Posted on Monday, Apr 04, 2022 by K-LOVE Pastors
Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. - Matthew 27:45-56 (NLT)
It all comes down to this moment. The punishment that was due us for sin had been poured out on Him. From the fall in Genesis 3 to the Passover Lamb in Exodus, we now have the final and perfect sacrifice completed in Him. This sacrifice brings the enemies of God (that’s you and me) into right relationship with Him again. For the first time since mankind fell in Eden, we now would have direct access to God.
In this moment the sacrifice was complete, the burden carried, and our sins had been paid for in full. The spiritual separation from God that our sin caused, and the physical separation of the curtain in the Temple had been removed. The anger and wrath of God was averted from us through Him, and the pathway to peace was opened to all who would receive Him as Lord.
In this moment though, sin’s full weight had come down. Even the Roman officer saw and knew something significant had happened, though he did not understand it at all. In that moment, everything changed, for God’s glory and for the good of all who love Him.
Pause and Reflect
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