No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my father has commanded." – John 10:18
Everything Jesus suffered on the Cross figured up to the ultimate ransom for the redemption of man. No one in the universe can willingly lay down his life for another and demonstrate the power to take it up in resurrection. That was an exclusive attribute of Christ and by it He became the ultimate Gateway to eternal life. The death of Christ on the Cross was not a mere expression of God’s wrath towards sin but God’s total package for the expansion of His kingdom. Jesus died to become the Captain of our salvation and to raise a formidable army to disintegrate and depopulate the devil’s kingdom.
The death of Jesus on the cross opened the channel for the remission of sin. The Bible says that without the shedding of the blood, there is no remission of sin. The death of Christ made it possible for man to access the throne of God to obtain mercy and find grace to help in the time of need. In addition, the death of Christ on the Cross endorses mankind with the redemptive right to lay claim to the blessings of Abraham and experience the riches of heaven. Hence, without the death of Christ, the world would have been tolling under the curse of the Law.
Jesus laid down His life for mankind. He demonstrated this in many ways but ultimately while on the Cross. He wants you to lay down your life for others, partly by enlightening their hearts to enable them to see the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ. But living a life which is at variance with the life of Christ is invoking the consequence of damnation. Those who despise the Cross and misconceive the earth as their ultimate place of eternal habitation have allowed the devil to fast-talk them out of God’s ultimate plan for their lives. Before it is late in the day, run to the Cross. Connect with Jesus today for the salvation of your soul and your life will be redirected from the pathway of destruction to experience abundant life in Christ. May your soul not be profiled for destruction but rather for eternal habitation with God, at the end of the age, in Jesus name.