Why Did Jesus Come to EarthBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 12/13/2020
Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us]. Isaiah 7:14 AMPC
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:20-23 KJV
1. Emmanuel (Immanuel) Means: God with Us.
a. Jesus came as one of us; to live with us; to die for us; so He could dwell and abide in us; so we could live eternally in His presence!
b. 1 Peter 3:18 KJV — For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
c. The Father sent Jesus to die for us and pay the price for our sins so that each one of us could personally, intimately know the Father (Heb. 8:10-12).
d. He comes to live in us, and His Word is implanted into our heart and minds.
e. Emmanuel—God IN us—not just a God far out in the heavens.
f. We can have our own relationship and fellowship with the Father through Jesus—we do not need to go through any other person.
2. Jesus Came to Save “Whosoever.”
a. John 3:16-18 NKJV — For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
b. The Lord is not willing that any should perish (2 Pet. 3:9).
c. Jesus came to save the world—not to reject, to condemn, or to pass sentence on the world (John 3:17 AMPC).
d. WHOSOEVER calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved (Rom. 10:11-13).
e. Jesus died for EVERY person in EVERY nation (Gal. 3:8-9).
f. There is no one, who comes to God in faith, whom He would ever reject.
g. John 6:37 AMPC — All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].
3. Jesus Came to Destroy the Works of the Devil and Set the Captives Free.
a. 1 John 3:8b NKJV — For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
b. Jesus’ purpose was to destroy the works of the devil—He came to destroy sin and everything that is a product of sin—sin, sickness, disease, and death (1 John 3:8).
c. Acts 10:38 NKJV — How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
d. Jesus came to “do good” and to save us and to completely deliver us from the devil and all his evil works (Gal. 1:4).
e. Luke 4:18-19
f. Jesus came to preach good news and to do good works and to fulfill God’s Word and His plan (Mark 1:38-39; Matt. 4:23-24).
g. Luke 19:10 AMPC — For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.
h. Luke 9:56a KJV — For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.
i. Matthew 1:21 KJV — And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
j. The Greek word for “save” is sozo (sode’-zo), which means to save; to deliver; to protect; to heal; to preserve; to do well; to make, or be made, whole.
4. Jesus Came to Fulfill the Father’s Plan.
a. John 6:38 KJV — For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
b. His purpose was to reconcile God and man.
c. He came to fulfill the law (Matt. 5:17).
d. He came to cut a new covenant (Matt. 26:28; Heb. 8:6; Heb. 9:15).
e. He calls sinners to repentance (Matt. 9:13; Luke 5:32; Luke 13:1-5).
f. He gave His life, a ransom for all of us (Matt. 20:28; 1 Tim. 2:6).
g. He came to die for our sins and deliver us from its power (1 Cor. 15:3; Gal. 1:4; Heb. 9:26).
h. He came to redeem us from iniquity, purify and sanctify us (Titus 2:14; Eph. 5:26).
i. He came to give eternal life (John 17:3).
j. He came to bear all sickness and disease (Matt. 8:17; 1 Pet. 2:24; Isa. 53).
k. He came to give rest (Matt. 11:28-30).
l. He came to baptize in the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:11; John 1:31-33; John 7:37-39).
m. He came to be a light to the world (John 12:46).
n. He came to bring grace and truth (John 1:17).
o. He came to give us life more abundantly (John 10:10).