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The Incredible Feat
As you, dear children are all aware that Easter has just come and gone, and that the Message of the cross must be preached to all Humanity, as this precious Gift of God, took from Adam; the beginning of the human race to approximately 33-34 AD to be fulfilled.
The cross, that poignant symbol of Salvation, hope, and Love; was God’s answer to saving a lost people that had so erroneously swayed from His Laws that He so loving gave them. The very first was Adam and Eve, who was given the authority to look after the "Garden of Eden" that he had so lovingly crafted by His thoughts and speech. Here they were; enclosed and protected by God from the others that were upon the land; and one of the outsiders commanded by the Devil, stole their chance to live forever in the presence of God, though Eve falling under the spell of the Tempter; thereby causing Adam to fall with her.
What a dilemma; what was the solution; how long did it take God to find the answer to saving his creation that He had so lovingly formed from the dust of the ground.
What could he do, that would free the sinner from His punishment of Death and bring back eternal life to his creation.
He needed a Sacrificial Lamb that would satisfy the requirements of the Law that He had laid down before Adam and Eve all those may years ago. For according to the Law, that was given to Adam and Eve and their children; for without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin. Heb 9:22.
This planning took many centuries to bring together, but by God’s great and mighty hand, that day came when His own Son in the guise of Flesh came to fulfill His Father’s promise; the freeing of the people from the curse of Death and sin.
Here this Lone man stood, born of a woman under the requirements of the Law, to fulfill His Father’s will, and not His own. A man who knew that He was to die for the people who knew him not. What a choice, He knew what would occur if He failed. The death of Humanity, forever. The extinguishing of all life; God’s creation. A place where the Devil would rule and reign, forever. An ever vicious cycle of Sin and Death.
Here he was, man’s only hope; the Chosen Lamb of God; to be sacrificed for the populace, and they knew it not.
Here He was, the promised Messiah of Israel; the Redeemer awaiting that day of execution. The Passover feast. A day where a lamb was sacrificed and the blood placed upon the door post to stay God’s anger. His Judgments.
The day had finally arrived; He was ready, prepared by the Spirit beforehand; accepting of His fate, He stood before Pontus Pilate, proud and erect. Then it came, the verdict. DEATH.
A proud yet humble man, stripped, spat at, slapped, whipped, and mocked; forced to carry a cross too heavy for Him to bare. Yet, bare it He did.
As he stumbled under the weight, another was called to carry that cross; and carry that cross He did.
Now the time had come; here He hung, with nails in palms and feet; where there was no rest upon His weary joints, the pain, the sun, the heat. Where the sand blew upon His wounded flesh, where there was no hope of relief.
And yet he still held Himself with dignity, upon that cross of Hate.
Yet Love held Him there, for the Love of God, His Father; and the Promise of Redemption for the Lost.
And them that hour came, that no man will forget; His cry of agony and despair “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? Matt 27:46
Then He surrendered to His destiny, to forsake earth’s bounds and sleep as was predestined 1000 years before His birth. Psalms 22.
There He lay within the Tomb, 3 days 3 nights to rest and sleep, until new life sprung within His flesh;
Now no bounds or chains could hold. For earth was no longer His Home, but God’s abode. He had won.
His blood now covered and protected the sheep from His Father’s wrath, and the Spirit of God could dwell once more within our Mortal flesh. Like days of old; he could look upon the children destined for salvation with Love, instead of Hate. For we all have sinned and fallen short of that Incredible Being; that He would want to dwell amongst us, is unbelievable.
Sing Praise to He, forever; the answer and the key. The Father above for the solution, and the son for the rescue.
Thank you, Dear Father above for your gift. The Lord Jesus Christ.
The crucifixion of the Lord.
The day had finally arrived, the Pharisees were prepared. The choice: To sacrifice one man, so they could continue to rule the Kingdom, that they had no rights to. They were of the Shelah-Judah-Canaan line.
The verdict: Guilty!!!
The victim: The Lord Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah.
