No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. John 10:18
People who don’t know Jesus will say he was killed by the Romans, or killed by the Jews, but the truth is nobody killed Jesus. He sacrificed himself on the cross to save us from our sins. Do you really think man could kill the Son of God?
Don’t you think if Jesus really wanted to, he could have called on the angels to come save him? Jesus knew he had to be crucified to pay for our sins. There is no greater act of love than what Jesus did for us on the cross.
(Matthew 26:53) “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?”
Jesus clearly states in this scripture he could have called on God and he would send his army of angels to protect him. But Jesus knew this was going to happen. He knew Judas would betray him and knew he had to sacrifice himself for us.
Even though many have and still deny Jesus he was still willing to go ahead and lay down his life. How can you turn your back on him? He gave us all hope on the cross, why would you deny this?
(Matthew 4:6) “And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in theirhands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.”
Satan was testing Jesus, because he knew Jesus was the Son of God and Jesus is in charge of the angels. This is just further proof, even Satan knows the power Jesus had. But yet Jesus always displayed humility because he knew his mission here on Earth.
Why didn’t Jesus destroy Satan at this time? Because the crucifixion was necessary for all of us to be redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Without the crucifixion nobody would be worthy to enter the Kingdom of God, for we all have sinned and fallen short.
(John 10:11) “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
But the good news is Jesus came to save us, just as the shepherd has found his lost sheep. Jesus has found us, who are willing to listen to him. He did lay down his life for us because he loves us all.
Don’t throw away your life, Jesus has giving you a chance of eternity in the Kingdom of God. This world will pass away but Heaven will stand forever, give your life to the Good Shepherd who has found and saved you in Jesus Name Amen