Journey To Easter Part 3

2 Tim 3:16-17 (ESV) 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

John 12:12–13 (NLT) 12 The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors 13 took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Hail to the King of Israel!”

John 19:28–30 (ESV) 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Penned Truth: Jesus entered death the same way He lived each day: not my will, God, but Your will. 

Matthew 27:51 (ESV) 51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

Five Facts 

1.      His final act of obedience was complete.  

2.      Scripture was fulfilled. 

3.      Payment for sin was made. 

4.      A new door was opened.

5.      A freshly paved road to God now existed.

Hebrews 10:19 (NLT) 19 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 

Hebrews 10:20 (NLT) By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 

Charles Spurgeon- “When Jesus died on the cross the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom so that big sinners like me might fit through.”

Penned Truth- Torn curtain truth, God’s house is open to anyone at any time to receive the peace they seek.

Final Penned Words: I still marvel at what Jesus endured, but you and I must never forget. Salvation comes through a cross and a crucified Christ. There is no other path; none. I can hear God the Father saying by way of the torn curtain; you are welcome to come to My house anytime you want to and should never allow anything to keep you away from Me. Do not let your sins, offenses, crimes, transgressions, or whatever list you may be keeping keep you away. I say to you now, My door is open; come in.