The Darkest of Deeds on that First Good Friday

A dark deed …

and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. (Acts 2:23.)

… led to calling this day Good Friday …

Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30.)

… when Jesus bowed his head in perfect obedience to the will of the Father …

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21.)

… to give us the guarantee of the Holy Spirit himself …

Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. (2 Corinthians 5:5.)

… and bring us to the Father even now, and for eternity:

Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:3-7.)

It is finished.

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4 Responses to The Darkest of Deeds on that First Good Friday

  1. Muff Potter says:

    It’s almost like clockwork in certain circles of the Christian cyber-world on the darkness and Earthquake which followed the death of our Lord on Good Friday. Some seem almost desperate to find a rational and ‘scientific’ explanation for what happened when Jesus breathed his last on Good Friday. Everything from solar eclipses to metaphorical embellishment has been bandied about.
    I doubt very seriously that it was a solar eclipse that caused the darkness on the day Messiah died. It is not possible for a solar eclipse to occur on Passover. Nor does the totality at a particular location along the apparent path of any solar eclipse last for as long as the time span spoken of in Scripture.
    I believe it was a supernatural event. The rock of the Earth’s crust cried out in horror and the fabric of reality as we know it began to unravel… light was the first to go… Their very Creator had been murdered…

  2. Pastor Bob says:

    A ‘peace march’ on this particular Friday a bystander commented that with these people saying what they are saying, he preferred ‘black Friday.’
    The day was profaned to him. but

    NOT to those who believed and knew what was to come!

    He is RISEN!
    He is Risen — INDEED!!

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