What Makes an Individual a Christian – Part 5c

“Faith in Jesus’ Resurrection”

Words of Christ in red

Verse repetition is healthy; the more you read, the sooner the Word of God becomes like an old friend

FAITH makes an individual a Christian

Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”

Acts 16:30-31 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

It is through faith in Jesus Christ one becomes a Christian

It is the result of Jesus’ death that we can be forgiven of sin

Jesus’ resurrection proves His deity and power over life and death

Review:

Faith comes from being exposed to the word of God:

 Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Biblically, Jesus Christ is the only Way to salvation:

 Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

One must only believe (faith in action) on Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord for salvation:

 Acts 16:30-31 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

It is through faith people are saved:

 Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”

Salvation is available for anyone who believes:

 John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

We can have faith in Jesus’ death for forgiveness of sin:

 Ephesians 1:7 “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”

1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”

~ Short Study: Faith in Jesus’ Resurrection ~

The Bible clearly states that Jesus died for our sins and that His death was sufficient payment for all mankind’s sins. God accepted his death as payment in full. His death is significant, for without His sacrifice, salvation would not be available to anyone.

Of other significance is Jesus’ resurrection. Through this divine act, Jesus rose up (literally and physically alive) after being dead for three days. This proves His power over death and life. It proves His deity and omnipotence as well. God, created life therefore He has power to raise it from the dead.

We can have faith in Jesus’ Resurrection:

John 11:25-26 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection {power over life and death}, and the life {absolute cause and source of life}: he that believeth in me, though he were dead {may die}, yet shall he live {eternal life}: (26) And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die1. Believest thou this?”

 1 “Die” refers to spiritual death

Romans 4:25 “Who was delivered {given up} for {because of} our offenses {sins}, and was raised again for {because of} our justification {declaration of innocence}.”

Romans 8:34 “Who is he that condemneth {judges worthy of punishment}? It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession {intercedes} for us.”

Romans 10:9-13 “That if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” 10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” 11 “For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed {put to shame}.” 12 “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” 13 “For whosoever {anyone that calls} shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel {good news} which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep {hold fast} in memory what {the word} I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain {without cause}. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures {historically and prophetically}:”

1 Corinthians 15:13-21 “But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:” 14 “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching in vain {futile; wasted}, and your faith is also in vain {futile; useless}.” 15 “Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.” 16 “For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:” 17 “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain {wasted}; ye are yet in your sins.” 18 “Then they also which are fallen asleep {have died} in Christ are perished.” 19 “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable {pitiable}.” 20 “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept {have died}.” 21 “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.”

~ Expanded Study: Faith in Jesus’ Resurrection ~

John 11:25-26 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection {power over life and death}, and the life {absolute cause and source of life}: he that believeth in me, though he were dead {may die}, yet shall he live {eternally}: (26) And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die1. Believest thou this?”

1“Die” refers to spiritual death; separation from God

 Satan beguiled Eve and Adam sinned. The result was a broken fellowship with God. Sin came in and brought with it spiritual death. Their hearts had changed. As well, the entire human race is born with Adam’s nature – sinful.

 Genesis 3:8 “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day {during evening breeze}: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.”

Ephesians 4:18 “Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart {hardness of heart}:”

John 5:21 “For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth {gives life} them; even so the Son quickeneth {gives life} whom he will.”

John 6:39-40 “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me {Jesus}, that of all {born-again believers} which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.” 40 “And this is the will of him {God, my Father} that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

John 1:4 “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way {only way to heaven}, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me {as Saviour}.”

Colossians 1:18 “And he is the head of the body, the church {born-again believers}: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in {among} all things he might have the preeminence {supremacy and authority}.”

Colossians 3:4 “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory {heaven}.”

1 John 1:1-2 “That which was from the beginning {eternity}, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life {Christ Jesus};” 2 “(For the life was manifested {made known}, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)”

1 John 5:10-11 “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.” 11 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world {mankind}, that he gave his only begotten {to have born; brought forth} Son, that whosoever believeth {anyone who believes} in him should not perish {eternal punishment}, but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16 is called the “most precious verse”

John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth {will stay} on him.”

1 Corinthians 15:22 “For as Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

The physical body will die; the soul is eternal; there is spiritual death that can be overcome by salvation; one not born again (saved) prior to physical death will then suffer the second death – eternal separation from God and everlasting punishment away from His presence.

Revelation 1:17-18 “And when I {Apostle John} saw him {Christ Jesus}, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not: I am the first and the last:” 18 “I am he that liveth, and was dead {physically dead}; behold, I am alive {resurrected; still living} for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell {Hades} and of death.”

 Romans 4:25 “Who was delivered {given up} for {because of} our offenses {sins}, and was raised again {from dead to living} for {because of} our justification {acquittal; declaration of innocence}.”

