Matthew 1 v 21
"And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Jesus means the ‘Lord saves’. The prophet Isaiah writing in the Old Testament predicted the saviour’s birth and called him ‘Immanuel – God is with us.’ Jesus was God in the flesh, the very God, the creator of the universe, birthed into the world he created, as a baby.
The good news is that Jesus came to pay the price, to redeem us, and stop God’s wrath upon sin. Jesus ended the war between God and man.
Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians that God is no longer counting men’s sins against them. By His death on the cross he reconciled man back to God and all sin, for every human alive, is forgiven at the cross. All sin, past, present and future sin was placed upon Jesus and he died in our place and took our punishment. The truth is that before you were born, your sins were forgiven.
Sin separates us from God, but Christ died to end the separation and bring us into the royal family of God.
His death saved us from all sin and by his resurrection he gave us new life. Today the only thing that keeps man from God is unbelief. No matter how good I am I cannot make the grade, my works and performance mean nothing. The only way to God is by saying thank you to Christ for all he did at the Cross and resurrection and receiving and living in the abundance of his grace.
Christ has provided all I need and I am united with Him through the Holy Spirit. He lives in me and I am alive to him.
The Lord Saves, my sin has been eternally forgiven.