This message was sent out in the world once again this week end, this day that Jesus Christ died on the cross, but it this really true? I have asked this question a couple of times to different people but never got an answer. It is as if they are angry with me daring to question this…
I believe that He died on the cross for our sins, yes Isaiah 53 tells us so, but did he have you and me on his mind? No, I don’t think so. Look at the following scriptures and see if you follow why I say, no; He didn’t have us on His mind. He had only obedience to His Father on His mind at that given moment. He came to earth to save us from our sins and by His wounds it has happened and more, but in the end, it was all about being obedient… we are not that important to say that He had us on His mind…
In Matt1:21 an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and said: “She will give birth to a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus (The Lord is salvation), for He will save His people from their sins.”
Isa 53:4-5 prophesied that He has borne our griefs, And He has carried our sorrows and pains.
He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.
Luke 22: 41 wrote that He withdrew from them; knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup [of divine wrath] from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.”
Heb 10:9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will.”
Rom 5:19 finishes my thought: For just as through one man’s disobedience [his failure to hear, his carelessness] the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of the one Man the many will be made righteous and acceptable to God and brought into right standing with Him.
Jesus came to earth as the son of man, to do the will of His Father in heaven: to save His people from their sins and to bring them into right standing with Him. It would happen through His death on the cross. As a human Jesus had the choice just as we have today. He asked that he could be spared this pain and ordeal, but he also asked that if it is not God’s will, so be it.
As a human (son of man) he said on the cross: “I am thirsty” (John 19:28) but as Son of God he said: “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and [voluntarily] gave up His spirit. (John 19:30). He was obedient to His Father to the end, not thinking about his mission to earth, but thinking and finishing His Father’s will.