Christ death has been written in the Bible for thousand of years now Jesus Christ is a son of God.
He is the first creature of God as stated in the his scripture. God also create angel which He use as messengers.
At a point, one Angel started deviating from the rules of God up to the level which he said that God can’t rule and lied to the first woman on earth Eve.
Let see the Bible account of Genesis 3:1-5 (KJV), 1. “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
Have you seen the dubious skill the Angel used to convince Eve? What does this leads to?
At first, God created humans with the intention of giving them everlasting life. But Satan uses Eve to change everything about life which leads to suffering and death.
God wasn’t happy with what Satan did, but he still gives humans second chance to live everlasting life. What did God did?
He sent His only begotten son to come to earth so he can save all humans from the sin that the first man and woman on earth put us all.
Let see the Bible account of John 3:16 (KJV), ” 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.”
The Bible verse above let us know how God still loves us after Satan and the Adam and Eve disobeyed God. As seen in the Bible verse “ONLY BEGOTTEN SON” which means that Jesus Christ is the only son of God.
Imagine how that was painful to God! You might ask, what causes the death of Jesus Christ while was on earth?
To make it brief, when Jesus Christ was on earth his focus was to preach the word of God always. He performed many miracles which shows that he was sent by God.
Let consider the Bible account of John 2:11 (KJV), ” This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.”
Seeing in the Bible verse about the first Christ miracle, this make all his disciples to believed in him. Let see what happened in his second miracle in the Bible account of;
John 4:54 (KJV), ” This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.”
All Jesus Christ miracle give clear evidence that God still want to fulfill his promise.
What causes Jesus Christ death?
The Bible makes it clear that the Jew develop hatred because He did not want to worship and do anything that will make his father not to be happy with him.
The Bible also let us know the Pilate didn’t see any mistake that Jesus Christ did, He was scared and he wanted to make people happy because the insisted they should kill Jesus Christ.
Let see the short story of Jesus Christ death in the Bible account of Matthew 27:1-66 (KJV), ” When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
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What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?
There are lot of benefit all believers of Christ will gain from his death. Below are the 10 benefit they will gain;
- Eternal life.
- Victory over sin.
In the Bible account of John 10:27–28 (KJV), Jesus clearly stated that anyone that follows his footstep will have eternal life, read below,
” My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
One aspect of Christ’s all-encompassing death is that He died for us to be healed! Faith is very essential in this aspect because if e have faith e believe and believe that nothing is bigger than him we will be healed.
Victory over sin
Many Christians are unaware that Jesus’ death on the cross paid for more than just sin remission. As stated in Galatians 1:4 Jesus Christ died for our sin, read below;
” 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.”
Have known this, the only way we will show that we have accepted the ransom sacrifice he paid for us is to obey and walk with him.
Jesus died for persons with names, faces, personalities, disabilities, histories, and sins. He did that because he loves each person.
Jesus exemplifies God’s love, and his death opens the door to a new relationship with God, one founded on love. We can only show that e have accepted this sacrifice by walking with him and giving our life to him through prayer.