The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ
He came to the earth as a man through a virgin! How? Was He really God’s Son?
V.34 Mary said to the angel, “how can this be since I am a virgin?”
V.35 The angel ANSWERED and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the POWER of the Most High will overshadow you; and for THAT REASON the Holy Child shall be CALLED the Son of God.”
We generally use this portion of scripture at Christmas alone, but the truth is that if He hadn’t been born this way, He wouldn’t have been qualified to take our sins. IT’S THE SEED OF THE WOMAN that will CRUSH THE HEAD OF THE SERPENT!!!
THEN He lived His life as A MAN without SINNING which further qualified Him because NOW HE BECAME the SINLESS, SPOTLESS Lamb of God. Which is what God REQUIRES for the ATONEMENT OF SIN; A SPOTLESS LAMB.
There is more DOCUMENTED proof of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection than ANY OTHER document on earth.
There are over 500 DOCUMENTED eye witness’ of His resurrection!!
Jesus was SLAPPED, HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A REED, HIS BEARD PULLED OUT, SPIT ON, WHIPPED with A SCOURGE having pieces of glass, metal, bone and other things that TORE UP HIS BACK AND BODY for YOU! He was MARRED BEYOND RECOGNITION AS A MAN and the soldiers PUSHED A CROWN OF THORNS INTO HIS HEAD!!
Jesus did that FOR ALL OF MANKIND…That is the SINGLE thing that sets Christianity APART from RELIGION.
Here are some points that sets Christianity apart:
- He was RAISED from the dead (Matt. 28:6; John 2:22; John 21:14; Acts 3:25; Acts 13:30; Rom. 6:9…etc. There are many more proofs in the bible.)
- The VEIL IN THE TEMPLE was torn IN TWO so you and I and ALL of mankind can come into the HOLY OF HOLIES and talk to our Creator without a go between, because Jesus paid the price for us to be cleansed from our sins. (Matt. 27:51)
- He gave us His Holy Spirit so that we would have the POWER to live a life filled with Him, to accomplish the CALL that He put on our INDIVIDUAL lives. (John 14)
- He IS the One who gave us the POWER TO HEAL the sick, Raise the dead and CLEANSE the lepers, freely you’ve received, freely give. (Matt. 10:8)
- Christianity is the ONLY FAITH that can have a “PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP” with the LIVING GOD! (Heb. 4:16)
- He IS coming back AGAIN for THOSE WHO ARE LIVING FOR HIM AND LOOKING FOR HIM. (Heb. 9:28)
- Jesus IS the ONLY God raised from the dead
I challenge you to read these scriptures about THE Savior: Matthew 27: 27-32; 33-38; 44-54 Matthew 28: 1-10; 18-20
Christianity is the ONLY FAITH that only requires FAITH to believe. Every RELIGION EXCEPT Christianity (which is NOT a religion) requires that a person has to DO something to get into heaven. (Eph. 2:9) Jesus paid the price for ALL of mankind to enter into heaven BUT you must believe BY FAITH!
Will you be found faithful? KEEP LOOKING UP our REDEMPTION IS DRAWING VERY CLOSE.