Summary: There certainly were vital reasons why Jesus left heaven -a beautiful place with no trials, troubles, sickness or cares and came into a world of woe. We suggest the following reasons -
WHY JESUS CAME INTO THE WORLD
INTRODUCTION: There certainly were vital reasons why Jesus left heaven -a beautiful place with no trials, troubles, sickness or cares and came into a world of woe. We suggest the following reasons -
I. TO FULFILL THE LAW
Matthew 5: 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
1. Every sacrifice pointed to Christ as the world's "only" sacrifice, thus He met the world's need and fulfilled the sacrificial law, Hebrews 10:1 For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near.
2. He met every demand of the law, Romans 8:3-4 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
II. NOT TO CONDEMN THE WORLD
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
1. It was already condemned, God said, "Thou shalt surely die'"
III. NOT TO BE MINISTERED UNTO
Mark 10:45 for even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
1. He did not come to receive the world's praise, but to be our physician, and nurse. Acts 10:38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
IV. NOT TO DO HIS OWN WILL
John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
John 8:28 When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
1. He turned down Satan's offer. Matthew 4:3-10 And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." But He answered and said, "It is written, 'man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of god.'" Then the devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, 'he will command his angels concerning you'; and 'on their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'you shall not put the lord your god to the test.'" Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, 'you shall worship the lord your god, and serve him only.'"
2. He did His Father's will, Heb. 5:7-10 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
V. TO SEEK AND TO SAVE THE LOST
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
l. He saved all classes that came to Him
VI. TO GIVE HIS LIFE
John 10:10 the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
1. He died in our place, and made it possible for us to have eternal life
VII. TO GIVE ABUNDANT LIFE
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
1. It could mean double life both that of spiritual and physical
CONCLUSION: Let us love one who would- become poor for our sakes, that we might be made rich, 2 Cor. 8:9