yet shall they live again″ (John 11:25), which means that even though they die, ″yet shall they live again″ for those who put their confidence in Christ.
- When writing of Jesus’ coming into the world, the Apostle John said, ″God did not bring his Son into the world in order to condemn the world, but in order to rescue it through him″ (John 3:17).
- As God’s Son, He came into the world to be born of a virgin and in human flesh; to live a sinless life; and to offer His life so that we would be redeemed and not perish in our sins but rather be rescued by the free gift of grace (Eph 2:8-9).
What was Jesus’ mission? Why did Jesus come?
- Answer to the question Throughout Jesus’ life, He demonstrates that He was a man on a mission at various points.
- He had a goal, and he worked hard to see it through to completion.
- From an early age, Jesus realized that He ″must be about Father’s business.″ He was only a child (Luke 2:49, KJV).
- The final days of His earthly existence saw Jesus ″resolutely set out for Jerusalem,″ where He was well aware that he would be executed (Luke 9:51).
It may be argued that the central aim of Christ’s earthly ministry was to carry out God’s plan of salvation for those who were lost.″The Son of Man came to seek and to rescue the lost,″ Jesus said in Luke 19:10, referring to himself as ″the Son of Man.″ Jesus had just been chastised for visiting the home of a ″sinner,″ and he was feeling down.As a response, Jesus stated that His goal was to save those who were in need of salvation.
It was not because of their wicked reputation that they should be avoided; rather, it was because of this reputation that they should be sought for.A number of occasions during Christ’s public ministry, He attempted to pardon people who were ostracized by the self-righteous authorities of the day.She was at the well with her town’s Samaritans (John 4:39–41), and He went out of His way to find and save her (Luke 7:37), as well as one of His own disciples, Matthew, who had previously worked as a tax collector (Luke 7:38–39).(Matthew 9:9).
″Eating with tax collectors and sinners″ (verse 11) was another criticism leveled against Jesus in Matthew 9, and once again, Jesus reacted by explaining His mission: ″I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners″ (verse 13).Jesus’ ultimate objective was to save people.He had set a goal for himself: ″I have given you honor on earth by completing the mission you sent me to perform″ (John 17:4).Throughout the Gospels, we witness Jesus calling people to repentance and forgiving even the most heinous of offenders.
- No one is too sinful to seek forgiveness from God.
- In fact, as the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin (Luke 15:1–10) demonstrate, He actively seeks out people who have gone astray.
- In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus teaches that people who come to God with a contrite heart will always be welcomed with open arms (Luke 15:21–22; cf.
- Isaiah 57:15).
- Even today, Jesus seeks out and saves individuals who come to Him in humility (Matthew 11:29; 18:3–4; Revelation 3:20), as He did before.
- Return to the previous page: Questions concerning the deity of Jesus Christ What was the purpose of Jesus’ life?
What was the reason for Jesus’ arrival?
Why did Jesus have to die?
- Answer to the question When we raise a question like as ″Why did Jesus have to die?″ we must be careful not to imply that we are questioning God’s existence or deserving of salvation.
- To question why God couldn’t come up with ″another way″ to accomplish a task implies that the technique He has chosen is not the greatest course of action and that an other approach would be preferable.
- Usually, what we consider to be a ″better″ strategy is one that appears to be correct to us.
- It is necessary to realize that God’s ways are not our ways, and that His thoughts are not our ideas—that their level is higher than ours—before we can come to terms with whatever he does (Isaiah 55:8).
Deuteronomy 32:4 also tells us that ″He is the Rock, his works are flawless, and all his ways are just.″ ″He is a trustworthy God who does no wrong, who is straight and just.″ The plan of redemption He has provided is thus flawless, just, and just; no one could have devised a more perfect or just plan.Specifically, ″For I conveyed to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that Christ was buried, and that Christ rose from the dead the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,″ the Scripture adds (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).The evidence shows that the sinless Jesus suffered and died on a crucifixion, despite his innocence.
Most significantly, the Bible reveals why Jesus’ death and resurrection are the sole means of entry into the kingdom of heaven.What was the reason for Jesus’ death?— In the case of sin, death is the penalty.God created the planet and man in their ideal state.
God, on the other hand, had no choice but to punish Adam and Eve for disobeying His instructions.A judge who grants amnesty to lawbreakers is not a just or moral judge.In the same way, neglecting sin would render the holy God unjust.Death is the due punishment for sin in God’s eyes.
- ″Because the wages of sin is death,″ says the Bible (Romans 6:23).
- Even the most noble deeds cannot make up for transgressions against the holy God.
- ″All of our righteousnesses are like filthy rags″ in comparison to His kindness, says the Bible (Isaiah 64:6b).
