… He [Jesus] said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. -John 19:30
What was meant when Jesus announced, “It is finished!”? At that moment, the veil in the temple of the holy of holies was rent from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51). Now we can approach God’s Holy throne room (Hebrews 4:15-16). Sinners have gained access to the Father through His Son: For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Timothy 2:5). As we repent of our sins we can be forgiven (1 John 1:9). The blood of Christ washes our sins away, fully and completely:
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood (Revelation 1:5).
Imagine, Jesus took on flesh and blood and in the moment of His death destroyed the power of death:
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage - (Hebrews 2:14-15).
Can you comprehend how much Christ’s sacrifice has accomplished on your behalf? Amazing! Christ died a cruel and agonizing death this day but it is a Good Friday for us. The goodness of God was poured out in such abundance of grace for our salvation!
In the cross, sin is cursed and cancelled. In the cross, grace is victorious and available.
~G. Campbell Morgan~
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