Life, Death, And Purpose of Jesus Christ
In short of Jesus Christ’s life, it is literally summed up with this one ultimate purpose. And that is to be the sacrificial Lamb, that the Old Testament law requires for a sinner to be cleansed from sin. In the law, it required a blood sacrifice of a spotless and blameless animal without any blemish or defects of any kind. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the sacrificial law of the Old Covenant, offering Himself as the sacrificial Lamb without sin, transgression or iniquity.
Hebrews 4:14-15 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
There are a couple more purposes that comes to mind. Jesus Christ came to exalted His Father, God. Pointing the way back to Him which is know as the ministry of reconciliation. He also backed up His word by actions of Hope. Giving all peoples, not only the Word from God, but demonstrating the truth He taught through of power and authority of the kingdom of God with severity of conviction, which still stands the test of time today after 2 thousand years ago.
He also displayed His love through deep compassion for all people and meeting every need through His teachings and demonstration of miracles. And through His death and resurrection, appointing imperfect man to become His righteousness in order to be saved and have a real relationship with God His Father. And to minister His perfect Gospel waiting patiently through us for an abundant Harvest for His Kingdom.
So this will be the main focus: He died for all humanity because He Loves all. The Father Love us all so much, He appointed His best to die on the cross, so we might have eternal life with God the Father, through His only begotten Son for whosoever believes on Jesus Christ and repents from all our sin’s, transgressions (rebellion) and iniquities (wickedness). This is what God The Heavenly Father say’s about His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ
Isaiah 42:1-9 Here is My Servant, whom I uphold, My chosen One in whom I delight; I will put My Spirit on Him and He will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise His voice in the streets (describing Jesus’ gentleness) A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out.
In faithfulness He will bring forth justice; He will not falter or be discouraged till He establishes justice on earth. In His law the islands will put their hope. This is what God the LORD says— He who created the Heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: “I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness; I will take hold of Your hand.
I will keep You and will make You to be a covenant (the New Covenant) for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. ( talking about Jesus will deliver His people out of the wages of sin) I am the LORD; that is My name! I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.
This passage of Scripture is revealing hundreds of years prior to Jesus Christ’s birth, what God is going to do and what Jesus’ purpose is, not only for the Jews, but also for the Gentiles. One day Jesus Christ’s ministry of reconciliation will be realized by the Jews as it is mentioned in Romans chapter’s 9;10;11, which coincides with the Holy Spirit inspired, prophetic utterance of:
Isaiah 45:21-25 Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but Me. “Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. By Myself I have sworn, My mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked:
Before Me every knee will bow; by Me every tongue will swear. They will say of Me, ‘In the LORD alone are righteousness and strength.’ ” All who have raged against Him will come to Him and be put to shame. But in the LORD all the descendants of Israel will be found righteous and will exult.”
which is also ministered further by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in Philippians 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
So with that being said, lets get deeper into the reason for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the Lord.
The Death of Jesus Christ
You have heard us say that, ‘Jesus died on the cross for the remission of our sins.’ This is the point and significance of His death, to be the propitiation for the wrath of God. This is in essence what salvation is, being saved from the wrath of God ultimately. What is the wrath of God? It’s judgment on earth, which is to come according to Revelation 8-16 and the eternal judgment of Hell and the Lake of Fire; Revelation 20:11-15.
So He is the propitiation for our sins. Propitiation: ‘To win the good will of; appease.’ (according to the Webster’s New World Dictionary.) Another words, Jesus, The Son of God had appeased the wrath of God through His shed blood, for those who believe.
Romans 3:24-26 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
He is the sacrificial Lamb. You see, God in the beginning taught mankind, in order for sins to be atoned for, there has to be a blood sacrifice. God ordained spotless; blemish free animals without any defects to be sacrificed for the atonement of sins. This was only temporary though. For God had to atone sins immediately, while He was waiting for the perfect opportune time to send His perfect Son to die for our sins. The law of the Old Testiment was a type and shadow of Christ to come. This all started after the fall of Adam and Eve
Genesis 3:21 The LORD made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
Sin makes one naked in the sight of God. Adam and Eve sinned against God deliberately found in the account of Genesis chapter 3. So God had to make an atonement, a temporary covering for their sins. For God is Holy, and He wanted to keep His relationship with mankind established.
Light cannot fellowship with darkness. Evil cannot have relationship with the Holy. So the Lord ripped in two an animal of some kind that was not specified in the Scripture, who was there in the garden at that time, and He made leather clothing from that bloody sacrifice to cover their nakedness. Atone: ‘To cover. To make amends (for wrong doing, etc.)’
The Atonement law that foreshadows Jesus Christ is found all through the Books of: Exodus; Leviticus; Numbers and Deuteronomy. Now His death not only appeases God’s wrath, but it is also to destroy the works of the devil. This is the first Bible prophesy declared, by the Lord speaking to the devil, found in:
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; (here’s the point) He will crush your head (referring to Jesus, The Son of God), and you will strike His heel (referring to the devil).
