Why Jesus Had To Die For Us

July 2, 2013

Jesus had to die on that cross for our sins and pour out His blood for us, because…

It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats

to take away sins.

Therefore, when Christ came into the world, He said:

   ‘Sacrifice and offering You did not desire,
but a body You prepared for Me;

  With burnt offerings and sin offerings
You were not pleased.

Then I said,

‘Here I am—

it is written about Me in the scroll—

I have come to do Your will, O God.’

Hebrews 10: 4-7

Jesus Is Our Sacrifice for Sins:

“… we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”  – Hebrews 10:10


“God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood.”  – Romans 3:25


So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.”  – Hebrews 9:28 (also read Hebrews 9:26)


“This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”         –1 John 4:10


1 Corinthians 5:7 says, ” Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed.”


We Have Peace With God Through the Blood of Christ:

For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.”  – Colossians 1: 19-20


The Blood of Jesus Cleanses Us of Sins:

“If we walk in the light as He is in the light. we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.”  – 1 John 1:7


We Have Redemption Through Christ’s Blood:

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will— to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”- Ephesians 1: 3-8  


“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a Lamb without blemish or defect.” – 1 Peter 1: 18-19 (also read John 1:29)


We have been purchased with the blood of Christ:

“And they sang a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.'”- Revelation 5:9


Christ Entered Heaven By His Own Blood:

“When Christ came as High Priest of the good things that are already here, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation.  He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but He entered the Most Holy Place (Heaven) once for all by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.” –  Hebrews 9: 11-12


We Enter Heaven Through the Body and Blood of Christ:

“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place, by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body…”  – Hebrews 10:19-20 (also read Luke 23:45-46)


We Have Been Justified by His Blood:
“While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him!”
-Romans 5:8-9


52 Responses to “Why Jesus Had To Die For Us”

  1. I find your devotion to be pure, and that you have obviously touched by the Holy Spirit of God; who is Jehovah Himself….

  2. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I started following yours. I love your devotion and the insights of your posts. Thank you for sharing with all of us 🙂

  3. kekemichel Says:

    Praise Him! I Thank Him Daily For What He has done, is doing, and will do for me! He Loves us so much. Thank you for your encouragement Sis!

  4. I say amen to that. Thank you Lord for dying for my sins that I may have life.

  5. Yesenia Says:

    This words are beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for your visit, and encouragement.


  6. Debbie Says:

    Thank you so much, for glorifying Him and sharing the truth of who He is and why He had to die! What a beautiful, Jesus-full place this is. Love it! May many come and be filled.
    God bless you as you live for Him!

  7. revbruce Says:

    Great poetry. This was simply a jewel to have discovered a fellow poet who is Christian. Check out some of my poetry, too. http://revbruce.wordpress.com/

  8. 7cakes Says:

    It IS AWESOME that Jesus chose to die for us! Praise God!


  9. terri0729 Says:

    Very nicely done! Blessings, Terri

  10. wadingacross Says:


    Very nice.

    Keep preaching!

  11. Beautiful lifting words from a very pure hearted Christian. It does my heart good to see posts like this.

  12. Slamdunk Says:

    I need to read Romans 5 more often. Thanks for the Blessed reminder.

  13. Steve Austin Says:

    Fantastic, simple, Biblical way to explain Christ’s redemptive work.

    Thanks for this!!

  14. Great post .Thanks for sharing! I praise God for the timely message of this post. Let this be a constant reminder for us……AMEN
    thumbs up! …


  15. Bill Howdle Says:

    I thank you for your visit to my site and for leaving you so very touching message. I just had to pop over for a return visit and am so very glad I did. Your words are beautiful, the message so powerful. I thank you for sharing it with us.

  16. jakesprinter Says:

    Miracle post,Great story.

  17. Liz Mason Says:

    What a wonderful post. How awesome is God’s love toward us…while we were in sin, broken and without hope, Christ died for us.
    Keep writing, your words are a blessing!

  18. pstok Says:

    Great work. Very comnprehensive!

  19. Trevor Says:

    I’ve only recently been seeing how the promise and gospel of Christ is reflected throughout the whole Bible. It’s amazing, the work of God. I love to see deep connections, and that’s what we get when we look at the Scriptures. I’m looking forward to looking more into what you’ve got here. 🙂

  20. Actually, this never made sense to me.

    If god wanted to cause the effect of the Christ story – did he have no more magic powers left to wave his hand and make the universe that he made into whatever he wanted it to be?

    it seems to me that if god was unhappy with how people freely chose to be and if free will was important to him, then this whole death thing and the flood thing

    was your god not respecting the free will of humans

    if he only loves us when we obey, that’s not free will, that’s slavery

    • Think about it. You have a soul, right? Some people don’t think they have a soul that is accountable to a Higher Power. To them, there is no one higher than themselves. Nevertheless, God loves every soul. Yours too; And, like a Father, He deserves your respect, honor, love and obedience, but even more so. He loves mankind, but man, heart, soul and all, for the most part, disrespects God and does not believe in Him. God held out His hand to man when He sent His Son. But man beat Him and spat upon Him and did not listen, and they nailed Him to the cross. But, God raised Him from the dead on the third day. God chose this very simple way to separate souls who believe, from souls who do not. Having faith in His Son saves you. Simple. But, man makes it hard. Connie

      • No. There is no evidence to support that there’s a soul.

        Nor is there any evidence that there’s a higher power to be accountable to.

        We are only as accountable to other people to the degree that we want to be part of society.

