Why The Cry From The Cross (Part 8)?

The seventh cry of Jesus from the Cross is found in Luke 23:46 (NKJV) “And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, ‘Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.’  Having said this, He breathed His last.”  Jesus voluntarily gave up His spirit.  Normally, when people died from crucifixion they would wither away slowly.  Not our Jesus.  He gave up His spirit when he was ready to give it up.  He died at the moment He chose to die.  Jesus was fully conscious until He said: “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.”

The Bible tells us that the veil of the temple was torn from the top to the bottom when Jesus died.  God sent an earthquake, graves were opened after His resurrection, and many saints went into Jerusalem and appeared to many people.  The veil in the temple separated the holy of holies from the rest of the temple.  Only the High Priest could go into the holy of holies and approach God by offering a blood sacrifice for the sins of the people.  Only God could tear this curtain from top to bottom.  No man was big enough to do it.  God showed the world that the way of access into His presence was now available to everyone.  In other words, we can pray directly to God.  We do not have to confess to the pope or the priest.  We have a direct line to the throne room of the living God!

You can come to Jesus just as you are.  Hebrews 10:19-22 (NKJV) states: “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” 

Yes, JESUS died on that old rugged CROSS.  Yes, JESUS was buried in a borrowed tomb for three days.  Yes, JESUS arose from that grave!  This very hour, JESUS is seated at the right hand of His Heavenly Father making intercession for us as we pray.  One day very soon He is coming back to take us to heaven with Him and we will be there forever!  Glory!

 

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