Wondering why did Jesus come is a question that has good news for you. We all naturally crave relationships. God built that into the desires of man's heart.
I spent many years trying to find happiness, creating a lifestyle I thought would make me happy, moving to new homes, and buying new things.
I was adopted, so I thought finding my birth parents would fill the void I felt, but it did not. It was not until I understood that I needed a relationship with our Creator. That was what I was craving. A personal relationship with the Lord would finally give me peace and purpose.
Throughout the Old Testament times, we see signs of Jesus coming. It was a hope for generations to look forward that someday God would send them a redeemer, a savior that would pave the way for them to have a personal relationship with our Creator.
As you read through these New Testament verses about why Jesus came, you will begin to understand a human being could never fulfill the work that God required. Only His own Son, sent from a Holy God, could satisfy these purposes.
The important question is, what will you personally do with this information? These verses are God's message to you. As you read them, you will start to understand why baby Jesus wasn't just about a Christmas holiday.
The gospel message of Christ is clear. He came to do the will of the Father so that you can have a relationship with God and someday spend eternity with Him.
Why Jesus came to Earth
The Bible gives us everything we need to understand the answer to this question. Read through these verses, slowly allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to your soul and fill your mind with understanding.
To Bring Light to a Dark World
I have come into the world as light so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. John 12:46
"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin." John 15:22
To Take Away Sin
But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin." 1 John 3:5
To Be Made Like His People
"Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people." Hebrews 2:14-17
To Give The Father's Word
"For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me." John 17:8
To Do the Will of God the Father
"For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me." John 6:38
"Then I said, 'Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.'" Hebrews 10:7
To Reveal God The Father
"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him." Matthew 11:27
To Save Sinners
"The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost." 1 Timothy 1:15
"for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." Hebrews 9:26
To Be A Ransom For Many
"just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28
To Bear Witness to the Truth
"Then Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this purpose, I was born and for this purpose, I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."" John 18:37
To Destroy the Devil and His Works
"Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil…" Hebrews 2:14
"Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8
To Give Eternal Life
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." John 6:5
To Receive Worship
"Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:1-2, 11
He Came To Preach
[Jesus] said to them, "Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for." Mark 1:38
Bring Great Joy For Mankind
"And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." Luke 2:10
Demonstrate True Humility
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,even death on a cross." Philippians 2:5-8
To Taste Death For Everyone
"But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone." Hebrews 10:9
To Preach the Gospel
""The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor…but he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose."" Luke 4:18-19, 42, Isaiah 61:1-2
To Bring Judgment
"Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind." Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, "Are we also blind?" Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no guilt;but now that you say, 'We see,' your guilt remains." John 9:39-41
To Give His Life a Ransom for Many
"…waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works." Titus 2:13-14
To Fulfill the Law and Prophets
"For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished." Matthew 5:17
To Do The Work God The Father Sent Him To Do
Jesus prayed, "I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do."
To Reveal God's Love for Sinners
""For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
To Call Sinners to Repentance
"And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners." Mark 2:17
He Came To Glorify God's Name
Jesus said, "For this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name." John 12:27
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. "Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour." John 12:24-27
To Seek and Save the Lost
"And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." Luke 19:5, 9-10
"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:45
To Bring Peace
"For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father." Ephesians 2:14-18
To Bring a Sword
""Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword." Matthew 10:34
To Bind Up Broken Hearts
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion—to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified." Isaiah 61:1-3
To Give Us the Spirit of Adoption
As an adoptee myself, I understood that the greatest gift I can receive is my adoption through Christ.
"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you." John 14:16-17
"And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"" Galatians 4:6
To Make Us Partakers of the Divine Nature
"…by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire." 2 Peter 1:4
To Show His Righteousness
God put [Christ] forward . . . to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness . . . so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.Roman
To Reign as King
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace, there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this." Isaiah 9:6-7
To Give Life, The Is Eternal
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full . . . I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand." John 10:10, 28
To Restore Human Nature to Holiness
"And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God." Luke 1:35
He Became A Servant
Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers, and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy. Romans 15: 8-9
To Be a Merciful and Faithful High Priest
"Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted." Hebrews 2:17-18
To Be the Second and Greater Adam
"Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many." Romans 5:14-15
To Know Who Is True
"We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true–even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life." 1 John 5:20
To Satisfy Our Deepest Thirst
"Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."" John 4:13-14
To Be Loved by God's Children
"Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me." John 8:42
To Reveal God's Glory
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14
What are you going to do?
Now that you know why Jesus came, what are you going to do with this information? Christ's death and resurrection offers every one of us an opportunity for salvation.
When is the right time?
When is the right time to accept His offer? As C.S. Lewis said, "Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last forever. We must take it or leave it."
What Must I Do To Be Saved?
"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. Acts 16:31
God has already done all the work. All you must do is receive, in faith, the salvation God offers. Ephesians 2:8-9
Fully trust in Jesus alone as the payment for your sins. Believe in Him, and you will not perish John 3:16
God is offering you salvation as a gift. All you have to do is accept it. Jesus is the say of salvation. John 14:6
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