He is alive amen, He is alive, my Jesus is alive forever, He is alive amen.// Who is like unto Thee O God, who is like unto Thee, O Lord, among the gods who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness fearful in praises, doing wonders alleluia.
Faithful Father, we Thank You always because without You, we can do nothing. Aside You, we are nothing. Thank You for the gift of another day full of Your blessings. Mighty are Your miracles in our lives, families, careers, businesses and ministries. Great are You Lord, greatly to be praise, Father we praise.
Beloved, how are you doing? I want you to begin to thank God Whose love is unlimited and without end. When you consider the love between man and woman, between parents and their children, between siblings or even friends. Oftentimes such love fails the test of time either due to lack of money, sickness, business failure or loss of job, distances etc. but not so with the love of God.
He loved us before we were born, while we are yet sinners, He sent His Son to redeem us from all our unrighteousness that we may enter into His kingdom after here on earth.
Come and see the demonstration of this love even at the point death, what a love I must tell you:
“Jesus said unto them, If ye seek Me, let these go their way.” John 18:8
Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in His hour of trial, towards the sheep of His hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns Himself to the enemy, but He interposes a word of power to set His disciples free. As to Himself, like a sheep before her shearers He is dumb and opened not His mouth, but for His disciples’ sake He speaks with Almighty energy.
Herein is love, constant, self-forgetting, faithful love. But is there not far more here than is to be found upon the surface? Have we not the very soul and spirit of the atonement in these words? The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep, and pleads that they must therefore go free. The Surety is bound, and justice demands that those for whom He stands a substitute should go their way.
In the midst of Egypt’s bondage, that voice rings as a word of power, “Let these go their way.” Out of slavery of sin and Satan the redeemed must come. In every cell of the dungeons of Despair, the sound is echoed, “Let these go their way,” and forth come Despondency and Much-afraid.
Satan hears the well-known voice, and lifts his foot from the neck of the fallen; and Death hears it, and the grave opens her gates to let the dead arise. Their way is one of progress, holiness, triumph, glory, and none shall dare to stay them in it. No lion shall be on their way, neither shall any ravenous beast go up thereon. “The hind of the morning” has drawn the cruel hunters upon himself, and now the most timid roes and hinds of the field may graze at perfect peace among the lilies of his loves.
The thunder-cloud has burst over the Cross of Calvary, and the pilgrims of Zion shall never be smitten by the bolts of vengeance. Come, my heart, rejoice in the immunity which thy Redeemer has secured thee, and bless His name all the day, and every day. Let’s read further:
“When He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:38
If we have been partakers with Jesus in His shame, we shall be sharers with Him in the lustre which shall surround Him when He appears again in glory. Art thou, beloved one, with Christ Jesus? Does a vital union knit thee to Him? Then thou art today with Him in His shame; thou hast taken up His cross, and gone with Him without the camp bearing His reproach; thou shalt doubtless be with Him when the cross is exchanged for the crown.
But judge thyself this evening; for if thou art not with Him in the regeneration, neither shalt thou be with Him when He shall come in His glory. If thou start back from the black side of communion, thou shalt not understand its bright, its happy period, when the King shall come, and all His holy angels with Him.
What! are angels with Him? And yet He took not up angels—He took up the seed of Abraham. Are the holy angels with Him? Come, my soul, if thou art indeed His own beloved, thou canst not be far from Him. If His friends and His neighbours are called together to see His glory, what thinkest thou if thou art married to Him? Shalt thou be distant? Though it be a day of judgment, yet thou canst not be far from that heart which, having admitted angels into intimacy, has admitted thee into union.
Has He not said to thee, O my soul, “I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness”? Have not His own lips said it, “I am married unto thee, and My delight is in thee”? If the angels, who are but friends and neighbours, shall be with Him, it is abundantly certain that His own beloved Hephzibah, in whom is all His delight, shall be near to Him, and sit at His right hand.
Here is a morning star of hope for thee, of such exceeding brilliance, that it may well light up the darkest and most desolate experience.
He set us free and we are free indeed from all diseases and attacks from the kingdom of darkness. Beloved, is there any situation you are still afraid of? Is there any sickness you are weary of, Jesus paid it all. Hear this, He also set you free, therefore no power is permitted to terrorize you, if any, remind them that “Jesus paid it all”.
Remain blessed in the Lord.