Friday, January 15, 2010

He Died For Your Sin

Do you realize that sin separates us from God? Do you understand that if you die in your sins that you WILL go to hell and be in eternal torment? Do you know that God hates sin and that He will judge the wicked and unrighteous?

In this study we will take a look at what sin is and what it does to our souls. We will look at what our sin did to Jesus Christ and why He was sent by God.

This is what OUR sin did to Jesus Christ:

Isaiah 53:1-12

Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.

The Word of God was manifested in the flesh and entered this physical world through the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born the Son of God. He was sent by God to bear the iniquities of the whole world in His body because the wages of sin is death and the penalty of our sin could not be paid by the blood of goats and calves. So God prepared a body for the Word who was born into this world as the sacrificial Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world. What we must understand is that God is a Righteous, Holy, and Just God who hates sin, and will not tolerate willful sin in His people.

2 Peter 2:4-9

“For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,”

God hates sin so much that He is not going to spare even the angels who sinned against Him. We know He wiped out the world with a flood because He was so grieved by the evil thoughts and deeds they did. He burned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ash because of sin, and He will bring judgment upon the unrepentant sinner today.

John 1:29

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

This is why God sent His Son Jesus into the world because there was no other way to pay the penalty of our sin and reconcile us back to Him.

Isaiah 59:1-3

“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.”

The Lord will hear your prayers and answer them when you repent, confess your sins, and believe in Jesus Christ. But if you remain in your sins He will not hear you.

1st Peter 2:21-24

“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.”

Romans 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

It was our sin that crucified Jesus Christ, it was our sin that sent Him to the cross, it was our sin that bruised Him; it was our sin that He bore in His body. He shed His blood so that we might be cleansed from our sin, and He died that we may have life. God’s gift of salvation is free for those who will accept it, and those who do will receive the promise of eternal life with God. Time is short, make your decision today!

Love In Christ,
Your servant Tyrone D Palmer