"'FROM THE STABLE TO THE THRONE"
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. Isaiah 53:3.
Isaiah 53 is the story of the life of Jesus Christ on
earth, born in a manger for there was no room in the Inn for Him
2:7. The Plan of God is so plainly seen in the story of His birth, for
God would have Him born, as had been prophesied, in Bethlehem. Micah
Caesar sent out an order for everyone to report to his
own city to register for a tax; thus God orders the activities of men
to accomplish His purposes on earth. In the minds of Gods people
even today, there is no doubt that Gods purpose in the war in
the Mideast is to carry out His program to give all people an opportunity
to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So, if you are a Christian, get
busy doing your part whatever it may be to see the gospel
travel with the troops and reach those in darkness. May they see that
the Light of the World is Jesus. John 8:12.
SENTENCE OF DEATH
Even when Jesus was a Baby, the proclamation went out
from King Herod to kill the little children of Bethlehem; by this, he
hoped in his political zeal to stop any potential opposition
to his position as King. Matthew 2:16. However, God had already sent
His Son (Jesus) into Egypt to foil Herods plan to kill Him. Matthew
After Jesus began His ministry on earth the religious
leaders of the Jewish nation hated Him and held a council against Him,
hoping to conceive a plan to destroy Him. Matthew 12:14. Thus He was
hated by the political -- as well as the religious -- powers of His
day. He wandered about the nation of Israel without a place to lay His
head no home, Luke 9:58, even without money to pay His taxes
which He actually did not owe. Matthew 17:27.
Betrayed by a friend (John 19:15), He gave Himself to die alone on the cross as a criminal. When Pilate wrote the true title JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS, and nailed it to the Cross, the religious leaders tried to get him to change even that but he would not. So Jesus died there under the true title, THE KING OF THE JEWS. John 19:19.
When Jesus died there on the Cross, He uttered the cry,
It is finished.
God had raised His Son from the dead and had given Him a name above every name Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: Philippians 2:9. This same Jesus has promised to return, not as a humble Babe in a manger, but as King of kings and Lord of lords. His promise of John 14:3 will be fulfilled. He will claim His glory Isaiah 48:11. All opposition against the will of God will be put under Him and all evil will be cleansed away. His throne will be forever Hebrews 1:8, But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
To those who have received this marvelous Savior, we admonish you to be about the Masters business. Forsake the pathway of this present evil world. Put off the desires of the natural man. Avoid the pitfalls of the devil. Seek to know more about Jesus and the knowledge of Gods Plan. Find a place of service according to His will the field is the world. Scatter the seed of His Word at every opportunity.
TO THE LOST
There is no need to remain lost in this present evil world, for today is the day of salvation . The call of Jesus goes out to all, Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest Matthew 11:28. Jesus paid it all the debt to Almighty God is settled He died for your sins as well as for the sins of the world. I John 2:2 says, And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Today is promised tomorrow is not. Seek ye the Lord while he may be found Call upon Him while He is near.
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