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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SWEATING IT



Sweating It
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My list is too long to be written out but I have had many “Sweating It,” moments during my days.

They have been interjected into every phase of my life. Those of being guilty, and then being caught stand out in my memory. It goes way back to my earliest times.

As a kid I got nailed often. It seemed like I couldn’t get away with anything.

This malady occurs in everyone’s life, husbands and wives are afraid they will get caught for doing something they shouldn't have. It can happen to everyone at any age.

There was a time when Jesus was “Sweating It” "And being more in agony, He prayed more earnestly; and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground" -- Luke 22:24

As he approached the time of his death he prayed; "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done."

And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground. This was the final acceptance of his fate, to die for the sins of the world.

The why of this moment and the dread of it was known only to Christ. But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.  He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross 1 Peter 2:24.

Jesus was to pay the penalty for ALL the sins everyone had ever committed. The magnitude of this is unimaginable for when you try to think of all the rapes, murders, abuse, every form of vile wickedness and sin was to be paid for by Christ - - it is overwhelming, and so it was in the garden where he was praying.

His sacrifice brought forth redemption for everyone - - and yet most reject it.

Unfortunately in the end time when Everyman is to be judged there will be many who will be “Sweating It” for their penalty is drawing nigh.


This post is linked with Joan at Grace Café, please visit there for many good words: http://www.reflectionsofhisgrace.com/  

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