By Zhen Xin We all know that the Lord Jesus was incarnated and performed the redemptive work, and all who […]
Jesus Movie – Knowing the Life of Jesus Christ: Experience of the Grace of Jesus Christ
This film must be very familiar to every believer of the Lord. It shows us the epitome of the life of: The Lord Christ bestowed the abundance of grace upon His followers, and He is the merciful and loving Lord; The Jesus Christ’ work and word are all the truth, the way, and the life; He rebuked the scribes and Pharisees; He was nailed to the cross as the sin offering, to redeem our sins with His precious blood and make us free from the bondage of death…. Then how shall we understand the will of the for humanity when He was doing such work? As says, “Jesus’ work was done in accordance with the needs of man in that age. His task was to redeem humanity, to forgive them of their sins, and so all His disposition was one of humility, patience, love, piety, forbearance, mercy, and lovingkindness. He blessed humanity richly and brought them grace in abundance, and all things for enjoyment: peace and happiness, Jesus’ tolerance and love, His mercy and lovingkindness. In those days, all that man encountered was an abundance of things to enjoy: His heart was at peace and reassured, his spirit was consoled, and he was sustained by the Savior Jesus. That he could gain these things was a consequence of the age in which he lived. In the Age of Grace man had been corrupted by Satan, and so the work of redeeming all humanity required an abundance of grace, infinite forbearance and patience, and even more, an offering adequate to atone for humanity’s sins.”
“He loved His followers as a ewe loves its lambs. Though they were foolish and ignorant, and were sinners in His eyes, and furthermore were the dregs of society, He saw these sinners—whom others despised—as the apple of His eye. Since He favored them, He gave up His life for them, as a lamb was offered on the altar. He went among them like their servant, letting them use Him and slaughter Him, submitting to them unconditionally. To His followers He was the lovable Savior Jesus, but to the Pharisees who lectured the people from a high pedestal He did not show mercy and lovingkindness, but He loathed and detested them. He did not do much work among the Pharisees, only occasionally lectured them and rebuked them; He did not redeem them, or perform signs and wonders among them. He reserved His mercy and lovingkindness for His followers, enduring for the sake of these sinners till the very end when He was nailed to the cross, bearing every humiliation until He fully redeemed all humanity. This was the sum total of His work.”
“Without Jesus’ redemption, mankind would forever live in sin, and become the children of sin, the descendants of demons. If that continued, Satan would take up residence on earth, and all the earth would become its habitation. But the redemptive work required mercy and lovingkindness toward mankind; only through it could mankind receive forgiveness and at last be qualified to be made complete and fully gained. Without this stage of work, the six-thousand-year management plan would not have been able to go forward. If Jesus had not been crucified, if He had only healed the people and exorcised their demons, then the people could not have been completely forgiven of their sins. The three and a half years that Jesus did His work on earth completed only half of His redemptive work; then by being nailed to the cross and becoming the likeness of sinful flesh, by being handed over to the evil one, He completed the work of crucifixion and mastered mankind’s destiny. Only after He was delivered into Satan’s hands was mankind redeemed. … The work of Jesus represents only the Age of Grace; it does not represent the Age of Law and is no substitute for the work of the last days. This is the essence of Jesus’ work in the Age of Grace, the second age of mankind—the Age of Redemption.”
It is because of the redemptive work of the Jesus Christ that we are allowed to return to God,directly to God, continue following God, and watch and wait for the second appearance of the Jesus Christ.