How is His painful treatment and death on the Cross in the 1st Century linked with our own lives?
A lot of unbelievers disregard our Messiah's Sacrifice. An atheist once told me: "His Sacrifice doesn't touch me at all...nobody told Him to give His life." Little did this person know about our Father's plan of Salvation.
Yeshua's Sacrifice is indeed a BIG thing. Do not belittle our Messiah's Passion, because all He did, He did it out of pure love, for each and every one of you.
Although I'd agree with many Messianic brothers and sisters that Easter is intertwined with many pagan traditions, I would like to use the time given for a in depth reflection on our Messiah offering His life for us. I know for sure that our Messiah's Passion is intimately linked with Passover.
What I am also aware of, because Yeshua revealed it to me last year, during a night vision, is that the matsa (unleavened bread of the Hebrews) represents His bruised body. After the deliverance of the Hebrews, the ultimate liberation comes from the Messiah of Israel.
My friends, I am not going to enter into debates about the day of His crucifixion and the way He was crucified. I am not savvy enough to verify all these hypotheses. Some Messianic blogger did an in depth study of the week of Crucifixion, so you can check his arguments. The following website also offers some valuable argumentation about the events related with Yeshua's crucifixion.
Honestly, rather than debating about the very day of His crucifixion and how He was crucified ( an X shaped cross, an Y shaped one, a tree or whatever else), matters less.
What is important is WHY Yeshua gave His life for us: Yeshua sacrificed His life for us, because He took our punishment for sin.
We truly deserved death penalty for it, but Yeshua, in His immense goodness, died for us all, so we could access Salvation and eternal life.
One should always think of His passion respectfully, because what Yeshua did for us is the highest expression of love.
"Do this in remembrance of Me"
And He took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave to them, saying, "This is My body, given for you: do this in remembrance of Me" Luke 22:19
Every year I do set a day apart to commemorate Yeshua's Sacrifice.
Remembering Him should be done in a solemn way, with much devotion. It is good to use unleavened bread, because leaven is much linked with sin. I don't drink wine, so I am filling my cup with grape juice. I am asking our Lord to bless both elements that represent His Passion.
Remembering Yeshua is announcing Him until He returns. Beware, our Messiah is returning soon!
Let us do our best to spread the Good News worldwide.
The meaning of Yeshua's Suffering
Our Messiah is the purest person I ever had the chance to meet. There is only goodness, light and purity in Yeshua. Be sure that one must have had so much love in their heart to undergo what Yeshua underwent during the painful moment of His Passion.
"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed;" Isaiah 53:5
First of all consider that Yeshua our Messiah is sinless.
He is totally obedient to our Father's will and is literally being butchered like a lamb.
Yeshua's abuse was physical and mental. All the torture that preceded his crucifixion was very painful, in all senses of the term. Yeshua explored the very depths of darkness for us.
He did it for you who are reading this post, so He would be able to help you and to console you in your darkest moments.
A meaning of healing arises from the verse of Isaiah 53:5. Yeshua our Savior loved you that much that He carried all your illnesses while dying on the Cross.
Yeshua can heal you from all your diseases. Call upon His mighty Name!
Take a minute to reflect about our Lord's infinite goodness. Let Him free you from hatred and all form of illness, whether physical or mental.
Raise your eyes to the Cross and ask Him for forgiveness. Let His precious blood wash you and purify you from all evil.
Whoever you are, no matter where you are standing now, take a moment to think about Yeshua's life and Sacrifice.
Take a minute to thank Him.
Death has no power on Him
Some unbelievers pretend that followers of Yeshua are into a "death cult".
Their allegations could only be true of Yeshua had lived and died from His horrible treatment, leaving His disciples in hopelessness. But Yeshua is RISEN. Our Lord is alive. Death has no power on Him.
Yeshua rose from the dead after 3 days and He is giving eternal life to anybody who accepts Him as Lord and Savior.
Yeshua loves you all. Will you grab His hand and accept Him as your friend?
Please do it, while His mercy lasts.
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