Live or Die
Matthew 1:21 …”She will give birth to a son and you are to name him ‘Savior,’ for he is destined to give his life to save his people from their sins.” TPT
Perhaps you have heard it said that ‘life is a terminal experience.’ In other words, no one gets out of this alive. The question really isn’t will we physically die, but will we really live.
Death, explained by the Word of God, means separation. Death is to be separated from God, thus separated from life. The reality is that we all are eternal beings. Physical death isn’t the end. The real question is having been born will we really live. While death means separation, life is union with Life Himself. Life is the end of separation, never to be separated again.
Jesus, our Savior, was destined to give His life. He would give His life to save his people from their sins. The gift of Love was that God’s Son was born to die. That means He had to first be alive. Jesus was sinless and alive, not being separated from Father God.
Luke 2:10-11 “For I have come to bring you good news, the most joyous news the world has ever heard! For today in Bethlehem a rescuer was born for you! He is the Lord Yahweh, the Messiah.” TPT
We, on the other hand, were born in sin and spiritually dead. A spiritually dead (separated) person has reason to fear physical death. To physically die having never spiritually lived is eternal separation. However, angels proclaimed the most joyous news the world has ever heard. They trumpeted life in the midst of death.
Born sinless and alive, Jesus was destined to die. Born in sin and death, we were destined to live. He was destined to die. We were destined to live.
Destiny may seem a little overly dramatic for you. Yet, the word speaks of purpose, to be firmly established, and destination. God, your Heavenly Father, has firmly established your life in a plan that He devised before the foundations of the world. He knew you would need saving. He knew we would get lost. You were destined to know God, to have eternal life, to be found in Him.
Though Jesus died for our sins on the cross, if that had been the end, it would not be good news. His full destiny or destination would not have been achieved. Having died, our Savior defeated death and rose again. He proclaimed, “That because I live, you shall live also!” He has fulfilled His destiny so we could walk in it. You were born to live and Jesus has made it possible. Don’t walk in death, when your destination is life.
Choose life. Choose to step into a destiny that has been planned for you. Call on the name of the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and you will be saved! It’s your destiny.