The leaders of the church were becoming uneasy. Who was this man who claimed to be from God? They knew what was written about the foretold king. He was supposed to finally release them from their oppression. He was going to come in majesty and destroy their enemies. They were looking for another warrior king who would provide them with a worldly victory.
To them, this simple man from Nazareth was nothing more than a lowly carpenter who spoke of love and peace and associated with the riff raff of society. To them His words were nothing but blasphemy, but to those who know Him as the true Savior of the world, He is the fulfillment of each prophesy ever penned about Him.
He came to save all sinners – everyone. He came at the perfect time in history. He lived a life without sin. He is the Lamb of God. He is the King of heaven and earth. He has liberated us from the troubles of this world and given us peace. He gives us the promise of a life in paradise with Him. He takes care of all our earthly needs. He protects us from the slings and arrows of Satan. I praise God that He loved us, as unworthy as we are, and that He shed His blood for us. He then conquered death and gave us that same eternal life that he possesses. He has given us the victory!