The day that changed everything.
Jesus died on the cross.
And for me.
There was no other way for the door to be opened for us to have relationship with God, but by the forgiveness of our own sin, through Christ’s payment on our behalf. And it was a day of miracles…
– “Darkness came over all the land.” (Matthew 27:25) From noon on Friday until 3 pm, the skies grew dark. It’s hard to imagine what the people were feeling when they saw this happen, but I would think that some became fearful, terrified, realizing what they’d done, and that Jesus was indeed who He said He was. This was a very real picture of both physical and spiritual darkness that occurs without belief in Christ. Even nature all around gave testimony of who Christ was and the grief of what was happening.
– At the very moment that Jesus breathed his last breath, the Temple veil that covered the entrance to the Holy of Holies, the actual dwelling place of God among the people, was torn in 2 from top to bottom. (Matthew 27:51) Sometimes in our minds, we picture a thin veil covering this entrance, but history records that the veil was actually about 60 feet tall and up to 4″ in thickness. The size of the veil would have made it impossible for any human to tear this in 2 pieces. This was a complete miracle from God’s hand, signifying that He had opened the door for us to come in and have relationship with Him. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice so the veil, or separation, was no longer needed. We can now enter His presence through Christ Himself.
– “The earth shook and the rocks split.” (Matthew 27:51) A huge earthquake shook the land right at the very time Christ died. The Bible says that at the exact time of Jesus’ death, the earth trembled. The whole earth cried out for the death of the Savior. God tells us in Luke 19:40, if we stay silent, even “the stones will cry out.”
– Graves opened up and the saints came out and after the resurrection they appeared to many people. (Matthew 27:52-53) Can you imagine what this looked like? The dead arose when Jesus died. God brought to life what was dead to fulfill His purposes. Again He reminds us that the final victory of Christ conquered death. He is Lord over all. He reigns victorious over sin and death!
– Lives were changed. Many began to realize who Jesus really was, the truth revealed, they could no longer deny it. Matthew 27:54 says, “When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, Surely he was the Son of God!” The realization sank deep. The Truth that had the power to change lives. To make all things new. To offer fresh starts, new beginnings, forgiveness, and purpose.
“If you confess with you mouth Jesus and Lord and believe in your heart God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Rom. 10:9
It’s that simple. Yet so profound. The most powerful story ever told…
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Cor. 9:15
Hi Debbie, What a beautiful post that honors our Lord. This is just what I needed for encouragement today. Thank you for this.
Great revelation on Jesus death and resurrection
Tina Elliott says
All Glory To Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ!!
MINH THAI says
Praise the Lord
Deborah Emmons says
Debbie, thank you very much for these Words. I’ve never heard the miracles explained like this. Understand more of what Christ death meant for me. I’m saved and this is jewels in my heart today.
God is awesome. I will continue to worship my saviour. I love you Jesus you’re the best thing that ever happened to me. I love you master
Our Lord Jesus has paid it all for us to have access to father through him. All glory to God, more GRACE sister Debbie
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I feel lonely part of the time, but not most of the time, because God Almighty has promised good to me, and HE has said He shall never forsake me or forget about me, because I belong to Him through HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR who died while we’re still sinners and who is redesigning our personalities to Match HIS Perfect Personality Psyche, that is the business HE is into and HE enjoys saving people from their own particular self-destruction of sin, both major and minor sins! We’re to think more about Eternity not less, because we’re spend more time in Paradise or Heaven on Earth as it is done where EL ROI, our Heavenly Father now lives with all of our Relatives and Friends and strangers and enemies alike! So Please do good to each one of them while you and I remain on this temporary wasteland wilderness, call the old Earth, because we are looking forward to The New Heavens and The New Earth! So Be it Jesus on April 17, 2022 Celebration Day, Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day for the Dead in Christ who are decaying in their graves to be raised first, then the living such as you my reader and I, Don Brewer shall be caught up with them along this environment in the atmosphere on Earth today! 13735 Polk Plaza #205
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Thank you for your beautiful message.
Brenda Jones says
Debbie, I have read your articles and blessed by the deep writings! I am going to read to my grown daughter the Psalms you shared with us. I love the Psalms…. they speak to my heart! Thank you.
A beautiful imagery that you gave us in showing that day that God/Jesus intersected our world in such a profound way! Unconditional love beyond comprehension.
Thank you for sharing the gift of writing that God has given you and the words that He places on your heart to speak to us. I am always touched when I read your posts. ❤ Katie
buck steele says
Thank you Debbie, your heart is seen in what you wrote, a heart transformed by the power of that day ! Would love to someday take you up on sitting down with a cup of coffee and sharing the stories of life with the One who made it all possibly. Keep up the spreading of the Story, Buck Steele
Marvina J Riddle says
Reading this aloud, but to myself alone has given me new hope, new peace, renewed in all respects. It was the scriptures and God’s promise that saves my soul and renews my spirit with God. I needed this on this Easter. Earlier I was crying. My son has just gone to prison. I’m at peace now.
Mary Anne says
Sorry about your son. May God give you the peace you need at this time. God bless and keep you.
Margaret Koileken says
Hi Debbie, thanks for sharing God’s words of encouragement. God wanted me to read this today and for us to be connected and share His powerful scripture. I was very low with alot of disappointments but God is faithful I feel strong and relieved. Iam only focusing and relying on Him in all circumstances.
