Many will disagree with my statement that the two greatest days in the world’s history are the day of the crucifixion and the day of the resurrection. The Bible assures me that they are the two …
Many will disagree with my statement that the two greatest days in the world’s history are the day of the crucifixion and the day of the resurrection. The Bible assures me that they are the two greatest of all days.
The day Jesus died on the cross was the fulfillment of God’s plan from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:8) The Father had planned the salvation of mankind before the time began.
To think that one man could die for the sins of all men is a powerful concept. It is the heart of the Gospel of Jesus.
“For as by the one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience many will be made righteous.” (Romans 5:19)
The Cross declares that
1. Sinful man needed a Savior.
2. Jesus, the sinless Son of God, qualified as the Savior.
3. Jesus willingly and obediently died giving His life to redeem us from sin.
4. God’s justice was satisfied by the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
The Father surrounded Calvary with six miracles on the day of the crucifixion. It was another way that God validated the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross.
For us individually the most wonderful part of the message of the Cross is that Jesus died for you and me. That is what the Apostle meant when he wrote to the Romans: “God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8)
Yes, Jesus died for all the people of the world. Included in that truth is the fact that His sacrifice of Himself was also an expression of His personal love for you and me.
The day of Jesus’ crucifixion was one of the two greatest days in history. The other greatest day was the third day after He died on the Cross.
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