Archive for January 1st, 2004

It is finished

Thursday, January 1st, 2004 at 6:29 pm

John 19:30 (KJV) When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Some people think when Jesus said it is finished that the way of salvation was complete. But if Jesus had not defeated death by rising from the dead, salvation would not be complete. John is the only one of the gospel writers who records the actual words of Jesus right before he died. All others just say that Jesus cried with a loud voice. John is also the only one who calls Jesus the lamb of God. When Jesus cried out “It is finished,” he was saying that his task of being the sacrifice for sin, the lamb of God, was finished. Jesus still had the task of being the high priest of God.

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by gahammerle

Are you thirsty?

Thursday, January 1st, 2004 at 6:07 pm

In John 19:28, when Jesus was hanging on the cross, he said he thirsted.

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

In Luke 16:24, the rich man who died and went to hell cried out because he was thirsty.

And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

Thirst is part of the torment of hell – part of the punishment for sin. When Jesus was on the cross, he took all our sin upon himself and endured the punishment that we deserve.

2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV) For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Jesus also provided a way to relieve the thirst:

John 7:37-38 (KJV) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Revelation 22:17 (KJV) And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

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by gahammerle

Average life span

Thursday, January 1st, 2004 at 12:15 pm

Psalm 90:10 (KJV) The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Even with all of modern medicine, the average life span is still just over 70 years – the same as in Moses’ day.

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by gahammerle