This Was No Ordinary Death
“All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name” (Acts 10:43).
Jesus was crucified at a place we call Calvary. It was nine in the morning when soldiers nailed his hands and feet to the cross and then suspended him between heaven and earth.
At noon the sky darkened. It was the darkest moment in human history. God was making Jesus, the one who had no sin, to be sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21).
At three in the afternoon, Jesus said in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And then….
In victory, he cried out, “It is finished!” With that cry, he gave up his spirit.
This was no ordinary death suffered by no ordinary person. This was Jesus, the Lord and creator of all, offering himself as the perfect Lamb of God. His achievement removed the barrier that stood between God and man. It shook the foundation of the world and it raised people to life. This was God saying to mankind to take note, to stop and consider the implications.
Christ Jesus, as the Lamb of God, took away the sin of the world (John 1:29). He took away your sin.
Do you believe that Jesus’ death at Calvary was sufficient to take away your sin? Are you willing to rest in His finished work and trust that your sins have been forgiven once and for all? Are you willing to thank God that according to Acts 10:43, you have forgiveness of sins?
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