Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Prince of Life who died, reigns immortal.

"The Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.
To Him be glory and power for all the ages of eternity, Alleluia, Alleluia!"   (Luke 24: 34; Cf Revelation 1: 6 RM)

"God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.   He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen — by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead."
(Acts 10:40-41 NIV)

"And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead."   (Acts 10:42 NLT)

Friday, March 25, 2016

My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways.

“Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink —  even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk — it’s all free!    Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food."
(Isaiah 55:1-2 NLT)

"Behold, God, my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and song; yes, He has become my salvation.  Therefore with joy will you draw water from the wells of salvation."
(Isaiah 12:2-3 AMP)

Thursday, March 24, 2016

But the Lord was pleased to crush Him in infirmity.

"Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!   

But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed."  (Isaiah 53:4-5 NLT)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How shall I render a return to the LORD for all the good He has done for me?

The Eucharist is the New Covenant.

"For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread  and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.”

In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.”   (1 Corinthians 11:23-25 NLT)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I have become an outcast to my brothers, a stranger to my mother's sons.

Jesus, Judas and Sin as Betrayal.

“I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me.”   (Matthew 26:21 NLT)

"Then one of the Twelve — the one called Judas Iscariot — went to the chief priests  and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver."  (Matthew 26:14-15 NIV)

 “‘The Teacher says: My time has come, and I will eat the Passover meal with my disciples at your house.’”  (Matthew 26:18 NLT)

Monday, March 21, 2016

I thought I had toiled in vain.

You have not labored in vain.

"Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the LORD called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.   He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.   He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.”   (Isaiah 49:1-3 NIV)

"Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in empty futility; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense is with my God."
(Isaiah 49:4 AMP)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress.

This is the Week of The Passion of The Christ.  The Psalms below are prayers for warfare.

"Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me."
(Psalm 35:1 NIV)
"Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked;
Do not further his wicked scheme,
Lest they be exalted."
(Psalm 140:8 NKJV)

"The LORD  will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
(Exodus 14:14 NKJV)

"God, the Master, The Holy of Israel,     has this solemn counsel: "Your salvation requires you to turn back to me  and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me— The very thing  you've been unwilling to do."  (Isaiah 30:15 MSG)

"When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall."   (Psalm 27:2 NLT)

"This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s."   (2 Chronicles 20:15 NLT)