LET’S SHOUT THE GOOD NEWS


LET’S SHOUT THE GOOD NEWS

Matthew 27:45-46 (NKJV) 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?”

When Jesus was on the cross, in God’s eyes, the whole world was on that cross also.  The sin of Adam was laid upon Jesus, and He became sin for us.  Some people have a hard time receiving this, but look at what it says in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”  Jesus, Who knew no sin, (He never sinned once in His 30 plus years upon this earth) became the sin sacrifice for all of us.  This gift that God gave us is so powerful that if a person chooses not to accept it, it will separate them from God for all eternity.  At the moment that Jesus cried out these heart-wrenching words, all of creation shut down.  The world got darkened as they saw the Son of God die on that cross.

At that very moment when Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” Jesus became my sin substitute.  He took all of my sin, my shame, my hell; He took everything, once and for all, and placed it upon Himself.  Or, we can say that God put it all on Him for us.

Jesus became the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.  He became the curse, so that I do not have to be cursed in life.  He became sin, so I do not have to live in sin.  He became fear, so that I do not have to live in torment.  He became sickness, so that I can be healed.  He became the second Adam, so that I can become a son of God!

This is so amazing that we need to shout it to the whole world!  “World, God loves you and forgives you!”  He forgave me, and I know that He will do the same for anyone that will receive it.  So let us go out and share the good news, the Gospel, and give to others what God has given to us.

CONFESSION:  Today, I have good news!  Jesus took all my bad, so I can have all His good.  Today, because of what Jesus did on the cross, I am forgiven and I am set free!

Today’s Bible Reading

Joshua 9:3 – 10:43

Luke 16:19 – 17:10?

Psalms 83

Proverbs 13:4

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Deuteronomy 21, Deuteronomy 22

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Luke 16:1-18

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 9:13-18

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Deuteronomy 21, Deuteronomy 22

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Luke 16:1-18

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 9:13-18