His Passion for Us (1 of 3) by Lenny Ports
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Series: The Passion
What the word PASSION in the right context here means: the sufferings of Christ between the night of the Last Supper and His death.
The obsolete meaning taken from Latin: passion means suffering, from Latin root word: pati which means to suffer - where we get our word ''patient'' from.
The other meaning of the word PASSION in the Webster dictionary is ''ardent affection or love.''
Everything that Jesus suffered in His PASSION was because of His ardent love or PASSION for us. Everything that He did was for the purpose of bringing us salvation, healing and deliverance.
Because of what Jesus suffered for us, He provided a full package:
- SALVATION (which means to be forgiven of all our sins, saved from a burning hell, and made whole as a person.)
- HEALING (in our body, soul, and spirit)
- DELIVERANCE (to be rescued from darkness, death, demonic activity, and despair and brought back to His side.)
Jesus knew His name meant in Hebrew ''God is Salvation.'' He knew from the time He was a child that He would be the sacrificial Lamb that would die for the sins of mankind.
Listen, Jesus knew why He was here. Jesus knew from the time that He was a child and His parents couldn't find Him until they found Him in the temple teaching those 5 times His age:
Luke 2:41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. 43 When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; 44 but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day's journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both l ...
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