Every year at the Passover time the governor would free one person from the prison. He would free any person the people wanted him to free. At that time, there was a man named Barabbas in prison. He was in prison with the rebels. These rebels were guilty of murder during a riot. The people came to Pilate and asked him to free a prisoner like he always did.
— Mark 15:6-8 ERV (Read Full Text)
Jesus’ ministry was all about release—release from the power of death, release from the power of disease, release from the power of the devil, release… We shouldn’t find it surprising that as Jesus’ death sentence approaches, the issue of release is front and center on people’s minds. The Cross is about release—our release at the cost of Jesus’ freedom, Jesus’ comfort, and Jesus’ life.
For my freedom, dear Father in heaven, I thank you. I know my freedom from the power of sin and death came at such a great price. I know that in many ways, I am Barabbas—deserving punishment but granted freedom because of your Son. Thank you. In Jesus’ name I praise you. Amen.
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Reposted by: To Live Like Jesus Clothing Ministry on November 26, 2016