The Love of Jesus Saves Us
Jesus is the Son of God and although being like man in every other way lived without sinning.
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew3:16 – 17)
He came to save man from the evil of the devil and He did this by giving His own life as ransom in exchange for all of us who were under the bondage and dominion of the devil.
For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village. (Luke9:56)
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, (1 Tim 2:5 – 6)
Jesus came to communicate to man the true desires of the Father who wanted a loving relationship with His children. Jesus demonstrated the love of the Father by healing the sick, casting out demons, raising the dead, feeding the hungry and preaching the Gospel to the poor.
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me. (Matthew 11:4 – 6)
These actions taught us that God wants us to be healthy, in right spirit and mind, alive, well cared for, and knowledgeable about Him and the love He has for all of His people.
Jesus set us free from the bondage of the devil by defeating the devil in spiritual warfare. Jesus defeated the devil by not submitting to his evil temptations, by refusing to deny the truth that He is the Christ. Even on the cross Jesus refused the temptation to come down off of the cross because our welfare was at stake (Jesus had to die for our sins.)
He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. (Matthew 27:42)
Jesus also defeated the devil by being obedient to the Father by giving His life on the cross, by descending into Hell after He died where He defeated Satan where he lived, capturing the keys to Hell and death, and setting all of the captives free (all who lived and died until this time).
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:50 – 54)
Jesus the Choice of Life
But that is not all! He then defeated death by rising from the dead as He had promised and in doing so He paved the way for us to do so as well. All we need is to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the living Son of God and know that He suffered and died on the cross for us as He took the punishment we deserved upon His own body. Jesus now sits at the right hand of the Father and waits for His Bride to prepare herself for the wedding feast. He asks only that we change our hearts to love God and to love one another by to simply follow in His footsteps.
Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful. And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:2 – 8)