Jesus’ death on the cross was ordained by God in the first place that He might destroy the works of satan (1 John 3:8). And it all started by a kiss off betrayal. Here is where we will take a look at Jesus’ death closely.
Mathew 26:47-50 While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the Man; arrest Him.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him. Jesus replied, “Friend, do what you came for.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested Him.
Judas ate bread with Jesus at the last supper. This can be read in Matthew 26:17-30. Why did Judas betrayed Jesus Christ? Simple! He may have followed Christ physically, but He never followed Christ from His heart. If you take a closer look at His speech, He’s the only “disciple” who never called Jesus Lord, only Rabbi or Master.
(As a side note: The difference between “Master” and “Lord” is based upon closeness of relationship. Take for example: Islam, all “devout” muslims have a “Master and servant” relationship with a task master they call god. But Jesus Christ’s disciples and followers have a real fellowship/communion and a deep love with God as close as a Father, son/daughter literally has)
And since he never put Jesus Christ as Lord in his heart, therefore he was a thief who never repented. Jesus deliberately appointed Judas before hand, to be the one to hold the ministries finances. Jesus knew what was in Judas’ heart (John 2:23-25), and that’s why I believe He deliberately appointed Judas to be the ministries treasurer in order for Jesus Christ to get to the cross.
Now the Pharisee’s were ploting to kill Jesus, but never took the initiative. I believe they were looking for someone on the inside to betray the Lord. Judas took money for himself. And in order to cover up his sins, he betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver, which would replenish the money bag John 12:4-6, thus outlining Judas’ motive of betrayal.
The Plot Against Jesus
Matthew 26:1-30 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, He said to His disciples,”As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill Him. “But not during the Feast,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came to Him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on His head as He was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to Me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me. When she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand Him over.
Luke 22:1-6 gives a more in-depth account of Judas agreeing to betray Christ
Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.
The Lord’s Supper
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for You to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near (the time to die on the cross). I am going to celebrate the Passover with My disciples at your house.’
So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, He said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray Me.” They were very sad and began to say to Him one after the other, “Surely not I, Lord?” Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with Me will betray Me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
Then Judas, the one who would betray Him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?” Jesus answered, “Yes, it is you.” While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in My Father’s kingdom.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives (the garden of Gethsemane).
This scene here is prophesied in: Psalm 41:9 Even My own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate My bread, has lifted up his heel against Me.
The next set of events is: Jesus and His disciples in the garden the Gethsemane. This is the place where He and His disciples spent a lot time in through out Jesus’ three year ministry. The word Gethsemane in Hebrew/Aramaic, means: “olive press.” This is an important event, in Christ Jesus’ death. The sins of the world is being transferred onto Jesus, by the Father. This is biblical. In the Old Testament law, of sacrifice, the high priest had to lay hands on the animal that was about to be sacrifices. This is symbolic to the transfer point of sin, onto the sacrificial animal found in:
The Sin Offering
Leviticus 4:1-5 The LORD said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘When anyone sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD’s commands- ” ‘If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, he must bring to the LORD a young bull without defect as a sin offering for the sin he has committed. He is to present the bull at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting before the LORD. He is to lay his hand on its head and slaughter it before the LORD. Then the anointed priest shall take some of the bull’s blood and carry it into the Tent of Meeting.
And also in: Leviticus 4:13-16 If the whole Israelite community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD’s commands, even though the community is unaware of the matter, they are guilty. When they become aware of the sin they committed, the assembly must bring a young bull as a sin offering and present it before the Tent of Meeting. The elders of the community are to lay their hands on the bull’s head before the LORD, and the bull shall be slaughtered before the LORD. Then the anointed priest is to take some of the bull’s blood into the Tent of Meeting.
Now notice, the priests and the elders of people laid their hands on the animal before sacrifice much like the scapegoat law (Leviticus 16:12),” The laying on of the hands is symbolizing the transferal of the sins and guilt of the people to the sacrificial animal. This transferal was happening in the spirit. God, Jesus Christ’s Father was laying His hands on His only begotten Son in this next scene, appointed to be the sacrificial Lamb as the sin offering once and for all unto those who believe. Jesus Christ also is being tempted to give up His Fathers will before He lays down His life to the cross
Jesus Prays On The Mount of Olives (Garden of Gethsemane)
Luke 22:39-46 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and His disciples followed Him. On reaching the place, He said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him. And being in anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Jesus did sweat drops of blood. In fact this is very possible. It’s a condition known as Hematidrosis. In each poor of our skin, we have sweat glands. Each of those sweat glands have blood vessels. Those blood vessels can burst through extreme stress, anguish, anxiety, and/or torture. This was the time, when God the Father, transferred in the Spirit, the sins of the world onto His Son Jesus Christ.
When He rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, He found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. “Why are you sleeping?” He asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”
Jesus Was Betrayed And Arrested
Mark 14:43-50 Just as He was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders. (these were the temple guards) Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the Man; arrest Him and lead Him away under guard.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Rabbi!” and kissed Him. The men seized Jesus and arrested Him.
Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. “Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture Me? Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest Me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.” Then everyone deserted Him and fled.
