Good Friday

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Devotion:  Luke 23:33

“Good Friday is called Good Friday because, Christians believe, there is something very good about it: It is the anniversary, they say, of Jesus suffering and dying for their sins. “That terrible Friday has been called Good Friday because it led to the Resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death and sin and the celebration of Easter, the very pinnacle of Christian celebrations,” the Huffington Post suggests.”

The crucifixion of Jesus was one of the most horrific persecutions anyone has ever endured.  About 3:00 in the afternoon; the earth became dark.  This was a darkness like we have never experienced.  Every light God created went out.  It was total blackness.

The heavy veil of the temple ripped in two pieces, from top to bottom.  This signified; Jesus our High Priest made a way for us to come in prayer to our Heavenly Father.  We no longer need an earthly priest to go into the Holy of Holies on our behalf.

When Jesus cried out; Father, into Your hands I commend my Spirit, He breathed His last.  Our sweet Jesus, our Savior, dead! How can this be?  God’s own Son!  Oh dear reader, it was for you, that Jesus died.

“Oh death where is thy victory, Oh grave where is thy sting?”  Just you wait; you enemy of the cross, three days later you will see, you will not have victory over our Jesus.  You still don’t have victory over anyone who dies in Christ.  The minute they are absent from the body, they are present with their Lord.

In Revelation 1:18, Jesus said, “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”  Yes, our Jesus over came death and hell for your sake dear one.  He did that for you!  Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift!  Hallelujah!  God’s not dead, He’s surely alive.

Prayer in Motion:

Oh Jesus; thank You for doing what you did, enduring the cross, despising the shame.  I will never get over the fact; You did that for me.  Lord, my heart rejoices that because of You, I get to spend eternity with You in heaven.  I also rejoice that my name is written in the Lamb’s book of life.  Thank You for giving me abundant life on this earth, in Jesus Name and for His sake. Amen.

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