April 17, 2019 Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - EVERYTHING IS COMPLETE

April 17, 2019 Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - EVERYTHING IS COMPLETE



THE DAILY FOUNTAIN
DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019
(Wednesday of the Holy Week) 

TOPIC - EVERYTHING IS COMPLETE

READ: JOHN 19:12-30
12. From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, “If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar’s friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.”

13. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
14. Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”
15. But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!”
16. Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led Him away.
17. And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,
18. where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.
19. Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
20. Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
21. Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” ’ ”
22. Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”
23. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.
24. They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.” Therefore the soldiers did these things.
25. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26. When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!”
27. Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.
28. After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”
29. Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
30. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

THE MESSAGE:
Pilate was convinced of the innocence of Jesus and sought to release Him instead of yielding to the malice and envy of the people. But the Jews insisted! Pilate did not want to lose the favour of Caesar or be considered unfaithful, so he delivered Jesus into their hands. They took Jesus away and crucified Him. When He asked for water, they soaked a sponge in vinegar and gave Him. Jesus looked up to heaven and cried, It is finished. By this, Jesus is saying that His job of saving the world has been completed. His sacrifice was not only perfect but acceptable to God.

Sin has a devastating effect of separating us from God. Jesus had to deal with sin and restore our relationship with God so we can have hope of heaven. He died on the cross to get rid of the power of sin. By His death, He reconciled us to God, paid the price of sin in full cancelled all debts, procured complete peace, pardon and forgiveness for us. He has finished the task and nothing else needs to be done or added to what has been done. Salvation is complete. All that is needed of you is to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Have you believed? If not, you can do it today.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, Your death has given me hope of life forever. Help me to believe You with all my heart.
April 17, 2019 Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - EVERYTHING IS COMPLETE April 17, 2019 Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - EVERYTHING IS COMPLETE Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on April 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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