Have you ever wondered what really was going on the day Jesus died? We know that both sin and Satan were defeated at the cross, but what did that look like from God’s perspective? Here’s a short summary from my book, Intercessor’s God’s End-time Vanguard: How to Pray Effectively For the Things That Matter Most.
On a lonely cross, Jesus took on the sins of the world so that in His death sin would also die. It was the only way that humanity could again become right before God (2 Corinthians 5:21). He who had cursed man with death now experienced it Himself (Galatians 3:13).
God the Father and God the Holy Spirit turned away from God the Son, who in His innocence became crucified Sin. In His holiness, God walked away from a cross. In His love, God the Son embraced the cross so that we might be ransomed (John 10:17, 18; Revelation 5:9).
As this innocent Lamb shed His blood, our sins became invalid in the courts of heaven. Neither could death hold Him in the grave, for sin and its death-curse were rendered powerless. He rose triumphant to proclaim freedom to all men who would accept His redeeming work (I Timothy 4:10).
Heaven rang with the declaration that sin and Satan no longer had legal authority over man, for the price of innocent blood had been eternally paid (Romans 6:6; Hebrews 2:14, 15). Throughout the universe the cry of victory rose as the Prince of Darkness and his forces were paraded in the Triumphant Procession of the King of Kings. Heaven and earth shook with the victory of the Cross (Colossians 2:15).
(From Intercessors, God’s End-Time Vanguard: How to Pray Effectively For the Things That Matter Most by Susan Gaddis)
I pray your Easter is seen from God’s perspective, and I hope it mirrors the Triumphant Procession of the King of Kings. May Jesus be ever present in your minds and hearts.
In Him together, Susan Gaddis