Friday, April 14, 2017

Calvary's Cross ~

Jesus, our Sacrificial Lamb, our Savior, our God, our Redeemer ~
He laid down His life as our sacrificial lamb to pay for our sins. 
When He rose from the dead three days later, 
He gave victory over eternal separation from God (death)
to all who put their faith and trust in Him. 
New found faith brings us into a personal relationship with God, 
through all that Jesus has done and continues to do. 

John the Baptist introduced Jesus, saying,
"Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
(John 1:29)
The penalty God imposed on sin is both just and loving, 
for God Himself,  in the person of the Son, paid that penalty
for all who will accept Him as their Substitute.
God the Son, clothed in human form, shed  His blood for man's sin,
therefore, satisfying every demand of holy justice.
And through that precious blood, God showed Himself to be both
"Just and justifier of him which believeth in Jesus"
(Romans 3:26)

"We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of His grace"
(Ephesians 1:7)
"You were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, 
from your vain manner of life... but with the precious blood of Christ,
as a Lamb without blemish and without spot"
(1 Peter 1:18-19)
Apart from Jesus Christ,  all people are separated from God. 
Sins rebellion forged a gulf between God and man
that is humanly impassable.
Yet, Christ's blood built the bridge from God to man. 
"Now in Christ Jesus, you who formerly were far off
have been brought near by the blood of Christ"
(Ephesians 2:13)
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that, 
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood,
we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him"
(Romans 5:8-9)
Human sin produces a pollution of the heart that can only
be cleansed by God's grace.  And that grace proves itself
in the power of Christ's sacrifice.
"The blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, 
cleanses from all sin"
(1 John 1:7)
The Bible emphasizes Christ's blood because only in His sacrifice 
can we find forgiveness, cleansing, reconciliation, salvation and glory!


Do you know the Savior, who's blood was shed upon Calvary' cross?

Thinking of you, dear friends,
and wishing you the blessings of God's grace,
the peace of His promise and the joy of His love. 

Be Gracious!
~ Debbie ~


Saleslady371 said...

Beautiful meditation this Good Friday! Happy Easter to you and yours.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautifully written post on this Good Friday, Debbie, which leaves me much to ponder over. Yes, I am thankful that I do know the Savior. Happy Easter blessings to you and your family. xxoo

Anonymous said...

God is so good. And you are a beautiful servant of the Lord's.



Karen said...

Beautifully expressed! Jesus our Messiah, the Way, the Truth, and the Life!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, edifying words, my sweet friend. God bless you this blessed Easter season! Oh, to think of the awful cost He paid for our salvation, and where would we be had He come down off that cross? I feel so unworthy of His love and hope He knows how grateful I am. Sending you love and hugs!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

So thankful for our blessed Savior, our Redeemer, Lord, and Coming King! Because of Calvary, we have hope beyond the grave...we have redemption from our sins...we are set free! praise God!! Thank you for these words of hope and great joy. Blessed Easter.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful post. I wish you and yours a blessed Easter.

Teri said...

Dear Debbie ... thank you for a beautiful post. God's blessings to you and your family. Easter Blessings ♥ Teri

NanaDiana said...

God bless you on this most holy of weekends. Happy, blessed Easter- xo Diana

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

The true message of Easter is in this post. So inspiring! Happy Easter!

Regina said...

What a beautiful post. I always look forward to Resurrection Sunday each year. Have a blessed Sunday!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Where would we be without the love of our dear Savior? So grateful for His great love toward us.
Blessings to you this day, Debbie, as we await a glorious Resurrection morn! xo Deborah

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Beautiful Debbie, what Easter is truly about. Have a wonderful Easter, love Kelly.

Brenda said...

Hi Debbie,
thank God for Jesus, the last Adam, the life - giving Spirit, Who said to the Father 'Not my will, but Your will be done', and became the sacrificial lamb so that we may be reconciled back to God.
Thank you for sharing and have a blessed weekend.

Michele said...

Joy to the World, for He Has Risen!

Jesus Lives!

God bless you and yours this holy day!

hobbyloes said...

True meditation on Good Friday.
And for today let us sing with the children:
He has risen,He has risen
He lives, He lives!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Happy Easter! He has risen! May your day be a blessed one!

Ang Smith said...

Happy Easter! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

CherylQuilts said...

Debbie, thank you for sharing such beautiful Scriptures and thoughts of Good Friday. And now we celebrate Resurrection Sunday, and I praise God that Jesus rose from the dead defeating sin and death...forevermore. He is risen indeed and has assured us of life evermore with Him...praise God for His wonderful mercy and grace! Much love, precious friend! xoxo

Debby Ray said...

Just beautiful, my friend...can you just imagine being there on that day? I pray you had a joyous Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday....HE IS RISEN! Have a lovely week ahead, Debbie! ♥

Creations By Cindy said...

Dear Friend, I do hope that your Easter was a true blessing for you. I know that ours was indeed. I just posted about my lovely goodies that you so kindly sent to me with our Tea cup exchange. I couldn't wait Debby! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Pom Pom said...

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Simple pleasures said...

I enjoyed your post Debbie. You and Stephanie both have such a wonderful gift for writing!

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