Monday, March 31, 2014

Yahweh, Day 59



 

Day 59 Yahweh... Shalom... "It Is Finished!" 

Judges 6:24 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
“So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it Yahweh Shalom.”

The last words of our Master on Calvary are usually translated, "It is Finished."  That is a fair enough attempt yet leaves something missing somehow.

Christ of course spoke Aramaic ... or a variant of Hebrew if you will ... and the last words of Christ spoken on Calvary were not "words" at all ... He spoke one word ... Shalom ... meaning ... completed.

There really is not an English word to compare or carry the richness and power of the Hebrew ... Shalom.

For Christ on Calvary the utterance carried the completion of Yahweh's wrath ... the penalty paid in full ... Christ's mission on earth accomplished ... the law fulfilled ... redemption's price is paid ... to get some idea of the power of this single word cried out by our Messiah.

Shalom.

Intercessory Prayer:  Oh Lord Jesus!  You did what we could never do!  You paid the price in full … to the last jot and tittle of the law … completed … shalom.  We praise You … Yahweh Shalom!  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

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