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Good Friday

April 3, 2015

Before the foundation of the world Jesus was chosen as the ultimate sacrifice for sin. (1 Peter 1:20) Think about this…it wasn’t an afterthought. It was predetermined before the world was created before God placed the stars in the sky and even so before you and I were created. If you are in Christ you are a New Testament Believer and as New Testament Believers we are under the new covenant; we approach God through the sacrifice of Christ. As we celebrate “Good Friday” let us not forget, Christ Himself, the sinless spotless Lamb of God personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By His wounds you are healed. (1 Peter 2:24) By His wounds we have the outpouring of His precious blood. Without it there is no forgiveness of sins. Hours before He was crucified, Jesus shared the “Last Supper” with His disciples. They celebrated “Passover” which was in remembrance of the glorious night when the LORD had delivered Israel from Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm (Exodus 12). Because of the work on the cross Jesus has delivered us from death to life. He was buried…the war on death was waged…and three days later He was resurrected! Death could not hold Him down. Think about it…a dead Savior leaves salvation incomplete. In Paul’s words, “If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” (1 Corinthians 15:13-14) Christ alone has the power to redeem and resurrect ANY situation in our lives…to deliver us and bring forth new life. It is unnatural for Christ to leave anything dead because He came to bring life…abundant life! I don’t know whom all is experiencing “death” in their life either literally or metaphorically but what I do know is that God wants to meet you where you are at, minister to you and birth something new in you. Maybe you are needing something to be “resurrected.” God is all about resurrection! Call upon Him and let Him deliver you. One song is on my heart and mind…Thank You Jesus by Hillsong:

 

Grace that flows like a river
Washing over me
Fount of heaven love of Christ
Overflow in me


Thank You Jesus
You set me free
Christ my Savior
You rescued me


Take this life delivered
A vessel of Your love
Wholly now devoted
To see Your kingdom come


You've given me life
You've opened my eyes
I love You Lord
I love You Lord

You've entered my heart
You've set me apart
I love You Lord
I love You Lord
 

Yes I love You Lord!!!

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