Have you ever wondered why?

Written by Desiree Visser

It is so important that Jesus died for our sins? Have you ever questioned the necessity of it all?
We know this verse - John 3:16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.”  but what does that mean?

When God created man to be in fellowship with him, He made man in His image – powerful and with the ability to reign over creation under God’s authority. Yet through Adam’s disobedience and sin, we have all been separated from God. We are born spiritually dead, cut off from God - there is no light in us and no hope for us. However, because of God’s great love and righteousness, He made a way for people to be reunited with Him by providing the payment for their sin. JESUS CHRIST.

This is why we celebrate Easter: Jesus humbled Himself from Heaven to become fully human. He chose to live in relationship and dependence on God. He chose not to sin. And then He chose to carry all our sin and sickness on the cross. God’s righteous judgment was completed, and our debt of sin was paid! Suddenly mankind had a choice – do you want to live in the kingdom of darkness, where there is sin, depravity and death OR do you want to live in the kingdom of light, where God reigns with grace, mercy and love? Jesus fought the battle for our future on the cross and He won. Jesus won freedom FOR EVERYONE who believes in Him. There is judgment for Satan and all those who chose his kingdom at the end of this age, but for those who repent and choose the Kingdom of God there is perfect and eternal life!

Colossians 2:13–16 sums it up beautifully: “You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.”

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