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Why Jesus Endured the Cross? Wonderful Version Of ‘You Raise Me Up’

This song will bring us back to the reason why Jesus came and die on the cross: to raise us up. Jesus had experience how to fall on the ground while carrying that cross, he endured all the sufferings, even dying on that cross— to raise us up. This is the very heart of this video.

The song reminded me of our condition, being fallen to sin yet God raised us up and by his grace saved us.

Ephesians 2: 1-3 says:“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.”

This is how fallen we are— we are dead to our trespasses and sins, we follow the course of this fallen world, we live in the passions of our flesh, and we are in nature children of wrath. In short, we are hopeless. We are fallen and there’s no way, on our own, to get up.

However, in Ephesian 2:4-19 it says there:  “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

By the grace of God, through our Savior Jesus Christ we are saved, we are raised and not just that, but we are seated with him in heavenly places. This is the gift of God. The reason why Jesus had to come in this fallen world, experienced how it to fall in the ground and bear that cross was because of his love for us. This love lifted our heads and raised us up! 

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”— Isaiah 53:5

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