Great is thy faithfulness, Great is thy faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies I see, all that I need thou hand has provided Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me. Calvary, Calvary, Calvary I will never forget Calvary x3
Everlasting Father, Thank You for today, Thank You as we go step by step on the plan of salvation that brought men back to You. Thank You for this great love that is still speaking millions of years after. Thank You Father for You are God and You are indeed the Everlasting One. Let all the Glory, Honour, Adoration belongs to Thee forever and ever Amen!
Beloved, gradually we are going through this most important week in the life of every child of God. Looking back the memory line, we see with our spiritual eyes what took place at the garden of Gethsemane. How Jesus took His beloved to pray, the weakness displayed at the garden and the eventual betrayal with kiss by Judas one of the twelve and You will not help giving a sigh.
There is something that is striking here that the Spirit of God just drop in my mind as I was writing this piece. “the garden”. Brethren what is in the garden? Do you remember the first garden ever mention in the bible what happened there? Betrayal! Satan lure Eve to rebel against God.
It was in the garden of Eden that the first transaction took place that made us alien to our Father, here again we are seeing the garden not of relaxation of which Eve was caught unaware but of agonizing in prayer to withstood against the craft of the crafty.
Notice you yesterday as we discussed that while Satan the great opportunist with our soul was bargain our redemption with Christ at the garden, blood was dropping as sweat in that agonizing hour as Christ was reasoning with the Father about the journey before Him. But our victory came when He surrendered to the will of His Father and said “Father not my will but Your will be done” now the angel appeared and strengthened Him.
Jesus overcame Satan and our victory secured eternal and our joy unlimited was establish. Beloved, is it possible that having done all this for you, after this great transaction took place that you are by any means still betraying Jesus?
Don’t be in a hurry to say no! because peter missed it by hurriedly responding to Jesus when He pointed out to them about the temptation in front of them (offended, stumble, fall away) (Matt 26: 31-35).
Come with me as we examine the various ways through which we are still betraying the son of man with a kiss today:
“Betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?” Luke 22:48
The kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” Let me be on my guard when the world puts on a loving face, for it will, if possible, betray me as it did my Master, with a kiss. Whenever a man is about to stab religion, he usually professes very great reverence for it. Let me beware of the sleek-faced hypocrisy which is armour-bearer to heresy and infidelity.
Knowing the deceivableness of unrighteousness, let me be wise as a serpent to detect and avoid the designs of the enemy. The young man, void of understanding, was led astray by the kiss of the strange woman: may my soul be so graciously instructed all this day, that “the much fair speech” of the world may have no effect upon me. Holy Spirit, let me not, a poor frail son of man, be betrayed with a kiss!
But what if I should be guilty of the same accursed sin as Judas, that son of perdition? I have been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus; I am a member of His visible Church; I sit at the communion table: all these are so many kisses of my lips. Am I sincere in them? If not, I am a base traitor. Do I live in the world as carelessly as others do, and yet make a profession of being a follower of Jesus?
Then I must expose religion to ridicule, and lead men to speak evil of the holy name by which I am called. Surely if I act thus inconsistently I am a Judas, and it were better for me that I had never been born. Dare I hope that I am clear in this matter? Then, O Lord, keep me so. O Lord, make me sincere and true.
Preserve me from every false way. Never let me betray my Saviour. I do love Thee, Jesus, and though I often grieve Thee, yet I would desire to abide faithful even unto death. O God, forbid that I should be a high-soaring professor, and then fall at last into the lake of fire, because I betrayed my Master with a kiss.
Beloved, the question before you and I today is will they an end to this betrayal? I believe that there should be if we take positive steps to stay away from all that God has commanded us to keep away from.
Come let us examines the quality that made Calvary a reality:
“The Son of man.” John 3:13
How constantly our Master used the title, the “Son of man!” If He had chosen, He might always have spoken of Himself as the Son of God, the Everlasting Father, the Wonderful, the Counsellor, the Prince of Peace; but behold the lowliness of Jesus! He prefers to call Himself the Son of man.
Let us learn a lesson of humility from our Saviour; let us never court great titles nor proud degrees. There is here, however, a far sweeter thought. Jesus loved manhood so much, that He delighted to honour it; and since it is a high honour, and indeed, the greatest dignity of manhood, that Jesus is the Son of man, He is wont to display this name, that He may as it were hang royal stars upon the breast of manhood, and show forth the love of God to Abraham’s seed.
Son of man—whenever He said that word, He shed a halo round the head of Adam’s children. Yet there is perhaps a more precious thought still. Jesus Christ called Himself the Son of man to express His oneness and sympathy with His people. He thus reminds us that He is the one whom we may approach without fear.
As a man, we may take to Him all our griefs and troubles, for He knows them by experience; in that He Himself hath suffered as the “Son of man,” He is able to succor and comfort us. All hail, Thou blessed Jesus! inasmuch as Thou art evermore using the sweet name which acknowledges that Thou art a brother and a near kinsman, it is to us a dear token of Thy grace, Thy humility, Thy love.
“Oh see how Jesus trusts Himself
Unto our childish love,
As though by His free ways with us
Our earnestness to prove!
His sacred name a common word
On earth He loves to hear;
There is no majesty in Him
Which love may not come near.”
Beloved the key that unlocked the Calvary package I discovered through the help of the Holy Spirit is in Phil 2:5:8. Further consideration of the same chapter from verse nine, we see the reward of His obedient to heavenly agenda. We saw how God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him a Name above every other name that at the mention of His Name every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord to the glory of God the Father. Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beloved, let us learn to live in faith as the Word comes alive again in our live. Let us abide in the Christ and never betray Him again. According to the Word of God, today I see every of our challenges bowing to the Name of Jesus.
Beloved, let your faith come alive! I said I see solution package to all those outstanding issues in your life being deliver to you by an angel as you are reading this piece in Jesus Name. Be observant and watch unto the Lord. Don’t miss out!
Remain blessed in the Lord