Summary: To let us see the true necessity of Jesus being the only one who could come and save mankind.
Why Jesus Came, Only He Could
Sunday, Morning 12-16-12
Text: Luke 2:11
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Christmas is almost upon us, only 9 days away from the day we as Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus and the rest of the world celebrates a fat guy with a beard. I'm not going to bash Santa this morning, but I do want us to consider something; and that is why did Jesus come? Have you ever wondered why?
I believe it was absolutely imperative that Jesus come to this earth for the purposes God Almighty had in mind. It had to be Jesus, no other could, He is the only one! I have here a few of the reasons that Jesus was the only one who could. The first is...
The Only Intercessor
(Is. 59:16 )¶And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
Jesus is the only one who can truly intercede.
One who goes between, or intercedes; a mediator. (a) One who interposes between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them. (b) One who pleads in behalf of another. Milton.
In this verse Isaiah is telling us what God has said. God looked and found no man able to retrieve or make right mans situation. All we have to do is look at all the failed attempts in the past of man trying to save man. The record shows that we can not do it.
That is why God said, “therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.” God must save man if he is to be saved, that is why God sent His Son so we could be able to get into right relationship with God.
What amazes me is that ALL that God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit went through to bring this about; it still hinges upon choice, freewill. You can choose to accept Jesus as our Only Intercessor, or you can choose to reject Him. The choice is yours.
Jesus is not only our intercessor, but He is also...
The Only Remedy
(Jn. 3:14-17) 14 ¶And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 ¶For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
All of mankind is sick. Just like those who were bitten by the snakes in the wilderness who got sick and died. So too are we sick spiritually and we will die. Unless we get a remedy, something that will make us better so we can live.
Jesus Christ is that remedy. Moses lifted up the brazen serpent on that rod so those who saw it could be healed, could be saved. The very object that brought the sickness, the death upon the Israelites is the very same thing that brought salvation. The death came through sin and rebellion; the salvation and life come through God and faith and trust in Him.
This is why Jesus in the form of man was lifted up upon the cross. The very thing; man in his depravity and un-holiness brought about mans death and bondage to SIN. So Jesus in His complete and total Holiness as man “who knew no sin,” was lifted up so ALL could see the remedy for their lostness.
Romans 3:23 tells us...
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
This tells us that no one is exempt! Every single one who has ever been born or will be born is a sinner. Except for Jesus of course because as I said earlier, God must save man, man cannot.
Romans 5:12 says...
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:
Jesus loves us, God loves us, just as we read there in John 3. Jesus wants us to live and have everlasting life...not everlasting death. If any one of us had some incurable disease and suddenly we find there is a cure, a remedy for our condition, we would do what ever it took to get that cure. Mankind is sick...Jesus is the cure, the remedy.
So, now we see that Jesus is our Only Intercessor, our Only Remedy, He is also our...