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The ultimate goal of redemption is to make us worshipers. The Lord Jesus Christ said: “…True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” (John 4:23 ESV)

Worship, while difficult to define, is the result of being occupied with Christ – His person and work.

This weekly meditation is prepared by Dr. Sandy Higgins. Its purpose is to give believers truth to think about and develop in their own minds and hearts throughout the week. Ultimately, as the week progresses, daily worship will result in hearts full of adoration for the Lord Jesus on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) as believers gather to remember Him.

Dr. A.J. Higgins is the Editor of the Christian magazine, Truth and Tidings and is well known in many parts of the world for his relevant and clear Bible teaching. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Ruth.

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pramsay posted on December 07, 2009 15:49

Monday Meditation

From the desk of Dr. A.J. Higgins

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The Moment of His Death

“When he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.”

Matthew 27:50

The loud voice would have been unique for a man suspended on a cross, who normally would be dying from asphyxiation. But the Lord Jesus was never dying. It was not a process for Him. It was a decisive act of His will. Here in Matthew we are told that he “yielded up” His Spirit. The word which Matthew employs suggests a dignified sending away; it shows the total control the Lord Jesus had over His life. Men might do their worst seeking to take His life; but no man could take that life. When the moment came however, He willingly “sent it away.” The victim of Calvary was actually the victor; the captive the conqueror.

Questions to Consider:

1.  Look at the different word which Mark, Luke, and John all employ when the Lord Jesus “yielded up the ghost.” Notice how consistent it is with the theme of each Gospel.

2.  The sending away of His spirit also shows the moment and reality of His death. He did not lapse into unconsciousness; He did not swoon; He was not in shock. He died! Work completed. He would have had to know exactly when to dismiss His spirit, when the work was completed. Is this one reason, among many, why He did not drink the wine and gall?

3.  In what way was the committing of His spirit to God and the subsequent events concerning His body, an act of faith on the part of the Lord Jesus Christ?

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This weekly meditation is prepared by Dr. Sandy Higgins. Its purpose is to give believers truth to think about and develop in their own minds and hearts throughout the week. Ultimately, as the week progresses, daily worship will result in hearts full of adoration for the Lord Jesus on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) as believers gather to remember Him.

Print this off. Keep it nearby for the week. Jot down your thoughts and responses to each question. What other questions come to your mind as you meditate on this verse?

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