God’s Promise fullfilled

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

“I, the Lord, have called You in Righteousness, and will keep Your hand and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.”  Isaiah 42:6-7

 

Friday. 

 

Those He loves – the people He stepped away from His throne and left glory for, reject Him, cry out for his crucifixion.  He is beaten, stripped, spit upon, humiliated.  He is made to carry his cross – the weapon that will be used to end His life – the most horrendous, vilest, degrading death imaginable.  His hands and feet are nailed to the cross and He is lifted up to die slowly.

 

“Father, forgive them.  They know not what they do.”  He loves even in his pain and rejection.

 

He breathes his last breath and releases his spirit.  The sky turns dark, rain pelts the ground, an earthquake shakes the earth and tears the veil in the temple.  No longer are we separated from God.  Christ has opened the door into the throne-room of God.

 

His side is pierced.  Blood and water flow.  His body is taken down, wrapped in linen and placed in a borrowed tomb.  The tomb is sealed, guards are set to guard the stone.  Weeping and despair fill the disciples and the women who followed Him.

 

Sunday.

 

Another earthquake.  Angels appear, the guards faint in shock and fear.  The stone is rolled away.  Christ is alive!  His garments remain, his prayer covering folded neatly on the shelf.  He is no longer dead.

 

Christ has conquered death.  He has opened the eyes of those who believe.  He has released them from the bondages of sin and death.  He is our light in the darkness.  The promise of Isaiah 42 has been fulfilled.

 

Today.

 

Will you believe and be saved?

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