Friday, March 25, 2016

"The Momentous Effects of the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus!"

“The Momentous Effects of the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus!”


And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit.  At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.  The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.  They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.  

When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely He was the Son of God!”          Matthew 27:50-54


There were three MOMENTOUS events that took place at the very moment that Jesus gave up His life.  And I did say; “that Jesus GAVE UP His life.”  NO man TOOK it, but He WILLINGLY GAVE it as a SACRIFICE for ALL mankind.   

Those three events were:  The torn curtain in the temple, the earthquake, and the resurrection of the Saints. 

The torn curtain in the temple was an act of the ALMIGHTY GOD.  It was a very thick curtain and it was torn from the TOP to the BOTTOM, which indicates that it was torn by God, and NOT by man.  This curtain separated the Holy place from the Holy of Holies, the place where ONLY the high priests could go.  The ripping of the curtain indicates the FREE access of mankind into the presence of the ALMIGHTY GOD.   

The earthquake was the result of the earthshaking occurrence of the death of Jesus, and indicates the POWER of God over ALL His creation. 

The resurrection of the Saints of God is an indication of Christ’s triumph in death over sin. The bodies of those Saints were NOT raised until the body of Jesus was raised, as He was to be the FIRST of the resurrected into Heaven.    This resurrection was a token of the RESURRECTION to come when ALL the Saints will be raised from their graves. 

All of these MOMENTOUS events struck AWE and FEAR in the hearts of the Centurion and those who were with him guarding Jesus.  These events had NEVER taken place at any of the other crucifixions.  They were ASTOUNDED at the POWER that was displayed that day at the foot of the cross.  It terrified their very souls and caused them to CONFESS that, “Surely He was the Son of God! 

What will it take for you to come to the realization that Jesus is TRULY the SON of GOD, and that He died for the SALVATION of your soul?  Will it take something catastrophic, like an earthshaking event?  If you have not given your heart and life to Him, you have the opportunity to do so NOW, by:  CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be one the those Saints that will be caught up with Jesus in the air, when He comes again.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!



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