For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Monday, October 26, 2020

Jesus Christ Is God - No King But Christ!


1. Only God is my LORD and my God:

Psalm 35:23-24: my God and my Lord! Vindicate me, O LORD, my God

John 20:28: Thomas answered Him [Jesus], “My Lord and my God!”

2. Only God is the great I AM:

Exodus 3:14: God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”

John 8:58: Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

3. Only God's blood was shed on the cross:

Acts 20:28: to care for the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood.

Ephesians 2:13: you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

4. Only God is the Husband:

Isaiah 54:5: For your Maker is your Husband, the LORD of hosts is His name

2 Corinthians 11:2: I betrothed you to one Husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

5. Only God gives life to the dead:

1 Samuel 2:6: The LORD kills and brings to life

John 5:21: so also the Son gives life to whom He will.

6. Only God is the Bridegroom:

Isaiah 62:5: For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Mark 2:19-20: And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.”

7. Only God is the Holy One:

Isaiah 43:15: I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.

Acts 3:14-15: But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed the Author of life, Whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.

8. Only God is the I AM HE:

Isaiah 43:10: “You are My witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after Me.”

John 8:24: Jesus: “I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am He you will die in your sins.”

9. Only God is the Alpha and the Omega:

Revelation 21:6: And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.”

Revelation 22:13: Jesus: “I am the Alpha and the Omega”

10. Only God is the First and the Last:

Isaiah 44:6: Thus says the LORD . . . “I am the First and I am the Last”

Revelation 1:17-18: Jesus: “Fear not, I am the First and the Last, and the Living One. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.”

11. Only God is the Beginning and the End:

Revelation 21:6: And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.”

Revelation 22:13: Jesus: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

12. Only God is the One Master:

Jeremiah 3:14: Return, O faithless children, declares the LORD; for I am your Master

Luke 9:33: And as the men were parting from Him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here.”

13. Only God is the Worthy One:

Revelation 4:11: Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they existed and were created.

Revelation 5:9: And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the scroll and to open its seals, for You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation”

14. Only God built all things:

Hebrews 3:4: (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)

Hebrews 3:3: For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses – as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.

15. Only God raised Jesus from the dead:

Romans 10:9: if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

John 2:19-21: Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking about the temple of His body.

16. Only God dwells in Christian believers:

2 Corinthians 6:16: What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make My dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

Ephesians 3:17: so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith

Colossians 1:27: To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

17. Only God sanctifies Christian believers:

1 Thessalonians 5:23: Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely

Ephesians 5:25-26: Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, that He might sanctify her

18. Only God searches the heart of man:

Jeremiah 17:10: I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.

Revelation 2:23: Jesus: “And all the churches will know that I am He who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you as your works deserve.”

19. Only God reigns over Christian believers as slaves:

Romans 6:22: But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

1 Corinthians 7:22: For he who was called in the Lord as a slave is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a slave of Christ.

20. Only God is the Light:

Psalm 27:1: The LORD is my light

John 8:12: Jesus: “I am the light of the world.”

21. Only God had a way prepared for Him:

Isaiah 40:3: A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD”

Mark 1:1-3: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send My messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.'”

22. Only God is the same yesterday, today, and forever and does not change:

Malachi 3:6: For I the LORD do not change

Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

23. Only God is to be believed in for salvation:

John 12:44-45: And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And whoever sees Me sees Him Who sent Me.”

John 14:1: Jesus: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.”

24. Only God can give eternal life:

1 John 5:11: And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

John 10:27-28: Jesus: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”

25. Only God tread upon the raging waves:

Job 9:2, 8: Truly I know that it is so: But how can a man be in the right before God? . . . Who alone stretched out the heavens and trampled the waves of the sea

Matthew 14:24-25: but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night He [Jesus] came to them, walking on the sea.

26. Only God is the Holy, Holy, Holy One Whose glory fills the whole earth:

Isaiah 6:1-3: In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above Him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!”

John 12:37-41: Though He [Jesus] had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in Him, so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “Lord, who has believed what he heard from us, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.” Isaiah said these things because he saw His [Jesus'] glory and spoke of Him [Jesus].

