iCare Community Magazine
3 Hours of Darkness Upon The Earth
From the Editor, Angel Chavez
Easter is not just a time to remember and venerate. But it is an invitation to come up higher, because of the resurrection.
By knowing what happened during these three hours of darkness, it will elevate us to live and walk in the spirit by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Did you know that every human being participated in these 3 hours of darkness? If we meditate with an open heart about it and understand it, then we will be able to walk in the resurrection realm or walk in the spirit as The Bible commands.
“Now when the sixth hour had come (12PM), there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour (3PM)”. Mark 15:33
And every person that ever live, from Adam and Eve till the last person to be born on planet earth were there.
You may be thinking I did not exist at that time, but God says that He knew us from before the foundation of the world.
However, it is not about what we personally have done, but it is all about what a sovereign God who, in His Infinity wisdom, mercy and compassion has done for us.
Everyone in its own date of birth entered the natural realm only to do the following:
“All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way,…” Isaiah 53.6
SO, WHY WE WERE ALL AT THE CROSS? AND DOING WHAT? IT WAS REQUIRED THAT ALL THE SIN OF THE WORLD BE TAKEN AWAY AND WE HUMANS ARE THE CONTAINERS OF SIN.
SO, WE WERE PICKED UP AND POURED ON JESUS AT THE CROSS.
“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53
“...and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.” Hebrews 2:17
AND, WHEN THE LAST MAN TO BE BORN ON EARTH, WAS PLACED ON JESUS, ABOUT THE NINE HOUR, JESUS SAID IT IS FINISH.
“Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46
JESUS BY TAKEN OUR PLACE BECAME SIN FOR US [NOT A SINNER]: AND WE BECAME RIGHTEOUSS IN JESUS. OUR SIN FOR HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS! THAT IS GOD’S MERCY ON US.
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2Cor 5:20-21
FATHER AND SON WERE IN AGONY BECAUSE OF US AND DIVINE JUSTICE TOOK PLACE FOR ALL ETERNITY.
YES, WE WERE THERE, CRUCIFIED, DEAD AND BURIED WITH JESUS (I assume we were under divine anesthesia-Thanks to God):
“For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, …”. Romans 6:5-6
OUR OLD SELVES FULL OF SIN IS STILL BURIED AFTER HANGING ON THE CROSSWITH JESUS. BECAUSE GOD THE FATHER, WHEN HE RESURECTED JESUS BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, DID NOT RESURECT THE OLD SELF, BUT GAVE US A NEW SELF IN CHRIST JESUS. NOW WE ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, AND HE, JESUS, IS OUR WISDOM, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, OUR SANCTIFICATION, AND OUR REDEMPTION. WE CARRY JESUS RESURECTED NATURE IN OUR NEW SELF! ALL GLORY BE TO GOD AND OUR LORD JESUS!
OUR OLD SELF WAS LIKE AN OLD CAR FUNTIONING WITH GASOLINE, BUT OUR NEW SELF IN CHRIST JESUS IS LIKE A CAR FUNTIONING WITH HEAVENLY ELECTRICITY. OR THE OLD SELF WAS FUNTIONING BY THE LAW OF SIN AND DEAD AND OUR NEW SELF THRIVING IN THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE!
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2”
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you”. Romans 8:
If we are not able to see our old self dead in the cross, then we find ourselves striving to produce fruits of righteousness, only to find out ourselves frustrated or with fruits of self-righteousness through the flesh and not in Jesus. We become religious mannered instead of living and walking in the spirit as we are commanded to.
It all starts here, by doing this Prayer:
Lord, I do believe that Jesus of Nazareth took my place in the Cross. Lord, I am sorry for all my sins against you and against my own life, please forgive me. I believe Jesus was raised on the third day for my justification. Jesus, I receive you as my Lord and Savior. Your Holy blood cleanses me right now and God gives me a new heart and eternal life. Now my name is written in the book of life, guaranteed by the following written law: “That if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” Romans 10:9-10
If you made this prayer, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to share your joy and send you material for balanced growth in the grace of the Lord.
Also, send this letter to anyone you know as a testimony of your faith.