SCRIPTURE: And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. Matthew 27:31, 50
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Jesus Christ Who is sinless took our place in death so we may take His place in life.
Today is symbolic in the history of the world in general and in the Body of Christ in particular. It marks the anniversary of Christ’s death and the process leading up to His resurrection which is the central focus of Christianity.
The Scripture makes it clear that all have sinned against God and are doomed to die (Romans 6:23 paraphrased). But Jesus Christ Who is sinless took our place in death so we may take His place in life. His bleeding on the Cross brought great blessings to humanity.
Now, what are the blessings of His bleeding? I will give you three critical insights on this:
1. He shed His Blood to reconcile man to God.
Man was hopelessly lost. When Adam and Eve sinned, they were driven from the Garden of Eden. From that point, we did not know where else to go because we were hopelessly lost. But Jesus Christ restored us to God by dying on the Cross, and through His Death, we were reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18).
2. He shed His Blood to deliver us from the curses and spells which are the consequences of sin.
By the bleeding of Christ, you are not permitted to be a victim of generational curses and witchcraft spells (Galatians 3:13-14). You are exempted from any negative pattern that follows people in your lineage by the mystery of the Blood of Jesus Christ.
3. He shed His Blood to deliver us from the torment of the flames of hell.
Jesus shed His Blood to deliver us from the torment of hellfire. So, anyone who ends up in hell only does so because he wants to go there.
Now, having shed His Blood for us on the Cross, what is our responsibility?
1. Absolute surrender.
He gave up His life for you so you can give your life to Him. He held nothing back from you so you can hold nothing back from Him.
2. Give Him your best.
Give God the best of your life – the best of your time, resources and the best of who you are, because God first gave us His best.
3. Live for Him.
He died for you so you can live for Him. Live only for Him. (2 Corinthians 5:15).
Remember this: Jesus Christ who is sinless took our place in death so we may take His place in life.
1. Surrender your life to Jesus today (if you have not yet done so).
2. Make up your mind to live fully for Jesus Christ since He died for you.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for dying for me on the Cross of Calvary. I receive the grace to live for You, Lord, in Jesus Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING OF HIS BLEEDING (PART 1).
QUOTE: Vision was also the secret of Jesus’ life. Do you know why the grave could not hold Jesus? He had said to the people, “Destroy this body and on the third day, I will raise it up” (Mark 14:58 paraprased). He saw the resurrection before the crucifixion. He saw Himself rising before they took Him to the cross. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Lions are symbols of strength and courage and have been celebrated throughout history for these characteristics. They are also common symbols for royalty and stateliness, hence the phrase, “King of the jungle”.
As a son/daughter of the Lion of the tribe of Judah, you are a king on earth.
DAILY READING: Ezra 4-6.
PROPHETIC WORD: The Blood of Jesus speak for you in the face of enemy conflicts and confrontations in Jesus’ Name.