- Every human being has been guilty of breaching God’s holy commandments ever since Adam’s fall in the Garden of Eden.
- All have sinned and come short of the glory of God, says the Bible (Romans 3:23).
- Sin encompasses not just major offenses such as murder or blasphemy, but also little offenses such as a desire for money, hate of foes, deception of the tongue, and arrogance.
Everyone has earned death, which is permanent separation from God in hell, as a result of their sin.What was the reason for Jesus’ death?— The pledge necessitated the killing of an innocent person.
- Despite the fact that God expelled Adam and Eve from the garden, He did not abandon them without a chance of reconciliation.
- To overcome the snake, God promised that He would send a Savior to the earth (Genesis 3:15).
- To demonstrate their repentance from sin and confidence in the coming Sacrifice from God who would suffer their sentence, mankind would sacrifice innocent lambs until that time.
- In the lives of men such as Abraham and Moses, God reinforced His promise of the Sacrifice.
- The beauty of God’s flawless plan may be found in this: God Himself provided the only atoning sacrifice (Jesus) capable of atoning for the sins of His chosen people.
God’s perfect Son satisfied God’s perfect demand of God’s perfect law in the most perfect way.It is wonderful in its simplicity, and that is exactly what it is.He (Christ) was made sin for us so that we would be made righteous in God’s sight through Him (Jesus)″ (2 Corinthians 5:21).What was the reason for Jesus’ death?
- — The prophets foresaw the death of Jesus.
- God sent prophets to people throughout history, from Adam to Jesus, to warn them of the consequences of sin and to prophesy the arrival of the Messiah.
- He was characterized by one prophet, Isaiah, as follows: ″Who has trusted what they have heard from us?
- In addition, who has received a revelation of the arm of the LORD?
- Because he sprang up before him like a young plant, and like a root emerging from dry earth; he possessed neither shape nor grandeur that we should admire, nor beauty that we might desire him as a result of our admiration.
As a man of sorrows who was well acquainted with suffering, and as one from whom folks hide their faces, he was hated and rejected by his fellowmen, and we did not see him as a person worthy of respect.Certainly, he has bore our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we still considered him to be afflicted, struck by God, and afflicted.The punishment for our trespasses was laid on his shoulders, and the punishment that brought us peace fell on his shoulders as well.It is by his stripes that we have been cured of our iniquities.
- All of us, like sheep, have gone astray; we have each turned to his or her own path, and the LORD has thrown the sins of the whole world on his or her shoulders.
- He was troubled and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was like a lamb being taken to the slaughter, and like a sheep being sheared before its shearers, in that he did not open his lips.
- He was removed from the country of the living via persecution and judgment; and as for his generation, who believed that he had been expelled from the land of the living as a result of my people’s transgression?
- Moreover, they buried him beside the evil and with a wealthy individual upon his death, despite the fact that he had committed no violence and had spoken without lying.
- The LORD’s intention was to crush him, and he has done so; when his soul offers a sacrifice for sin, he will see his children; he will live for a longer period of time; and the LORD’s purpose will prosper in his hand.
He will see and be gratified because of the suffering of his soul; via his knowledge, the righteous one, my servant, will cause many to be regarded righteous, and he will bear their sins.Due to his sacrifice of his soul to death and his inclusion among the transgressors, I will divide his part with the multitudes, and he will divide the loot with the powerful; nonetheless, he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.″ (See Isaiah 53:1-12 for more information.) He compared the approaching Sacrifice like a lamb that will be slain in order to atone for the sins of others.Three hundred years after Isaiah prophesied was given fruition in the person of the perfect Lord Jesus, who was born of the virgin Mary.
- ″Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!″ exclaimed the prophet John the Baptist upon seeing Him.
- (See also John 1:29).
- Crowds came around Him for healing and instruction, but the religious authorities turned their backs on Him and laughed.
- Demonstrators chanted, ″Crucify Him!″ Soldiers stomped on Him, ridiculed Him, and nailed Him on a cross.
- As predicted by the prophet Isaiah, Jesus was crucified between two criminals and buried in the tomb of a wealthy man.
- He, on the other hand, did not remain in the grave.
- Because God accepted the sacrifice of His Lamb, He was able to fulfill another prophesy by resurrecting Jesus from the grave (Psalm 16:10; Isaiah 26:19).
- What was the reason for Jesus’ death?
- Keep in mind that the holy God will not allow sin to go unpunished.
- The punishment for our own transgressions would be to experience God’s wrath in the blazing furnaces of hell.
- The Lord is faithful in keeping His promise to send and sacrifice the perfect Lamb who would bore the sins of all who put their faith in Him.
- Jesus had to die because He is the only one who can atone for our sins, and hence He was the only one who could do it.
- Learn more about the Lamb of God’s sacrificial death and how it may be used to remove your sins if God is demonstrating your need for Him – click here!
