Good Friday and Easter commemorate the “price Jesus paid” to establish the Great Salvation. What was the “price” Jesus paid?
Paradoxically, on the cross, Jesus’ priceless, resolute obedience completes the Great Commandment in his body of flesh that perfected faith, hope, love, and reason under the most egregious conditions designed by the powers of darkness to prove that he was a fraud–not both the Son of man & the Son of God–the Supreme Judge of the world!-Mk 12:29-31, Jn 6:51, Job 2:4-5, Jn 8:28-29, 10:17-18, 12:27-33, I Cor 13:7
By asking the ultimate question on Golgotha, Jesus pioneered and perfected the life imparted to every repentant sinner that constitutes the ransom acceptable to God.-Mt 27:45-46, Jn 19:30, Lk 23:46, Mt 20:26-28
Unlike the Passover lambs without blemish the Jews offered in Egypt effecting the Exodus, Jesus is the Passover Lamb from the inside out as his “… appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance and his form beyond that of the sons of men–when his proliferating holiness effects the Exodus from death by enduring the horrific hostility of sinners against himself.” -Ex 12:21-36, Is 52:13-14, Heb 2:14-15
Furthermore, Jesus saved the world, sustaining the universe to this very moment.-I Jn 4:14-18, Heb 1:1-4, Jn 5:17-20, 22-27, 17:19,26
As the first priest from the tribe of Judah, Jesus fulfilled Gen 49:10-11 to wit, “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.-Heb 7:14-15, Jn 15:14-15, Ps 23:4-6, Phil 2:1-11
Thus time is fulfilled in God’s “Paradigm and Crucible” of Freedom” by the testimony of Jesus that upbuilds, encourages, and consoles.-Mk 1:15, Rev 19:10, I Cor 14:3
William M. Yavelak