Good morning, what a day today is for us as followers of Jesus Christ.
The day our Lord Jesus took our sin, what should have been our wrath, our punishment to the cross. Focus on the cross today. We beat him, we drove the nails, we pierced his side, we killed him. Romans 5:6-11
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
These verses from Paul really hit me hard today. Reminding me of what it is all about! Praise the Lord – from my prayer journal this morning;
Wow, all I can say is thank you Jesus. You took all of the junk all the SIN I have and took it, took the wrath of Father, took it. Took the broken relationship, took all the times I have abused your grace. Took all the times I just sinned even though I knew it was a sin. Thank you for taking all the slander, spitting, beating, scourging, splinters, cramps, exhaustion, crown of thorns, weight of the cross, all the physical things you took – then you took the full wrath that was due me. Died the death I should have died. I thank you my Lord and my King. I cannot even put into prayer how thankful I am.
Happy Good Friday – the amazing part, the part that is truly earth shattering, He did not stay dead!
Revelation 1:17-18 “17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.”
He holds the keys! RESURRECTION DAY is coming!