Sunday, April 12, 2009








CHRISTUS VICTOR

CHRIST the VICTOR!

UP!

UP!

UP!


from the grave*

HE+ arose!

With a MIGHTY TRIUMPH

over HIS+ foes!

HE+

arose a VICTOR

from the dark domain

and HE+ LIVES !

…forever…

With His+ Saints

to reign!

HE+ AROSE!

HE+ AROSE!

HalleluJAH,

CHRIST AROSE!!

…CHRIST being raised from the dead
dieth no more;
death hath no more dominion over HIM+.

For in that HE+ died,
HE+ died unto sin once:
but in that HE+ liveth,
HE+ liveth unto GOD.

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves
to be dead indeed unto sin,
but
alive unto GOD+
through JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.
Romans 6:9-11

But now is CHRIST risen
from the dead,
and become
the Firstfruits
of them that slept.

For since by man came death,
by MAN+ came also
the Resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die,
even so in CHRIST
shall all be made alive.
I Cor. 15:20-22



Glory be to Our Heavenly FATHER,
and to His Beloved SON+,
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST
the VICTOR,
and
to the Blessed
HOLY SPIRIT
of GOD;
Both now and forever,
AMEN!

* What was HE+ doing all that time… 3 nights and 3 days… in the HEART of the earth ?? Be assured, HE+ wasn’t sleeping!! [ To be continued].

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Crucifixion at Passover.... 2000 years ago







The Crucifixion at Passover…

This year… this year… Passover and the Crucifixion of the True Passover Lamb, the LAMB OF GOD Who+ takes away the sin of the world, fall right in line with the timeframe found in Scripture.


This connection of Passover to the Crucifixion is crucial for the understanding of the events of Holy Week.

Passover this year started on Wednesday evening at the time of the evening sacrifice of the Passover lamb in the Temple… at 3 p.m.

Our LORD JESUS CHRIST was our Passover Lamb. Thus HE+ would have died at 3 p.m. Wednesday--- crying out--- “
It is finished, FATHER! Into Thy hands I commit My Spirit.”


That means HE+ would have been crucified for us at 9 a.m. Wednesday [not Friday] morning… the time of the regular morning sacrifice in the Temple.

The Last Supper would have fallen on Tuesday evening. His+ agony in the garden, sweating drops of Blood, would have happened Tuesday night. Peter would have denied the LORD Tuesday night and the other disciples would have fled then. Our LORD’S unjust trial would have been early Wednesday morning.


The Jews who were anxious to crucify The LORD were likewise anxious to get His+ body down from the cross before Passover so as not to “defile the land.”

That’s when Joseph of Arimathea… a rich merchant… obtained the body of JESUS. He and Nicodemus wrapped it in a linen cloth and 100-weight of myrrh and aloes, and laid His+ body in a new tomb. And left it there as the HIGH HOLY DAY of Passover was drawing nigh. (John 19).

COUNT: Wednesday night--- one night.

The HIGH HOLY DAY of Passover on Thursday… was considered a High Sabbath… no work was to be done. And certainly, no dead body was to be touched. The grieving sisters rested on Thursday.

COUNT: Thursday--- day one.

After Thursday came… Thursday night.

COUNT: Thursday night--- two nights

Friday dawned.

COUNT: Friday day--- day two

Friday was the day of preparation for the normal weekly Sabbath on Saturday. We read that the grieving sisters prepared spices for His+ body “…on the day of preparation” which came before every Sabbath.


COUNT: Friday night --- third night

Then came the regular Sabbath on Saturday and the sisters “rested” because it was the Sabbath. [Luke 23:56]

COUNT: Saturday--- day three

The timeframe this year of the crucifixion coincides precisely with the Jews’ Passover timeframe… exactly as it happened in the Scriptural accounts in the Gospels.

By evening of the Jews’ Saturday Sabbath, The LORD JESUS CHRIST AROSE FROM THE REALM OF THE DEAD.

The Sisters and the Disciples did NOT see HIM+ until early Sunday morning, a little before dawn ! [John 20:1]

But they were not allowed to touch HIM+ until after HE+ had ascended in His+ glorified Body to His+ FATHER Who is in the Heavens, hallowed is HIS Name!
AMEN!!

Bless GOD!
FATHER, SON+, and HOLY SPIRIT!
And, blessed be HIS Kingdom, both now and forever.
Amen!


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Yes, we do join with the church world at large to commemorate the crucifixion of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST on “Good Friday” … but we don’t count the 3 nights and 3 days HE+ was in the heart of the earth in that same, erroneous way, unconnected for the most part to Passover.
This year, the accuracy of Scripture
is able to be seen
...clearly.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

PALM SUNDAY CHRISTIANS...


Palm Sunday Christians

Blessed is HE+ Who+ cometh
in the name of the LORD;
Hosanna in the Highest!
Mt. 21:8,9; Mark 11:8,9; John 12:12,13

+ + +


Joyous, noisy, and glorifying The LORD, the crowd greeted The LORD JESUS CHRIST with Palm branches waved and clothing laid down on the road HE+ traveled… on the road HE+ traveled into Jerusalem for the last time.

HE+ knew a few things.
.
.

· HE+ knew who were genuinely glad for the coming of their Messiah.

· HE+ knew who wanted HIM+ to rule and reign with a rod of iron over their oppressors, the unrighteous Roman government.

· HE+ knew who wanted to make HIM+ king over the earthly domain.

· HE+ knew who wanted more free bread and fish.

· HE+ knew who chased after HIM+ to see more miracles.
.
+ + +


Furthermore,


HE+ knew just as well

who did NOT want HIM+

to rule over their own spirits.

· HE+ was well aware of who had not toppled the gods of Self and pride in order to present a sanctified and pure offering of themselves unto HIM+.

· HE+ was well aware of who refused to let HIM+ control their lives… in every, any, and all aspects.

· HE+ was well aware of who did NOT want HIM+ to be King of their lives… only king of the oppressors.

· HE+ was well aware of the riotous and loud tumult of the people praising HIM+ but who wished to make HIM+ into anything else but a
Suffering Messiah.
+ + +

Sadly, there was no other way to do it.
There was no other way to beat satan down.
There was…
and is…
no other way to win
in our own lives
except by the way of
crucifixion of Self.

Yes, do proclaim Our LORD’S LORDSHIP loud and long… but let HIS+ lordship be in our own hearts and over our own lives...
first.

+ + +

LET US PRAY:


Almighty GOD,
Whose most dear SON+ went not up to joy
but that HE+ first suffered pain,
and entered not into glory
before HE+ was crucified;

Mercifully grant that we,
while walking in the way of the cross,
may find it none other than
the way of Life and peace;
through JESUS CHRIST,
our Passover LAMB.
Amen
Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer.

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In the name of The FATHER,
Who created us;
HIS+ Beloved, Obedient SON+, JESUS CHRIST,
Who+ saves us;
And The Blessed HOLY SPIRIT
Who Anoints us
for burial.
Amen.
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