27. Only God possesses everlasting dominion:

Psalm 145:13: Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all His words and kind in all His works.

Daniel 7:13-14: I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and He came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.

Mark 14:61-64: But He remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked Him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? You have heard His blasphemy.”

28. Only God has a judgment seat we must all appear before:

Romans 14:10: For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God

2 Corinthians 5:10: For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ

29. Only God will judge everyone:

Acts 17:30-31: The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent, because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed; and of this He has given assurance to all by raising Him from the dead.

2 Timothy 4:1: I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead

John 5:22: The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son

30. Only God is King of kings:

1 Timothy 6:13-16: I charge you in the presence of God, Who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, Who in His testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will display at the proper time – He Who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Who alone has immortality, Who dwells in unapproachable light, Whom no one has ever seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

Revelation 17:14: They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called and chosen and faithful.

31. Only God reconciled the world to Himself:

2 Corinthians 5:18-19: All this is from God, Who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

Colossians 1:19-20: For in Him [Jesus] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.

32. Only God is the King of Israel:

Isaiah 44:6: Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no god.”

John 1:49-50: Nathanael answered Him [Jesus], “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things”

33. Only God is the Temple in heaven:

Revelation 21:22: And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.

34. Only God is to be prayed to:

Genesis 20:17: Then Abraham prayed to God

Acts 7:59: Stephen . . . called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

35. Only God was pierced:

Zechariah 12:10: when they look on Me [the LORD], on Him Whom they have pierced

John 19:34: But one of the soldiers pierced His [Jesus'] side with a spear

36. Only God's Word stands forever:

Isaiah 40:8: the word of our God will stand forever

Luke 21:33: Jesus: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.”

37. Only God is the Word:

John 1:1, 14: and the Word was God . . . And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us

38. Only God calmed the storming seas:

Psalm 65:5, 7: O God . . . Who stills the roaring of the seas

Mark 4:39: Jesus: “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

39. Only God is the Rock:

Deuteronomy 32:3-4: the LORD . . . The Rock

1 Corinthians 10:4: and the Rock was Christ.

40. Only God is the LORD of LORD's:

Deuteronomy 10:17: For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords

Revelation 19:16: On His [Jesus'] robe and on His thigh He has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

41. Only God's name is God:

Matthew 1:23: they shall call His [Jesus'] name Immanuel (which means, God with us).

42. Only God is the Shepherd:

Psalm 23:1: The LORD is my shepherd

John 10:11: Jesus: “I am the good shepherd.”

43. Only God's name can save:

Psalm 55:16: But I call to God, and the LORD will save me.

Acts 4:12: And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name [Jesus] under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

44. Only God is the Savior:

Isaiah 43:3: For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Luke 2:11: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord.

45. Only God is the Redeemer:

Isaiah 41:14: the LORD; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

Galatians 3:13: Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us

46. Only God is worthy to receive glory, honor, and power:

Revelation 4:11: Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power

Revelation 5:13: To Him Who sits on the throne and to the Lamb [Jesus] be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!

47. Only God is equal with the Father:

James 3:9: we bless our Lord and Father

John 10:30: Jesus: “I and the Father are one.”

John 14:7: Jesus: “If you had known Me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”

John 14:9, 11: Jesus: “Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father . . . Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me”

John 5:18: He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

John 5:22-23: Jesus: “The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father.”

48. Only God must be worshiped:

Revelation 19:10: You must not do that! . . . Worship God.

Hebrews 1:6: Let all God's angels worship Him [Jesus].

49. Only God is the Wonderful Counselor:

Isaiah 28:29: This also comes from the LORD of hosts; He is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.

Isaiah 9:6: For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given . . . His [Jesus'] name shall be called Wonderful Counselor

50. Only God is the Mighty God:

Jeremiah 32:18: O great and mighty God, Whose name is the LORD of hosts

Isaiah 9:6: For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given . . . His [Jesus'] name shall be called . . . Mighty God

51. Only God is the Everlasting Father:

Psalm 90:2: from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Isaiah 9:6: For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given . . . His [Jesus'] name shall be called . . . Everlasting Father

52. Only God's throne is forever and ever:

Lamentations 5:19: But you, O LORD, reign forever; Your throne endures to all generations.

