Why did Jesus Come?
By Nick Bibile
Also see the notes on Humiliation of Christ.
Mt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Evil has risen to an exceeding height in the world, and it is exalted against God almighty. Satan has exalted him self in the world. He is called the god of this world. He wanted to exalt his throne above the throne of God, as he was a high ranking angel in heaven before. He deceived many angels, and because of his exaltation and pride he was cast down to earth.
Then he proudly exalted himself in the world, and was able to deceive our first parents, and brought spiritual death to the human soul.
Was God surprised of all what Satan did, and did God have to adjust his plans according to the situation. God Off balance?
Covenant of Redemption.
Ps 89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
Ps 89:28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
Lu 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
1Pe 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
2Ti 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Ac 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.
Covenant of works.
Ge 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Adam was created holy, upright, sinless and was able to fulfill the covenant of works. Eternal life can be obtained by works of obedience. Perfect obedience was required of him, as to parts and degrees. This is the reason the covenant has been called the covenant of works, because perfect law-keeping works were required.
When Adam violated the law, it effected all his descendents. The curse of God to all his posterity.
Ro 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. (Psalm 51:5)
When the angels in heaven sinned against God, he did not forgive them, there is no repentance for Satan and his demonic angels. Then when man sinned against God, is God obligated to save man? No. (1 Sam 2:25)
Man was made in the image of God, now that image was shattered.
Romans 3:9-10. (image of God ruined)
Soul ruined - Jeremiah 17:9, 13:23
Man dead in sin – Ephesians 2:1-5
Body ruined – death
Covenant of grace.
As soon as man sinned Christ stepped into his ministerial office.
Ge 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
This scripture is the dawning of the gospel The good news, that God man will come from the seed of the woman, although Satan and his seed will crucify the Messiah, He will bruise Satan’s head. God’s intention of redeeming fallen man was first signified in heaven, before it was signified on earth.
Whenever we see in the Old Testament God communicating to man, that was the second person of the Trinity. He is called the Word, the mediator to man. Now we see through out the Old Testament the work of the mediator for man’s redemption. How was the Old Testament saints saved? They were saved just like how we are saved, through repentance, trusting in God’s promise of the Messiah. This is the good news, and they were saved by the gospel. (Heb 4:2)
Man is saved by what? The wrath of God.
Ro 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
1Th 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
The message of the gospel is that we are enemies of God. (Romans 5:10) There is nothing good in us, we deserve the wrath of God. God cannot dwell with sinners. (Psalm 5:4) God is angry with the sinners daily. (Psalm 7:11)
Oh my dear friends how we need to warn the sinners, about the wrath of God, the day of Judgment and how they can flee the wrath of God. The gospel is the good news, there is no good news without the bad news. First we need to warn the sinners the bad news. There has to be great conviction of sin. But what has happened to the church today? It has become worldly, even the music. Churches have been seduced by our entertainment-oriented, man-centered culture. Most of their worship has been taken from Las Vegas and Hollywood style. Therefore, the modern evangelical worship service is more and more a show for man, directed to man, with man-pleasing songs and lots of entertainment. The worship is feel good, exciting emotional experience. In most of these churches people even clap after a performance as though they were at a rock concert or a Broadway play. Churches today are designed for entertainment with a stage with sophisticated sound systems. Does this kind of worship glorifies God? Most preaching today is also entertainment-oriented, with pop-psychology, jokes, humor and other gimmicks. Preaching today is often long on story telling and humor but short on theology. Just raising your hand and going forward cannot save a person, only the true gospel can save a person and in the true gospel there is the bad news first, the bad news need to be preached so the sinner’s heart will be pricked with sin and he will realize that he has sinned against the Lord almighty and the wrath of God is upon him, he will ask what must I do to be saved? In true repentance the sinner will leave the sins he loved before, and will be much grief and sorrow over those sins, like the tax collector beating his body and saying God I have sinned against thee. Charles Spurgeon, did not use human manipulations for sinners to repent. Without human manipulations for altar calls, or using sensational and emotional gimmicks, Spurgeon trusted on God alone to convict the sinners, as he said, “I do not come to this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter, I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, ‘you are mine, and you shall be mine, I claim you for myself.’ My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will.”
Why did Christ come? Lu 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. This is in reference to what happened in the garden of Eden. We know that everybody had sinned and all are lost but all are not saved. Mt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Only his people will be saved. Who are his people? Remember the covenant of redemption? How God elected us in Christ before the foundation of the world, and 1 Tim 1:9 said, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace. (Not in foreknowledge) Only his people will be saved. Let us see in scripture his people.
His people are called:
The seed of the woman - Genesis 3:15. (Note, not all mankind as there is a difference between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent.)
The seed of Abraham - Ge 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
God remembered the elect seed when they were in Egypt.
Isa 41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
Elect of God - Isa 65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
Mr 13:27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
My People - Ro 9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
Ro 9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
Peculiar People - Tit 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
My Sheep - Joh 10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
Body of Christ - 1Co 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ…
Lamb’s wife - Re 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
Holy nation - 1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Read John chapter 17.
Heb 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
What do we see in the above chapter? It was Christ who became the mediator to those whom that Father has given before the foundation of the world. The seed of God, the elect of God, the church too sinned in Adam, but Christ purchased the church with his blood. He became a surety of the covenant. He suffered the sins that we have committed against God, and Christ undertook the pain and the penalty and suffered what ever the law and justice of God required to make satisfaction for our sins.
A mediator does not necessarily have to be, nor necessarily can be, a surety. For example, Moses was a mediator of the Mosaic covenant, but he was not nor could he have been a surety for the people. A surety does more for the ones whom he represents. A surety, by definition, guarantees that all the debts and obligations are met for the ones whom he represents. Moses could represent Israel, but he could not take upon himself the responsibility to see that Israel obeyed the law. Israel broke the law. Moses could not satisfy law and justice for them. Here is where we see another glorious truth that tells us the kind of mediator our Lord is on our behalf. If He did not pay our debt in full, then He is a failure, and we are all doomed to eternal damnation. He paid the debt we owed to God in full. He is our surety.
You are invited to come to Christ, and trust in him for salvation. God has already done everything that is needed for your salvation. He has not left it for you to finish the work of salvation. Satisfaction is already made, righteousness is already imputed to the believing sinner through Christ, death and hell are already conquered. The Redeemer has already taken possession of glory, and keeps it in his hands to give them who come to him. There were many difficulties in the way, but they are all removed. The Savior has already triumphed over all, and is at the right hand of God, to give eternal life to his people. So repent of yours sins and surrender your life to Christ and you know for sure that you too are from the seed of Abraham and Christ came to see and to save you.