“raised again because of our justification” = the result of Jesus Christ being raised from the dead shows God accepted His death and that the righteousness of Jesus is made available for all mankind

“justification” = act of God in the which men are accepted of God, being found guilt free

Isaiah 53:4-5 “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” 5 “But he was wounded {tormented} for our transgressions {sins; wrongdoing}, he was bruised {crushed} for our iniquities {evils}: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes {bruises; cutting wounds} we are healed {saved}.”

Hebrews 9:28 “So Christ was once {His sacrificial death was finished on the cross} offered to bear the sins of many {entire human race}; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

Speaks of His resurrection and His return

 1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins {pain in full on the cross}, the just {innocent} for the unjust {guilty}, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened {made alive} by the Spirit {Holy Spirit}:”

1 Corinthians 15:17 “And if Christ be not raised {resurrected}, your faith is vain {wasted}; ye are yet in your sins {lost; spiritually dead}.”

2 Corinthians 5:15 “And that he died for all {everyone}, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again {resurrected from dead}.”

1 Peter 1:21 “Who by him {Jesus} do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave {brought him into the presence of God} him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.”

Romans 8:34 “Who is he that condemneth {judge worthy of punishment}? It is Christ that died {violent death}, yea, rather, that is risen {lives} again, who is even at the right hand {honorable and authoritative place} of God, who also maketh intercession {intercedes} for us.”

Psalm 110:1 “The LORD {Lord God} said unto my Lord {Lord Jesus}, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies {anti-Christ; unsaved, unbelievers} thy footstool.”

Mark 16:19 “So then after the Lord {Jesus Christ} had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven {ascended}, and sat on the right hand of God.”

Speaking of Christ’s ascension; He could not have ascended without first being resurrected from the dead

Hebrews 7:25 “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost {evermore} that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession {intercede} for them.”

Hebrews 9:24 “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures {examples} of the true {real one}; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:”

Hebrews 4:14-15 “Seeing then that we have a great high priest {Jesus Christ}, that is passed into the heavens {ascended}, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast {firmly to} our profession.”

1 John 2:1 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:”

Written to the born-again believers; Jesus is our living Advocate in Heaven

Romans 10:9-13 “That if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” 10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” 11 “For the scripture saith, Whosoever1 believeth on him shall not be ashamed {put to shame}.” 12 “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” 13 “For whosoever {anyone that calls} shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

1Whosoever requires responsibility on the person’s behalf to believe (put faith in); it is important to trust Christ for your salvation; also to have faith in His resurrection for if He was yet dead there would be no salvation

Romans 14:9 “For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived {lives again}, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.”

Ephesians 2:4-7 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith {with which} he loved us,” 5 “Even when we were dead in sins {spiritually dead; lost}, hath quickened {made us alive} us together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;) {by whose grace}” 6 “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” 7 “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”

Speaking to those who are born-again believers

1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator {peacemaker} between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

Because He lives, He remains the Mediator

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel {good news} which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;” 2 “By which also ye are saved {born again}, if ye keep {hold fast} in memory what {the word} I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain {without cause}.” 3 “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures {historically and prophetically};” 4 “And that he was buried {physically dead}, and that he rose {resurrected} again the third day {third day after dying} according to the scriptures:”

Galatians 1:11-12 “But I certify {validate} you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man {man-made}.” 12 “For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Romans 5:2 “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

2 Corinthians 1:24 “Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.”

1 Corinthians 11:2 “Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.”

God’s Word is God’s Word and should not be added to or taken away from; otherwise, those guilty of changing God’s Word’s are accursed

Galatians 1:8-9 “But though we, or an angel from above, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” 9 “As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity {related to the word “enemy”} between thee {Satan} and the woman, and between thy seed {Satan’s people} and her seed {God’s people}; it {He; Christ} shall bruise {crush} thy {Satan’s} head, and thou shalt bruise his {Christ’s} heel {Christ being bruised on the cross}.”

Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded {pierced through} for our transgressions {sins}, he was bruised {utterly crushed} for our iniquities {evils}: the chastisement {punishment} of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes {cutting wounds} we are healed {made spiritually whole}.”

1 Peter 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree {cross}, that we, being dead to sins {spiritually dead; lost}, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes {cuttings wounds} ye were healed.”

Psalm 16:1-11 “Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.” 2 “O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;” 3 “But to the saints {born-again Christians} that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.” 4 “Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.” 5 “The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.” 6 “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage {beautiful possessions}.” 7 “I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.” 8 “ I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” 9 “Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.” 10 “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” 11 “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

Psalm 110:1 “The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.”

Isaiah 53:10 “Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt 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.”

Hosea 6:2 “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.”

