WHY DID CHRIST COME?
Bertrand L. Comparet
At this season called Christmas, amid the frenzied
commercialism, which has distracted the attention of the multitude, how many
give serious thought to the things, which this holiday is intended to represent?
Do we ask ourselves what do we celebrate? Yes, a few do and of this few, only a
few get the entire answer. We say that we are celebrating the birth of Yahshua,
although He was really born almost three months earlier than December 25th. This
date is only an old pagan holiday, celebrated many centuries before Yahshua was
Turning our thoughts to Yahshua, do we ask why did He
leave His majestic throne in heaven, where no pain or trouble can reach? He took
upon Himself the body of a man, able to feel weariness, hunger, thirst and pain.
He came to live among sinful man, finally to die a terrible death for men,
paying the penalty of man's sins. Of course Yahshua came that the scriptures
might be fulfilled, as He said in Luke 4:21 & John 13:18, 17:12.
In the Bible, which Yahweh had written through His servants and prophets, He had
foretold both His coming and the purpose of it. Today we hear only a part of
that purpose quoted to us, until we forget that His first coming, crucifixion
and resurrection served more than one purpose.
One of these purposes was to pay the penalty for the sins
of every person who believes and accepts Him as his personal Savior. Since all
the sins of the believer were thus fully paid for with no penalty, no judgment
or condemnation remains for the believer and eternal life is given to him. Since
no man can merit eternal life by his own works, this is the only doorway into
This is not all; another purpose of Yahshua's coming was
to redeem His people Israel. We know today that Israel is not and
never was composed of Jews. Today Israel is known as the Anglo-Saxon,
Scandinavian and Teutonic nations. Most of them have forgotten their identity as
Israel, as Yahweh said they would. In Isaiah 43:18 He said,
"Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of
old." We are blind to our identity. In Isaiah 42:19, 43:8 He said,
"Who is blind but My servant, or deaf, as My messenger that I sent? Bring
forth the blind people that have eyes and the deaf that have ears."
We are Christian, we try to do right and we severely
criticize ourselves for our human failures that in itself should tell us who we
are. In Isaiah 51:1-2 Yahweh says to us, "Hearken to Me, ye that
follow after righteousness, ye that seek Yahweh: look unto the rock from whence
ye are hewn and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto
Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you," Look to your
ancestry and know your identity, then we will know Yahshua came to redeem us.
Speaking of the birth of Yahshua, Luke says,
"Blessed be Yahweh, God of Israel: for He hath visited and
redeemed His people, and hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the
house of His servant David; as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets."
You can save what belongs to another, however you can redeem only
what is rightfully your own. Salvation is open to all who believe, but redemption
is for Israel only. It is the restoration of our original relation as the
sons and daughters of Yahweh.
In many places, Yahweh promised redemption for Israel.
For example in Isaiah chapters 43 & 44, "But now saith Yahweh
that created thee, O Jacob and He that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not for I
have redeemed thee; I have called thee by thy name: thou art Mine. O Israel,
thou shalt not be forgotten of Me. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy
transgressions, and as a cloud, thy sins return unto Me, for I have redeemed
thee, Yahweh hath redeemed Jacob and glorified Himself in
Israel." Yahshua accomplished this at His first coming.
Some think that Yahweh has cast off His people Israel,
that all races are equal in His sight and that all His wonderful promises to
Israel are just empty words, which will never be made good. This dim view of His
faithfulness greatly wrongs our God; it is just man made doctrine, not out of
the Bible. Yahshua warned the Pharisees of His day, "In vain do they
worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Some of these
misguided people think they can base their views on Paul's teachings; let's see
what Paul really said.
In Romans 11:1-2 Paul said, "I say then, hath
Yahweh cast away His people? Yahweh forbid: for I also am an Israelite, of the
seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. Yahweh hath not cast away His people
which He foreknew." In Romans 15:8 Paul says, "Now I say that
Yahshua was a minister of the circumcision, for the truth of Yahweh, to
confirm the promises made unto the fathers." What promises, made to
whose fathers? Romans 9:4-5 tells us, "Israelites, to whom
pertaineth the adoption, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the
law, and the service of Yahweh, and the promises whose are the fathers, and
of whom concerning the flesh Yahshua came."
The same eternal, unconditional promises made to our
fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Israel, in the books of Genesis, Isaiah,
Jeremiah and Amos. Listen to these promises. "I will multiply thy seed as
the stars of heaven and as the sand of the seashore; I will make of thee a great
nation and I will bless thee and make thy name great; and all the nations of the
earth shall be blessed in thee; a nation and a company of nations shall be of
thee: thou shalt spread to the west and to the north and to the south; and thy
seed shall inherit the nations, and make the desolate places to be inhabited;
thy seed shall posses the gate of his enemies; you only have I known, of all the
families of the earth; ye are My witnesses, saith Yahweh, and My servant whom I
have chosen; thou art My battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I
break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms. Behold, they
shall surely gather together, but not by Me: whosoever shall gather together
against thee shall fall for thy sake; no weapon that is formed against thee
shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou
shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their
righteousness is of Me, saith Yahweh. Therefore, Yahweh gives thee of the dew of
heaven and the fatness of the earth and plenty of corn and wine; let people
serve thee, and nations bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethren and let thy
mother's sons bow down to thee; cursed be everyone that curseth thee, and
blessed be he that blesseth thee."
This is what Yahweh promised you. As Paul says, "Yahshua came for the truth of Yahweh and
to confirm the promises made unto the fathers". Yahweh always makes
good on His promises. In fact we, the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic
peoples have already received a large measure of these blessings.
Yes, we have forgotten who we are and many preachers
parrot the old falsehood that we are Gentiles. Yahweh too prophesied this. In Hosea
1:10 He says, "Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the
sands of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and it shall come to
pass, that in the place where it was said unto them Ye are not My people (that
is, you are Gentiles) there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the
We are the lost sheep of the house of Israel. In Matthew
15:24 Yahshua said, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house
of Israel." John 10:14, 27-28 records Yahshua saying, "I am the
Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine. My sheep hear My voice
and I know them and they follow Me: and I give unto them eternal life." Yahshua came to redeem us and He did not fail. Of all the
nations of the world, we are outstandingly Christian. We have received and
displayed to the world the blessings which Yahweh showers upon His people when
they are loyal to Him.
In your gratitude to Yahshua, give thanks not only for
your personal salvation as a believer, but also for your redemption as an
Israelite, restored to your position as a child of Yahweh.