Feb
12
2010

Overwhelmed by Richard Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

None of us were there 2,000 years ago when Jesus was crucified on the Cross.  We didn’t see what He endured that day when He was beaten and reviled and hung on a cross to die.

The Bible calls Jesus the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8).  This was God’s plan:  before we were ever born…before the world was even created…Jesus went to the Cross for you and for me.

 Jesus Paid the Price

 When I went to see Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ, I wept through nearly all of the film.  As I looked around the theater that night, I saw that most of the audience was weeping too. 

I think we were completely overwhelmed by the love of God that was so accurately and powerfully portrayed in the movie.  We couldn’t help but weep when we saw that God loved us so much that He gave His only Son to pay the price for our sin. 

Think of the love Jesus had for us in taking the terrible punishment that was inflicted upon Him.  He paid the price that we deserved to pay so we could be free from sin. 

Thank God, Jesus never has to go through that terrible torture again!  As He hung there between heaven and earth, He declared, It is finished (John 19:30).  The price was paid once and for all!  And He believed that you and I were worth the price He paid.

 Healing Is Yours!

 In those days, a sentence of 40 lashes was virtually a death sentence.  So the authorities gave Jesus 39 lashes, just one lash short of killing him, and the beating left Him virtually unrecognizable. 

But the Bible says that every one of those stripes was for our healing: he [Jesus] was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
(Isaiah 53:5 NIV).  And you can receive that healing today.

The greatest way to show your gratitude for what Jesus did on the Cross is to receive His gifts—including healing and salvation—in every area of your life.  I encourage you to give total control of your life to Him today.  Lay everything down before Him at the Cross and receive everything He’s done for you. 

If you’ve never received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you can do it now by praying this simple prayer with me:

Lord, I repent of every sin, and I lay my sins at the Cross where You bore it all for me.  I denounce the devil and all his works.  By my faith I receive Him as my Savior, my Healer, and my Deliverer.  I declare that I am born again!  Amen.

 

 

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