After seeing the beaten Jesus the crowd still demanded His execution. So, Pilate ordered Jesus' immediate execution and washed his hands of the entire matter.
They laid crossed beams upon His shoulders and led him outside of the city where, using large iron spikes, they impaled Jesus by the hands and feet to it. They lifted it and Jesus up vertically fixing the lower beam into position by dropping it into a shallow hole in the rock.
Around noon, Jesus was heard shouting, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" And not long after that, Jesus shouted, "IT IS FINISHED!" and expelled His last breath.
Jesus was INNOCENT. He didn't deserve those beatings. He didn't deserve that humiliation. Jesus never sinned! Not even once. Not His entire life!
He didn't die for what HE did. He died for what YOU and I did. But WHY?
Isa. 53:4-5 says, "Surely HE (Jesus) hath borne (lifted off and carried away) OUR griefs, (weaknesses, sicknesses, anxieties); and HE (Jesus) has already carried away (as HIS own burden) OUR sorrows (anguish, afflictions and pain). Even if WE [ignorantly] considered Him struck down, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. HE was wounded for OUR sins, HE was bruised for OUR wickedness: HE took OUR punishment so that WE could be whole; and through each of those stripes that the whip laid upon HIS body, WE are healed.
Through that beating HE redeemed you from sickness, disease, poverty, lack, addiction, compulsion, and bondage of every kind. Through HIS shed blood, all of YOUR past and present sins, transgressions and breaches of relationship were forgiven.
So, How valuable are you?
God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son and, whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
That's hard for us to believe. We can believe that God loves the world in a great, mass sort of way; but it's difficult for us to believe that God loves us - individually. But in March we celebrated the RESURRECTION! Because: Jesus didn't just DIE, and get buried that day. Three days and three nights later - He ROSE from the dead, and walked out of that tomb! ALIVE! And by the time Mary got back Sunday morning, the tomb was open and empty.
And Jesus was ALIVE! And STILL is! And is seated at the right hand of Father God as the KING of the Kingdom of God.
How valuable are you?
God says that He thought of YOU before the foundation of the world! And He did ALL of this for YOU. Jesus made the difference.
And if you think you got a raw deal, and if you don't like the way you got born the first time, then get - born again.
That's what we Christians call it, when you surrender yourself to God and receive and swear allegiance to Jesus as you Lord and your King.
It's really not complicated. All you have to do is to sincerely ask him. Just say:
Father God, I surrender to you and desire to be your child.
Lord Jesus, I make You the Lord of my life and dedicate the rest of that life to you as my King.
I ask You to lift me, save me, clean me up and use me in your Kingdom and I ask your Holy Spirit to come into my heart now!
I believe that I receive, what I have asked, according to God's own Word, in Jesus' name. Amen.
Well, if you just prayed that prayer, lot's of stuff just happened. You just got adopted into the God family, all your sins were forgiven and you just became a new Kingdom citizen with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities. TGM
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