What happened when Jesus said, “It is Finished’?
(Scripture references and inspiration from Palm Sunday Service, Luke 4:18 Church, Dr. Fred Wolfe’s message*)
It’s Easter time and all that means…family, friends, baskets, bunnies, eggs AND, most importantly, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. I hope everyone who reads this will gain some insight as to exactly what Jesus did for us in His death on the cross.
Whether you chose to believe it or not, Jesus died in your (my) place. Before we celebrate the Resurrection (Sunday,) it is good to reflect on the crucifixion (Friday.) By good, I mean, what really took place on that old rugged cross.
Back in Genesis, in the Bible, (Gen. 3: 8-10) we can see that the perfect plan of God was to have daily fellowship, communion, with His creation, Man. Adam disobeyed God and communion was broken, causing separation from that daily fellowship. Man became accountable for his sin and in the many years that followed, between Adam and Jesus, no one experienced that “full” fellowship with God. Even though, for example, Moses met with God on the mountaintop and David communed with God, God’s Spirit was withheld and only through the tenents of The Tabernacle and the Holy of Holies, could God’s Spirit dwell. Continue reading