March 3, 2023
Published by Deborah Negron
“Now we see Jesus brought before the priests and rulers, who pronounce Him guilty; God Himself imputes our sins to Him, “the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all;” “He was made sin for us;” and, as the substitute for our guilt, bearing our sin upon His shoulders, represented by the cross;”
The heaviness of the cross was but for a shirt time carried. Because they forced another to carry the cross the rest if the way.
The heaviness on him was not the cross.
The heaviness on him were the eyes staring in disbelief. The voices that mocked him weighed heavy on his heart. The shouts of thide who were merely soectators going to be entertained by the latest criminal being crucified, that was truly heavy on his mind. The Agony of seeing thide whim he had created, chosen and called Isreal his people, miss the mark. They did not understand thei4 vistation.
The weight on hid shouldsrs was the arrogance of every man living then and now, who has thought they could even breathe without him. This weighed heavy on him.
Oh the weight of every lie spoken and yet to be, this weighed heavy on him. The guilt of every person who would ever walk this green earth weighed heavy on his heart.
He carried our shame and guilt. He carried the heart of the Father that longed to be reconciled to his creation.
He was made sin for us.
He carried the emotions of sadness and anger and mingled with his mercy and grace and with compassion he went to the cross.
Such deep sadness for what sin had done to alienate humanity from their Creator.
He felt anger at wbat the enemy had done to destroy communion and hearts that longed for God, like Enoch and Noah and Joseph and Daniel and and the prophets Jeremiah and Isaiah. He remembered the Psalms he had inspired David with. He remembered his promise to Abraham.
He prepared for himself a body and came down from his heavenly abode to enter our atmosphere and subject himself to the consequences of our sin.
Violence, man’s injustices, being rejected and misunderstood. He suffered being used by thisr who desired healing but not a Saviour.
Today we too carry the sinful nature of our father Adam. We carry the stain of sin that damages the very image of God in us.
So, before even creating the world and the story as we know it. He said to His Father, Send Me I will Go!
But [as it is] these sacrifices annually bring a fresh remembrance of sins [to be atoned for], Because the blood of bulls and goats is powerless to take sins away. Hence, when He [Christ] entered into the world, He said, Sacrifices and offerings You have not desired, but instead You have made ready a body for Me [to offer]; In burnt offerings and sin offerings You have taken no delight. Then I said, Behold, here I am, coming to do Your will, O God–[to fulfill] what is written of Me in the volume of the Book. [Ps. 40:6-8.] He then went on to say, Behold, [here] I am, coming to do Your will. Thus He does away with and annuls the first (former) order [as a means of expiating sin] so that He might inaugurate and establish the second (latter) order. [Ps. 40:6-8.] And in accordance with this will [of God], we have been made holy (consecrated and sanctified) through the offering made once for all of the body of Jesus Christ (the Anointed One).
Hebrews 10:3-7, 9-10 AMPC
He did not plan to come after that fact. He planned salvation and reconciliation, transformation, and his election before the foundations of the earth and before chronological time was made.
Oh what grace!!! Our finite minds cannot comprehend his amazing infinite grace.
Love made the weight of our iniquity seem not so important.
His main of objective was completed. He gave himself an offering and perfect sacrifice for you and me.
Now we can come to the throne of grace with confidence. Since he prepared all things beforehand.
And in doing so, he made it his goal to have us as his won.
Because of Love He chose to come.
What heaviness he took up on himself for me!!!!
I was the lost sheep. I was the adulterous heart that went my own way. I was the thief who stole a breathe from his goodness continually without even giving him a second thought.
I was the one marred by sins effects. He came to undo the works of the enemy.
He died but the victorious arose on that third day. He broke the chains of bondage.
The stench of sin was covered by his precious blood. He became our scapegoat. He became our Bridge. He became our Assurance of eternity.
So, I am cognizant of this one thing,
He Loves me.
He loves you.
His desire is that nome should perish.
Oh what amazing grace.
Calculated mercy. Extended grace.
To the maximum and then some his grace is sufficient for me.
The character of the Father is seen clearly in the son. He abandoned for a moment. His eyes moved away at the sight of Jesus on that cross.
The sin commited be every man who would and dis ever live was on him.
Repulsive crime of hate and bigotry. Crimes of men against women. Parents against children. Crimes of unhindered passions that confuse identity and self worth for uncontrollable sins that destroy men and women. He went to that cross fully aware of the weight he woukd bear and did it willingly to atone for us.
To make a way for us to come freely to the Father.
Oh how he loves us.
This morning, I look at the Manger, the Cross and that Empty tomb with gratitude and with awe.
Perplexed by such perfect planning and execution of God’s eternal plan.
To my name I added La Amada. Which means the Beloved.
I am his and He is mine. The Creator became as the creation in order to restore us in Salvation for the purpose of Communion.
Sweet fellowship, intimacy with his children. As a Father holds a baby in his loving arms. So Jesus in the Father and through his Holy Spirit holds all who come to Him in the hollow of His hand.
Secure in His Redemtion. Secure in his Election. Secure and made His Treasure.
Oh what grace.
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