Holy Week: Friday

“He Himself partook of the same things (flesh and blood), that THROUGH DEATH He might DESTROY the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil”.  (Hebrews 2:14) Today is Good Friday.  Good because the Lord’s death on the cross was a GREAT VICTORY.  With spiritual eyes, we see through the injustice and cruelty of the crucifixion to the purpose of God.  “The cross was the devil’s great blunder.  By bringing Christ to the cross, he was defeating himself and bringing about his own ultimate doom.”  (Martin Lloyd-Jones)  The devil has no power over man except that man is estranged from God.  Once the price is paid, and the reconciliation affected, the false kingdom of the evil one crumbled.  Sometimes, Christians think of the Resurrection as the victory, the cross being  the sad and necessary preparation for the happy day to follow.  Not so.  The cross was the victory!  Today is GOOD Friday.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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