Meditate with Power!
Born to Die!
Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Meditate on God’s Word! You can find thousands of writers who will say Jesus was killed while on a mission to institute world peace. However the entire theme of the Bible is God’s plan to redeem mankind after the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The reason so many theologians will attack the book of Genesis as fictional or say it is an allegory is to attempt to destroy the reason why Jesus had to die for the sins of mankind. Sin entered into the world by Adam and Eve. The intimate relationship with God was lost and the promise was made in Genesis to restore the relationship back to God through Jesus. That is the Gospel. To add or subtract is to deny why Jesus had to die on that lonely hill, on a cross at Calvary over 2000 years ago. God’s Word records God’s plan over 2700 years ago and over 700 years before Jesus came. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6
Jesus willingly went to the cross for you and for me. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,So He opened not His mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. Isaiah 53:7-8
There was no other way but the way of the cross. A love so great that God would willingly send His Son as a payment for the sins of mankind. And they made His grave with the wicked, But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth. 10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. 11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. Isaiah 53:9-11
Yes, Jesus knew why He came and what His purpose was, to redeem mankind back into relationship with God. That was His purpose, to give His life for you. What and who will you believe, the theologian with their PhD or God’s Word?