Because He Loves You That’s Why. Love and Sacrifice are verbs. Dictionary.com describes a verb as this: any of a large class of words in a language that serve to indicate the occurrence or performance of an action.
So we see that Love and Sacrifice are an action or actions requiring performance.
At the time when Jesus started His ministry, conditions in Israel were not good. Israel was under the oppressive thumb of the Roman government, the Jewish people were very poor.
Let’s look at the works of Jesus.
Healing of the royal official’s son. (John 4:46-54)
Healing of the possessed man in Capernaum. (Mark 1:21-28; Luke 4:33-37)
Healing of Peter’s mother-in-law. (Matthew 8:14-15; Mark 1:29-31; Luke 4:38-39)
Healing the sick during the evening. (Matthew 8:16; Mark 1:32; Luke 4:40-41)
Catching a large number of fish. ( Luke 5:3-10)
Healing a leper. (Matthew 8:1-3; Mark 1:40-42)
Healing a Centurion’s servant. (Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10)
Healing a paralytic. (Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:18-26)
Healing a withered hand. (Matthew 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6)
Raising a widow’s son. (Luke 7:11-17)
Calming the stormy sea. (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25)
Healing the Gerasene demoniac. (Matthew 8:28-32; Mark 5:1-13; Luke 8:26-33)
Healing a woman with internal bleeding. (Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48.)
Raising Jairus’ daughter. (Matthew 9:18-19, 23-25; Mark 5:22-24, 35-43; Luke 8:41-42, 49-56)
Healing two blind men. (Matthew 9:27-31)
Healing a mute demoniac. (Matthew 9:32-33)
Healing a 38 year invalid. (John 5:5-17)
Feeding 5000 men and their families. (Matthew 14:16-21; Mark 6:35-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:5-14)
Walking on water. (Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:16-21)
Miraculous healing of many people in Gennesaret. ( Matthew 14:34-36; Mark 6:53-56)
These are just a few of the Love actions by Jesus to everyone He encountered. Simply put, Jesus Christ came to Serve and Sacrifice.
Jesus also sacrificed during His Ministry.
Luke 9:58: Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.
Jesus had no earthly home, no job or income, no wife or children, He set aside His Glory for a short time to Honor and Obey His Father God.
And finally, In John 1:29 when John the Baptist sees Jesus, he calls Him the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. Jesus was the lamb to be sacrificed for our sin. He was the perfect sacrifice. Jesus, as the lamb, symbolizes His submission to God’s will executing it with love and humility. This is submission from the heart.
His Greatest Sacrifice of All…
He gave up His life, shed His blood, was whipped and flogged, mocked and nailed to a cross. Did Jesus deserve being treated like a common criminal of the day when He feed thousands and cured thousands, raised the dead, healed the mute to and the deaf to hear. Of course not. He was supposed to die he became a vessle in which all the worlds sins were poured into.
Can The Pope do this, or would he? How about Buddah or Muhammad or the dozens of other central figures of religion? None had Glory, none can claim to be the Son of Man, there is only one Son of God, Jesus Christ. And one day very soon, He will call up His Church, The Bride of Christ who will meet Him in the air and be taken out of this world.
The last words Jesus spoke were a command to all who would call on His name and be saved.
Matthew 28:19: Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and The Son and the Holy Spirit.
No one but Jesus Christ was destined to die as a sacrifice so that all who would sincerely believe in Him would live. He was sent to reconcile believers back to God, all the sins of the world were placed on His shoulders. He became the vessel in which all sin is poured in. Can the worlds religious figures do what Jesus has done? The answer is no, because they don’t love you enough to shed blood so that you will live for all eternity.
I called this website Rapture or Wrath for a reason, the choice is all yours, the ball is in your court. I pray that your our reader will make the right choice.
Remember this: Eternity is a long time to be wrong about Jesus Christ.