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Hi everyone, thank you for joining today. Today’s podcast is called, “Our Salvation” and the Scripture we will be discussing is in Isaiah 53:5, and it says, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
Let us open the podcast with prayer.
We thank You for everyone listening to this podcast right now. Please speak to us about our Salvation. Please bless our time in Bible study. We ask all these things in Jesus Name. Amen
Why do we need Salvation and why do we need a Savior some may ask? Mankind was separated from a Holy God because of sin. Sin entered the world through Adam, when he disobeyed God. The wages or price of sin is death. Therefore, in order to atone for one’s sin there needed to be shedding of blood. In the Old Testament, animal sacrifices were made to atone for one’s sins. The Jewish people celebrated Yom Kippur where the high priest would go and offer sacrifices for his sin as well as the people’s sin once a year. There were 613 commandments in the Old Testament, if you disobeyed even one of them it was like you disobeyed them all.
God knew mankind would always fall short of His Glory, so He made a way by sending Jesus to become our sin sacrifice and to take away the sins of the world. Jesus Christ was fully man and fully God. He was born through the power of the Holy Spirit and did not have original sin passed down from Adam. Jesus Christ was tempted like any human being but never sinned and remained focused in fulfilling Salvation for all mankind. His ultimate sacrifice on the cross, shedding of His blood is what fulfilled all Old Testament laws and gave us access to approach God the Father. Jesus washed all of our sins away and now we are made right with God and are no longer separated.
Jesus never sinned or did anything to deserve a criminal’s death and horrific suffering-but He was willing to obey the Will of the Father for our Salvation.
In Luke 23:44-46, it says, “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.”
There was darkness over the whole land and the sun stopped shining-because God the Father turned His face away -because of all the sins of mankind was upon Jesus. God the Father was willing to allow His Own Son to die a horrific death-flogged, beaten, given a crown of thorns, spit at, stripped of his clothes, given wine mixed with gall to drink, mocked, bruised-all for our transgressions.
Notice the curtain in the temple was torn in two, the curtain separated people from the Holy of Holies -which is a place in the temple that represented the Presence of God. In the Old Testament, no one could enter the Holy of Holies except the high priest to make sacrifices for himself and the people’s sins.
However, the moment Jesus died the curtain in the temple tore in two-symbolizing there is no more separation between God and man but through Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross we can now come to the Presence of God.
God had a plan for the Salvation of all mankind by Jesus becoming our sin sacrifice on the cross. Jesus is the Lamb of God, the final sacrifice for all the sins of mankind. The Old Testament ceremonial laws required animal sacrifices for sin, but Jesus paid the price for sin forever and there no longer needs to be any animal sacrifices. We are forgiven for all our sins past, present and future because of Jesus paying the price for our sins on the cross.
We desperately need Jesus as our Savior as well as the whole world! God made a way for us, and Jesus was willing to obey the Will of the Father. We truly have so much to be grateful for every day of our life, every day we should thank God for our Salvation and never forget the sacrifice God the Father and Jesus made for us.
If anyone has not received Jesus as their Lord and Savior, please say the prayer at the end of this podcast to do so.
Let us pray.
We thank You for everyone listening to this podcast right now.
Thank you so much for making a way for us to have Salvation and forgiveness of sins through Jesus Your Son. We are grateful Lord Jesus for Your Willingness to obey the Will of the Father, we are grateful Holy Spirit for raising Jesus from the dead, and Your Spirit who continues to dwell inside of us.
Father, we love you and we pray You will help us share this Good News with those around us and we may finish each of our individual assignments faithfully and work as unto You.
We commit all our prayer requests, burdens and concerns into Your Hands.
We ask all these things in Jesus Name.