Thank you "Maid of Heart/Histiara"(your blog blessed me) for reminding me that Jesus paid the ultimate price and no form of human striving and "flexing muscle" can pay the price again. Its relieving to know that its not by works lest I boast but GRACE....
I'm not particularly given to Easter celebrations but this period serves as a reminder to the finished work on Calvary. Easter assuredly ignites the reason we live and that reason is Christ but it's more than a Friday to Sunday in the month of April.
Jesus forgave all my sins and took them upon himself, covering me with His love. He is the gold and I am the wood--he blurs all my weaknesses with perfection- which is decked up into a beautiful piece of furniture all decked with purple, gold, and priestly(Kingly) apparel.
By the power of resurrection, Jesus gave me access to the Father, and I am alive with Him who forgave my sins once for all time and still forgives when I make silly mistakes. Anytime Satan strolls by to dig up my past or cook up lies to sway me again into bondage, I'm reminded that Jesus cancelled the record that contained the charges against me taking it and nailing it to Christ's cross.
When the devil rises like a flood, Jesus reminds me that He disarmed the evil authorities and rulers and made a public shame by victory over them on the cross. So I AM FREE no longer bound nor captive. By reason of the blood of Christ, I am brought near to God. I have peace with the Father and I am an heir to the throne with rights to the estate.
Now, I won't wait for another Easter to grab this truth or wait till then to read the accounts on the night of passover, his death and resurrection. I will always celebrate the cross daily because that's a sure symbol of my faith in Christ.
(References: Colossians 2:13-15;Ephesians 2:13)