Jesus sat with His disciples at The Last Supper and as He blessed it
He broke the bread and proclaimed this is my body broken for you
and the wine is my blood shed for you, then He said;
For as oft as you do take of this, Do this in remembrance of me
The day after, Jesus and His disciples went to the garden of Gethsemane
Where Jesus sweat blood as He prayed to the Father so earnestly
O’ Father; if it be possible let this cup pass from me
Still in anguish He looked up to the Father above
Saying; nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt
Then once again He cried out; O' My Father if this cup may
not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done
He knew the agony that awaited Him for it had been prophesied
Nonetheless He would still pray to the Father three different times
He knew He was the chosen one to take on all the sins of mankind
Soon He shared with His disciples they're nearing , it was His time
Suddenly a great multitude of soldiers and men with weapons
appeared out of no where
Along with Judas who'd betray Jesus with a kiss to identify Our Savior
Our precious humble Savior stepped forward and went willingly
To suffer beatings, mockery and torture unmercifully
After going through different trials Pilate being pressured
set a murderer named Barabbas free,
The crowd screamed out against Jesus, Crucify Him they'd plea
As they screamed out they also mocked and spit upon His face
He was beaten beyond human recognition and disgraced
They placed a crown of thorns upon His head for further shame
As He trembled in pain scripture was being fulfilled from Isa.53:4to5
He knew it was all for our redemptive healing and for God to be glorified
His body grew weaker as they placed the cross on His shoulder to carry
Being overwhelmed in the crowd, cries rang out from His mother, Mary
On the path called Via Dolorosa in such pain He would stumble and fall
I have heard for different reasons it was three times in all
Soon Simon from Cyrene would help Jesus carry His cross
Upon their arriving at a place of the skull known as Golgotha
They nailed the hands and feet on the cross of Our Messiah
The soldiers had stripped Him of His fine robe and garments
Then they would cast lots that it may be fulfilled which was
spoken of the prophet
As they lifted the cross up to go into the ground
The bones of our Savior were shaken and displaced around
Jesus then looked upon the face of His mother and said;
"Behold Woman, thy Son" and to His Disciple "Behold, thy Mother"
He made preparation that she would be cared for by another
It was the third hour which was nine in the morn they crucified our Lord
Even while in such agonizing pain for both me and you
He said;"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"
Darkness in the sixth hour which was noon fell upon all the land
As the old rugged cross held the body of the Son of Man
Then in the ninth hour which was at three in the evening
Jesus cried out loud; "My God, My God why hast Thou forsaken Me"?
When He said; I thirst they wet a sponge of vinegar to give Him drink
Jesus then cried out; "Father, into Thy hands I commend my Spirit"
And one last cry out; It is finished and bowed His head
Giving up the ghost as He spoke, then He was dead
The soldiers wanted to make sure of this without breaking His bones
So with a spear they pierced His side and down Calvary's hill
His blood and water flowed
Behold,the temple was broken in two as the earth quaked
the rocks split too
In the evening a man named Joseph went to Pilate and begged
for Jesus' body to be released to him
Now Joseph from Arimathae'a was an honorable counselor and rich man
He was given the right to use His own tomb for the body of Our Savior
A large stone had been placed in front of it to secure
as well as guarded by Pilate's soldiers
Now for the awesome grand miraculous finale!!!
An angel of the Lord ascended and rolled away the stone
To reveal the resurrected Jesus had arisen and was gone
For as it is written and as Jesus said;
I'll rise again in three days from the dead
Soon after He appeared to Mary Magdalene first
Then over 500 seen Him before He ascended from earth
Before Jesus ascended He walked the earth for fourty days
Teaching His disciples how to teach , heal and pray
For them to make discples of all men to preach the good news
Telling all that Our Savior had died for our sins to be removed
If any man believeth upon Him he would receive salvation too
Hallelujah for Christ the anointed one is our King
Paid in full with a blood bought sacrifice for every human being
For death couldn't hold Him in that tomb
For He promised to rise again and never forsake you
The precious lamb of God as a lasting sacrifice still lives
Salvation to all mankind He freely longs to give.
As you and your family remember this day
I pray you'll glorify Christ on Resurrection Sunday
Remember it wasn't an easter bunny that died on a cross
To save the sin sick world from being lost
For if you look up on the web the Origin of Easter
You'll understand the total manmade mystery
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Pastor Linda Begley © 2008
Narrated by Gary Matthews
1 Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.
Many scriptures of the bible prophesied this early
From Genesis to Revelation
and In Isaiah 53... is one of many
3 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.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
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