#290 - Joseph Prince - Jesus, Born To Save You - Part 2
Why must Jesus be born of a virgin? So that the blood that he carries in his body, that courses in his veins is sinless blood, holy blood. And you know what the blood is supposed to do? He's supposed to shed it at the cross. When the baby was laid in the manger, it's a picture of that baby was born to die. You saw the tomb just now. It's a message. The baby was born to die. Now, all babies are born today to live. We don't want babies to die, but Jesus Christ is the first. He was born, placed in a manger to demonstrate to everyone it's like a tomb. He's born to die so that his death will be a place that you can feed from and have life. Hallelujah for the love of God.
God has to pass sentence because he's the just God of the whole universe. If God plays around with justice, the whole universe collapse. No, God is a just God, but God is love. And because God is just, he must punish sin. But because God is love, he doesn't want to punish sin in you. So God sent his son Jesus Christ, and on the cross Jesus took your place so that your sins are put on Jesus. And now God in his love and Jesus in his love for you... God in his love for you can punish his son who is sinless, who is carrying your sins. Only a sinless person can carry the sins of the guilty, and now he's punished in place of you and then you receive his righteousness. Now God blesses you like you are Jesus. Are y'all with me? Praise the name of Jesus.