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Yeah. And Juma, that’s a great question, a really good question. I mean, if not, that’s one of the most important in the whole Bible to ask. And if we don’t have a good grasp of that, we’re missing something. And this is the one you were answering little bit earlier. So let’s look at Romans eight, starting at verse two. Romans eight, verse two. And it reads, for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh on the account of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, that all the righteous requirements of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. So Christ became a human being like us, those still God, and lived a perfect, holy, righteous life, and yet he still died. All right, so we know that the wages of sin is death, yet Jesus didn’t sin. And in this created this huge ripple, this ripple effect, because now we’ve shown how bad sin is.
Sin gets to the point where it actually kills innocent people. It’s outright proven any of us, in a sense, deserve to die. Even though we might be a good, decent person, we still deserve to die. And so even if something happens to us, satan the accuser will still say, yeah, he deserved it, but Jesus died. We talked about Satan being the murderer from the beginning. Who did he really want to murder? He’s the originator sin. Who did he want to kill? He wants to be like the most High Jesus, whose name is Michael, whose name means who is like God. That’s what Satan wanted to be. And sin killed him. And so Jesus, by letting sin kill him for no good reason, revealed how bad sin is and why sin cannot be tolerated. But it also created a debt now now sin messed up and now sin, in a sense, oh’s, God, you know? And and so we hear about Christ being our redeemer. He bought us back now by giving up his life to sin and now can claim us. And our lives, we know our lives are precious. Every life has infinite value.
But how much, infinitely more valuable, is the life of God Himself, who is the Creator, who is the source of all life for all of us. And he then is the One that lays down his life. These are hard concepts to wrap around. So let’s go back to some more concrete verses two, corinthians five, starting at verse 18. Now, all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Christ Jesus, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation that is that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses on them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. So what’s happening on the cross? It’s this concept of reconciling. So there was a dispute, there was something that caused a separation and dividing between us and God. And Christ on the cross is bridging the gap. I mean, think about it. When he’s on the cross, he’s up in the air. He’s off of the ground, between the ground and between heaven and the sky. He’s literally, in a sense, standing in the gap between man and God, symbolically on that cross, representing also that role he’s playing.
How is he bringing us to God? Think about God being so high and lofty and unreachable. How can you connect with that? God so holy, how can we touch Him? And yet here we see Christ on the cross, bruised, beaten, bloody, naked, dying for us, suffering like us, carrying our sins, carrying our struggles, carrying our experiences. Everything you have felt like, all the effects of sin, you have felt yourself, all those doubts, those fears, the pains, traumas, christ experienced every single one of those Himself on the cross. So when you’ve now talked to Jesus and say, god, I’m feeling this, jesus, I’m feeling this way, he could look at you and say, yes, I know because I felt that same experience you’re feeling now on the cross. I took it with me on the cross so that I can relate to you. You can feel safe coming to me. You don’t have to be afraid of me. I love you. I want to take your pain, your shame, your anguish, your experiences. I want to take that honor also so that you know I understand, so you know, you can approach me. He’s reconciling us to God.
This is Jesus on the cross. And this is a very important component of the gospel that most people don’t talk about. We make it sound like God is this very tough, ventral person who, oh, my law says you must do this. If you don’t, you’re going to die. In reality, if you break God’s law and you want to continue breaking God’s law, you got to die. You’re going to mess up the whole system for everybody, and you’re going to end up with a lot of innocent people getting hurt and dying. But God also making a way so that we can connect with and be restored to Him, get back into his right way so that we can have eternal life. And recommend you read Isaiah 53. I think we’re a little long now, but that goes into depth on Christ’s experience on the cross, him caring our sins, caring our struggles. For what reason? By his stripes, we are healed. We’re healed. Healing is a major component of the cross.
Tina, did you have anything brief to add before we go to the next one?
What you’re saying, Jay, was so spot on, and it just reminded me so much of three verses that are in a row in Hebrews, chapter four, where basically it’s talking about Jesus being our high priest. And in verse 15, it says, free, we don’t have a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted, like as we are, yet without sin. And then the conclusion is in verse 16, let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. So because Jesus is he’s been through what we’ve been through, he knows what we’re going through. He suffered like we’ve suffered, and we can come to Him and find that mercy and grace to help. He’s approachable god. Is that’s why he’s called Emmanuel? God with us? So, yeah, I’m so grateful. That is the God of the Bible that’s.
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