As you read this post, we are in the 3 day period leading up to Resurrection Sunday. This was a pivotal time in history, but even more so in the future of billions of people. The crucifixion is the focal point of past, present and future. Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection brought hope to a dying world.
Up until the crucifixion sin was merely rolled ahead one year by the sacrifice of a lamb. Sin was not remitted. Each year the process was repeated until Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God, robed Himself in flesh and came to become the sacrifice for sin once and for all.
The crucifixion wasn’t pretty. Jesus was beaten to the point that His body was open and His insides were exposed. It was gruesome. I can’t even describe how bad it was.
After that horrible beating, He was forced to carry His own cross to Calvary. Some say the cross could have weighed up to two hundred pounds. Because of the horrible beating, He fell under the great weight of the cross. Another man was asked to carry it for Him.
They nailed Jesus to the cross and dropped it in place. Remember, He is bleeding profusely. He has urine and feces on His body. This kind of thing would attract insects and birds of prey. His hands were nailed, so He couldn’t fend them off. And there was no Rizzpah at the cross. If you remember the story of Rizzpah, she waved cloth to fend off the birds while her sons hung dead until they were taken down and buried. No one did this for Jesus.
After Jesus died, He was placed in a borrowed tomb. A watch was set over the tomb to insure He would stay there. However, on that third day, no watch could hold Him in the grave. He arose, conquering death, hell and the grave. And He is alive and well today.
Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection is our plan of Salvation. His death equals repentance. We repent of our sins. This is a dying out to our flesh and turning away from sin. It’s a one hundred eighty degree turn. His burial symbolizes baptism. After we repent, or die to sin, we are buried in Jesus name by baptism. This washes away, or remits, our sins. His resurrection equals our being filled with the Holy Ghost. We are raised to walk in newness of life. Old things are passed away and behold, all things are made new. You can find this experience in Acts 2:38.
Many have tried to shut this Acts 2:38 message down. No one has succeeded and no one ever will. It’s built on the Rock, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone. If you have never had the privilege of experiencing this great Salvation, you can. Don’t miss out on the greatest experience you will ever know. Acts 2:39 includes you in those who can have it. It’s for whosoever will. If you would like more information, please reach out to me. I would love to help you find the greatest treasure you could ever hope for.
Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!