Destroy this temple, and in three days .. I will raise it again..
Our LORD foretold of resurrection .. as HE spoke this to men..
The men who listened to the words .. did not understand..
Our LORD spoke of HIS BODY .. not a building built by man..
When JESUS was condemned by men .. HE was falsely accused
HE suffered at the hands of them.. and was violently abused ..
His crime was of great blasphemy .. HE claimed to be GOD’s SON ..
HIS captors thought with certainty.. .. HE was not the ONE..
JESUS praying in the garden , praying for the FATHERS will..
HIS disciples all were sleeping.. and lay there very still..
JESUS said; Rise Up, he that betrayeth me is at hand..
They were then surrounded by a large unruly band ..
Judas spake and called HIM Master.. and gave our LORD a kiss..
This he done to mark our LORD .. for it was planned like this..
They laid their hands upon HIM .. and took our LORD with force..
This was done as JESUS said .. this too must run it’s course
They took our LORD to stand before.. a council and High Priest ..
They asked for some to testify .. to condemn HIM at the least..
The Priest asked JESUS .. are you the Christ ? The Son of The Blessed ?
JESUS said “I am; and you shall see the Son of man”.. JESUS then professed..
OUR LORD was cruelly beaten .. they delighted in HIS scourging ..
They mocked HIM ..Who doth strike you ?? But despite their evil urging..
Our LORD JESUS remained silent .. suffering each and every blow..
To HIS captors it was pleasure.. they enjoyed this bloody show..
When finally it was time to die .. they forced HIM to the hill,
The hill was called Golgotha, and there they planned their kill,
They placed our LORD flat on the cross, and drove spikes to pin him fast..
Careful not to pierce a vein, so that HIS sufferings would last..
JESUS hung upon that cross.. HIS body racked with constant pain..
Some followers protested this .. but their cries were all in vain..
He say’s HE is the SON of GOD .. isn’t there help HE could find?
They didn’t know when HE was dying .. You and I were on HIS MIND..
JESUS paid for all our sins.. HIS great sacrifice ordained..
Yet through the pain and suffering .. our LORD had not complained..
JESUS knew the price HE’D pay .. before this day had come ..
HE knew that HIS death was required .. to pay the total sum ..
When finally HIS SPIRIT left .. and rose to Heaven’s heights..
An earthquake came.. and darkness fell.. Extinguishing the lights..
Some knew at once .. the signs were there.. their MESSIAH had been killed ..
They had erred in judging HIM .. and now their tongues were stilled..
They took HIM down from off the cross and bathed and wrapped HIM well,
Then they placed HIM in a tomb .. So the disturbance they could quell…
They were alarmed to hear .. that JESUS predicted HE would raise..
Even more alarming .. HE would do it in “THREE DAYS” ..
The people then did realize.. JESUS spoke of HIS OWN PERSON..
The tomb was then well guarded .. to prevent events to worsen..
Then they placed a seal upon.. the entrance to the door ..
They were sure they heard the last ..and there would be no more..
The third morning was just dawning.. and the stone was rolled away..
The followers found our LORD was gone .. no longer did he lay ..
Two men in shiny garments .. met the followers and said,
Why seek ye the living .. in here.. among the dead ?
HE is not here , BUT IS RISEN ! remember what HE spake to you..
The SON OF MAN would be delivered.. crucified.. and rise when through..
JESUS then joined HIS disciples .. and spoke of prophesies fulfilled..
The writings of Moses and the prophets, and the books of Psalms instilled..
While speaking to disciples .. HE was lifted high up in the air..
HE commanded all disciples .. Go in the world and preach ME there..
Teach all nations.. baptize them..in THE FATHER, SON, and HOLY GHOST..
Proclaim the Gospel of MY NAME .. in the world to the uttermost..
CC: April 5, 2006
22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. 23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. 24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. 25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. 26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. 29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, 30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross. 31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. 32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. 36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. 38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. 39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
Now upon the first [day] of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain [others] with them.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down [their] faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
And they remembered his words,
And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.