1 Corinthians 15:13-21 “But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:” 14 “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching in vain {futile; wasted}, and your faith is also in vain {futile; useless}.” 15 “Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God {against God}; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.” 16 “For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:” 17 “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain {wasted}; ye are yet in your sins.” 18 “Then they also which are fallen asleep {have died} in Christ are perished.” 19 “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable {pitiable}.” 20 “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept {have died}.” 21 “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.”

1 Thessalonians 4:14 “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep {die} in Jesus will God bring with him.”

Acts 2:24 “Who God hath raised up {brought back to life}, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.”

Romans 4:25 “Who was delivered {given up} for our offences {sins}, and was raised again for our justification.”

1 Peter 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”

Acts 26:23 “That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead {resurrect}, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.”

John 11:25 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”

Ezekiel 18:4 “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

It was necessary for Jesus to die to make salvation possible

It was necessary for Jesus to resurrect from the dead so that we too can be resurrected and have faith in His resurrection in that He lives

The soul captive to spiritual death will suffer the second death; however, the soul that places personal faith in Jesus Christ will live

“QUIZ”

 

  1. What must one do to be saved?
  2. What happened during the Resurrection?
  3. Where is Christ Jesus now?
  4. What did Jesus mean when He said He is the resurrection?
  5. What did Jesus mean when He said He is the life?
  6. What happens if a person is not saved when they die?
  7. What does the Resurrection prove?
  8. What does “being dead in sins” mean?
  9. Are you born again?
  10. Who is the intercessor?
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What Makes an Individual A Christian – Part 5b

“Faith In Jesus’ Death”

Words of Christ in red

Verse repetition is healthy; the more you read, the sooner the Word of God becomes like an old friend

We have been studying “What Makes an Individual a Christian.” It is very simple:

FAITH makes an individual a Christian

It is through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, for the forgiveness of sin, and the promise of God for everlasting life.

Faith comes from being exposed to the word of God:

Romans 10:17  “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Biblically, Jesus Christ is the only Way to salvation:

Acts 4:12  “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

One must only believe (faith in action) on Jesus Christ for salvation:

Acts 16:30-31  “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

It is through faith one is saved:

Ephesians 2:8  “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”

Salvation is available for anyone who believes:

John 3:16  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

~ Short Study: Faith in Jesus’ Death ~

God has accepted Jesus’ vicarious death as the sufficient payment for everyone’s sins; however, only those who place their faith in Jesus Christ for forgiveness are released from having to suffer their own punishment for all eternity.

~ Vicarious death means “suffered in the place of another”

John 3:16-17  “For God so loved the world {mankind}, that he gave his only begotten {to have born; brought forth} Son {Jesus Christ}, that whosoever believeth {anyone who believes} in him should not perish {eternal punishment}, but have everlasting life. (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn {judge} the world; but that the world through him might be saved {rescued; born again}.”

Romans 5:8  “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

“while we were yet sinners” – we are not worthy for Jesus to have died in our place; but, because of God’s great love for us Jesus died

Romans 8:34a  “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died…”

Philippians 2:8  “And being found in fashion {appearance} as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death {submitted to the will of God}, even the death of the cross.”

1 Corinthians 15:3  “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;”

“according to the scriptures” – historically and prophetically

2 Corinthians 5:21  “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

Ephesians 1:7  “In whom we have redemption through his blood {the blood He shed}, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace {unmerited favor};”

1 Timothy Chapter 2:3-6  “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; (4) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (5) For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (6) Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

 

~ Expanded Study:  Faith in Jesus’ Death ~

Because of Jesus’ death, your sin debt is paid in full:

John 3:16-17  “For God so loved the world {mankind}, that he gave his only begotten {to have born} Son {Jesus Christ}, that whosoever believeth {anyone who believes} in him should not perish {eternal punishment in Hell}, but have everlasting life. (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn {judge} the world; but that the world through him might be saved {rescued; born again}.”

 Romans 5:8  ““But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 8:32  “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

Ephesians 2:4  “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,”

2 Thessalonians 2:16  “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,”

1 John 4:9-10  “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.”

1 John 5:13  “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (This verse was written to Believers for assurance of their salvation)

Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

“while we were yet sinners” – not worthy for Jesus to die for us; but, because of God’s great love for us Jesus died

John 3:16  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

1 Peter 3:18  “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins {paid in full on the cross}, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened {made alive} by the Spirit {Holy Spirit}:”

1 John 4:10  “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation {appeasing; atonement} for our sins.”

Romans 8:34  “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession {intercedes} for us.”

Philippians 2:8  “And being found in fashion {appearance} as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death {submitted to the will of God}, even the death of the cross.”

