“And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, He said unto His disciples, Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not:…” Luke 9:43-45.
The Son of Man, Jesus Christ, was calling His disciples back to the mission at hand. He was calling them back to the work to be done when He said “Let these sayings sink down into your ears…”. The Lord was reminding them of the Sacrifice to be made of His body when He said “the Son of Man shall be delivered into the hands of men.”
Today the Lord is reminding us of our Great Commission to “Go ye therefore and teach all nations…” Matthew 28:19. The Lord is calling us back to the Cross to preach His Gospel. Jesus wasn’t delivered to man to add man’s portion to His Sacrifice, He was delivered to man for the complete atonement of sin for us. In other words, we can’t add the Gospel of Jesus and Him Crucified to our current program but we repent of our current “program” and be determined to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. It’s not about what we do when we sin but about where we go when we sin…to the Cross of Jesus and His Finished work. It is there, at the Cross, where sin was defeated. There is deliverance of the bondage of religion. His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matt. 11:30)…go back to the mission at hand, preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified and the captives will be set free. – Donna Clark Warren