Summary: Salvation message
"Last of all He sent His Son"
1---He sent Noah, the Flood and Death.
The sin that began in the Garden of Eden grew until it covered the whole world. The world needed a house cleaning, and God sent the flood, he saved Noah and his family, mankind began over again, but the effect of the flood only lasted a few years and man was going down into sin’s dungeon again.
2---He sent Moses, the Law, and the Blood Sacrifice.
God’s people were slaves in Egypt, he sent Moses to bring them out to a land flowing with milk and honey. One would think they would be grateful, but less than a hundred miles in their journey, they already sinned against Almighty God.
3---He sent David with songs of assurance and forgiveness.
David sang "The Lord is my Shepherd" over and over he told of the greatness of God, and how he cares for those who trust in him. Soon the sweet singer of Israel fell into sin, then he repented and came back to tell how happy a man can be after God has forgiven him, and put away his sins. But the testimonies of David did not move the people, they went on and on in their sins.
4---He sent Isaiah with his loving Invitations.
This prophet told more about Jesus than any other OT prophet, Isaiah went and cried out " Come let us reason together", and "Ho every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters", but the people went on in sin.
5---He sent the Kings of the earth, with captivity and chastisement.
God told his people if they sinned and went into idolatry, he would send them into captivity, they lived right for awhile but soon forgot. Cruel Kings with armies came and took them into slavery, their harps rusted on the willow trees.
Every plan seemed to fail; it was always mans fault. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Jeremiah 17:9
Then God did the greatest thing he ever did. Nothing could ever be set even close in comparison with this. Last of all he sent His Son.
One may ask If every thing else had failed, why did God send His Son? Here are some things to help us understand why God sent his Son.
1---GOD SENT HIS SON TO REVEAL HIS OWN HEART---
Through the years people had heard about God, they had felt his judgements. But really did not know his great heart or how much he really loved them. So when Jesus came, God said "This is my beloved Son, hear ye him" In saying this he was telling them feel his warmth, see his compassion, watch how he lives and loves and then you will see me.
My son and me are one. Many things show the picture of God, but to love God and Know God’s love, one has to look into the face of Jesus Christ.
2---GOD SENT HIS SON TO TEACH A BETTER WAY OF LIVING---
The old rule was " An eye for an eye. But when Jesus came he said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".
3---GOD SENT HIS SON TO BE A PICTURE OF HIS POWER---
When he saw a blind man he gave him his sight. To a cripple he gave his walk, to a leper he gave cleansing, He brought the dead to life, gave comfort and hope to broken hearts, He stilled the storms and fed the hungry.
All this he did to show how God could touch people and help them out of their sin.
4---GOD SENT HIS SON TO BECOME A BLOOD SACRIFICE---
Christ is the only and final sacrifice for sin. Rivers of animal blood could never do what Jesus done.
No more going once a year, no more animals, and no more innocent life dying for my sin. Jesus did it once for all.
The Blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin.
5---GOD SENT HIS SON TO BE A NEW AND LIVING WAY---
The only way to heaven is through Jesus. He is the ladder from earth to heaven, from mans sin to God’s heart.
People think they will stand in front of God and they can talk to him and he will just let them pass through.
Jesus said ye must be born again, that is the way God designed it he settled it with the blood of Christ.
6---GOD WILL SEND HIS SON AGAIN SOME DAY---
In the New Testament alone, God said 318 times that Jesus would come again. One day the heavens will roll back and Jesus will step out on the cloud and call the dead in Christ first, then we which are alive and remain will be changed and go up to meet him in the air to forever be with the Lord. No matter what Oprah, or Donahue says.
Others will be left, John 1:12 wrote, "As many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.