33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment, and cast lots.
The event the Christian world is celebrating today is the greatest event in human history. No other event comes close to that. For the first time in the history of the world, the immortal died. Jesus Christ of Nazareth, a man attested of good works, who in His regular life healed the sick, delivered people from demonic bondages, raised people from the dead, hung on the cross for no sin He committed. God laid the sins of the world upon Him. He did that out of His love for fallen humanity.
On the cross He shed His blood and that sealed His identity as the Passover Lamb killed on our behalf. This day is not the day of gloom; it is the day of bliss. It is the day the entire world should be celebrating for all its worth. By this event that happened more than 2000 years ago, man was re-issued free access to the throne of the heavenly Father. This sealed the atonement for our sins.
On the cross the penalty for our sin was fully paid for, that none of us should bear them anymore. On the cross also Jesus spoiled principalities and powers in the open and triumphed over them, rendering them powerless in their efforts to kill and destroy us. By His death life was passed on to us. That was the divine exchange. Christmas is exciting, but Easter crowned everything because that was when the purpose for Christ’s coming was fulfilled – our restoration to God. Have a blessed Good Friday.
1. Thank God that we always have the opportunity to remind ourselves that Jesus died for us.
2. Ask for continued faith in the finished work of Jesus on the cross, never doubting it for even once.
3. Father, I thank You for every blessing that is mine because of Jesus’ death on the cross.
I declare by divine authority that my sins are forgiven and I bear them no more. God’s covenant is sealed, because the Seed of the woman has crushed the head of the serpent. I now walk in my dominion mandate which Adam lost to the devil but thank God has been restored back to me in Christ. May the name of Yeshua be magnified forever.