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He was beaten, He was tortured.
“Where are you from?” The judge demanded, but He didn’t say a word. John19:9
Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered and a sheep being sheared, Jesus took it all in silence.
“Charges?” The judge demands from us, Christ’s OWN people.
Well, “If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you.” Spoke the lie from our mouth. John 19:29-30
Justice miscarried, and He was led off; did anyone of us really know what was happening?
Ha! “He was so good at helping others,” we scoffed at Him, “Let’s see Him save Himself IF He is really God’s chosen One, the MESSIAH.” Luke23:35
So He DIED, without a thought for His own welfare, beaten bloody FOR the sins of US ALL.
Yet, loving us till the end, He prayed:
“Father, forgive THESE PEOPLE, for they don’t know what they are doing.”
For there was no greater love
Trusting, yes trusting God, yet being God Himself, He spoke with His last breath -arms spread out wide on the cross:
Yes, guilty some of us felt afterward.
Bullies we were, this man never hurt a soul, or said one WORD that wasn’t TRUE.
He’s gone forever, we thought; so we buried Him like a criminal, but in a rich man’s grave…….
Isaiah 53 MSG,TLB
Why didn’t He save Himself?
You might ask, “Why didn’t He save Himself?” Christ did not come into the world to save Himself, but YOU and I.
For God SO loved the WORLD that He gave His ONLY begotten son, that WHOEVER believes in Him would not die, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.” John 3:16-17
This grace God gives is for you and I to obtain through faith and a personal relationship with Him. Christ has paid every sin we have to bear on the cross, THERE IS NO CONDEMATION for those IN Christ. But without Him, your sins are yours and you stand condemned on the day of judgement. Romans 8:1
Will you accept what God has given you today? If you are ready, say this starting prayer: confess it with your mouth and believe it with your heart.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose to give me life. Right now Lord, I turn from my sins opening my heart and life for You to come in. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus name, Amen. (Romans 10:9)
Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!
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