Sunday, April 16, 2017


Today is the day when most Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. For my part, I cram 40 days of Lent into a 3-day fast, starting with a meal of lamb on "Maundy Thursday" and ending on Easter morning with a meal of fish of some sort, preferably grilled. I can tell you that if you do this, by Saturday afternoon you will notice each and every restaurant, grocery store and food stand you pass. 

Jesus was and is Jehovah God. He is part of the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are NOT three gods, they are one God in three persons. They do not disagree nor do they have arguments. 

Jesus's friends said He is God. His enemies said He is God And of course Jesus himself said He is God. 

The Old Testament says very plainly that a man can only atone for one of his own sins with his own blood. He will still be guilty of all the rest of his sins, and he certainly cannot atone for anyone else's sins. But the blood of a man completely innocent of any wrongdoing can cover the sins of the world with His blood. 

So it is with Jesus. He was miraculously conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary; and no blood descended from Adam and Eve coursed through His veins. He, being God in the flesh, lived a blameless life. When he was tried by Pontius Pilate, Pilate exclaimed to the crowd: "I find no fault in Him!!". 

Nevertheless, the mob shouted for crucifixion. And Pilate, afraid of being reported to Caesar for tolerating lese majeste, gave the mob a cadre of Roman executioners to carry out the death penalty. 

And so after being beaten to within an inch of His life, he walked to Calvary. So badly beaten was He that a man named Simon was dragooned by the execution team to carry His cross. 

Then the nails, and the hoisting of the Cross and the jolt as it was dropped into a post hole. 

But the worst torture He endured was having the sins and offenses of the world laid upon Him. All the vile abominations of anyone past, present and future, were laid upon Him. It was to Him as if it would be to you if you were immersed in raw sewage, multiplied infinitely. His spirit departed Him, and he was taken into a borrowed tomb. 

Three days later, having shaken off this burden into Hell (where he proclaimed His salvation to its captives) He took His life back and walked out of that grave. 

The sins I have committed in my life and any future errors of mine were borne by Jesus those three days. Thanks be to Jesus, I am assured a place in Heaven. This Holy Gift is available to you. All you need do is accept it. Here is ten second salvation:

"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Jehovah God, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, then you shall be saved"

Confess and believe, therefor. Time is short. Happy Easter, and bless the Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world and who alone is worthy to be praised.

Again, a very joyous and happy Easter to you.

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