John 3:16 (KJV) 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Notice that God loved the whole world not just His people. That means He loved the heathen too – the very ones that were worshipping idols and doing all manner of evil.
Genesis 6:5 (KJV) 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV) 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
You see, God doesn’t just have love, He actually is love! He is love personified! If you want to know what real love is, look at our Heavenly Father.
When He gave His Son, Jesus, He gave everything He had. Jesus is the epitome of all that God is, has, and does, forever and always.
Therefore, I submit to you that when God gave His all in all through Jesus, it was a complete gift to us – nothing missing or left out – healing, deliverance, prosperity, protection, etc. He gave it all.
I’m making a point of this for a reason because Jesus’ Blood was the perfect atonement for the sins of all mankind – past, present, and future. He left nothing undone. If Jesus’ Blood wasn’t enough to satisfy the claims of justice in the Supreme Court of Heaven, then we’re all doomed to spend eternity in hell.
Let me say it another way. If we think that we have to do something to atone for our sins, that we still have to appease an angry God, we’re still doomed to hell because we can’t be good enough or do enough to atone for our sins. Jesus did it all! Our good works don’t make God love us more. Our good works make us love God more. Praise the Lord of Glory!
Remember the Law? God gave the Law to show mankind that they couldn’t fulfill it. There was no way anyone could keep the Law perfectly. It was given to show us that we need a Savior – and we’re not Him! You see, God never intended for us to be able to keep the Law.
Before the Law – for 2000 years – there was no Law. People did what was right in their own eyes and as we saw in the above scriptures, all of that was evil. So, because God didn’t punish them for their sins, they took that as approval from God. Well, things had to change. Enter the Law to show them what the standard of holiness really was.
But Jesus! When Jesus came, 2000 years later, and gave His life, His Blood, as the ultimate atonement for all mankind, God’s wrath was appeased and we are now living under grace. God is not imputing our sins to us [II Cor. 5:19]. He put them all on Jesus. We are no longer under condemnation from God. We’ve been forgiven, forever and ever!
However, with God, there is always a God-part and man-part. God has already done His part. His wrath has been appeased and He’s no longer angry. He’s not even in a bad mood! But, we now have our part to do and that is to receive as a free gift what Jesus did for us.
When you acknowledge the sacrifice of Jesus for yourself and make Him Lord and Savior of your life, you then become a born-again child of God – a new species of being that never existed before [II Cor. 5:17]. Your spirit, the real you, has now come alive to God and you can now commune with God – spirit to Spirit. How blessed we are!
2 Corinthians 5:19 (KJV) 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJV) 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
John 4:24 (KJV) 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.