Why is Jesus Christ so important to us?
One of the responsibilities we have is to “get to know Jesus Christ better”. This is one of the greatest responsibilities we have because it is the foundation of our redemption..If we do not know Jesus at all then it is difficult to know our place and the Grace given to us by the Lord… And the result of not understanding Jesus is to end up despising grace and being lost.
Now the responsibility to know Jesus, Is not to know his appearance how good he looked, or what color he was, or what kind of hair he had, or what he liked to eat? The responsibility we have been given is to UNDERSTAND THE POSITION HE HAS IN US. Once we know that position we will understand the agenda of God very well. However, so far no one has reached the limit of knowing all that opportunity..but as the days go by we get to understand it and the more we love and respect God.
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Today let us remind ourselves how important the death of Jesus was to those of us who were lost in sin.In the Bible we read shortly before the Lord Jesus was crucified. Pilate released one of the prisoners who was a killer in the city.
This Barabbas had a murder case in the city, and he was a violent man, The Bible calls him a “a notable prisoner” (Matthew 27:16). All the people testified against him that he was cruel, so they did not need him at all, so he was arrested by the Romans and imprisoned and awaited his sentence, and he would surely be killed more cruelly than anyone else, because everyone was against him. And while he was in prison everyone, including himself, knew that he deserved to be punished, there was no chance for him to be released. But as people’s saying “Even a strongest chain has a weak point”, God can make a way where there seems to be no way.
Barabbas being in prison maybe his heart started to regret and he felt guilty for what he had
done , those innocent people he killed, knowing that even a single killing was enough to be sentenced to death, how much more many innocent death he caused?
Just one morning he was surprised to be called out, to get out of prison..and when he came out he knew he was going to be killed and probably all the prisoners knew he was going to be finished with a lot of anger..suddenly he came out he saw a lot of people cheering him out, rejoicing at his release Barabbas! unlocked him! let Barabbas be set free! when he wonders how it is possible maybe they were wrong they mean another Barabbas…. a little farther he sees a man with a crown of thorns on his head and he is very quiet like a lamb about to be slaughtered stand near him, and Pilate tells him, this man will carry your sentence… He will die on your behalf… Obviously he was a little surprised.
I believe his life began to change from then on… Because he knew what was the source of his life and his freedom? … If was not Jesus rejected, If was not Jesus striped, he wouldn’t be survived, Now think again, Will such a person ever kill again ?, will he mock JESUS ?, will he despise the cross? … And if he despises the cross and goes out there and continues his murder, what do you think will happen to him before God and men?
That is what Jesus’ position for us is… Barabbas is an example for you and me… Now how does the Lord Jesus take our sins? .. Not by carrying a parcel and putting it on his shoulders, no he scarified his life for our sake, he was insulted, ridiculed ..the more he was ridiculed and insulted, the more the value of Barabbas in the prison increased. The dignity of the Lord Jesus came down for us to rise.
When Barabbas was in prison he did not know if Christ was being insulted out there for him. The cross is not something to be ignored or to be trifled with at all my brother. All the good things you get today are because of Jesus Christ, if He were not, the world would endup many days ago… God would have ended the world with a curse a long time ago…
Many people do not know that it is God who’s fighting for them, without even asking him, many do not even know that in their immorality it is God who provides for them without even asking Him, and they do not know it is grace works for them, it is because of JESUS CHRIST. if it were not for Jesus to suffer 2000 years ago there would be no adulterer who would still be alive today. We all deserved to die.
But this Grace you are playing with..you think it is your right to live in your state of fornication, your theft, your immorality, your drunkenness, your murder, your blasphemy, your homosexuality, your filthiness etc. There come a time this grace will cease.
When this Grace is taken away, it will leave wih the church. The saints will be removed from the world. The great tribulation will begin. you will be scattered all over the world no one will be safe from those who will be left behind in the rapture, at that time there will be no one to tell you to repent of your sins.
In those days there will be no more cinemas, people will go to watch sports, there will be no field for people to go to watch, the roads will be closed, everyone will be alone, suffering the blows ..you see today this Corona disease today caused the roads to be closed, schools closed, no one to go to work in the affected nations, everyone locked himself in..In those days will be 100 times worse than today, there will be no walking in the streets..every one man shares the plagues on his own. in the midst of this strange plague of boils… the rain will stop falling, the sun will go down, there will be nothing green, hail will not fall, nor ice.
A lot of wonderful things will happen, these are not fictional stories, read all of Revelation 16, you will see, and if the rapture passes you by then you will witness it all.
Hebrews 10:25 “25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
If you have not repented, The door of Grace today open today… It is better not to spend time commenting and liking instead repent if you have not repented. Don’t just read it as a fun story, but this message should be a cause for change for you ..and the meaning of repentance is “turning around”. It means you are giving up what you were doing that was not pleasing to God, and you are going to be baptized in the proper baptism and receive the Holy Spirit. You do those things with all your heart.
The Lord bless you so much.