The Sacrifice of Jesus
Thank you, Jesus, for your sacrifice.
For all eternity, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ will be honored, revered, proclaimed and infinitely more.
God gave and sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for the world.
Jesus gave His life and died for the life of the world.
Only one faith has a Savior who died for the world.
Only one God loves the world so much that He gave His only Son and sent Him to the earth to save and redeem mankind.
God came to earth as a man and justified Himself to the world.
In fact, He did something even more sacrificial than coming to the earth Himself. He sent His only begotten Son to die for the world. Whosoever believes in the Lord Jesus shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Yet, He was hated, betrayed, condemned, and rejected.
He was beaten again and again, scourged, whipped, and flogged to the point of death.
He was brutally whipped 39 times. The instrument had thongs with metal hooks and pottery shards, designed to tear the flesh to the bone. Forty lashes was designed to kill someone.
A crown of thorns was placed on His head. His head was beaten with a heavy wooden stick.
He was mocked, ridiculed, spit upon, and slapped on the face.
He was insulted, taunted, reviled, and blasphemed.
They drove nails through his hands and feet.
He was crucified on a cross for six hours, one of the most brutal forms of execution. He was killed. He was executed.
Jesus shed His blood seven times and was the perfect sacrifice.
He rose from the dead, ascended to heaven and lives forevermore.
Jesus Christ is the Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world.
Whosoever relies on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. He is the only way to life and heaven.
He is God, yet He became a man (Gospels, John 1).
He is eternity, yet He lived in human time (Revelation 1 and 4).
He is life, yet He died for the world (John 1:4, 14:6, 17:3, Gospels).
He is love, yet He was hated (John 15:18, 1 John 4:8).
He saves, yet He was crucified (Matthew 18:11, Luke 19:10, Gospels)
He is holy, yet He became sin (Revelation 4:8-11, 2 Corinthians 5:21).
He dwells in eternal glory, yet He came to the earth as a human (John 17:22).
He sits on the highest throne in the universe, yet he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross (Mark 16:19, Luke 22:69, Philippians 2:9).
He is high and lofty, yet He became low and humble (Isaiah 57:15, Matthew 11:29).
He is the highest, yet He made Himself the lowest (Philippians 2:9, Mark 9:35).
He is the first, yet He became the last (Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45, John 13:1-17).
He is the Lord of all, yet He became the servant of all (Matthew 20:28, Mark 9:35, 10:45, John 13:1-17).
He takes away suffering, yet He suffered more than any man (Matthew 11:29, John 6:35, Isaiah 52:14).
He created mankind, yet men rejected Him (Genesis 1:27, Isaiah 53:3, John 1:11).
He created the men who beat Him and crucified Him (Genesis 1:27).
He spoke the worlds into existence, yet He was silent and did not open His mouth (Genesis 1, Isaiah 53:7).
He gives life, yet His life was taken from Him (John 10:28).
He is blessed, yet He was cursed (Galatians 3:13).
He is true, yet they crucified Him based on lies (Revelation 3:7).
His face shines like the sun, yet it was marred more than any man (Isaiah 52:14).
He is grace and beauty, yet He had no loveliness or attractiveness (Isaiah 53:2).
He is beautiful beyond description, yet there was no beauty that we should desire Him (Isaiah 53:2).
He accepts, yet He was despised (Isaiah 53:3).
He welcomes, yet He was rejected (MT 11:29-30, Isaiah 53:3).
He removes sorrow and gives happiness, yet He was a Man of sorrows (Matthew 5:3-12, Isaiah 53:3).
He gives fullness of joy, yet He was acquainted with grief (Psalm 16:11. Isaiah 53:3).
Men find life by seeing Him, yet we hid our faces from Him (John 6:40, Isaiah 53:3).
He esteems, yet He was not esteemed (Isaiah 66:2, Isaiah 53:3).
He carried our sicknesses and grief, yet we thought He was punished and afflicted by God (Isaiah 53:4).
He carried our sorrows, yet we thought His suffering was punishment from God (Isaiah 53:4).
He heals, yet He was wounded and pierced for our transgressions (Acts 10:38, Isaiah 53:4).
He restores, yet He was bruised and crushed for our iniquities (Psalm 23:3, Isaiah 53:5).
He forgives and pardons, yet He was punished for our peace (Matthew 26:28, Isaiah 53:5).
He helps and comforts, yet He was chastised and disciplined for our well-being (John 14:26, Isaiah 53:5).
