Let's recap: In Episode 9, you learned the prophecy at Genesis 3:15* [the first prophecy recorded in the Bible] is actually a loving provision from Jehovah God to free us from the grips of inherited sin and death by means of a promised "seed". But there's so much more involved...
Did you figure out the identity of the "seed"? You'd be correct if you said Jesus Christ, the Messiah (John 4:25, 26; 1 Timothy 3:16*). Why do we need rescuing? Well remember, Adam, a perfect human, disobeyed God, selling us into slavery of imperfection, sin and death (Romans 5:12*). Even though Adam rejected His rulership, God loved the world so much that He arranged to free us from this slavery by sending His Son, Jesus to earth (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9, 10*).
Jesus was only on earth for a short while. He didn't just talk the talk, making empty promises like world leaders today! He showed his ability to be the best kind of ruler by healing the sick, feeding the hungry and raising the dead (Matthew 8:1-3; 15:30-38; John 11:38-44*). He achieved more than any other human alive or dead and he did it free of charge! His main focus, though, was always preaching and teaching others the truth about Jehovah God and God's Kingdom - the only hope for mankind - the same Kingdom you pray for when you say the Lord's Prayer (Daniel 2:44; Luke 4:43; Matthew 6:9, 10*). Why was this Kingdom so important to Jesus? God had chosen him to be its ruler (Isaiah 9:6; Daniel 7:13, 14; Luke 22:29*). Unlike leaders today who seek personal glory, power and prestige [Satan included], Jesus had no such desire (John 8:29; 12:49, 50*). He knew in time, God's Kingdom would clear his Father's Name and reputation [Reread Satan's false charges outlined in Episode 6], eliminate all human suffering including death, and prove Jehovah's power and might as a loving and compassionate God (Exodus 34:6; Matthew 6;9, 10; Revelation 21:3, 4*). So what happened on the night of Jesus' death? Come back and find out in Pt.2!
**Image from "The Greatest Man" Ch. 21 [Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of PA]
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