It’s Easter weekend. Three days in the Christian calendar devoted to the remembrance and thanksgiving of what Jesus did on the cross thousands of years ago. The death and resurrection of one man that saved a damned world.
I decided this year to go beyond tingling feelings but come expectant for a new Easter revelation. To go further than the usual church service or watching The Passion of Christ for my Easter fix. I wanted more. Funny enough, revelation didn’t come at the church service (even though it was good;) nor did it come on tv. This years Easter fix came from time spent with God and His word.
The words "It is finished" came to mind and so the search for my Easter fix had begun.
"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, IT IS FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up his spirit." John 19:30
It is finished was the last words uttered by Jesus as he hung on the cross. In Greek "it is finished" translates to "tetelestai" which is an accounting term that means "Paid in Full." When Jesus said "paid in full" he was declaring the debt of sin owed by mankind to His father was now wiped clean forever.
Paid in full; no payment plan, no deposit, no split bill and no warranty. Jesus paid in full!! All in was the price, with his life He paid and you were the prize.
He Is Risen..
"Because of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don’t look at him that way anymore. Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other. God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing. We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you" 2 Corinthians 5:16-20 (MSG)