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Please help...I don't understand something

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by , April 13th, 2016 at 09:53 PM (541 Views)
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Everyone always says that heaven is this wonderful place. Streets lined with gold, etc... Better than here on earth. SO why is it then that everyone says that Jesus "sacrificed" himself for our sins. Exactly what did he/she "sacrifice"? His/her life on earth? To go to a better place? What kind of "sacrifice is that? Sounds more like a get out of jail free card to me.
You see, the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23) and Jesus Christ loved us so much that He gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Eph 5:2) Because He did this, we don't have to pay the price of sin. He did this to give us this free gift of salvation by grace through faith; we don't work for this gift (Eph 2:8). All we have to do is accept what Jesus did for us. I know all that I've said up to this point, really doesn't answer your question, but this has to be known to see why He sacrificed Himself. He loved us so much that He wanted to offer us a free gift of salvation so we wouldn't have to pay for the wages of sin.

It was a sacrifice for Jesus. He came down, took on a flesh form, and lived among us (John 1:1-18) He lived a human life and knew what it was like to be tempted (Matt 4:1-11). He knew what it was like to be tired (John 4:6). He cried (John 11:35). He ate, drank, and partied during the different festivals (Matt, Mark, Luke, John). He entered this world as a baby and grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52). He knew what it was like to be abandoned, we see this when He cried out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matt 27:46). You see, He now knows what it's like to be human and He knew what it meant to go through such agonising pain just for us. Just so we could go directly to our heavenly Father through Him, Jesus Christ.

It was also a sacrifice for God our Father. He loved His Son so much and was so proud of Him that He announced His Son at His birth and when He was being baptised (Luke 2 & Matthew 3:17). God the Father and God the Son has a very close relationship (John 1:18). So, for Jesus to leave heaven to come down here, die and rise from the grave, just so we can go directly to God!? THAT was a sacrifice. A worthy sacrifice. A Holy Sacrifice. John the baptised said it best when he said, "He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie." (John 1:27) We are sinful people with human desires. We are not even worthy to untie His shoes. Who are we that He is mindful of us? (Psalm 8:4) We are His creation. He loved us so dearly that He wants a close relationship with us. The only way to do that is to cleans us from all unrighteousness so that we can boldly approach God's throne of Grace (Heb 4:16). We are able delight greatly in the Lord; our soul rejoices in our God. For He has clothed us with garments of salvation and arrayed us in a robe of His righteousness. (Isa 61:10).

I hope this helps.
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  1. Mrniceguy's Avatar
    Jesus sacrificed his life to SAVE us from HELL-the 2nd death-i.e. the Lake of Fire. Romans 3:23 states for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. You must always stay on the straight and narrow and even though we'll sin during the process, we have an Advocate with the Father and that's the Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. TexasHallelujahGal's Avatar
    Ok beloved I need crayon myself ..... man lost his eternal standing back in the day of eden . Satan already fell lost his standing in heaven had it in for gods creation ...convinced eve to go ahead and eat from a tree God specifically asked her an adam not to eat from ...God even warned them they would die if they did . satan put a spin on it and made eve want ...what was not good for her now days .... so after they got the boot for eating the no no tree ....God had to figure a way to get his creation back ...because hell was never intended for US just for the fallen ...this took a plan and that plan Jesus took on He left heaven to walk as man born to a virgin mother fathered by the Holy spirit . you recall all the animal sacrificing done to atone for sin was constant ...well he came to be the very last sacrifice for all time for all men . no one could kill him , this means he gave his life up to pay with a death the last blood sacrifice . he defeated death by taking on hell and now death is conquered in that death is not an end but a door to eternal life for everyone who believes He is who he said and did what he did for us. he asks us all to accept it and believe and become saved . repent and renounce your old life in sin and gain a changed heart and soul . by accepting Jesus . the moment we say yes and believe he enters . sin no longer binds you it begins to matter what you do and say you lose the taste for sin in what ever flavor you enjoyed and become free from them . It bothers you now to lie or steal or drink or smoke or whatever to the point you are free from it . some instant some over time everyone is different . we stumble we trip we get back up and trust God in the next step . its important to remember jesus is coming back and we need to be ready . holy spirit is our mentor teaching us to read our bible and walk out the gospel for ourselves . jesus and you . no one else can do it for you .