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The Simplicity of Jesus (Part 2)

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Through His suffering and death on the cross.

Jesus had the authority to command the hosts of Heaven, the innumerable company of angels to cause catastrophe on earth, as mere mortals laid hands on Him.
The Eternal King of glory, Saviour of the whole world was subjected to the most torturous and inhuman treatment ever meted out to anyone in world history.

Isaiah 53. Bruised, battered, despised and forsaken by men, humiliated and spat upon by the people He loved, for a just course, He endured the death on the cross, that you and I might be set free from all our past, present and future sins and the associated death penalty. He paid the ultimate price with His Blood.
This is so difficult for humans to imagine, that by just believing on His Name, they will be saved but certainly, it is the simplest thing He could ever do for us (shedding His Precious Blood on the cross to redeem whoever believes in Him from Eternal damnation).
Friends, if you have never had the opportunity to invite Jesus into your life as your personal Lord and Saviour, this is your chance. Let His Precious Blood wash away your sins.

Through His obedience

Jesus learnt from the Priests at the temple from His tender age and also trained as a Carpenter.
God confirmed Him as His Only Begotten when The Spirit of God descended upon Him like a dove and alighting upon Him during His water baptism. (Matthew 3:16)
He still obeyed God even when it was difficult to. The scripture actually says, “He learnt obedience through the things He suffered”.
So how is our own case different, that we will not learn to obey through tests, temptations, trials and sufferings?
We are not expected nor permitted to give up on ourselves or others, even though we stumble and fumble especially in the area of total obedience. If we truly sincerely love God and are called according to His purpose, His Grace, Mercy, Love and Blood will always speak for us. (This however, is not meant to condone sin). For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)
However, always remember that satan’s main job is to accuse us daily, making us feel unworthy so that the work of God is hindered.

Through His teachings

Jesus taught the basic principles of life. Throughout His ministry on earth, He touched on every aspect of our relationship with God and other people and how they guarantee lasting peace for us as individuals.

In the simplest ways possible, He also outlined how to love and not hate, forgive and not be bitter (bearing grudges), be wise and accountable and not foolish, deceiving ourselves. Most importantly, He emphasized laying up treasures for ourselves in Heaven where we cannot be eternally bankrupt.

Please note: all the doctrines and teachings of Christ are still relevant to our world and society today.

Through His Dependence on God.

He attributed no power to Himself. He exemplified sonship for us, believers. He did nothing without consulting His Father. He affirmed that He and His Father were One. His Father’s Name was glorified in all His works. He prayed and trusted The Father for strength when He fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Also, in the place of Gethsemane, He yielded His will to the Father’s will in total surrender, after asking that the cup be passed from Him, foreknowing the ordeal ahead.(Matthew 26:39)

In conclusion, the simple thing God requires from us is to embrace the gospel of Christ without fabricating our own holiness and righteousness but by simply believing in Jesus, His word and works.

God bless you as you obey.