Jesus' coming into ministry and his departure from life is our life everlasting

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Acts 13:24, "Before the coming [eisidos] of Jesus [into ministry], John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel."

Luke 9:30-31, "Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure [exodos-death] which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem."

Greek: Eisodos - a coming into ministry

Greek: Exodos - a departure from life; death

Jesus’ eisodos-entrance into ministry was to live the life we could not. Jesus’ exodos-departure from life was to die the death we deserved. Jesus by his perfectly obedient life as our representative and by his atoning death as our substitute has accomplished even a greater exodus than the exodus of his people from the slavery in Egypt. Jesus now saves us from our slavery to sin and Satan, and gives us life everlasting, through repentant faith in his divine-human person and his saving work.