Title: WHAT MAKES JESUS CHRIST THE GOOD NEWS
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressorsIsaiah 53:10-12
”Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Let me first be clear on one thing: You can never know the Lord enough. One evidence that a person doesn’t know Him is the claim that he has known all there is to know in Him. Because of this belief I have, I like to ask for newer and fresher encounters with His Grace. It is easy to start well, but it takes grace to finish well. So, I began to ask for deeper revelations and more insights into the saving grace of Jesus, an understanding of Him and His sacrifice on the Cross for me, what it cost, worked, signified, dealt with. And God began to grant me my request. Today, I have one to share with you.
You see, some of the greatest insights and encounters with God you’ll ever have may never come through visions and trances or even through spectacular means. They might just come through the opening of your understanding/eyes into the revelation of God’s word in an instant. You must be open to be shown the heart of God, and shown whichever way the Father deems fit.
Today, I’ll like you to see this Man Jesus for who He is. In the midst of your biggest defeat, failure, incompetence and weakness, whatever way that manifests, remember He is the one Man who took the blame and bore the punishment of that sin. He was the scapegoat of the human race -Leviticus 16
Jesus stepped in as the advocate for our release when, before the Seat of Perfection and Holiness, we, the very figure of humanity, stood. We just stood there with no proof of our innocence and no hope of escape from the judgement ahead. Everything we tried and continue to try only simply made it worse. And so, we were established to be condemned already. We needed a Divine intervention.
Thus, Jesus stepped in and took our case, yours and mine, upon Himself. He asked us to tell Him what we had done. After hearing our sad tales of pain, sickness, curses, sinful habits, shameful lifestyle and more, He commanded us to speak no more except to plead not guilty. And while we watched, this Man decided to take the whole blame for us and convince the Judge we were innocent and should be set free.
And so, because of how far He went for the saving of the soul of someone like you once on the Cross, God the Father has now given Him a name. This name is higher than every other name anywhere. This elevation of the name of our Sacrifice-Man, Jesus, makes His name the safe haven of all mankind. A place of refuge where, although, Jesus will leave the earth physically, His name will be available to carry on the execution of what He did through His physical ministry.
Indeed, no news supersedes this one. You will be doing yourself the greatest harm to deny or refuse this Man Jesus into your life. He did it all but all for the world to come into His family. Don’t let another day pass where you haven’t called upon this Name Jesus for repentance, forgiveness, cleansing, strengthening, provision, deliverance, etc.
Jesus is still doing good today to all who call upon Him.
Call upon this living Name today. Accept His Lordship and let Him take control when you believe what was written about Him. And those who call upon Him shall not know shame.
Indeed, Jesus Christ is Good news to all. Receive and call upon this good news.
Father, reveal to us the dimension of your name in Jesus that will cause us to walk in the realms of supernatural Christian living. And for the unsaved, they call upon this Name in faith in His Lordship for their complete deliverance and salvation, in Jesus name, amen