Saturday, November 23, 2019

God Gets No Joy in the Sinner's Death

God did not send Jesus to satisfy a supposed blood-thirsty wrath. God never wanted sinners to die and has never been happy about us suffering as the result of our sins. THAT is why He sent Jesus.

However, when sharing this elsewhere I was asked, "So how does the death of Jesus atone for sin?" Here is my answer:

Since the wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23) and sin it was Satan who had the authority of death (Heb. 2:14-15), Jesus' death, burial and resurrection releases us from Satan's legal authority over us (1 John 3:8; Acts 26:18; Col. 1:12-14; 2:14-16). Thus, by accepting what Christ has done on our behalf, the Father is able to receive us without being accused of infringing upon the devil's former legal hold on us.

Furthermore, as I wrote in my book, "God's Word: Devil Destruction Power,"

"Satan hated God and lusted after the opportunity to kill Him. Satan, like a mad man blinded by hatred, ignored any repercussions that would accrue from killing the sinless, righteous Son of God. He deceived himself into thinking that he could hold God Himself in his prison of death (Acts 2:22-27) and took advantage of the opportunity to kill Him (Luke 22:53). The resurrection of Christ proved him wrong (1 Cor. 15:54-58) because, “....God raised Jesus and unleashed Him from the agonizing birth pangs of death, for death could not possibly keep Jesus in its power” (Acts 2:24; The Voice). The reason that it was not possible for death to keep Jesus in its power is because the wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23; James 1:15). Since Jesus had never sinned Satan blindly and illegally placed Jesus under his power of death, thereby forfeiting his legal rights over the earth and mankind." pp. 58, 59

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