Saturday, April 11
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
“It is finished.” Arguably the three most important words in scripture. Everything that sin had stained, tainted and destroyed was about to become new. The New Covenant of righteousness was about to replace the Law with all of it’s rituals and requirements. The Age of Grace was being ushered in as the Savior’s perfect blood was being applied to the Heavenly Mercy Seat. The Spirit of God Almighty was now able to indwell and empower the spirits of man…and it all started with the three simple yet history changing words, “It is finished.” The very redemptive plan that God the Father put into motion the day that Adam sinned was now complete. The sins of the world were now washed in His precious blood. God no longer had to separate Himself from the objects of His affection. True life and love could now be shared between the Father of All and His beloved children. On a day that was so gruesome and grueling, yet so perfectly planned and executed, the Crown Prince of Heaven Himself had given His all so you could experience life to the absolute fullest. The question now is, what are you going to do with it? Now that your sins are forgiven. Now that you’re righteous. Now that you’re redeemed from the penalty of death and hell. Now that you have been immersed in grace, mercy and hope. What are you going to do with your salvation? Are you going to make the sacrifice of your Savior the banner under which you conduct a life of freedom and anointing? Or are you going to be satisfied with simply a ticket to Heaven? The same sacrifice that He made for your eternal salvation He made for your family, your co-workers, your neighbors and your even your enemies. Will you share it as freely as He shared it with you? Will you let His great love move in and through you or will it stop with you? The single greatest way to thank Him for your salvation is to share it. Be Him to those who don’t know who He is yet. You are the carrier of the hope that world so desperately needs right now. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff