“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:13‭-‬15

You can tell a lot about a person by the way he dies. The way Jesus marched to the Cross to die left no doubt, no surprise, no hesitation and no faltering: He came to the earth for that very reason, to save mankind from sin and restore us to God’s presence that we may enjoy intimate fellowship with God, our Creator.

By His death, Jesus had paid the ransom for your soul, spirit and body. You are now saved from sin, delivered from the sinful nature, rescued from the kingdom of Satan and brought into the Kingdom of God where Jesus is the King.

By His death, you have been forgiven, justified, reconciled and restored to live in God’s presence. By His death, He has redeemed you from every curse, cancelled and destroyed all records that contained all your indebtedness and all the punishments you are to suffer for your failure to follow rules and regulations.

By His death, He stripped the spiritual rulers and powers of their authority over and against you. By His death, He won the victory for you over sin, the sinful nature in you, Satan and his cohorts, and He has disgraced them publicly to prove to them that they cannot have dominion over you any longer. These are your GAINS from His PAIN and the reason the Friday He died was GOOD for you.

Therefore, rise and celebrate His death that brought us victorious living in this world over sins, the flesh, the godless world system, Satan and death. He has also given us the living hope by His death to live eternally in the Kingdom of God. JESUS HAS PAID IT ALL, IN FULL AND AT ONE MOMENT.
Happy Easter!

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola