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by Clifford Tate 
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Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins. NKJV

Picture the vast size of the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans and now picture a man, woman, boy, or girl trapped in the middle of one of them after their boat has sank with no shoreline in sight no plane or other boats anywhere near. The ocean, the sun, the wind, the rain, and the other elements represent sin and you are the sinner trapped in the middle of this great monster (sin) with no escape. There is the sun above you that will surely drain your body of fluids and parch your skin. The wind will cause the water to thrash around you making it harder for you to tread water and stay afloat. The rain will beat down on you making your visibility diminished. The cold at night will paralyze you making you shiver to such a point that you will almost be unable to move anymore.

Finally, the salt water in the ocean (which you cannot drink) will be an irritant as it splashes into your eyes burning them severely. Let us not forget the many creatures beneath you such as sharks, orcas, stingrays, stinging jelly fish, etc. that could take you out at any moment. What dare I say does the person that has found themselves in this situation need? That person needs a Savior, someone to rescue them from the water and bring them to dry land, their place of safety. Along comes a huge boat with one man aboard and he stops at the location of the person and drops them a small boat with some water, food supplies, clothes, etc. and then he continues on his voyage or journey. Was that man a Savior to the person in the ocean?

Jesus Christ is a complete and full Savior of all whosoever calls upon Him in true brokenness over their sin. Throughout the gospels our Lord Jesus Christ healed people of all types of diseases and debauchery. All of His physical healings were a picture of the more important healing that He came for and that was to heal human beings from sin. Sin is the supreme disease and debauchery of the soul of men and women. It is terminal causing death 100% of the time and the death is spiritual, physical, and eternal.

You see like the picture painted above, all of us are helpless against sin and its destruction it wreaks in our lives every single day of our time here on the earth. Only the God who created the oceans, the sun, the wind, the rain, the other elements, and the creatures in the ocean is powerful enough to rescue us from sin and destroy its crippling power over us. The little word in the above text of Scripture from was not given by God the Holy Spirit by accident but it is and becomes a huge word, for this is exactly what the incarnation of God was all about.

God is pure, undefiled, and separate from sinners and cannot have fellowship with evil and uncleanness. God is Holy, Holy, Holy as the Scripture tells us. It is the only attribute of God that the writers of Scripture list in such a manner. God is Love as told to us by the Apostle John and God is Light also told to us by the Apostle John, but nowhere in the Scripture do we read God is Love, Love, Love or God is Light, Light, Light. It is because the Supreme attribute of God is Holiness.

Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” NKJV

This is why He had to come in the person of our Lord, Master, and Savior Jesus Christ so that He could create a new race of human beings that He could have fellowship with now and for eternity. This English word from is the Greek word apo and it is a primary particle which means, off, taking away something near, and denoting separation, departure, cessation, completion, and reversal. Every person is born a sinner (because of Adam the first person) and they need their sin to be taken away. Jesus Christ has done just that by living a perfect sinless life, voluntarily becoming sin for every human being, and laying down His life on the cross, being buried, and resurrecting three days later conquering death and sin forever.

Romans 11:27 And this will be My covenant (My agreement) with them when I shall take away their sins. QAB

1 John 3:5 You know that He appeared in visible form {and} became Man to take away [upon Himself] sins, and in Him there is no sin [essentially and forever]. QAB

“This was the great business of Jesus in coming and dying. It was not to save people in their sins, but from their sins. Sinners could not be happy in heaven. It would be a place of wretchedness to the guilty. The design of Jesus was, therefore, to save them from sin; and from this we may learn:

1. That Jesus had a design in coming into the world. He came to save His people; and that design will surely be accomplished. It is impossible that in any part of it He should fail.

2. We have no evidence that we are His people unless we are saved from the power and dominion of sin. A mere profession of being His people will not answer. Unless we give up our sins; unless we renounce the pride, pomp, and pleasure of the world, we have no evidence that we are the children of God. It is impossible that we should be Christians if we indulge in sin and live in the practice of any known iniquity. See 1Jo_3:7-8.

3. That all professing Christians should feel that there is no salvation unless it is from sin, and that they can never be admitted to a holy heaven hereafter unless they are made pure, by the blood of Jesus, here.” Albert Barnes

“This shall be His great business in the world: the great errand on which He is come, viz. to make an atonement for, and to destroy, sin: deliverance from all the power, guilt, and pollution of sin, is the privilege of every believer in Christ Jesus. Less than this is not spoken of in the Gospel; and less than this would be unbecoming the Gospel. The perfection of the Gospel system is not that it makes allowances for sin, but that it makes an atonement for it: not that it tolerates sin, but that it destroys it.” Adam Clarke

Sincerely in Christ,

Clifford D. Tate, Sr.

Author of “Silent Assassins of the Soul - Are you Broken by Pornography and Masturbation? You can be Restored by the Lord Jesus Christ and brought into Deliverance, Freedom, and Victory! A Guide for Men and Women in the Enemy’s Crosshairs” e-book available now @ Amazon Kindle, @ Apple I Bookstore for IPod, Barnes and Noble for Nook, Reader Store for Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker and Taylor, and eBookPie…


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