Matthew 27:50 - And when Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His Spirit.
Jesus was on the cross. He was nailed up as a spectacle for all to see. The evil one had worked through man to kill the Son of God and he was winning; or so he thought.
This moment marked the end of Jesus life on earth, but the beginning of our victory. We have an advantage today, because as we envision Jesus hanging on the cross we know what comes next.
Those who were watching that day did not understand why Jesus had to die. They did not understand that this was only the beginning. As they stood watching Jesus die they felt defeated.I can only imagine the pain that they must have been feeling.
Thank God that we can see the whole picture. Thank God for the sacrifice that Jesus made. Without Christ we would have no hope. Jesus sacrifice is for everyone who will believe in Him: those who came before Him and everyone that has come after.
Jesus went to the cross; He took our sin; then He died. After three days He was resurrected by the power of God. Death could keep Him down, the grave could not hold Him. Christ emerged victorious, having paid the price for all sin: past, present and future.
Now comes our part: As we look at what Jesus did we see His death and rejoice in His resurrection. We must accept what He did and believe in Him, then we will receive forgiveness for sin. Jesus death was not in vain. He died so we don’t have too.