Friday, April 14, 2017

On This Day


Good Friday and what God was doing in Christ: On this day, God demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

On this day, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting our sins against us.

On this day, God reconciled to himself all things in heaven and on earth through Christ by the blood of the cross.

On this day, Christ, who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!

On this day, Christ the Good Shepherd laid down his life for his sheep.

On this day, Christ the Mercy Seat took away the sins of the world.

On this day, Christ died for our sins, fulfilling the Scriptures.

On this day, Christ made cleansing for our sins.

On this day, Christ freed us from our sins.

On this day, Christ ransomed us from all bondage.

On this day, Christ cancelled out the “handwriting of requirements” that was against us, nailing it to the cross.

On this day, Christ disarmed the principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

On this day, Christ judged the world, driving out the “prince of this world,” and now draws all people everywhere to himself.

On this day, Christ destroyed the works of the devil, breaking their power.

On this day, Christ broke the power of him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil.

On this day, the righteous act of Christ has resulted in justification and life for all.

On this day, we were crucified with Christ, to make us alive to God with him.