He gives rest, yet He was whipped, beaten, bruised and wounded for our healing (Matthew 11:29-30, Isaiah 53:5).
He had no sin or iniquity, yet the Lord laid on Him the sin and iniquity of us all (2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:6).
He delivers, yet He was oppressed (2 Samuel 2:2-3, John 10:9, Isaiah 53:7).
He assists, yet He was afflicted (Matthew 11:29, John 14:26, Isaiah 53:7).
His voice is like the sound of many waters, yet He was silent (Revelation 1:15, Isaiah 53:7).
He was persecuted and crucified, yet He did not open His mouth (Isaiah 53:7).
He is the Deliverer, yet He was oppressed (Psalm 18:2, Romans 11:26, John 5:22, Isaiah 53:8).
He is the Judge, yet He was judged (Psalm 18:2, Romans 11:26, John 5:22, Isaiah 53:8).
His descendants will be as the stars and sand, yet His generation did not care about His fate on the earth (Genesis 22:17, Isaiah 53:8).
He is the giver of life, yet He was cut off from the land of the living (John 6:63, John 14:6, Isaiah 53:8).
He had no transgressions, yet for the transgressions of the people He was struck (2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:8).
He did no violence, nor had any deceit in His mouth, yet they made His grave with the wicked (Isaiah 53:9).
He beautifies, yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him (Isaiah 53:10).
He is the hope of glory, yet the Lord put Him to grief (Isaiah 53:10).
He was an offering for sin, yet every offering is for Him (Isaiah 53:10).
He gives rest to those who labor, yet His soul labored (Matthew 11:28-30, Isaiah 53:11).
He pours His life into souls, yet He poured out His soul unto death (John 10:10, Isaiah 53:12).
He had no transgressions, yet He was numbered with the transgressors (2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:12).
He is the only one without sin, yet He bore the sin of many (John 1:29, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:12).
He is God’s holy gift to mankind, yet He was made an offering for sin, for the life of the world (John 3:16, Isaiah 53:10, John 6:51).
They sought to arrest and kill Him, yet He seeks to save those that are lost (John 5:18, 10:39, Matthew 18:11, Luke 19:10).
He honors, yet He was betrayed with a kiss (John 12:26, Mark 14:44, Luke 22:48).
He could have prayed and been provided with more than 72,000 angels, yet He endured the cross as a man (Matthew 26:53, Hebrews 12:2).
He is love, yet He was hated (1 John 4:8, John 15:18).
He is eternally loyal, yet He was betrayed (Psalm 119:90, Mark 10:33).
He forgives and frees, yet He was condemned (Matthew 26:28, John 8:36, Mark 10:33).
He accepts, yet He was rejected (Matthew 21:42, Luke 17:25, John 1:11).
He protects and shelters, yet He was beaten again and again (Mark 15:19).
He rescues and comforts, yet He was punished, abused and mistreated (John 3:16, John 14:26, Gospels).
He heals, yet He was whipped to the point of death (John 19:1).
He exalts, yet He was mocked (Matthew 23:12, Revelation 3:21, Matthew 27:27-31).
He respects and loves, yet He was ridiculed (Luke 1:52, Matthew 27:27-31).
He transforms people into His image, yet He was slapped on the face (2 Corinthians 3:18, John 18:22).
He approves, yet He was insulted (Proverbs 16:7).
He esteems, yet He was taunted (Isaiah 66:1, Luke 23:35).
He cherishes, yet He was reviled (Psalm 56:8, Matthew 27:44, 1 Peter 2:23).
He is the Holy One, yet He was blasphemed (John 6:69, Matthew 27:39).
He prayed three times that the Father’s cup may pass from Him, yet He drank the cup (John 18:11, Matthew 26:27-29, Mark 14:23-25, Luke 22:17-18).
He prayed three times, “Not My will, but Your will be done,” and He did His Father’s will. And He drank of the fruit of the vine with His disciples in His Father’s kingdom (John 18:11, Matthew 26:36-45, Mark 14:32-40, Luke 22:39-45).
He was slain from the foundation of the world. Yet, He chose of His own free will to suffer and die for the life of the world (Revelation 13:8, Matthew 26:27-29, Mark 14:23-25, Luke 22:17-18).
His body came from heaven, yet He gave it and it was broken for the life of the world (Luke 1:35, John 6:51).
