November 24, 2015

THANKSGIVING - ALL BECAUSE OF CALVARY



           THANKSGIVING…   “ALL BECAUSE OF CALVARY”

Psalm 26:6,7:
“I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O Lord: That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.”

“The altar of burnt offering (bronze altar) is commonly thought to be a type of the cross upon which Christ, our whole burnt offering (Lev. 1), offered Himself without blemish unto God (Heb. 9:14), the brass speaking of divine judgment as in the bronze serpent (Num. 21:9; John 3:14; 12:31-33).” – Unger’s Bible Dictionary

Encompassing the altar of Calvary, there are at least seven redemptive realities for which we may give THANKSGIVING:

1.   ACQUITTAL – Luke 23:34 “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

2.   ACCEPTANCE – Luke 23:43 “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

3.   AFFECTION – John 19:26,27  “When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.”

4.   ATONEMENT – Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

5.   ANQUISH – John 19:28 “After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.”

6.   ACCOMPLISHMENT – John 19:30  “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”

7.   ASSURANCE – Luke 23:46  “And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.”

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Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul,
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole;
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free.