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It Is Finished
A pastor once told me about a man (we will call him Tom) that called him to come to the hospital immediately...tears and sobs were plainly evident.
The pastor of course rushed to the emergency room of this small town hospital, there to find a father, crying and pacing. As soon as they saw each other, they embraced. The pastor could feel Tom's pain as he asked what was the problem.
Tom told the pastor that his 6 year old son had been hit by a car and had a sever head injury. Pressure was building up in his young brain and he was going to be air transferred to a trauma center for immediate surgery. As the father told the pastor this, they could hear the SCREAMS of this young boy
DADDY DADDY WHERE ARE YOU DADDY
It was obvious this man's son was in severe pain, as he cried out in agony, only a few feet away from where the pastor and Tom paced...behind double doors..
The next question as the pastor paced back and forth with this distraught father was why did they not give him something for the pain. Tom told him that they could not give him anything because it would stop his breathing since it was a head injury. There it was again..
DADDY DADDY IT HURTS SO MUCH. DON'T YOU LOVE ME DADDY WHERE ARE YOU DADDY
asked Tom why he did not go to him...to comfort him. Tom told the pastor they
would not let him back into the treatment room, There was a guard posted that
would keep him out as they worked on his son to get him ready for air transfer.
The pain in Toms face was evident. He would have given anything to take
his son's place.. or at least to have gone to him ..to comfort him...but
he COULD NOT!
Flash back 2000 years ago... to a hill called Mt. Calvary... to another Father that was in deep agony that was hurting more then any father has ever hurt in the past -- or the future... hurting as He saw His Son being NAILED TO A CROSS...
DADDY DADDY...WHERE ARE YOU DADDY....to be more exact. ."Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Think of how YOU would feel to see YOUR son falsely accused of a capital crime.. to see someone you loved suffering ...
Yet God watched helplessly as His Son was arrested, tried, beaten, mocked and made to carry a cross beam weighting almost a hundred pounds.. down the streets of Jerusalem. Then to have nails driven through His feet and His wrist....
Sabaoth,, the Lord of Host...could only watch helplessly Jehovah..the redemptive
name of Deity. The Lord God ALMIGHTY could only stand by helplessly watching HIS
SON in agony.
THIS,--- THIS dreadful day had been planned before man every was created...
"Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" When Adam and Eve first disobeyed God, death was a direct result of sin....Separation from God.
Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death. .to be separated from God for all eternity
BUT Jehovah Jireh ..the Lord who provides promised way back in Gen 3:15 that HE would provide a sin bearer much as He did for Abraham when Abraham was offering his son Isaac. THIS was that day God followed though on His promise... He could do NOTHING to help His Only
Much as it often hurts to have wounds healed, Jehovah Rapha was hurting now as He saw Jesus hanging there... forsaken, in agony.. all alone...
His Father HAD to forsake Him.. Jesus to fill the requirement that the wages of SIN is DEATH or separation FROM GOD.
There, 2000 years ago.. as HE was forcing each breath, as He was forsaken by His FATHER finally a SHOUT! It was so loud NO ONE wondered what He said IT IS FINISHED!!!!!
IT IS FINISHED....three simple words that changed history...three simple words that changed the future for millions of people. Three simple words that has already changed.. or could change YOUR eternal destiny. Three simple words.... IT IS FINISHED! The price HAD been PAID IN FULL!
The price for YOUR sin... for MY sin.
What sin did you say? How about that willful mean statement you said to your wife? to your husband? to you child? That cutting remark that you intended to hurt.. to hurt deep? JESUS PAID for that remark....
Amazing things happened the moment that cry was made. The curtain in the temple that separated the Holy of Holies from the court was torn in two. This curtain separated God from man. ONLY the high priest could go in and that was only once a year. A rope was tied to the priest to drag his body out if he was not "clean" enough to approach God. Now that the price had been paid.. ANY man woman or child can come BOLDLY unto the throne of Grace... because It was FINISHED! The price for our sin was
PAID IN FULL What wonderful words. Paid in FULL.... MY sins were NAILED TO THE CROSS and I bear them NO MORE... all because of three simple words....IT IS FINISHED.
MY friend, is it finished for YOU? Have you accepted this payment for YOUR sin? If not.. DO IT NOW, TODAY We are not promised a tomorrow and look at what God says in His word about this:
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Heb 9:27
If it is not finished for YOU... please read post 530 to hear those wonderful words...IT IS FINISHED!
Just as I am without one Plea but that Thy blood was shed for me and that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee O lamb of God, I come. I come.
Just as I am and waiting not, to rid my soul of one dark blot, to Thee whose Blood can cleanse each spot. O Lamb of God. I come. I come
Just as I am tho' tossed about, with many a conflict many a doubt, fighting's within and fears without O Lamb of God I come, I come.
Just as I am Thou wilt receive, wilt welcome pardon cleanse relieve because Thy promise I believe O Lamb of God I come, I come
Just as I am Thy love unknown Hath broken every barrier down Now to Thine Yea Thine alone
O Lamb of God I come. I come.
As you read these words...think... really think how AWESOME these words are.... JUST AS I AM HE does not want us to clean ourselves up first. We can NEVER do a good enough job.
My friend, If you are soiled with the stains of sin come JUST AS YOU ARE and HE shall make you WHITER THEN SNOW!
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18
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