WHERE YESHUA WALKED (Part 2)
Yeshua (Jesus Christ) walked the earth in human form about 2000 years ago. He is “Emmanuel” which means “God with us”! Why did Yeshua (Jesus Christ) come to earth and live as a human amongst men?
The LORD Himself answers that question in this statement, right before His Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem (Lesson on Palm Sunday link):
“I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness. If anyone hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects Me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.” (John 12:46-48)
Yeshua, the Light of the world, came to get us OUT OF THE DARK into His LIGHT!
Yeshua came to SAVE us!
It was not an easy thing to do to save us. The Savior of the world would have to suffer and die on the cross. What if Yeshua had decided to leave instead? We would have been left in darkness and sin. What if Yahshua had not been willing to suffer and die for us? We would not have ETERNAL LIFE with God!
THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN
PSALM 130:1 “Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!”
Here is the garden where Yeshua prayed to do God’s will even if it meant going through the extreme suffering and violent death that would pay for our needed salvation.
“And going a little farther, He fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Remove this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.” (Mark 14:35-36)
“And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly; and His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” (Luke 22:44)
Yeshua suffered and died to save us, because that is what perfect love will do! He prayed to do the Father’s will even though it meant pain for Himself. He loved the Father and us so much that He chose to suffer and die for us!
Now, do we love God enough to pray, “Yet not what I will, but what You will.”? What will we sacrifice to help someone else?
PRAYER: Father, help us to love You and to do what You want us to do, not what we selfishly want to do, just thinking of ourselves. Help us to live lives of love and obedience to You!
PART 3 to come: This is the hill called Golgotha or Calvary outside the city of Jerusalem where Yeshua died.