Life can be very difficult sometimes because the world is broken. There is pain, suffering, war, crime and hate world wide. We all go through suffering, pain, anguish… We’ve all been hurt by people and we’ve all hurt other people. The world is broken, people are broken, this is all because the enemy came against us a long time ago and he always comes against us now. The brokenness isn’t because of what God did, it’s because of what man did…
A long time ago… the enemy, satan who hates you, tricked man into sinning against God because satan knew it would be our demise. God made man with the freedom of choice and man sinned against God and man was separated from God. Look at how many bad decisions man made through history and still makes today, thanks to the enemy. Now, we are all born into sin, from our fathers, from their fathers and from their fathers, on and on and on. We were all born into sin and we have all sinned against God. Some very common sins we have committed are lying, stealing, using the Lord’s name in vain when we get upset… having sex with people we shouldn’t be when we’re not married or when we are married. There are some more harsher sins but these ones are all very common sins against God we commit all the time and these sins separate us from God. The enemy tricked us and changed us forever.
But God sent His son, Jesus, to the world, who was with God since the beginning of time, to pay for our sins, to be our sin for us. God placed His spirit inside the virgin, Jesus was born from purity and of no sin. Jesus stepped forward and taught people about God and performed many miracles. He healed the sick, He gave sight to the blind, He gave cripples the ability to walk and He raised a man from the dead. He did these things to bring glory to God. But He knew He came to this world to bleed and die for us.
Jesus surrendered His life, He handed it over to the Jews by His free will. Jesus, who knew no sin, took our sins upon Himself to pay our debt and died for our sins. He bleed and He died. Blood is sacred. Jesus knew no sin, He was without spot or blemish. This was a blood sacrifice. When he did this, He defeated satan. He rose from the dead, He walked on earth for 40 days, He ascended to heaven, He is there preparing a place for us, to receive us to Himself. Wouldn’t you dies for your children?
Jesus defeated satan for us and now we can also defeat satan by receiving Jesus into our hearts. It’s very simple, receive Jesus, defeat satan and have treasures in heaven for eternity.
When life is difficult and when things come against us, we need to remember this is all temporary. We need to look up and trust in the Lord. We need to rejoice in the Lord in all occasions, when we’re happy and sad, when we’re in trials, when we’re in pain. We need to endure just a little longer and the Lord will take our pain away soon enough.