This is so disgusting and nasty!!!

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God hates it!

God hates it!

 

Sin………….. is so disgusting and nasty!!!   It’s putrid and has a horrid stench!

 

Psalms 5:4-6

 

4. You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.

5. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.

6. You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.

 

Ariel Castro kidnapped, beat, tortured and raped 3 young women for over 10 years. Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer and sex offender, who committed rape, murder, dismemberment and cannibalized 17 men and boys. Brian Stewart was a phlebotomist who injected his son with the HIV virus so he would not have to pay child support and this poor child suffered and died as a result. There are millions of these kinds of heinous crimes and worse in history. These horrific sins and our disgusting and nasty sins…..Jesus died for!!!!!!!

2,000 years ago a man name Jesus came to earth and bore the shame, guilt and pain for something He didn’t do.   Jesus bore all that nastiness on Himself to bring us the new covenant, forgiveness, the Holy Spirit and eternal life. Jesus made our connection to our Holy God possible. Jesus made it possible for us to be given grace and mercy..  Because of Him we will never be alone in our earthly life. Jesus has given us………..HOPE!!!! Jesus has given us a…….FUTURE!!!!

I’m so glad Jesus was the propitiation for me!!!!!! And for you!!!!!   Propitiation is the turning away of wrath by an offering or satisfying the wrath of God by the atoning sacrifice of Christ.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus gave His life for us

Jesus gave His life for us

 

I hate sin…I hate sinning and I’m so sorry when I do.  I’m so grateful that the original sin (you know Adam and Eve’s the first ones to tick God off with their disobedience resulting in God’s wrath for them and the rest of us) has been removed. God had a plan and a Lamb… named Jesus. Jesus was very successful in taking our punishment and He was the blood offering that was required for our release from eternal damnation.  We are free!!! Our debt has been paid!!!

Isaiah 53: 4-6

Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

 

Thank you Jesus!

 

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Good Friday…the day Jesus cried out to you

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“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Mathew 27:45-46 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

Today is what is called by Christians…Good Friday and that’s a very blessed name to call this Holy day. This is the day that my brother…God’s only Son gave His life for you and me. Without this very special day I wouldn’t be sitting here so happy in my spirit about the hope I have in my present life and my eternal future.

When Jesus was hanging on that cross He said something that really sends chills up my spine when I hear it. He didn’t just say it…He yelled it loud and clear for all the world to hear. He said…“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” This was a prayer that Jesus prayed and He yelled it out loudly. Why did He cry this out loud? He prayed many times before and was it ever recorded that He yelled out to His Father in this way? God can read minds so Jesus didn’t even have to speak out loud.   What did He want us to know?

Jesus wanted us to know something very special…that this was a really big sacrifice that He made for us. The pain of having His Father turn His back on Him because He could not look upon the sin that Jesus bore on Himself for us… was very very heartbreaking. He was yelling from the deepest anguish from His heart. For Jesus to yell this way in the condition that He was in… must have meant that this was something very powerful that He wanted us to remember. I’m getting teary eyed just writing this.

I believe Jesus was yelling…”I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!”…to each and every one of us.

John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

At the end of all His many hours of suffering He spoke His final and very powerful words…”It is finished.” Why do you think He want us to know that? What was the “it” that He was talking about? The “it” was the…putting us right with God! Jesus started His work on earth and this was the day that His work was finished and He wanted us to know this.

Spiritually…because of His extreme Holiness… God had His back to us because of our sin…there was a separation between us and God…but Jesus took our sin on Himself and used His own shed blood…to make it so God can look upon us in a different light…accept us into His family…be our friend and be our God. The original sin was removed from our lives when we repented and believed in His Son.  Jesus turned God’s shoulders around so that He could look upon us and pull us to His bosom and hug us and say…my child! 

All of this was possible because of Jesus and this is why Good Friday is sooooo good.

As you reflect in your own personal way this day…I hope Jesus sacrifice of love will be remembered in your hearts and minds today and…everyday.

Message for today: Good Friday is Great Friday! Thank you so much Jesus!…Thank you so very much!

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