Saturday, March 30, 2013

Greater Love! Everlasting Life!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) and in real life, I celebrate Easter Saturday.  It is a day when we can focus on our Lord Jesus, and understand that what was prophesied in the Old Testament (the covenant God made for the Jews), was fulfilled in the New Testament (the covenant God made for us.  Gentiles.  For all who will believe.)

Here is what was prophesied in Isaiah 53, "Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."

While some Jews recognized that Jesus was the Christ, not all did.  Not then, and even today, not now.  But, some do.  Those who recognize Jesus as being the Messiah, are called Messianic Jews.  Like a relative or two of mine.

Again, I praise God for John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

And, for John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Today's LwL entry is prophecy of the Old Testament.  What was written yesterday, and will be written tomorrow, is fulfillment of that prophecy and is found in the New Testament.

After all, this is what Jesus did.  He came to earth, knowing full well what He was here for.  Knowing full well, that He would suffer and die on a wooden cross for the sin of the world, of all who will believe.

If you do not yet know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, I pray that God will save you.  He said that He wish that none should perish.  However, He also told us that we are not guaranteed a place in Heaven, until we come to Christ.

We are not guaranteed tomorrow.  We're not even guaranteed our next breath.

The cross is empty.  Jesus is no longer on the cross.  Today, is the day of Salvation.  Trust in Jesus, today

Until next time...

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