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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jesus Our Sacrifice

Jesus Our Sacrifice‏

Dear beloved: Jesus stood up in the synagogue in Nazareth, and the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book, and found the place where it was written, (Luke 4:18), "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, v19, To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord." v20 And He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed upon Him. v21 And He began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

As we enter this season of celebration of the resurrection of our precious Lord and Savior, we see that  fulfillment of the above scripture was accomplished on the cross of Calvary. When Jesus poured out His spotless, sinless blood for us on the cross, He cried out in agony, " It is finished!" And He bowed His head, and gave up His spirit. (John 19:30) Because of His sacrifice, we now have the opportunity to tap into that anointing for ourselves, the same anointing that God poured out on His Son. Paul declared in Galatians 2;20, "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me." Christ delivered Himself up for every man, woman, and child on this earth! Rejoice in the fact that it is finished, that everything Jesus came to do He accomplished so that you and I could walk in victory.

God wants to declare over you this is the favorable year of the Lord. He wants you to be blessed and reap the harvest of your tears and your prayers. With Christ all things are possible! Speak blessings over yourself, your family, your work and finances, your leaders and your country, for then you will be agreeing with what God is speaking over them. Thank Him for the blessings even before you see them, for it is truly finished. May God bless you as you pray this day. In Christ, Jim

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