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September
8
2019

Total Trust

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to totally trust someone else for the safety of your life? If you have ever had surgery, flown in a plane and were not the pilot you have entrusted someone else with the safety of your life.  Please read Matthew 27:45-56.  Jesus has humbled himself and entrusted himself to his Father’s will concerning the plan of salvation for humanity.  As you read Matthew 1:21 the angel told Mary that his name shall be Jesus because he will save his people from their sins. As Jesus was on the cross, he endured the temptation to save himself.  If he had saved himself, we who have placed our faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation would still be in our sins today with no hope. Jesus’ fellowship with the Father and the Holy Spirit has never been broken until the darkness covered the land from noon until three o’clock that day.  God the Father placed on God the Son the sins of the world from Adam and Eve all the way to the very last person to be born at the end of time.  When God the Father placed all of the sins of the world on Jesus Christ (God the Son), the fellowship was broken.  Jesus died and tasted death for us all that day.  He was forsaken by the Father, as the darkness covered the land.  You may recall the three days of darkness that covered the land of Egypt while the land of Goshen had light.  That darkness was a darkness that could be felt.  The Lord prophesied through Amos the prophet: “And on that day,” declares the LORD God, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.” (Amos 8:9) Jesus humbled himself to the point of death, even death on the cross so that you and I could have God righteousness.  Job’s trust in the Lord is this: “Even if He kills me, I will hope in Him.” (Job 13:15 HCSB) Jesus trusted his Father this way.  When it was time, He cried out asking why God had forsaken him.  Even though someone was merciful to want to give him some sour wine to drink, others standing by said no. Unbelief has a high cost.  Jesus say’s the most important words ever recorded for us who are trusting in him alone for salvation: “It is finished!” (John 19:30) Jesus had completed the assignment that he was given.  He paid for our sin in full.  When Jesus yielded up his spirit to the Father, the temple curtain in the temple was torn into from top to bottom, the earth shook, the rocks were split into, the graves were open and a Roman soldier testified that Jesus, the King of the Jews was the Son of God!  The women who supported Jesus’ ministry also testified to his death.  Jesus totally trusted his Father’s plan for his life; will you totally trust Jesus with your life?

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