Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving

In this time of thanks giving we need to remember who to be thankful for the most. In my opinion we should all be thankful for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I am especially thankful for these simple words, “…I have finished the work which though gavest me to do” (John 17:4).

The greatest note of triumph that ever sounded in the ears of this universe was sounded on Calvary, with Christ upon the Cross – “it is finished”. This is the last word in the Redemption of man.

Anything that belittles the holiness of God by a false view of the love of God is untrue to the revelation of God given by Jesus Christ. We must never allow the thought that Jesus Christ stands with us against God out of pity or compassion. Neither should we preach on forgiveness or that our Father loves us and will forgives us because He loves us. This would make the Cross unnecessary and the Redemption “much ado about nothing”. If God does forgive sin it is because of the Death of Christ. God could forgive men in no other way than by the death of His Son…Jesus. Jesus is exalted to be Savior because of His death. Christ has given himself, God has given himself…these simple words are quite possibly the most inspirational, the most desirable, and definitely the sweetest melody we can imagine…”it is finished

2 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Before the foundation of the world....the real agony was in the Garden when he had to set his will and make the decision that he would complete that for which he came. Oh no, it has nothing to do with pity!!!! It is all about God's love to restore us to himself.
Susan

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so glad that God's plan for the redemtion of man was completed with the death of His Son on the cross of Calvary for my sins and those of All in the world.
So, He said, "It is Finished." It was finished and now I need no church membership, baptism or any other good work to be saved. Jesus did it all for me on the cross. He paid the debt owed for my sins. Thank you Lord.

Thank you for this great post. connie from Texas