Friday, April 02, 2010

He Did It!

This is our traditional day when we celebrate Jesus' taking all of our sins upon Himself on the cross—every single sin!—and of taking the punishment, as though He committed every single sin.  He made the wrong doings of everyone in the world—past, present and future—His wrong doings, and did away with them by sacrificing Himself.

He did it.

Let’s not undervalue what Jesus did by thinking there are sins for which we must still pay.  There aren’t!  There is now no sacrifice left for sin, none needed, because Jesus owned them all for us.

He did it.

On Sunday, we’ll celebrate His resurrection which completes the perfection—the righteous-making, new nature giving to sons and daughters of God—of all those who receive Him.  His act made us like He is—holy and blameless, reconciled perfectly and united with God.

And He did it in three days.

Hooray for God!  And hooray for us.

Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences. Christ's death was also a one-time event, but it was a sacrifice that took care of sins forever. And so, when he next appears, the outcome for those eager to greet him is, precisely, salvation.  (Hebrews 9:27-28 The Message)

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:17)


  1. Steve Woods10:59 AM

    And He was the only one that could have done it. Glad He had our backs (or as we say in the Woods household, "He's got your six."

  2. Brian-Janelle Jensen10:59 AM

    And our 12. (Most definitely our 12.) And everything in between.

  3. Carol Woods11:00 AM

    Give a shout! Amen!

  4. Sue Humphreys Thompson11:00 AM

    Worthy is the Lamb that was slain and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and glory and honor and blessing . . . it's not just a line from Handel's "Messiah."

  5. Mari Norton Jackson11:01 AM

    Awesome video, I love Third Day!! Fully comphrehending what Jesus did that day is more than this mind can grasp, but I am eternally gratefull that He did!!!

  6. Megan Auer11:02 AM

    Oh that is a hard video to watch. So yearning for more of Jesus... I love Him!!

  7. Gretchen Gunzel11:02 AM

    Thanks be to God in ALL His grace. Amen
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