Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.
The reason for the season is clearly shown in this verse. God planned to send Jesus to die on the cross. And since He was sinless while on Earth, His ONE TIME sacrifice is effective to pay for the penalty of our sins for ALL TIME!
God had to do this for us because we cannot pay for our sins to save ourselves. He loved us, talked to us, taught us, gave us power, created us to be Holy, but we just keep on rejecting Him and do sin. Without God sending Jesus, we are doomed to eternal suffering in Hell (a place where God is not present and all His creation is not present). We chose to reject His presence thus it is there in Hell (where He is not present) where He will send us. We will actually get what we choose.
Now that you know about God’s plan for you and Jesus, choose wisely. Will you believe in what God has done for you, or will you continue to reject God’s gift of salvation?
God wants you to choose life, not death or Hell. That is why He showed you His plans. That is why God enabled you to read this now.
If you choose to believe in God’s gift of salvation, talk to God now. Just find a private place and tell Him the following:
- I recognize I have sinned against God
- I am sorry for sinning against You God
- Please forgive me God
- Thank You for sending Jesus to die for my sins
- I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior
- Please fill me right now with your Holy Spirit
- Thank You Lord Jesus, amen.
If you sincerely talked to God about the points above, I believe you are saved and have reconciled with God. Tell people about what you have done. Get into reading the Bible. Join a bible-based church near you. These will help you to know God more and more, and thus live a victorious Christian life. That is the true meaning of Christmas!