Holiness: He Died for Me
Imagine you are walking in the park and, suddenly, someone comes at you with a gun pointed at your heart. You see him pull the trigger, but right as he shoots, someone else jumps between and catches the bullet that was meant for you.
How would you feel toward that person that just saved your life? Would you be thankful for the rest of your life for that person? Would you remember what he did for you? Would you tell others about this person?
While it is safe to say that we would be most grateful for someone saving our physical lives, how much more so would we be grateful for someone who saved our souls? There is someone who caught a much more important “bullet” on our behalf, an eternal bullet that can kill both the body and the soul.
“Surely he hath borne our grief’s, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
How much more are we to be grateful for our Messiah for standing in the gap for us, and catching that bullet on our behalf?
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2Cor. 5:21
For those of us who are followers of the Messiah, during this season of reflection, let us reflect upon the one who caught the bullet for us eternally, and let us live the kind of life that will reflect His Holiness so others will see His light shine in and through us, thus being drawn to Him.
For those who are reading this and are yet to receive the eternal atonement of our Messiah, I would encourage you to ask God to reveal the truth to you, and to accept that Yeshua the promised Messiah of Israel paid the price for you; he caught the “bullet” in order that you will have eternal life in Him.
During this time that the Jewish people around the world are fasting (Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement) and repenting of their sins, let us pray that the day of which the prophet Zechariah wrote will come to be:
“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look unto me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourned for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born.” Zech. 12:10
He alone has provided a way to Him through the “Capara” atonement; the only way to enter the presence of God and His Holiness is through faith in Yeshua, the Lamb that was slain on our behalf. He took it upon himself so that we would not have to. Let us now live for Him for died for us!
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