Tuesday, April 07 2020
THE PRAYER OF APPROPRIATION
He was pierced through for our transgressions. Isaiah 53:5
Jesus was literally nailed to a cross which in actuality might have been a tree. In any case it was the beginning of a cruel death carried out by brutal Roman soldiers. Because of our transgressions He was pierced through with nails, a violation of His covenant and a breaking of His commandments.
Think about all the people touched by His anointed hands, the many sick who were healed, the compassionate way He laid His hands on people and the powerful expression of His preaching and the casting out of legions of demons! I can imagine Him raising His hands toward Heaven and crying out, "Lazarus, come forth!" Volumes could be written about all the people who were touched by His hands.
After Jesus arose from the dead He appeared to the disciples and told them to look at His hands where He was pierced but Thomas wasn't there at the time, but came in later saying, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, I will not believe." Jesus then told him to put his finger into the print and so he believed!
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30,31
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin