Hebrews 7:22 Because of this oath, JESUS HAS BECOME THE GUARANTEE OF A BETTER COVENANT.
Today, 2000 years ago…everything changed! No…it wasn’t just change for something new and evolving. But it was a change for eternity. A change which the devil in all his wit and schemes hasn’t seen it coming. No…there was no revolution or insurrection. But…there was a PUBLIC OUTRAGE.
Luke 23:18-20 With ONE VOICE they cried out, ‘Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us! (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.) Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. But they kept shouting, ‘CRUCIFY HIM! CRUCIFY HIM!”
And in EXCHANGE for Barabbas…Jesus went to the Cross. And yes…in EXCHANGE FOR YOU AND ME…Jesus went to the Cross. Jesus went to the cross bearing our sin and become our atonement. Therefore, that Friday 2000 years ago become a GOOD FRIDAY INDEED. And today, as we remember that day, I leave you with these words of assurance for your salvation.
Hebrews 7:24-25 But because JESUS LIVES FOREVER, he has a PERMANENT PRIESTHOOD. Therefore he is able to SAVE COMPLETELY those who come to God through him because he always lives to intercede for them.
2000 year ago… He became our ATONEMENT AND DIED ON THE CROSS.
But today…He is our HIGH PRIEST; He LIVES; He SAVES COMPLETELY; And He INTERCEDES for us.
Oh…what a GOOD FRIDAY INDEED we have!