Nicola Thomas says
Debbie it’s really a honour to come in contact with the these encouraging writing also inline with the powerful word from the bible that’s sooth the soul it brings tears to my eyes for these reminder to see how much god cares for us his children and a just word of encouragement to you continue the good job you been call to do may god bless you and your family continually amen
Linda Gehringer says
I’m so happy I came across your website Debbie! I’ve been reading a bunch of your articles tonight and I feel like you were speaking to me. The LORD has given you a gift of explaining HIS WORD and I’m encouraged to place my trust in the LORD for this emotional pain I have this night.
I have SUBSCRIBED to all your social media sites to glean off of your wisdom given to you (us) from our loving LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
Rachel Schmoyer says
God is so good! Thank you for the reminders at just how big of a deal Jesus’ death was. I am so thankful.
Susan Frost says
Praise God for your ministry! Love your writing & your sharing of His writing to us!
Thank you Debbie for the help you have given to me in Bible study, I would like if you can give me a short epilogue on Zaccheous, as I am leader in a prayer group and would like your, it is probably already on the web.
Thank you Debbie
Pray for us . We are refugees and need safe place.
God bless you
David Allan says
praise jesus for your ministry God is using you in a big way in my life am really encourage in my faith towards jesus christ continuing spreading love
Good article indeed
Romans 10:9 is misquoted. The post itself was very informative.
Amber Fegan says
I love how you point out how even creation cried out during these miraculous events. Being part of His creation, we join in with nature to honor and praise Him!
Carmen Brown says
Wow! Debbie, you reminded me of so much of the word today. It truly filled me up for this week as we are reminded of the resurrection. I am going to study on these throughout the week.
Joanna Teigen says
Thank you for painting a picture of the awesome power and love of our Jesus. He is risen–hallelujah!
Debbie, it is so easy to quickly read through the Easter story because we have read it so many times in the last. Thank you for breaking it down and reminding us of the awesome power that was displayed that day.
David Onyekakie says
God has used his word through you to relax my soul more grease to your elbows IJN Amen
Lawrence Burns says
I like the way you portray the truth. Lately I approach people in daily life and during conversation I ask if I may sat a prayer with them. No one gad refused. I would like to hand them something ti read to further plant A seed for Gods glory. May I use what you wrote here? Or do you have a sugestion?
Debbie thank God for your ministry and mistry about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Wow u have revealed who we are in Christ through his death thanks a lot.
Samaila kassim says
After reading every single post……..actually I’m speechless God has sent you this night to me down to in Nigeria and has given me a new hope and chance to live life once again thank you so much for I feel peace and calmness In my spirit soul and whole body system an I hope and pray for long life and prosperity for you and the family and will want to receive more of post like this God bless u…
I have a renewed mind and understanding after reading. It had never been explained like you explains it. Thank You
Beautifully written. Definitely the most powerful story ever told!
Vickie Munton says
Such a great reminder of God’s power and presence even in the darkest hour…
Becky Beresford says
Thank you Debbie, for this hope-giving piece! Our God is so much bigger than we think, and we forget all the miracles that happened at His death! So good!
Thank you for sharing these things. I love your posts! 🌻💕
I’ve always loved reading/hearing about the veil being ripped from top to bottom for some reason. 4 inches thick or not, climbing up 60 feet to rip a veil is an amazing feat all the same.
Oh my Jesus such wisdom and revelation about our creator. Am so overwhelmed about what Christ can deposite into your life, really it’s mistress from above thanks a lot. More great grace
terri Aguilar says
I want to Thank you Debbie you know I been going through a lot of depression.feeling lonely at a point of wanted to try to suicide .but I Prayed an Said to myself no I can’t do that to myself That’s not right in GODS EYES I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN AN COULDN’T SLEEP I FALL ASLEEP AT AROUND 6AM AN THIS MORNING I CAME ACROSS YOUR EMAIL AN I READ THE FIRST PORTION ABOUT DIFFICULT TIME FALLING ASLEEP AN UR NAME CAME OUT AN I SUBSCRIBED IT WITH MY EMAIL AND READ WORD PER WORD AN HOW AWESOME OUR LORD GOD.JESUS CHRIST IS TO US IM BLESSED TO BE ALIVE TODAY AN THANK U I WILL COUNTINUE TO READ YOUR READINGS GOD BLESS YOU I FEEL PEACE AN COMFORT.AMEN..
Gwanetta Revis says
Debbie, I bless the name of the Lord for how He is using you for his glory. May the God that we serve and praise continue to bless your mind, our soul, your heart and your writing. I too love writing what God gives me. May He continue to enlarge you every where you feet goes and continue to use you to cahnge the atmosphere, the world.
Laura Brautigam says
I want you to know what a GIFT it has been to come across your writings over the last few months while I waited for God’s deliverance from depression. This writing, in particular, brought such joy to my soul to know we have a Saviour for whom all of creation wept and cried out on that day. It helps me to really see what an awesome God we serve. Thank you for everything you write! May God continue to bless you with His riches in Christ.
At Jesus death,saints were resurrected,at the 2nd coming,saints will be resurrected and unbelievers will die.Daniel 12:2
This are awesome revelations. I love this. Indeed Jesus is Lord! No compromise!