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What does it mean that God sent Jesus in the “fullness of time”? Why did God send Jesus when He did?
- Answer to the question ″However, when the fullness of time had arrived, God sent his Son, who was born of a woman and born under the law″ (Galatians 4:4).
- When ″the hour had completely arrived,″ this passage says that God the Father sent His Son to save mankind.
- There were a number of events taking place throughout the first century that, at least according to human thinking, appeared to make it the most appropriate moment for Christ to arrive.
- 1) There was a tremendous deal of expectation among the Jews of that period that the Messiah would arrive on the scene.
The Jews were increasingly desirous of the Messiah’s arrival as a result of Roman tyranny over Israel.In the second century, Rome had united most of the world under its rule, creating a sense of oneness among the many kingdoms.Because the empire was largely tranquil, early Christians were able to travel throughout it, helping them to preach the gospel throughout the world.
Achieving this level of freedom to roam would have been impossible in other times and places.In contrast to military conquest, Greece achieved cultural conquest through its conquest of the Mediterranean.Because a ″common″ form of the Greek language (as opposed to classical Greek) was used as the commerce language and was used across the empire, it was able to preach the gospel to a diverse range of people groups by using a single common language, which was Greek.4) The failure of the various false deities to provide them with victory over the Roman invaders led to a widespread abandonment of the worship of those idols by the populace.
A similar spiritual emptiness was created by Greek philosophy and science in the more ″cultured″ towns, much as communist regimes’ atheism has produced a spiritual void in the modern world.In addition, because the mystery cults of the period placed an emphasis on a savior-god and forced devotees to give bloody sacrifices, they were more likely to accept the gospel of Christ, which included a single final sacrifice.The Greeks likewise believed in the immortality of the soul, as did the ancient Egyptians (but not of the body).In addition to recruiting troops from among the provinces, the Roman army also introduced these individuals to Roman culture as well as concepts (such as the gospel) that had not yet reached the provinces.
- The efforts of Christian troops stationed in Britain were instrumental in bringing the gospel to the country for the first time in history.
- The assertions above are based on men’s observations of that period of history and speculations about why that specific moment in history was an appropriate time for Christ to arrive.
- It is important to remember that God’s plans and purposes are not the same as ours (Isaiah 55:8), and it is possible that these were some of the reasons why He selected that specific period to send His Son.
- It is clear from the context of Galatians 3 and 4 that God desired to create a foundation via the Jewish Law in order to prepare the way for the advent of the Messiah.
- The Law was intended to assist people in comprehending the depth of their wickedness (in that they were unable to obey the Law) so that they would be more willing to embrace the remedy for that sin provided by Jesus Christ, who was the Messiah (Galatians 3:22-23; Romans 3:19-20).
- Additionally, the Law was ″put in charge″ (Galatians 3:24) of leading people to believe in Jesus as the promised Messiah.
It accomplished this by its numerous predictions concerning the Messiah, all of which were fulfilled by Jesus.Add to this the sacrificial system, which showed up both the need for a sacrifice for sin and the insufficiency of the system itself (with each sacrifice always requiring later additional ones).Several historical events and religious feasts from the Old Testament created portraits of the person and work of Christ, which were then preserved in the New Testament (such as the willingness of Abraham to offer up Isaac, or the details of the Passover during the exodus from Egypt, etc.).
- Finally, Christ arrived at the time He did in order to fulfill precise prophesy.
- Daniel 9:24-27 refers to the ″seventy weeks″ or the seventy ″sevens″ as a period of time.
- According to the context, these ″weeks″ or ″sevens″ refer to groups of seven years, rather than groups of seven days, as indicated above.
- We may look back in time and put the events of the first sixty-nine weeks in chronological order (the seventieth week will take place at a future point).
- The ″sending forth of the command to repair and reconstruct Jerusalem″ marks the beginning of the seventy-week countdown (verse 25).
Originally issued by Artaxerxes Longimanus in 445 B.C., this command was later modified (see Nehemiah 2:5).Following seven ″sevens″ plus 62 ″sevens,″ or 69 x 7 years, according to the prophesy, ″the Anointed One will be cut off from all resources and will have nothing.″ When the coming ruler’s people arrive, they would demolish the city as well as its sacred sites.The ″end will come like a flood″ (indicating widespread devastation) is also predicted (v.26).
- An clear allusion to the Savior’s death on the cross may be seen in this passage.
- Sir Robert Anderson published a detailed calculation of the sixty-nine weeks in his book The Coming Prince more than a century ago, using ‘prophetic years,’ accounting for leap years, calendar errors, the change from B.C.
- to A.D., and other factors.
- He concluded that the sixty-nine weeks ended on the very day of Jesus’ trium