It is Finished: Jesus, the Faithful One

45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land.   46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:45-46)

Forsaken: Leaving Jesus alone to suffer the fate of the cross, the Father’s absence unbearable. Agony: Experiencing the full darkness of sin, taking ours unto Himself, the sinless One. Invocation: Praying–“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (Luke 23:34) Torture: Struggling to breathe, nail-pierced, thorn-pierced, suspended by nails through flesh. Human: Knowing our mortality through suffering, betrayal, despair, loneliness, death. Fortitude: Enduring to complete His Father’s Will for Him—and for us. Unbroken: Completing all promises, His body whole, His purpose fulfilled: “It is finished.” (John 19:30) Living: Appearing to the women, the disciples, to many; an empty tomb remaining; the Son ascending to the Father.

Jesus, the Faithful One, gave up His throne to live as one of us. He sacrificed His life, so we could live as one of His.

We must be the faithful ones, remembering the saving grace of our God and the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

(1 Corinthians 10:16-20) 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.

(I Corinthians 11: 23-26) 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death . . . UNTIL HE COMES.

Until He comes, we must be faithful.

(Sharon G Tate blog 04/05/15)

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