The point of interest here a prophesy in the Old Testament, prophesied that His own disciples would desert Jesus
Zechariah 13:7-8 Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, against the Man who is close to Me!” Declares the LORD Almighty. “Strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered,
Jesus was then arrested and taken to the Sanhedrin, or the court room, accusing Jesus of blasphemy and other trumped up charges.
Mark 14:61-66 Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Are You not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against You? “Again the high priest asked Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.
This was prophesied: Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before the shearers is silent, so He did not open His mouth.
Again the high priest asked Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of Heaven.” The high priest tore his clothes. “Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked. “You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned Him as worthy of death. Then some began to spit at Him; they blindfolded Him, struck Him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took Him and beat Him.
Which was also prophesied: Isaiah 50:6 I offered My back to those who beat Me, My cheeks to those who pulled out My beard; I did not hide My face from mocking and spitting.
Then Jesus was delivered from the Sanhedrin to Pontius Pilate. Who was a procurator which is a governor of a lesser province, roughly around 26-27 and 36-37 A.D of the Roman empire that occupied Jerusalem at that time (according to the Nelson’s Illustrated Dictionary Of The Bible)
Jesus Went Before Pontius Pilate
Mark 15:1 Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, reached a decision. They bound Jesus, led Him away and handed Him over to Pilate.
It was prophesied: Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against His Anointed One.
Then Jesus was taken to Herod to be tried, and found Jesus to be innocent as well as Pontius Pilate. Pontius Pilate then judged Jesus by scourging Him, hoping to appease the crowd. It is prophesied in: Isaiah 52:14 Just as there were many who were appalled at Him—His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and His form marred beyond human likeness—.
And: Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely He has borne our grief’s And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions (rebellions), He was bruised for our iniquities; (wickedness) The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Jewish customs declares to have a prisoner be released, because of the Sabbath and the PassOver feast, hoping that the people would be appeased and refrain from crucifying Jesus Christ. But the crowd declared Barabbas to be released and the Lord Jesus to be crucified, found in: Matthew 27:11-26, which is also prophesied In:
Isaiah 53:8 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.
Barabbas was imprisoned by the Roman empire for insurrection and murder and rebellion against Rome. This is all that can be found about Barabbas, in the Books of: John 18:40; Matthew 26:16; Luke 23:19 and verse 25; and Mark 15:7.
Never the less, Jesus took the place of one who deserved the death penalty. For the wages of sin is death, according to Romans 6:23. And, what ever a man sows, that which he will also reap, according to: Galatians 6:7-8. Which in reality, not only had He done this to one person, but to all. And that is, he took away the penalty of our sins, to those who believe.
It is also prophesied: Psalm 118:22-24 The Stone the builders rejected has become the Capstone;
And also: Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
Jesus was then condemned to death by the way of the cross. In preparation to the cross, after the Roman soldiers scourged and chastised Jesus Christ, they striped Him naked and put on Him a scarlet robe; twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head and mocked Him. Then they spat on Him, struck Him in the head, and then lead Him away to be crucified. This can be found in: Matthew 27:27-31.
Even this scene was also prophesied: Psalm 69:19-20 You know My reproach, My shame, and My dishonor; My adversaries are all before You. Reproach has broken My heart, And I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none.
And: Micah 5:1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops; He has laid siege against us; They will strike the Judge of Israel with a rod on the cheek.”
The King On The Cross
Matthew 27:32-67 Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross. And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull, they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink.
It was prophesied in: Psalm 69:21 They also gave Me gall for My food, And for My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink.
But when He had tasted it, He would not drink. Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: ” They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.” (Psalm 22:18) Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: ‘THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left. And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” Even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing.
This was prophesied in undeniable detail, roughly written 1 thousand years before the birth of Jesus Christ, found in:
Psalm 22:6-18 But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people. All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, “He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
But You are He who took Me out of the womb. You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God. Be not far from Me, For trouble is near; For there is none to help.
Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me. They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion. I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.
For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.
Jesus Dies On The Cross
Back to: Mathew chapter 27 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!”
Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His Spirit.
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep (or another words died) were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
So when the centurion and those with Him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!” And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
Jesus Buried In A Rich Man’s Tomb
Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.
Once again it is prophesied in: Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked (referring to both the cross with the two thieves, and the rich man’s tombs), and with the rich in His death, though He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.
Jesus was innocent, without sin. Perfect even to the point of death. He is the sacrificial Lamb of God. And by His shedding of blood, those who believe, will be justified in God’s sight as it is written: Isaiah 53:11-12 After the suffering of His soul, He will see the light of life and be satisfied; by His knowledge My righteous Servant will justify many, and He will bear their iniquities (wickedness).”
Therefore I will give Him a portion among the great, and He will divide the spoils with the strong, because He poured out His life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
The purpose of His birth; life and death on the cross is summed up in: Isaiah 53:1-12 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? For He (the Lord Jesus, The Son of God) shall grow up before Him (God the Father) as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness (handsomeness); And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men, 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 grief’s 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.
But this not the end, only the beginning…… The Facts On The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Ps. If I have left any further details out, let me know.