Hey everyone. It’s a Monday night here. I hope you are having a great start of the week. So this title may be a little weird to have at the beginning of the week but it pertains more to our condition than the week.
So if someone were to talk to you and ask if someone killed Jesus, would you believe him? Yes, the romans by convincing from the Jews did get him crucified but it would be slightly wrong if we were to say that he was killed but rather he gave his body to them to do what they wanted.
“When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”
John 19:30Hcsb Bible.
In the other gospels, it also talks of Jesus giving up his spirit and dying or yielding it. This means that he didn’t have his life taken from him. He gave it of his own free will. He could have easily called down legions of angels to take out his captors but he didn’t.
This is a very important distinction when it comes to our salvation. If he had his life taken from him, it would be seen as just another execution or murder. But if he gives his life then it becomes a willing sacrifice, an innocent sacrifice.
Because Of his sacrifice, we can be saved. Because of his sacrifice, we can go to heaven. Because of him, we don’t have to be slaves to our sin. Those three words signal the ending of our slavery, our punishment that we deserve. It begins our new life in Christ. Jesus says “it is finished”, such great words may have never been spoken in what it means for millions of people throughout history.
So be excited that it is finished. Be excited as that is finished, that our new life starts there as Christians. For if he didn’t yield his life, we would be just any other unbeliever and would go to hell like we deserve.
Just like we honor those that died for our freedoms in the United States, we have God who died for our freedom from sin, despair and introduces us to much more. If you have any questions or disagreements, comment below or message me and I’ll respond when I can. I hope you have had a good day in memory of those that have given it all including your savior.