“death of the cross” – brutal, humiliating, excruciating, agony; the Romans and the Greeks learned this torturous practice from the Phoenicians to use in “capital punishment” cases; Jesus was absolutely sinless and not guilty of any crime, but was crucified

Matthew 26:39  “And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup {wrath of God} pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”

Hebrews 5:8  “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”

Hebrews 12:2  “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Though He suffered agony it was to Jesus a joy to provide eternal life for all who believe)

John 10:17-18  “Therefore doth my Father love me {Jesus}, because I lay down my life {voluntarily gave}, that I might take it again {rise from the dead}.” 18 “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again {deity of Christ and power over death}. This commandment have I received of my Father.”

Galatians 3:13  “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:”

Perfectly sinless, Christ died as “one cursed” to save us from eternal punishment in Hell

1 Corinthians 15:3  “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;”

“according to the scriptures” – historically and prophetically

Psalm 16:10  “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”

John 20:9  “For as yet they knew {understood} not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.”

Acts 26:23  “That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead {resurrect}, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.”

Genesis 3:15  “And I will put enmity {related to the word “enemy”} between thee {Satan} and the woman, and between thy seed {Satan’s people} and her seed {God’s people}; it {He; Christ} shall bruise {crush} thy {Satan’s} head, and thou shalt bruise his {Christ’s} heel {Christ being bruised on the cross}.”

Genesis 3:15 is the first Messianic prophecy in the Bible; God says the enemy of the human race is none other than Satan; Redemption was promised by God and would come through “the seed of a woman” (without a man); Christ has crushed the kingdom of Satan and will cast him into the lake of fire in the future

Psalm 22:15  “My strength is dried up like a potsherd {clay pottery}; and my tongue cleaveth {sticks} to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.”

Isaiah 53:5-9  “But he was wounded {pierced through} for our transgressions {sins}, he was bruised {utterly crushed} for our iniquities {evils}: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes {blows that cut in; wounds} we are healed {made whole spiritually}.” 6 “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him {violently struck; God’s violent wrath} the iniquity of us all.” 7 “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought {was led} as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.” 8 “He was taken from prison {out of oppression} and from judgment {justice; illegally and illegitimately tried}: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.” 9 “And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death {buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea – wealthy man)}; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.”

Daniel 9:26  “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off {suffer death; crucifixion of Christ}, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”

Luke 24:25-27  “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:” 26 “Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?” 27 “And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he expounded {taught} unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”

1 Peter 2:24  “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree {cross}, that we, being dead to sins {spiritually dead; lost}, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes {cutting blows; wounds} ye were healed.”

2 Corinthians 5:21  “For he {God the Father} hath made him {His Son, Jesus} to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness {condition acceptable and approved of God} of God in him.”

Isaiah 53:6  “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity {evils} of us all.”

Isaiah 53:9  “And he made his grave with the wicked {between two thieves}, and with the rich in his death {buried in a rich man’s tomb}; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.”

Galatians 3:13  “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:”

1 Peter 2:22  “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:”

Hebrews 4:15  “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”

Hebrews 7:26  “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;”

Jeremiah 23:6  “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Daniel 9:24  “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”

Romans 1:17  “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

Philippians 3:9  “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above very name:”

Ephesians 1:7  “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”

Romans 3:24-25  “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” 25 “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation {appeasing; atonement} through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God:”

1 Corinthians 6:20  “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Colossians 1:14  “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”

Hebrews 9:12  “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”

Revelation 5:9  “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by the blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;”

1 Timothy Chapter 2:3 – 6  “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; (4) Who will {desires to} have all men {all people} to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (5) For there is one God, and one mediator {redeemer; Savior} between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (6) Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due {proper} time.”

“to be testified” – a testimony/proof; Jesus’ death proves God desires all to be saved

1 Corinthians 1:6  “Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:”

Romans 12:2  “And be not conformed {aligned with} to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Romans 3:29-30  “Is he that God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:” 30 “Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision {Jews} by faith, and uncircumcision {Gentiles; non-Jews} through faith.”

Isaiah 55:1  “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, by, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”

Isaiah 55:7  “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

Ezekiel 18:23  “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”

Ezekiel 18:32  “For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.”

Mark 10:45  “For even the Son of man {name Jesus called Himself during His humanity} came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

John 3:16  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 17:3  “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.”

2 Peter 3:9  “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance {change ones mind about Christ; turn from rejection and denial to acceptance of Whom Jesus is – Saviour}.”

Hebrews 9:15  “And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament {covenant; under grace}, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament {Old Testament Law; manner of atonement (animal sacrifices)}, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.”

Galatians 1:4  “Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”

Galatians 2:20  “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Galatians 3:20  “Now a mediator is not a mediator of one {not only one}, but God is one.”

Galatians 4:4  “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman made under the law,”

1 Timothy 1:1  “Paul, and apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;”

1 Timothy 4:10  “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.”

2 Timothy 1:9  “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,”

2 Timothy 2:25  “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;”

 

 

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