Celebrate Easter Big — Lent: Day 22

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Easter 2014 | No Comments
Scripture:  Hebrews 2:9
Why would we “celebrate Easter big?”  Because the ticket for heaven which JESUS obtained for us by His blood is the wiping out of all our sins, covering them, bearing them in His own body, so that they can NEVER bring us to ruin—can NEVER be brought up against me again—NEVER!  That’s what happened when He died for us.  Hebrews 10:14 says, “For by One offering He has perfected FOR ALL TIME those who are sanctified.”  Perfected before GOD for all time, by the offering of His life!  That’s what it means that He died for us.  Hebrews 9:28 says, “So Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many . . . .”  He bore our sins.  He really bore them (Isaiah 53:4-6).  He really suffered for them.  They cannot and they will not fall on our heads in judgment.
All of this was accomplished once and for all through the redemptive work of GOD in Christ JESUS at His death, burial, and resurrection!  So I say, yes, Christian, celebrate Easter big!  Celebrate that your sins really were covered when JESUS tasted death for you.  Celebrate that your guilt really was removed when JESUS tasted death for you.  Celebrate that the curse of the law really was lifted and that the wrath of GOD really was removed, and that the precious faith that unites us to all this treasure in Christ was a gift purchased by the blood of JESUS.
JESUS is Risen . . . !

Richard Holloman

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