Jesus Christ Our Savior

 

Phil 2:9-11 Wherefore God has also highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name:that at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven, and things in the earth and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

Jesus Christ is the savior of the world who died for the sins of man. Jesus was not created, He is eternal, and has always been in loving fellowship with the Father and the Holy Spirit (John 1:1-12). To be forgiven for our sins and become a child of God we must believe in, and accept Christ as Savior and Lord.  This comes from an act of faith in the cross of Jesus Christ – recognition of the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Although Christ was sinless, He suffered from and was humiliated by the power of sin for our sake (Romans 5:21, 2 Cor. 5:21). In His death, He died to sin’s influence; in His resurrection, He triumphed over its power. Likewise, those who believe in Him as savior and Lord, are united with Him in His death and freed from the power of sin (Romans 6:2, 11) to walk in the newness of life (Romans 6: 4-5, 10).

JESUS' BIRTH

Both Matthew and Luke state explicitly and unmistakable that Jesus came into this world as a result of a miraculous deed of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:27). Because of the miraculous conception, Jesus was "holy" (Luke 1:35), that is, free from all taint of sin. This made Him worthy to take the guilt of our sin on Himself and to make atonement. Without a perfect, sinless Savior, we could not experience redemption.
 

JESUS' BAPTISM

When He was baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus, who would later baptize His disciples in the Spirit at Pentecost and throughout the church age was Himself personally anointed by the Spirit.
See: Luke 3:16; Acts 1:4-5;2:33, 38-39
Matthew 3:16-17; Luke 3:21-22

The Spirit came upon Him in the form of a dove, equipping Him with great power to perform His ministry, including His work of recemption.

When our Lord departed into the wilderness after His water baptism, He was "full of the Holy Ghost (Luke 4:1).

Just as with Jesus, all who have experienced a supernatural rebirth by the Holy Spirit ought to experience the baptism in the Spirit to give them power in their lives and for their ministry.

Jesus was born to a virgin, Mary and conceived of the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35). God put a perfect seed in the womb of Mary so that Jesus would be born without the sin nature that every other human being inherited from the First Adam.

Therefore, Jesus is the only-begotten Son of God (John 3:16) and the Son of Man (John 5:27).

He is the only man who is called “the Last Adam” (1 Cor. 15:45).

As the only-begotten Son of God, Jesus was the genetic equivalent to the first “Son of God,” Adam (Luke 3:38).

JESUS THE REDEEMER

As the only man born without inherent sin, Jesus was thus the only man equipped to be the Savior and Redeemer of mankind. Romans 5:12-21 is the classic comparison of these two Adams and the respective impact each had on mankind. Jesus came to seek and to save those who were lost.

The absence of a sin nature was not the reason why Jesus did not sin. We know that because the First Adam also had no sin nature, and he sinned royally.

He is the only man who died as the perfect sacrifice for our sins (Heb. 10:12-14; 1 John 4:10).

By his virgin birth, Jesus was the “genetically” perfect sacrifice for the sin of mankind.

By his lifelong obedience to God, all the way to his dying breath on the Cross, he became the “behaviorally” perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind (Heb. 2:17).

Thus, he was the complete propitiation for fallen men to be redeemed.

He is the only man God ever raised from the dead in order to confirm that he was who He had said He was—the Son of God (Acts 17:31; Rom. 1:4).

The resurrection of Jesus Christ was God keeping His promise to His Son, and also His affirmation to all men that Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).

He is the only man whom God highly exalted as “Lord” and “Head of the Church,” and to whom God has given all authority in heaven and on earth (Dan. 7:13-14; Phil. 2:9; Acts 2:36; Eph. 1:22; Matt. 28:18).

As Pharaoh exalted Joseph to his right hand and gave him all authority in Egypt (Gen. 41:37-46), so God has given Jesus functional equality with Himself. Jesus Christ is now God’s “right hand man” (Eph. 1:20), carrying out the work that will eventually restore this fallen world.

He is the only man who is now the Mediator between God and mankind (1 Tim. 2:5). It is Jesus Christ to whom God has given the power to “save to the uttermost” all who call upon his name, because he ever lives to make intercession for us (Heb. 7:25).

He is the only man who will gather together all Christians to meet him “in the air” (1 Thess. 4:17) and give each one a new body like his own (Phil. 3:21).

He is the only man who will one day return to the earth, destroy all evil men (and eventually destroy Satan and his evil spirit cohorts), and rule the earth as King for 1000 years (Rev. 19:11-20:7).

At his first coming to the earth to Israel, Jesus was the sacrificial Lamb of God, but he will come again as the Lion of Judah to save his people, Israel, and destroy all God’s enemies.

He is the only man who will raise from the dead every human being who has ever lived (John 5:21, 25). As God has given Jesus “life in himself,” so he will raise up all people.

He will judge all men and women of all time (John 5:22, 27). Jesus will righteously judge all people, granting everlasting life to those who deserve it, and annihilating all the wicked (Acts 17:31; John 5:28, 29).

He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Mediator, our Lord, our constant Companion, our Best Friend, our Big Brother, the Light of our lives, our Peace, our Joy, and our Mentor in the art of faith.

He is the Lover of our souls, and that is why we love him and confess him as Lord (Rom. 10:9).

JESUS.....KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORD!

HALLELUJAH......HOW WE LOVE HIM!!!!!!!