Saying #4 of Jesus on the Cross: Mark 15:34. “My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me?"
Updated: May 16
A HOLY WEEK DEVO: CHRIST SPEAKS FROM THE CROSS
In this moment, Jesus has taken on the sins of the world. In Holy Righteousness the Father turns His back on sin. The nature of The Father is one of total Light and in Him there is no darkness. He does not abide with sin. While Jesus is bearing our sin, He is suffering the spiritual agony of separation from God, The Father. During this time, He is taking this on so that we will be spared this fate. He is suffering this spiritual desolation instead of us. The physical death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the perfect sacrifice redeems us from sin.
We have no ability to save ourselves because of our fallen nature. All throughout Scripture we have proof that man is not able to live by the Law which is given for our conviction. Jesus has come as Savior in fulfillment of the Scriptures. With His shed blood, we come into the New Covenant. Hebrews 8:13 tells us: “In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.”
Out of His intense love for His creation, The Father gives His Only Begotten Son to die on the Cross. Romans 6:23 reveals: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.” Only this Perfect and Sinless Sacrifice can save us once and for all. We can only be made righteous in the eyes of God the Father when we are covered by the Blood of the Lamb. We are in Christ, and so the Father sees His Son in us.
We are cleansed of all sin by the Blood of the Lamb. He took sin upon Himself, suffered spiritual abandonment in separation from the Father so that our sin is forgiven and forgotten as we are born again in Christ. All things are made new. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17. Jesus is fulfilling His Redemptive Mission to save the sinner and the world, we need only to do our part and accept and have faith in Him as Lord of all. We then become the recipients of His free, Saving Grace.
This daily Equip Devotional has been provided by Rev. Marie Parma as we take time this Holy season in anticipation of the celebration of Resurrection Sunday.
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