Hebrews 1:8: But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.”

53. Only God is God over all:

Ephesians 4:6: God and Father Who is over all

Romans 9:5: the Christ Who is God over all

54. Only God is omnipresent:

Jeremiah 23:24: “Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? . . . Do I not fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord.

Matthew 18:20: Jesus: “For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.”

55. Only God is the Great and True God:

Psalm 95:3: For the LORD is a great God

Titus 2:13: our great God and Savior Jesus Christ

1 John 5:20: His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God

2 Peter 1:1: our God and Savior Jesus Christ

56. Only God is the LORD our righteousness:

Jeremiah 23:6: And this is the name by which He will be called: “The LORD is our righteousness.”

1 Corinthians 1:30: Christ Jesus, Whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness

57. Only God created all things:

Genesis 1:1: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

John 1:3: All things were made through Him [Jesus], and without Him was not any thing made that was made.

58. Only calling on God can save you:

Joel 2:32: everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.

Romans 10:10-13: For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing His riches on all who call on Him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

59. Only to God must every knee bow:

Isaiah 45:22-23: For I am God, and there is no other . . . To Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.

Philippians 2:10-11: so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow . . . and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord

60. Only God is the fulness of deity:

Deuteronomy 7:9: Know therefore that the LORD your God is God

Colossians 2:9: For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form

61. Only in God do all things hold together:

Nehemiah 9:6: You are the LORD, You alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and You preserve all of them

Colossians 1:17: And He [Jesus] is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

62. Only God forgives sins:

Psalm 103:2-3: Bless the LORD . . . Who forgives all your iniquity

Luke 7:48: And He [Jesus] said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

63. Only God is to be boasted in:

Jeremiah 9:24: let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD

Philippians 3:3: boast in Christ Jesus

64. You can only have God the Father if you have God the Son also:

1 John 2:22-23: Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.

65. Only God is to be trusted in:

Jeremiah 17:5, 7: Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD . . . Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.”

1 Thessalonians 1:3: and labor of love and steadfastness of trust in our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 1:1: and of Christ Jesus our trust

66. Only God is the ALL in ALL:

1 Corinthians 15:28: that God may be all in all!

Colossians 3:11: but Christ is all, and in all!

JESUS CHRIST IS GOD!

Unless you honor the Son just as you honor the Father (John 5:23) and, like Thomas (see #1), call Him “My LORD and my God!” – you cannot be saved.

Please trust in God the Son today!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Most Terrifying Hymn Lyrics I've Ever Read - Standing Outside



Judgment is surely coming, coming to you and me
We will be judged that morning, for all eternity
Some will go into heaven, others will be denied
Will you be in that number, standing outside?

Standing outside the portals, standing outside denied
Knowing that with the demons, ever you shall abide
Never to share the beauty, awaiting the sanctified
Oh! what an awful picture, standing outside.

Standing outside while loved ones, enter the pearly gate
Knowing that there forever, you will then separate
To be away from loved ones and by our God denied
Oh! what an awful picture, standing outside?

Can you not see the picture of those who're lost in sin
Standing outside the portals, without a hope to win
Soul-crushed with deepest sorrow, without a friend to guide
Oh! what an awful picture, standing outside.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Only One Life, ‘Twill Soon Be Past, Only What’s Done For Christ Will Last!


Two little lines I heard one day,
Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart,
And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet,
And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice,
Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave,
And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years,
Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill,
Living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore,
When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way,
Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep,
In joy or sorrow Thy Word to keep;
Faithful and true what e’er the strife,
Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Oh let my love with fervor burn,
And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone,
Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Now let me say, “Thy will be done”
And when at last I’ll hear the call,
I know I’ll say “twas worth it all”
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

C. T. Studd

Friday, October 9, 2020

To Be Pro-Choice Is To Be Pro-Murder And Anti-Christ


Premise #1: It is wrong to intentionally kill innocent human beings.
Premise #2: Abortion intentionally kills innocent human beings.
Conclusion: Therefore, abortion is morally wrong. Scott Klusendorf

It's tragic this needs to be said to the Christian Church: to be pro-choice is to be pro-murder and anti-Christ. But that it does need to be said reveals the truth of what Jesus said would happen when He returns. Many, many people who think they are Christians but do not actually believe what Christ taught or seek to follow Christ's example will be cast into hell:

   . . . when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth? Luke 18:8

Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?" And then will I declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness." Matthew 7:21-23

I can assure you that those who have true, genuine, saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and are doing the will of His Father Who is in heaven do not support the mass execution of innocent children by abortion. Sadly, one poll found that almost half (44%) of American Christians believe the Bible is ambiguous on abortion.

