“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”
It was done. Jesus Christ the Lamb of God had given His life for the sins of the world. They did not take His life; He gave it. It is important to remember that. He was the Word made flesh, with a free will just like us. He made the choice to be born to die.
He took our place.
II Corinthians 5:21
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
I Peter 3:18
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”
Christ’s death on the cross was the substitutionary atonement for our sin. He paid the price that we can only pay ourselves by spending eternity in Hell, separated from Him forever. Either we accept Christ’s payment, and believe in what He did for us, or we accept our punishment in the Lake of Fire. It’s a choice that every person must make – to receive Him or reject Him.
Have you made that choice?
If not, please read about Free Gift that is waiting for you.
If you have received the Free Gift of salvation… take a moment today and every day to thank the Lord Jesus Christ for dying on the cross for our sins. Thank God for the sending His Son to take our place.
I was guilty with nothing to say,
And they were coming to take me away.
But then a voice from heaven was heard, which said,
“Let him go, take Me instead!”
I should have been crucified,
I should have suffered and died.
I should have hung on the cross in disgrace,
But Jesus, God’s Son, took my place.
Gordon Jensen – “I Should Have Been Crucified”
Deuteronomy 13-14 | Mark 12 | Psalm 54
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