Prison Break is a 5-season American movie series, that revolves around how two brothers always manage to plan and execute jail breaks, from different jails in different parts of the world. In the first “season”, the story was about how one of the brothers intentionally became a prisoner, just so he could rescue his elder brother who had been unfairly imprisoned. Anytime I come across Hebrews 2:14-15, it reminds me of this movie.
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.Hebrews 2:14-15.
Ever wondered why Jesus didn’t come as a god or a superhero (Super J 😄)? Why he had to come in the form of a man? Well that’s because the personality who committed the original sin, and thus brought upon humanity the nature of sin, was a man. God’s divine justice demanded the physical and spiritual death of the Sinner. But God’s mercy wanted the reconciliation of man to himself, and the restoration of his spirit.
So Jesus came down as a man, who could feel all our passions and temptations, and all our strengths and weaknesses, and yet remain sinless- the perfect sacrifice. Jesus suffered physical and spiritual death, even.
The intriguing part of the story is that the Devil and his gang, didn’t know what was going on until the he had been soundly defeated, and the deliverance of believers from eternal death, perfected (1 Corinthians 2:8).
Jesus went through all this trouble and collected the full measure of God’s punishment, just so you wouldn’t have to go through it. In summary, he came and suffered as a man, to free man from divine justice to come. He has done this for every man.
This great story doesn’t end the same way in the life everyone though. There are some who refuse to take hold of the freedom from Sin, eternal death and all sorts of fear, that Jesus has won for them. The story ends in tragedy for these ones, as they go on to eternally suffer exactly what Jesus suffered for them.
But for those who accept the Sacrifice of Jesus for them, the story ends beautifully.
So, is this story going beautiful for you? Great, if it is. Is it going beautifully for all your friends, and family, and acquaintances? If it’s not, do well to pray for them, and also relate with them the great deliverance that Christ has wrought for them, even before they were born.