Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday~ A time for CHANGE

John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
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Change what?

Uh oh, here I go again, talking about change. Is all of this really necessary? I have to say, yes it is. Life is way too short to never change.

Do you know what today is? Today is what is called Good Friday. Some of you are believers some are not, that is okay. I’m a believer. If you haven’t figured that out by now, then you haven’t really been reading my blog. *wink*

There’s a point to be made here, and I’m getting to it.

Today is the day that we remember Jesus, the man who went before Pontius Pilate, not guilty of a single thing, and was battered and beaten, hung on a cross and left to die. What? He was the supposed King of Kings, the Messiah, the man who claimed to be ONE with God, His son, the Savior. Why was He left to hang up there and die?

Luke 23: 21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.[34] Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.[46] And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Let me just say, had Jesus been whisked off that cross by the hands of God himself, we would still be here, not believing in anything other than man. How sad is that? Man did not create man, the earth, the stars innumerable, nor did science. God did. He had a plan from the very first breath, and man, man destroyed every step forward. So we needed salvation, redemption, grace. By the changes brought on by the Death on the Cross, we were granted a chance, a hope, a living breathing reason to change!

Jesus fulfilled the prophecy in the Old Testament. I hear a lot of people believe in the Old Testament, but are not sure whether to accept the New Testament. The two testaments walk hand in hand.Science does not fulfill, man does not fulfill, only did Jesus and all of His works fulfill the prophecy in the Old Testament.

God did not leave Jesus hanging on the cross to die. He watched as man denied His Son. He watched as man laughed and scoffed. He wrinkled His brow as man poked and prodded the wounds to make sure that this blasphemer was really dead.

There were few who remained true to Jesus, and on the Resurrection, He shone Himself to be the true LIVING BREATHING God! Prophecy fulfilled, the chance for hope ignited, the love for man breathed into our nostrils once again.

And still, as years pass, man turns his back on truth, on change, on life, for the love of false idols, materials, lies and deceit.

This is what this week has been to me. Remembering who died for ME! The man who shed blood for my sins; the God who loved me enough, and found me worthy enough to take the time and come here for me, for you, for salvation.

Change...all for the WORLD to take notice. Do you?

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John 3: 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
[18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
[20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
[21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

3 comments:

Stormcrow said...

A good lesson for us all!

Bobbi said...

Amen! How can anyone look around, especially in the Spring with all the new life and growth, and not believe in God?!

joni said...

Wow! Bobbi visiting me? :)

I love Spring, hence the very reason I celebrate the New Year on Easter Sunday. It is the rejuvenation of the soul. Ahh... Spring, life, love, the Lord, who could ask for anything more? :)

Thanks for reading.

Joni