It’s Friday, and the Lord Jesus Christ has died on the cross of crucifixion, and at that moment something is revealed to the attending centurion.
Matthew 27:54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
God the Father has revealed to this Roman officer just what has happened and I believe his life was never the same again. It was his life changing moment, that moment he believed who Jesus was.
The same thing happens a little bit earlier with Simon Peter. Jesus is walking on the road with His friends and knowing all the rumours of who people are saying He is, asks His disciples. Matthew 16:16-17 “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
Two men one a friend one an enemy both being shown by the same Spirit who this man before them actually was.
As we celebrate this Easter and we think about Jesus’ death and resurrection I believe it is our job as bible believing Christians to ask that same question to unsaved friends and family and people in our community, ‘Who do you say He is?’ We have to be ready for whatever the reply is. Because they need to know our Jesus, and the truth that He brings, and that this truth will set them free. They need to know that this man was God who came and walked on this earth and died by being crucified on a cross to save us from our sins and yet three days later was risen again and He lives in us today by His Holy Spirit. People need to know this because it is a matter of life and death. We, Gods people need to tell them about Jesus Christ of Nazareth and all that He is to us, and what He has done for them. As there was with the centurion and Simon Peter there needs to be a revelation of just who Jesus is. Let’s get out there talk to people and see lives changed.
Wednesday 1st of April 2015
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