The Players: The Sadducee, Pharisees, The Romans, The Jews, Caesar, Pontius Pilate, The Lord Jesus, and The disciples.
Here the Lord Jesus stood proudly in court as the verdict was declared.
1. A midnight court (An illegal Jewish Court)
2. Pontius Pilate scourging the Lord in the hope to appease the Jews.
3. The Jews were then given a choice to free one prisoner during the Passover Period. Who did they choose, Jesus the Christ or Jesus Barabbas the Murderer.
4. They shouted "Barabbas".
Matthew 27:24–25 reads:
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. 'I am innocent of this man’s blood,' he said. 'It is your responsibility!' All the people answered, 'His blood is on us and on our children!'
5. Upon this the people were given the Precious Lord, the one they denied.
6. They, the Jews pushed him; slowly he walked up that rough path with that rugged cross, drag he did, no pride did he show, yet someone saw his struggle and called Simon of Cyrene.
7. Golgotha arose and hung he did upon that cross. . The Jews mocked as he hung upon that cross, then one who hung with him also threw words at Him (Matt 27:32-56) "Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” Words after words came, then came “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.'"
8. Then the death of the Promised One was due and at "About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).
9. Then Jesus proudly gave up his life, for he had accomplished what has been assigned to do, including making sure his Mother was provided for and looked after.
Three days and nights passed by and all was fulfilled, the Lord Jesus returned. Dead no longer was he. No grave could hold him. No sin had he. Free to roam, the only one that was perfect that could reside upon the earth forever.
40 Days did he show himself, that he was real and not a ghost.
And then returned he home, that place of Heaven, where no man can go, unless one is made of Spirit.
But one day he will return as was promised. In like manner will he return, and he shall. Maybe now, tomorrow, next year, but he will return. During that time it will be a period of great apostasy, where almost no one will have faith, but because of His elect, the Israelites, he will cut the time short and will send his son back to take control.
So wait for that day, children and adults alike and pass on the word; you never know if it will be your generation or the next. Pass the word along and be prepared for his impeding return.
May it be soon.
Who was this Jesus
Well here goes, who was this person who was willing to give up his life for people who had rejected.
Within the Holy Bible there is not much written about this person who called himself the SON OF GOD.
So what does it say about the Precious Lord Jesus, this incredible gift from God, the Great Jehovah.
The Holy Bible declares that he was the very image of God Himself. He was also an exceptional man, and none could forget when he arrived or left. His standards and understanding of heavenly things stood him above all mankind.
And His grace and mercy ran deeper than any river, and God himself dwelt within; making him impossible to go unnoticed.
In the book of Isaiah and other parts of the bible are many verses that describe him, yet no Artist on earth has ever been able to render his likeness.
In Isaiah 53 it reveals that the Lord Jesus was described as a healthy plant that shot forth and that he was like a root out of dry ground”. And as he grew into a man of good report, he was strong in body and very wise, and he had God’s grace or favour bestowed upon him.
He looked like all the people around about him, he was a tall regal man, a balance between a God and a man; who was forth right in nature and spoke bluntly and not once did he lie.
His walk was perfection, he never did wrong. He followed those divinely written laws that were handed down by God himself, when he visited his people on Mt Sinai.
Regal was he, for he stood erect with pride that day when he was condemned. He stared intently ahead as the death knell struck. His Honour and dignity was unsurpassed, even with marks upon his bleeding back he did not complain.
He neither cried out when he was forced to drag that stake up upon that hill top of Golgotha.
Even in pain, duty was still a part of him. Even near death, hanging upon that stake, he made certain his Mother was cared for, before he gave up the Ghost and died.
His love and compassion for his people was a part of his nature, he worked long days, toiling, feeding, healing, and growing his people.
He was obedient to his Parents as well as the God of Heaven, never once deviating from one single instruction. His wisdom and education surpassed all humans upon the earth and was even willing to forego title, position, and riches to help God above.
Can we do the same and copy or even mimic him. Nah, it cannot even be possible.
He was a God yet his people came first, a Being from above, yet humble and caring