The Death Of Christ

Mar 28, 2018

In order to be the sacrificial Lamb “slain from [before] the foundation of the world” (as we read in Revelation 13:8), Jesus had to become a man. This in itself is humbling for eternal, infinite God. We read in Philippians 2:8, “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” In Hebrews 12:2 we find this statement, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” In Hebrews 2:14 we find these words, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same…”

Secondly, Christ also had to become something that is absolutely contrary to His perfect, holy, sinless, nature – He had to become sin, as we read in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For he[God the Father] hath made him [God the Son] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

And thirdly, Christ became a curse for those He came to save. To become a curse means to be suffer eternal damnation for each individual Christian. Galatians 3:13 says, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.”

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