Nena Arias | April 15, 2019“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” (Matthew 18:11)
After the fall of man into sin, God’s plan for redemption kicked into place immediately. God declared to the Serpent, I will send someone who will crush your head even though you will bruise his heel (Genesis 3:15). God’s deliverer, Christ, became the focus of God’s masterplan to redeem all that was lost through disobedience.
When sin entered into the human race it did not catch God by surprise because he is omniscient, one who knows everything in the past, present and future. God is also omnipotent and has the power to have perfect control over everything at all times. He has perfect perspective regarding men and nations. Knowing this about God helps us to have peace and hope to live sin free and from all fear, and anxiety and to give us eternal life.
God’s story for redeeming the sinful human race required a very specific plan. It could not be just any plan. The plan had to thoroughly get rid of sin from the root, which required to defeat Satan, sin and death.
Into this fallen world, God sent his perfect sinless son to redeem us through his death and resurrection. Because only when people are spiritually free can they rid themselves from the bondage of sin. God’s way was the only way to restore us back to a right relationship with him, through his Son, he would teach us how to self-govern by the principles of heaven here on earth. Jesus said it, “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). Paul said, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Jesus changed all of history. Now, as people submit themselves to the rule of Christ internally, their minds are renewed through his Word and they begin to truly live. Jesus came into the world not to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved from sin, spiritual death and eternal damnation. Nothing can cause a greater impact on the history for mankind than that.
As you celebrate Easter this year, pause to reflect on how Christ has changed your life forever.