His blood came from heaven, yet He shed it and poured it out to save mankind (Luke 1:35, Matthew 26:28).
He is the living bread, yet His body was broken for the life of the world (John 6:51).
He bought the church with His precious blood, yet He was sold for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:15, Galatians 3:13-15).
He sees all, yet He was blindfolded (Proverbs 5:21-23, Hebrews 4:13, Luke 22:63).
He is robed in majesty, yet they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him (Matthew 27:28).
He wears many crowns, yet He wore a crown of thorns (Revelation 19:12, Mark 15:19).
He is the King of Glory and the King of Kings, yet they mocked Him as the “King of the Jews” (Psalm 24:10, Revelation 19:16, Matthew 27:29, 37).
He breathes life into people, yet He was spit upon (John 20:22, Mark 14:65, 15:19).
At His name every knee will bow, yet they mocked Him as they bowed down and worshipped (Philippians 2:10-11, Mark 15:19).
At His name every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, yet they mocked Him, saying “Hail, King of the Jews” (Philippians 2:9-11, Matthew 27:29).
He gave His life for mankind, yet He was crucified with two robbers (John 10:18, Matthew 27:38).
He gives the living water, yet He was given vinegar, sour wine mingled with gall, while on the cross (John 4:14-16, Matthew 27:34).
He was executed by men, yet He forgave them (Luke 23:34).
He is robed in glory, yet they divided His garments, casting lots (Psalm 93:1, Psalm 23:18).
He said, “I thirst!” on the cross, yet He is the living water which if someone drinks, they will never thirst (John 19:28, John 4:14).
He is one with the Father, yet He was forsaken (Matthew 27:46).
He is the light of the world, yet for three hours there was darkness over all the land (John 8:12, MT 27:45).
Heaven is His home, and the heavens are His throne, but He went down to hell and the underworlds (Isaiah 66:1, 1 Peter 3:19 and 1 Peter 4:6).
He rose from the dead, ascended to heaven and returned the throne of God at the right hand of the Father God, that He might fill all in all (Mark 14:62, Ephesians 1:23).
Jesus Shed His Blood Seven Times:
He made the universe and every person. Yet, His sweat became drops of blood, for the healing of our soul (Genesis 1, Colossians 1:16, Luke 22:44).
He knows everything we do, yet His head was beaten again and again with a heavy wooden stick, and bled, for the healing of our mind (Psalm 139:3, Matthew 27:29).
His face shines like the sun in its full strength and brightness, yet it was beaten and marred more than any man’s, for the healing of our image (Exodus 33:20, Isaiah 50:6, Mark 14:65).
He revealed His goodness, His name and His back, yet His back was brutally whipped 39 times, tearing the flesh to the bone, for the healing of our body (Exodus 33:19-23, Matthew 27:26).
His hands are outstretched to every person, yet they were nailed to the cross and bled, for the healing of our work (Matthew 11:29-30, Luke 24:39-40).
Mankind finds life at His feet, yet His feet were nailed to the cross, and bled, for the healing of our walk (Revelation 1:17, Luke 24:39-40).
He created Adam and then Eve from Adam’s side. Yet His side was pierced, causing blood and water to flow, for our salvation and the birth of the church (Genesis 2:22, John 19:34).
He shed and poured out His blood on the earth, yet His blood is preserved forever in heaven (The Gospels, Hebrews 9:11-15).
He died, and He rose from the dead.
He rose from the dead, and He ascended to heaven.
He lives forevermore.
Now . . .
He is the Lord Jesus Christ, one with the Father, both the Son of God and the Lord God Almighty. Yet He is available to every person, all the time, forever.
He is the all-powerful God, yet He is also gentle and lowly, so that every person can know Him, from the weakest to the strongest.
“He is the High and Lofty One. He dwells in the high and holy place, and with he who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones” (Isaiah 57:15).
“Therefore God 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 the Lord God Almighty, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
John 3:16-17, the Gospels, John 17:4, Isaiah 53:3,5,7-9, John 15:18, Mark 10:33, MT 21:42, Luke 17:25, John 1:11, Mark 15:19, Mark 10:33, John 19:1, Mark 10:34
John 19:3, MT 27:44, MT 27:39, John 20:25, Luke 24:39, MT 27:32-56, Mark 14:53-65, Luke 23:26-43, John 18:12-28, Mark 15:25,33-37, John 19:34, Revelation 13:8, Mark 16, Luke 24