Good morning Father, Son and Holy Spirit. What a day that Jesus went all the WAY for us to be called sons and daughters of God. Father, You are so good and we are grateful unto You, receive all glory, all honour, adoration in Jesus Name.
Father, help us to be mindful of this day in our Christian race. Help us also to remember Calvary not as a seasonal celebration but as a way of life, so that we might not yield our members to sin, rather to live sacrificially as taught us by the Almighty God, Who gave His highest gift to mankind. May the BLOOD of Jesus shed on the cross not only remit our sins but also guide and protect us from the assaults of Satan in Jesus Name.
Beloved, ever heard of Calvary? What about the “Good Friday”? When the day got dark before night? Do you know about the transaction that went on that faithful day and the profit received on that singular transaction? Come and see for yourself what it meant to us, is it same with you? If not, write to us on what it meant to you. We will publish it on the comment column on our website. Please read further:
“The place which is called Calvary.” Luke 23:33
The hill of comfort is the hill of Calvary; the house of consolation is built with the wood of the cross; the temple of heavenly blessing is founded upon the riven rock—riven by the spear which pierced His side. No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like Calvary’s tragedy.
“Is it not strange, the darkest hour
That ever dawned on sinful earth,
Should touch the heart with softer power,
For comfort, than an angel’s mirth?
That to the Cross the mourner’s eye should turn,
Sooner than where the stars of Bethlehem burn?”
Light springs from the midday-midnight of Golgotha, and every herb of the field blooms sweetly beneath the shadow of the once accursed tree. In that place of thirst, grace hath dug a fountain which ever gusheth with waters pure as crystal, each drop capable of alleviating the woes of mankind. You who have had your seasons of conflict, will confess that it was not at Olivet that you ever found comfort, not on the hill of Sinai, nor on Tabor; but Gethsemane, Gabbatha, and Golgotha have been a means of comfort to you.
The bitter herbs of Gethsemane have often taken away the bitters of your life; the scourge of Gabbatha has often scourged away your cares, and the groans of Calvary yields us comfort rare and rich. We never should have known Christ’s love in all its heights and depths if He had not died; nor could we guess the Father’s deep affection if He had not given His Son to die.
The common mercies we enjoy all sing of love, just as the sea-shell, when we put it to our ears, whispers of the deep sea whence it came; but if we desire to hear the ocean itself, we must not look at every-day blessings, but at the transactions of the crucifixion. He who would know love, let him retire to Calvary and see the Man of sorrows die.
May it never be too late before you realize what you are missing by not being part of Calvary? There is no glory without the cross. If it happened to Jesus Christ (Phil 2:8-10), what makes you think it will be different for you? Brethren, may it never be too late for you to key into heaven’s vision for you. More below:
Then He came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The time has come. Look, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.”—Mark 14:41a
“It is enough!” How these words from the Master stung the disciples! They were given the opportunity to share a sacred moment with Jesus. They failed Him. This time, not even Peter had an answer for Jesus.
Jesus forgave them, and they went on to experience God working powerfully through their lives, but that unique moment with their Lord was lost. The angels had comforted the Savior on that lonely night as He prepared for the cross, not the disciples. Scripture indicates that the disciples later became diligent in prayer, but the memory of that night would remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Like the disciples, you receive unique opportunities to serve your Lord. There are times when Jesus will ask you to join Him as He is at work in the life of your friend, family, or coworker. If you are preoccupied with your own needs, you will miss the blessing of sharing in His divine activity.
God is gracious; He forgives, and He provides other opportunities. He will even use our failings to bring about good, but it is critical that we respond in obedience to every prompting from God. God does not need our obedience; He has legions of angels prepared to do His bidding when we fail Him. The loss is ours as we miss what God wants to do in our lives.
Respond immediately when God speaks to you. His will for you is perfect, and it leads to abundant life.
Beloved, what an awesome gift to mankind. Don’t miss out my beloved; just take a decision now and live to die no more!
Happy Easter from us @ overcomers-faith ministry int’l.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu