READ – Matthew 27:45-54
Jesus’ divinity was confirmed by miraculous signs and wonders that took place at his crucifixion.
For three hours, the sun refused to shine. The Passover took place during a full moon so this could not have been accounted for by an eclipse. It was the heart of the day, so there must have been something that blocked out the sun. Was it a storm of some kind? Whatever it was, God expressed his displeasure by blotting out the sun
The curtain in the temple split in two, from top to bottom. The curtain that separated the Most Holy Place from the rest of the temple signified the limited ability one had to connect with God. This room was accessible by only one person: the high priest, once each year: the Day of Atonement. God destroyed this barrier demonstrating that Jesus’ death created an all-access pass to God.
The earth shuddered. It was by the spoken word of Jesus that the earth was created. (John 1:3) and now the creation was crying out at the death of the creator.
Godly men and women who had died were resurrected and made their way into Jerusalem. Jesus’ death on the cross was the beginning of the end for death; it was defeated in Jesus’ triumph on the cross.
The immediate result of these events? A roman centurion professed his belief that Jesus was the Son of God.
That is who you have access to. “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” (Romans 8:11)