Jesus Paid the Price We Could not Pay Part  4

The Price of  our redemption was high. We never could have redeemed ourselves with corruptible things such as silver and gold. Only through the shed Blood and Broken body of Jesus Christ could eternal life be obtained for us. 

Yes, the price was high, but Jesus paid it all! Jesus was born into this world with a mission: He Was Born To Die. 

I realize it’s difficult to fully comprehend all there is to know about The Price Jesus Paid for us.  But thank God that Jesus was willing to pay the price! 

What’s even more difficult for us to understand is the kind of love that compels God to sacrifice the life of His Son for us.  “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).  Thank God for the Cross!  Thank God for the Lamb who was slain!  Thank God for His great plan of redemption! 

I dare say we will not have the full understanding of what happened as a result of the shed blood and the broken body of Jesus Christ until we arrive in Heaven and see for ourselves what the Apostle John saw in a vision on the isle of Patmos. 

REVELATION 7: 9 – 10

9 After I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude which no man could number, of all, nations and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothe with white robes, and palms in their hands,

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 

I believe that we will only begin to fully comprehend the magnitude of God’s love and forgiving power when we stand with people from every nation and tongue before His throne, with the Lamb of God seated at His right hand.  Only then will we begin to gain a full appreciation of The Great Price Jesus Paid. 

The goat whose blood was shed on the Day of Atonement could never come back to life, and the scapegoat was turned loosed in the desert never to be seen again.  But this sacrificial Lamb of God Lives Forevermore! 

As Jesus hung on the Cross, Blood flowed from the stripes on His back, Blood flowed from His head, pricked by the thorns, and Blood flowed from His hands and feet pierced with the cruel nails.  Then Jesus looked toward Heaven and said “It Is Finished.”  His head sunk to His chest, and He gave up the ghost (John 19:30).  The curtain in the Temple that separated the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place was torn in two from top to bottom (Matt. 27: 51; Mark 15:38). 

Then Jesus’ friend took His broken body off the Cross and placed Him in the tomb the friend had prepared for himself.  But on the Third Day according to the Scriptures Jesus Himself came forth from the tomb alive with the keys of death and of hell in His hands! 

Six weeks ago we celebrated this glorious Resurrection Day!  Dear Saints of God let’s not forget this redemptive work that Jesus did for you and me.  Because He paid the price for us we can have Eternal Life, and have it more abundantly.

Your Pastor 

 

Word for Today:  "He Prayed For Them" 

There is a remarkable passage of Scripture in the seventeenth Chapter of the Gospel of John in which Jesus vividly demonstrates one of the most powerful leadership secrets.  He prayed for His followers.  Whether you are the leader of a ministry, a parent, or a supervisor there is one thing that you can do that will greatly impact your organization in a positive way, that is “Pray for Them.”  It will change everything for the better.