If you are willing, in faith, to knock on the doors of Heaven, you will find there is room, lots of room, all because of Jesus.
Sing to Him your songs of praises
Bring to Him your gifts of love
Give to Him your very finest
All the King is worthy of
For us to accept Jesus as Saviour we must first see Jesus as King, rightly having the authority to offer us salvation on His terms. Sin came about when man rejected God’s authority. Salvation comes about when man accepts God’s authority: when we see Jesus as our King.
At Christmas time, and all the time, Believers (“men and women of God”) are appointed to deliver God’s message, to announce God’s truth, to those whom we are sent; just like Gabriel did.
Jesus and Alexander died at thirty-three.
One lived and died for self; one died for you and me;
One led vast armies forth; the other walked alone.
One shed a whole world’s blood; the other gave His own.
One won the world in life and lost it all in death;
The other lost His life to win the whole world’s faith.
Today there is a vocal minority of Christians who have made a tremendous issue out of the phrase “three days and three nights.” They insist that Jesus used the expression because He was to be in the grave exactly seventy-two hours, not a second more or second less. This conviction has led them to conclude that Christ was crucified on Wednesday afternoon and was resurrected at the same hour late Sabbath afternoon. In this way they account for the full seventy-two hours which they believe Christ spent in the tomb.
Does this interpretation harmonize with the full Bible record on the subject? Does it fit with the many other inspired accounts of the time element involved? Is there other information given in the Word of God which will make it clear exactly how the three days and three nights are to be understood?
For on that peaceful night,
God sent his only son.
That one day he’d be a man,
Eternal life would come.
…they had only ever seen Jesus as a prophet: a great prophet who could help them, but ONLY a prophet. They never recognized Jesus as The Messiah, their Messiah: they had mistaken His identity.
Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
Mary had the little Lamb, who lived before His birth;
Self-existent Son of God, from Heaven He came to Earth.