HE DID IT FOR YOU AND ME! 12-25-2011

posted Dec 26, 2011, 7:38 AM by Dale Barnes
“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Is.53:6 NIV)  Amazing! God took all of our “going astray;” all our “turning to our own way;” all the evil involved in this, and laid it all on Jesus.  How did he do it?

Jesus said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”(Lu.19:10)  He came into the world for this reason.  “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.” (Gal.4:4-5 NIV)  Today is the day when many remember the virgin birth of Jesus; born of a woman. Born under the law (Ten Commandments) to redeem us from the penalty of death of that very law.

For about 3 years, he went about doing good, healing all that were oppressed of the Devil for God was with him. (Acts.10:38)  When the time drew near to return to God, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.(Lu.9:51)  There he chose to lay down his life. (Jn.10:17:18)  Jesus was crucified!  “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree(cross), so that we might die(be free) from sins and live for righteousness(a new life)...” (1Pet.2:24NIV)

Thus Is.53:6, mentioned above, written hundreds of years earlier, was accomplished.  He took our sins, that we might be free and inherit eternal life.  In the midst of the all the merriment and festivities, we should stop and remember what he did for us.  If this truth, or the realization of it, has just now come alive to you, I want to encourage you to open your heart, thank God for what he did for you, and choose to become a follower of Jesus Christ.