“For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son so that whosoever believe in Him will not perish but have life eternal.” (Jn. 3:16)
The most sacrosanct historical event and doctrine of truth honoured by faithful Christians worldwide is the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ. Each year as Good Friday approaches, a vision of the Crucifixion shown many years ago resurfaces with remembrances. Of all the visions shown, this is one that I hold the dearest to my heart. It brings memories of GOD’s extreme and unfathomable Love for fallen humanity. And knowledge that on Golgotha, Satan was finally defeated. It began with a concealed and unique plan that had been orchestrated and spearheaded by the Lord Himself ages before. A divine plan that originated in the garden many generations earlier, wending its way from Adam through the Hebraic Age to His advent amongst a chosen people over two thousand years ago. When Jesus advocated forgiving offenders 70 x 7 times, He was referring – on a higher note – to this long-time concealed yet prophetic plan of redemption and of forgiveness which finally and ultimately culminated with His selfless Sacrifice. Jesus paid a high price to succour us from entrapment under the authority and influence of the Son of Perdition. It was recently recognized that this vision was shown to be shared as a testimony.
I am suddenly being shown an aerial view of the Crucifixion scene; it was different from anything else I had seen in pictures and movies. It was dark and I was aware that people had lit small fires here and there on a flat ground. And it was by the glow, the light, of these amber-flickering fires that I saw Jesus. The bottom of the Cross on which He hung stood maybe only about 2 feet up from above the ground. Our dear Lord had His arms over and around the horizonal bars, not straight out. His head hung down towards his chest and veered to the left a little. His long hair dangled and fully covered His face. Jesus, at this point, had lost conscousness. I was so struck by His humanity. This mighty and holy Son of GOD hung on that Cross as a man! A man who felt all the pain associated with a human body. And yet so, so, much more because he bore humanity’s mental, physical and spiritual burdens on that Cross. No written words can really make this scene justice. Behind Jesus and not too far in the distance was a huge wall of rock, it could have been an escarpment, I am not sure. I could not see the whole of it because I was too close to Jesus to peripherally see any further. The vision lingered a little and then faded.
Golgotha means skull. On that fateful and prophetic day, Jesus’ Cross crushed the summit of Golgotha and Satan’s skull; dethroning him from all authority. The life of the blood that flowed from Jesus’ veins and down to mount Golgotha – also symbolic of the lost one’s kingdom – had the power to release lost souls who had been held captive under the son of perdition’s authority. The head of the Adamic serpent had been crushed and the supreme Head of the Church and of the New Kingdom took His place of authority. Praise the Lord.
Years ago, I also heard the following Words of Knowledge. “Two Drops On the Cross.” This symbolized that with the blood, water also flowed from our Lord’s side. In His death, Jesus released the waters of the precious Holy Spirit. I am hearing “gift”. And what a gift! A gift that deserves the utmost honor and respect.
Because of Jesus’ Sacrifice, repentant sinners receive forgiveness. Because of His Sacrifice, repentant sinners become justified, sanctified and will ultimately be glorified. There is no one else on earth, below earth or above the earth, empowered to forgive and give Life – and life eternal – to the Lost. Jesus’ sacrifice was the final blow that defeated Satan, it was the final nail in death’s coffin!
I pray that this testimony blesses you as we approach Good Friday and Easter Sunday as much as it has humbled and blessed me for many years. And even more now, many years later. Thank you GOD. Thank you Lord God Jesus. Thank you to infinitum!
“Oh Death where is your sting? O Hades where is your victory? The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15:55-58)
Keep the Faith in the Lord’s Finished Works, Suzanne