(God will save, the Messiah)
Use in the Bible: John 1, verse 17:
“For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”
Another use in the bible: John 17, verse 3:
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
The word “Christ” is from the Hebrew word that means Messiah. A Messiah is a savior or liberator of a group of people. At the time Jesus was born, the Jewish people were living under Roman rule. The nation of Israel had been captured and made to be a tributary to Rome. The Jewish people resented this condition and expected the Messiah to come and liberate them. However, God had a much greater plan for Jesus than just to save the Jewish people from the Romans. Jesus came to this world to liberate men from the enslavement of sin and the certainty of Hell. This was accomplished on the cross of Calvary. Even though we are not with Jesus now in Heaven, we know with certainty that he completely fulfilled the promise of his name, and that we will spend eternity with him. He is the one and only Messiah who saves men from their sins and liberates us from the bondage of sin and death.
WHAT IT MEANS TO OUR FAMILY
We have been set free from our sins. Yes, we still sin, but our sins are paid for by the price Jesus paid when he died for us. We should never stop rejoicing in the certainty of our eternal home, our eternal rest that is guaranteed by our belief in the resurrected Savior Jesus Christ. He is not just “the Messiah”, he is “our Messiah”. So, rejoice; we are free.
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