HE DIED SO WE COULD LIVE!
But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. —Hebrews 10:9
Jesus tasted death for me and you and for every person on this planet. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world” (I John 2:2). He “who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (II Corinthians 5:21). “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit” (John 19:30). He was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 1:4).
This is truly astounding as we consider “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” II Corinthians 8:9). Rich! We who follow Jesus “are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17). One day we will hear, “enter into the joy of your Lord” (Matthew 25:23). Oh, what a glorious day that will be! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXp6xcY5IqU&list=RDVXp6xcY5IqU&index=1
Yes, through Jesus “a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body” (Hebrews 10:20). So “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:23-25).
Yes, Jesus tasted death for me, you and every man. Those of us who have called on His Name (Romans 10:13) will be with Jesus forever in glory. That is our future and let us keep that in mind as we “run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2). We are so blessed! Now, let us be a blessing to others.
Dear Father, thank You for all You have done for us through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Thank You for the great future You have given us. It is so marvelous and I look so forward to being there. Even so come Lord Jesus!