“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
(Psalms 1v 3)
Jesus was born without the sin that entered mankind through Adam. He was born Holy, in the same way Adam was created sinless in the beginning. In contrast to Adam, who disobeyed God, Jesus obeyed God and is thus able to accept sin’s consequences on our behalf, making a bridge back to God the Father, following man’s separation (Romans 5 v 14-19).
Jesus, a Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua is a name that means Saviour. Just as how Joshua led the children of Israel into the promised land (Joshua 1 v 1-2), so Jesus would lead his people into eternal life. In Jesus Christ sins are forgiven, demons are cast out and people are healed. Centuries earlier, God had promised David that his Kingdom will last forever (2nd Samuel 7 v 16). This promise was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus, a direct descendant of David whose reign will continue throughout eternity.
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the floor, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24 v 15).
We all are born into and reap the results of Adam’s sin. Because of Jesus, we can exchange judgement for forgiveness. If we do nothing, we face eternal death through Adam, but if we choose to worship Almighty God by faith, we obtain eternal life through Jesus Christ.