Luke 23:45-46 New International Version (NIV) 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”[a] When he had said this, he breathed his last.
And with this said…it was finished. Every good a perfect work that the Lord had spoken was finished. When the temple was torn in two and Jesus called out to his Father as he breathe his last, it was done.
But what did this mean? Did this mean all persecution and injustice would simply go away? Did this mean believers in Christ would no longer be subjected to difficult times?
It means that our obligation to atone for our sins was over, it means Christ took on all of our persecution, injustice and difficult times. When the temple was torn in two that was a representation of freedom, no longer do we have to worship God from a distance, no longer are we only allowed in the outer court and no longer are we obligated to sacrifice an animal for forgiveness. All we are required to do is accept His love and walk in the beauty of it.
To experience true freedom in Christ, simply invite Him into your life; read the following passage and recite the prayer.
The following is taken from All about God.com
Receiving Jesus is a matter of truly asking Him to come into your life, to
forgive your sins, and to become your Lord and Savior. It’s not merely an
intellectual undertaking, but rather, an act of sincere faith and heart-felt
If you want to receive Jesus now, and accept His gift of
salvation, it’s a matter of believing in Jesus Christ, repenting of your sins,
and turning the rest of your life over to Him. This is not a ritual based on
specific words, but rather, a prayerful guideline for your sincere step of
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have
separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my
past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again.
I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the
dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my
life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy
Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In
Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”