Everything that God did or does has a purpose to it. The writer of Ecclesiastes said:
Ecc 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (KJV)
The Word of God tells us in Galatians 4:4 :
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (KJV)
God had a purpose and a reason for robbing himself in flesh. We are going to look at 5 reasons why he came.
. HE CAME TO BE OUR SIN BEARER
1Jo 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. (KJV)
The Word of god here let’s us know that he was manifested to “”TAKE AWAY”” our sins.
Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (KJV)
Adam, by his sin, plunged the whole human race into sin. Because of this David was compelled to declare:
Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. (KJV)
Although were we all born and shapen in sin, Jesus Christ came to “”TAKE AWAY”” our sins. God condescended to become man so that his perfectly innocent blood could meet the requirement to take away our sin.
Jo 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away
the sin of the world. (KJV)
Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (KJV)
. HE CAME TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.
1Jo 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (KJV)
Satan is the instigator of all the sin and suffering that the human race has known. All the sickness, sorrow, heartbreaks, murders, wars come because of his presence in the world. Jesus came to destroy [render inoperative, to rob of power him. Satan has not been annihilated but his power has been reduced and his weapons
have been impaired. He still is our foe, but he is no match for the power of God. Jesus came to restore to us all that which we have lost through Satan’s evil workings:
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (KJV)
He did this by his death on the cross at Calvary. Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; (KJV)
. HE CAME TO BE A PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS.
1Jo 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the
propitiation for our sins. (KJV)
This means that he came to take away our sins by offering himself as the sacrifice for sin. He stood in our place. Sin must be punished, God’s holiness demanded it, God’s justice required it. Sin was punished in the death of Jesus our
1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (KJV)
Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. (KJV)
It was not his sin that took him to the cross, he was sinless, it was mine and yours and the sin of the whole world.
1 Pet 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: (KJV)
. HE CAME TO BE A SYMPATHETIC HIGH PRIEST.
Heb 2:17-18 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. (KJV)
For a priest to go to God for man he must know something of mans need, if he does not he will not effectively represent him. God came to partake of our nature and sufferings so that he could identify with us.
Heb 4:15-16 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (KJV)
He knows what we are going through, he wants us to bring our weaknesses and battles to him. He can bring us through it victorious, because he has been there. He came out of the wilderness “”VICTORIOUS”” after having been tempted by the enemy in the three major areas of temptation: the lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, pride of life. He knew what it was to be a helpless baby, a growing child, a maturing adolescent, he knew the experiences of
weariness, hunger, and thirst, he knew what it was to be despised, rejected, lied about and falsely accused.
. HE CAME TO GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE.
Jo 3:16 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. (KJV)
1Jo 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (KJV)
Jo 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (KJV)
Jo 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (KJV)
1 Jo 2:23-25 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which
ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. (KJV)