For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. Rom. 5,6
FOR OUR SAKE!
Mat. 22:30 - 27:50 and
Two things here: Stop now quite a while for this, that Jesus has longed
for the day, when your salvation should be completed - despite
the infinite pain it had to cost Him.
The second thing is - that now, on this particular day in history, it is not only finished for Jesus Himself, but also for us - it is our salvation which is completed here. Here is not only the gateway to rest, but here is it itself!
Not that peculiar then - viewed in the light of - that this day in the English-speaking countries, is called "Good Friday." (NB! In Norway called Long Friday).
texts of this day are going from Gethsemane until Jesus expires on the
cross. That time in Jesus‘ life, when His suffering reaches the highest
point - a time full of deceit, cowardice, wickedness, sorrow, anxiety
and despair - a time when one is seeing that the abyss itself, with the
ruler of the abyss in front, has come in great motion – yes, assembles
all its power to the definite battle, toward this one person in
humanity, whom alone has the power to defeat them. Yes, defeat them once
and for all, and fully, but not by the same weapons as them, but on the
contrary, by letting them use their weapons against Him - and with that
they went in the trap.
His (Satans) weapons was turned towards himself, and without wanting it, he had to serve Gods, and our, case!
Friday - they fits so very well indeed as description on this day, both.
Because even if Jesus‘ heart was overwhelmed by anxiety and sorrow until
death, in view of what He was facing - it was also filled with joy, like
heaven, and God Himself, was full of delight, by the view of that which
now should be fulfilled, namely
peculiar, for a person, who has acknowledged his own sin and guilt,
towards, and before God, to think that heaven - yes, God Himself,
rejoices because of what has caused our salvation. Yes, it is even
written that "the Lord was
pleased to crush
Why is He like this toward me?
The prophet Malachi says so: "But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings." (Mal.4:2).
can seem confusing this, that the Word of God seems to express itself in
ways about the same subject, and with that, apparently conflicting.
What then works, that you are going over from being among the "all," to the "many," is accordingly the message itself, where it gets to do, and accomplish, its act. The message about Him, whom, not least, on Good Friday, reveals Himself to you, as your true saviour!
If God let you get days to live, you will again get to experience Good Friday, and maybe a lot of times too - but the question to you finally, is: Has it become "Good Friday" to you?
Holy Bible, New American