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The World Cup has been won

13 June 2014, 07:53

When God decided to win back the world from the hands of Satan; He chose the person who created the world to do the job. In Jesus Christ, God had a perfect combination; not only did he have the motivation to win his own creation back; but he would also be willing to die in the process. Though He was the perfect sacrifice, His job was cut out before Him because He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him - Joh 1:10. How do you persuade someone you are his saviour when he does not even recognise you?

The plan was fraught with difficulties from the beginning, as this saviour had to come undercover into the world as a man in order first. He would then need to shed his divine glory and then take their sin upon Himself. He had to be willing to forgo every earthly glory and humble himself as a servant of no reputation. And then finally become obedient to give his life away in death. And not just any death, but the shameful death of the cross - Php 2:7-8.

This heavenly-mission was deemed dangerous but necessary, especially when the man Jesus would be an open target for both man and Satan. The risk did not end there. In order to secure the victory, Jesus had to rise again from the dead as a whole new-man. Without this, the ones he had saved with his death would have no power to overcome the sinful environment He had left them in. He had to conquer the grave and show himself to his followers, to prove He could give them a life above earthly limitations. If He did not, they would be like dead-men living on earth, yet following a saviour trapped in a grave. His resurrection would make his followers a partaker of His victory and give them the right to claim they have been born-again.

The mission went according to plan until the last minute when Jesus came face to face with death and cried saying, O my Father, if it be possible; let this cup pass from me -Mat_26:39. Twice in tears while sweating blood Jesus pleaded before finally agreeing to go ahead as planned. Jesus’ victory was so complete that after defeating all satanic principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly - Col_2:15. Even heaven sung a new song to Jesus saying you are worthy: for you were slain, yet you have redeemed men to God by your blood from every tribe, tongue, people and nation - Rev_5:9. The trophy of the world had been won back to God through Jesus Christ !!

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