April 10, 2024

Weekly Manna: The Purpose Of His Death (the gains of Jesus’ death)

THE PURPOSE OF HIS DEATH (The Gains of Jesus’ Death)
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
Jesus did not die for Himself but he died for us. We are therefore the beneficiaries of His death. The following are some of the benefits we suppose to derive and be deriving from His death.

  1. Justification
    Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
  2. Salvation
    Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
  3. Healing
    1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
  4. Righteousness
    2 Cor. 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
  5. Redemption and Eternal Inheritance
    Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 5 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
  6. Sanctification and Perfection
    Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
  7. Entrance to Heaven
    Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
    It is clearly stated in the Bible that the death of Jesus was not for Himself but for humanity:
    Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
    Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
    John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
    1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
    1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
    1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
    If while we were sinners, enemies of God, He could make His only Son to die on the cross for us, now that we are His people, there is nothing He cannot do for us:
    Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
    Here are what Bible commentators say about this verse:
  8. Family Bible Notes:
    Freely give us all things; as he has, self-moved, given us his only begotten Son to be our Saviour, and renewed our hearts by his Spirit, pardoned our sins, and justified us by his grace, who can doubt but he will give us all needed good? The death of Christ is conclusive evidence that nothing which will in the end promote their benefit, will be withheld from those who believe on him.
  9. People’s New Testament commentary:
    He that spared not his own Son. If he gave his Son to die for us, it is impossible that he should refuse us anything that will help or bless us. He has nothing he values more than his Son.
  10. William Burkitt’s Note on the New Testament:
    Here we have, 1. A proposition laid down, containing matter of the highest consolation to us; namely, that God spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all.
    He spared not; that is, he did not spare to give him, or part with him; with Abraham, he did not withhold his Son, his only Son from us.
    Again; he did not spare him; that is, he did not spare to punish him; he did not abate him one farthing, nor spare him one stroke, which divine justice did or could demand.
    It is farther added, that God delivered him up for us all. Judas delivered up Christ, Pilate delivered him up, and the Jews also; Judas for money, Pilate for fear, the Jews for envy; but none of these delivered him up for us: But God the Father delivered up his Son, and God the Son delivered up himself, as a prisoner by the sentence of the law is delivered up for execution; and his being delivered up for us, denotes the vicegerency of his sufferi ngs, not only for our good, as the final cause, but for our sins, as the meritorious cause, in our room, place, and stead.
    Learn hence, That the utmost rigour and severity of divine justice was inflicted and executed upon our Lord Jesus Christ in the day of his passion, and that by the pleasure and appointment of God the Father: He spared not, but delivered up his own Son.
    Observe, 2. The comfortable inference and conclusion which the apostle draws from the foregoing proposition; How shall he not with him freely give us all things? Intimating, that the greatest mercies and best of blessings shall not be denied to us, or withheld from us.
    If Christ be ours, 1Co 3:21. all things are yours (that is, all spiritual, temporal, and eternal mercies) and ye are Christ’s.
    For, 1. No other mercy can be so dear to God as his own Son: He was his soul’s delight. If, therefore, he spared not the most excellent mercy, he will not withhold any inferior mercy.
  11. There is no other mercy we want, but we are entitled to it by the gift of Christ, and it is conveyed to us with Christ; all things (as to right) are ours, if we be his.
  12. If God gave us his Son, when we were his enemies, certainly he will deny us nothing that is good for us, now we are reconciled and made friends.
    It is our apostle’s argument, If when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Ro 5:9.
  13. Adam Clarke’s Commentary:
    He that spared not his own Son] And can we, his sincere followers, doubt of the safety of our state, or the certainty of his protection? No: for if he loved us, Gentiles and Jews, so intensely as to deliver up to death his own Son for us all, can he withhold from us any minor blessing? Nay, will he not, on the contrary, freely give us all things? For if he told Abraham, who is the father of the faithful, and representative of us all, and with whom the covenant was made, that, because he had not withheld from him his only son Isaac, but delivered him up to that death which he thought his God had required, in blessing, he would bless him; and in multiplying, he would multiply him; that his seed should possess the gate of his enemies; and that in it all the nations of the earth should be blessed, Ge 22:16-19; will HE not give US all that was spiritually intended by these promises, whose only begotten Son was not sacrificed in a figure, but really, in order to purchase every blessing that the soul of man can need and that the hand of God can dispense.
  14. Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary:
    All things whatever, in heaven and earth, are not so great a display of God’s free love, as the gift of his coequal Son to be the atonement on the cross for the sin of man; and all the rest follows upon union with him, and interest in him. “All things”, all which can be the causes or means of any real good to the faithful Christian. He that has prepared a crown and a kingdom for us, will give us what we need in the way to it. Men may justify themselves, though the accusations are in full force against them; but if God justifies, that answers all.
    By Christ we are thus secured. By the merit of his death he paid our debt. Yea, rather that is risen again. This is convincing evidence that Divine justice was satisfied. We have such a Friend at the right hand of God; all power is given to him. He is there, making intercession. Believer! does your soul say within you, Oh that he were mine! and oh that I were his; that I could please him and live to him! Then do not toss your spirit and perplex your thoughts in fruitless, endless doubtings, but as you are convinced of ungodliness, believe on Him who justifies the ungodly. You are condemned, yet Christ is dead and risen. Flee to Him as such. God having manifested his love in giving his own Son for us, can we think that any thing should turn aside or do away that love? Troubles neither cause nor show any abatement of his love. Whatever believers may be separated from, enough remains. None can take Christ from the believer: none can take the believer from Him; and that is enough. All other hazards signify nothing. Alas, poor sinners! though you abound with the possessions of this world, what vain things are they! Can you say of any of them, Who shall separate us? You may be removed from pleasant dwellings, and friends, and estates. You may even live to see and seek your parting. At last you must part, for you must die. Then farewell, all this world accounts most valuable. And what hast thou left, poor soul, who hast not Christ, but that which thou wouldest gladly part with, and canst not; the condemning guilt of all thy sins! But the soul that is in Christ, when other things are pulled away, cleaves to Christ, and these separations pain him not. Yea, when death comes, that breaks all other unions, even that of the soul and body, it carries the believer’s soul into the nearest union with its beloved Lord Jesus, and the full enjoyment of him for ever.
    The Following Are What To Do to enjoy the purpose and the benefits of His death:
  15. Do all He asks you to do to enjoy His blessings. Don’t worry (Mt.6:25-34).
    Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
  16. Whatever is the steps it takes to get the blessings you should take (Deut. 28:1-14).
  17. Play your part. Always trust and rely on Him for all you need look unto Him for everything.
  18. Don’t go to seek for anything from any questionable source.
  19. You must always appreciate it and give thanks to God whenever He gives anything to you.
  20. Don’t covet the good things unbelievers are getting illegally.
  21. Never think of stopping to follow Jesus.
    ©️ Z. A. Ogunsanya
    13/04/2001; 08/04/2004 &15/04/2006