TO THE BIBLE: Romans 4:25
“Who (Jesus) was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.”
When Jesus died, He didn’t just pass on into the annals of history as any other human. His was an extraordinary death, followed by a glorious resurrection and a supernatural ascension into the heavens. But while He hung on the cross, He commanded His own death. “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit,” He said. Then His head dropped. Anyone nailed to the cross was expected to last for thirteen hours at least, dying slowly. But Jesus commanded His own death at will after six hours.
The period before His death was characterized by such incredible occurrences. The Bible says, “Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two” (Luke 23:44-45). In the temple, the huge, four-inch thick curtain that separated the most holy place from the holy place was shred in two from top to bottom. Supernatural! This meant that the place where only the high priest used to enter once a year to intercede for the people before God was now open. Everyone could now approach God for himself.
Now, sacrifices are no longer required. You need not struggle to reach God. You’re qualified to come to Him, because Christ Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice for sin. Come alive to the fatherhood of God today.
John 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 5:17
Dear heavenly Father, I see and understand the significance of the crucifixion of your dear son, Jesus. I’m living in the reality of what He has done for me. Amen.
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