      • You don’t have a soul? You’re just an empty shell? God made you, body and soul. To me, He is someone who must be respected. I know I’m not an empty shell. I know He loves me, that’s why He sent His Son…to spare my soul from Hell. Yes, He made Hell. Heaven and Hell. He will assign each soul to the place they deserve. I’m putting my trust in Him. Connie

  21. Chirag Desai Says:

    I liked your post.. 🙂

  22. tammy4christ Says:

    Praise the Lord, I love the Book of Hebrews. God is so good!

  23. jennw2ns Says:

    I appreciate the boldness–and the use of Scripture.

    Found you via your comment on “Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride.” Well said!

  24. 7theaven Says:

    Very well written

  25. Beverly Penn Says:

    It doesn’t make logistical sense; if God is all-knowing and omnipotent, he would already know every single thing that would ever occur in life, every sin, every action. Why then, would he have to eventually send his son down to earth to die for our sins?

    When God made the world, he would have already known the future. So the only answer is that God already knew he would have to expel Eve and Adam from the Garden; he already knew his son would suffer for our sins (why not just forgive us then, instead of sending Jesus?).

    Theoretically, God already “knows” every crime we will commit. It is impossible to disappoint him because before we are born our lives are already played out in his mind. If there is a heaven or hell, he already knows who will go to heaven and hell. It really removes any semblance of the idea of freewill or even linear time.

    • God is God and He will do what He will do because He wants to and because He is God. God gave man free-will so that man can reject Him and His Son, or accept Him and His Son. He made Heaven and Hell because there is good and evil. People can choose to do good or evil. They can choose to have faith in His Son, or to disbelieve.

      God wants people to choose to come to Him, but, He’s not going to force you or anyone. He knows the beginning from the end, that’s why He has revealed His plan in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, so that all can see and then freely choose the direction to take.

      God says in Ezekiel 18, “All souls are Mine”. Whether you like it or not, it’s true. He goes on to say right under that verse, “The soul who sins is the one who will die.” So, because man is sinful, God, out of love, has provided Jesus Christ His sinless Son to be the one, the only one, who can take away the sins of the world. You have the choice to believe it or not. It’s all up to you.

      Thanks so much for your comments. Connie

  26. Rick Bailey Says:

    Thanks for your posts, and your truthful, compassionate answers to those who have doubts.

    Many folks, through their cultural heritage in liberty and civil rights, are very concerned about their ‘rights’ with respect to a relationship to God. What some folks don’t consider is that God reserves ‘rights’ and prerogatives. Our opinions concerning His rights don’t really matter.

    However, God graciously, humbly suspended His rights in order to reclaim us. Thank God for willing laying down His rights for us.

  27. DeeJ Says:

    I love this… Thank you Lord for your blood that was shed for me!!!!

  28. loopyloo305 Says:

    Amen and amen!

  29. Love is the answer to the question of why Jesus came to die for us. When we realize what our sins have done to the son of God, they have caused Him to undergo that cruel cross. Then we will realize that when ever we choose to sin, we crucify Christ afresh (Hebrews 6:6). We will hate sin, and we will seek righteousness because we love the One, Jesus, who has loved us so much and done everything possible to save us. Love is why we seek after righteousness instead of evil, it is how God is able to create in us a new heart, being born again is being able to be re-taught how to live through Christ, instead of self.

  30. nazarioartpainting Says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  31. Hi,
    I’ve seen your comments on a lot of blogs that I’ve commented on and I decided to stop by yours out of curiosity. I like this post about why Jesus had to die for us, it’s very powerful.
    God Bless,

  32. Alexandra Says:

    amen, sister friend

  33. Esko Says:

    it seems to me that the entire story of Christ lacks. Send myself, to earth for 30+ years as a sacrifice, ” god loved the world he gave is only son”, but knowing that after he sends himself and sacrifices himself he will be with him self after he ascends to heaven? Not much of a sacrifice knowing he will be with himself for eternity. if the universe is created by a god, that god could have come up with a better way to present itself. Ironman is more imaginative than the bible. just saying.

    • I don’t know about you, but inherently, I know that I am more than a mound of flesh. I have a soul that knows there is a Creator Who loved me enough and was concerned about me enough to send His Son to suffer and die for my sins in order to save my miserable soul from hell.

      When my soul learned that Jesus sacrificed Himself for me, and poured out His precious blood for me, I surrendered my heart and soul to Him, and now I let Him use me to share the good news.

      If you refuse to believe the good news (Gospel means “good news”) about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, no one is going to force you. Make your choice. God gives you the free choice to believe or not.

      We Christians believe the Gospel and refuse to let non-believers bully us and try to make us water down the powerful message. As sure as there is a Heaven, we will keep on holding onto Christ and doing the things that are right, without capitulation.

      Thank you for visiting my site.

  34. Hi, Connie. I’m following you from the Atheist blog on paranoia. You are a brave lady and I count myself blessed by Jesus to walk as your sister. Lela.

    • Thank you for commenting. I don’t understand how some souls deny their own soul’s existence. I guess they have to because acknowledging they have souls will make them have to acknowledge there is a God who made both body and soul…and they’re accountable to Him…and they can’t accept that.

      • Nothing higher than their own will is allowed. It’s sad because there will be a judgment. Whether they believe in Him or not, He knows they exist and all the protestations to the contrary won’t do them a bit of good when He separates the sheep out and consigns the goats to spend eternity without Him. Then, they will believe in Him and not be able to do a darn thing about it. Sad!

        Well, I commented somewhat along the same lines. I’ll come back tomorrow to read their replies.

      • Thanks for your comments.

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