November 5, 2017
Don’t Look Away From the Son of God Part 3
This is the unbelievable act of salvation in the Lord Jesus, here is the moment where He takes the entire sin of the world upon himself. Everything is now poured out upon Jesus, every wicked thought, every wicked deed put upon Jesus Christ, and we are in front row seats this morning to observe this act of love that we don’t have any words for. Don’t look away this morning don’t look away from this divine gift that has been given to us.
Don’t look away from the way that God brings everything to pass, Don’t look away from the way that God has planned this salvation from the beginning of the world.
Don’t look away from God today, look towards Him as you hear these Words of Scripture. See the mocking, and hear Jesus cry out to God, asking why He has been forsaken. The sin of the world has been placed upon the Son, the judgement of the world has been put upon Jesus, and the ridicule of the world has landed on the Lord.
Don’t look away today from the freedom that Jesus’ pain and suffering gives to us when our hearts are changed.
Don’t look away today from the Words of the Old Testament that prophecy about Jesus on the cross. Today these words resonate loudly with us as they give us the ultimate picture of love. Listen to the words of God, speaking to us today from the Psalms:
Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation! (Ps. 27:9)
The earth trembles as Jesus breathes His last breath, the curtain of the Temple is torn in two from top to bottom, now the separation between us and God has been removed because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Now the darkness spreads throughout Israel, darkness has always meant separation from God and now the people of Israel experience this up close and personal. At 3 in the afternoon the priests in the Temple begin to slaughter the lambs that have been made ready for sacrifice, to atone for the sins of the nation on Passover, but the better spotless lamb has already sacrificed His life on a hill outside Jerusalem, crucified between two thieves! Jesus the Lamb of God has given his life for you, don’t look away from that fact this morning, keep staring at this wonderful gift of love and mercy!