Because of sin (breaking God’s Law), we all will die. After we die on this earth, there is something called a second death which involves being cast into hell forever. Since God is holy and perfect and cannot have sin in His presense, He must punish sinners (lawbreakers). Yet this is not God’s desire. Because of His lovingkindness, He has provided a way of escape. He came to earth and paid the penalty Himself for breaking His holy perfect law (The Ten Commandents)! God through Jesus Christ was manifest in the flesh and died a brutal death on a cross (see Isaiah 53). When you repent from your sin and turn your life to Jesus Christ you will not enter the second death. As Jesus was telling Martha, it is only through Him that anyone can be saved from the wrath to come and live forever.
In the old testament of the Bible it was necessary (as a requirement of the Mosaic law that thousands of lambs were to be slaughtered and their blood shed to atone for the people sins. And yet their sins could not be completely taken away. There needed to be a perfect, holy and sinless offering. Thankfully now, lambs no longer need to be slaugtered each day because Jesus as God manifest in the flesh has become the final Lamb of God. He paid the ultimate penalty for our sins as the complete, holy and perfect sacrifice for us breaking His laws (The Ten Commandments).
Each week, throughout the year, I would like to begin a new series of posts called “He shall be called…” which features 53 names attributed to God
Many believe one cannot have real direct communication with God at all. And some believe it’s necessary for them to first talk with a pastor, priest or even Mary the mother of Jesus or other ordained spiritual leader in order to properly speak with God. Yet it’s clear that through Jesus Christ since He is God manifest in the flesh, we already can have direct communication with God anywhere we are. So as a Christian, remember that when the devil accuses you, remind him who your defensive attorney is!