Polls like this prove Jesus' Words are very true:

Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14

If you are reading this article, and you claim to be a Christian, and yet you consider yourself to be pro-choice, I hope and pray that you will read this, repent, and trust in Jesus Christ alone by faith alone before you face Him on that great day of judgement lest you hear Him say those most frightening words: "I never knew you; depart from me!" There will be no excuses, and there will be no mercy on that day.

1. The Bible clearly and explicitly forbids murder (killing a human being unjustly):

You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13

2. The Bible clearly and explicitly teaches that (a) A child in the womb is a human being made in God's image and is known by God; (b) God is knitting that child together in the womb for His own glory; and (c) Life is life in the womb such that if the child dies in the womb, a life is lost and the mother is thought of as a grave for the child:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them. Psalm 139:13-16

For he did not kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave . . . . Jeremiah 20:17

Even science shows us that life begins at conception or fertilization. In one study, an overwhelming majority of biologists (95%, even including pro-choice biologists!) affirm that life begins at fertilization:

Steven Jacobs was a University of Chicago Ph.D. candidate who recently successfully defended his dissertation, "Balancing Abortion Rights and Fetal Rights: A Mixed Methods Mediation of the U.S. Abortion Debate." For his research, Jacobs recruited 5,502 academic biologists to participate in his thesis study, "Biologists' Consensus on 'When Life Begins.'" The biologists identified themselves as "very pro-choice, very pro-life, very liberal, very conservative, strong Democrats and strong Republicans."

After five years, the research showed that 95 percent (5212 out of 5502) of the biologists affirmed the biological view that a human's life begins at fertilization, revealing that biology professors in American academia overwhelmingly agree with this pro-life position.

Even abortion doctors know they are killing children. We were once standing outside an abortion clinic in Olney (Philadelphia) to try to persuade parents not to kill their own children when the abortion doctor himself came outside to speak with us. When we told him abortion is murder, his response was that sometimes, in certain situations, the government gives us the right to murder others. Killing these children is legal. He said if they changed the laws and killing them became illegal, he would stop. 

Slavery in America was legal too, but that didn't make it right. It, like abortion, was evil, and should be rejected by all who name the name of Christ.  

3. Therefore, to take the life of a child in the womb is murder. And when parents take the life of their own child, that is actually one of the most wicked, evil, gruesome kinds of murder on the planet. It's so bad it's even unthinkable to God.

Abortion is one of the most evil injustices in the history of humanity. Do you want to talk about systemic racism, oppression, exploitation of the poor, and government sanctioned brutality? There's nothing on earth right now that even comes close to perpetuating all of these evils like abortion.

Sadly, many today are minimizing the horrific plight of the unborn, claiming to be pro-life "from the womb to the tomb" - but really directing attention away from the holocaust size destruction taking place around the world in the womb. The pro-life movement cannot afford to take its focus off of the unborn.

Over 2,300 little babies are killed by abortion every single day in America alone.

Some 60 million have been slaughtered by abortion since 1973.

Over 1.5 billion have been murdered since 1980 around the world.

4. To support murder or anything else that is an abomination to God is itself an abomination to God, and it is behavior that reveals a heart that is not in submission to God or to His Word. To be pro-choice is to believe parents should have the right to pay doctors to execute their own children - to murder their own children. You cannot support that and be a Christian. God's Word is very clear that murderers will not inherit the Kingdom of God:

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. Revelation 21:8

God's Word is also very clear that approving of what God hates and forbids is the fruit of an evil, debased, idolatrous, darkened mind and heart: 

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:28-32 

If you are truly and genuinely born again and trusting in Christ alone by faith alone, you will hate what God hates and love what God loves, and you will be growing in this hatred and love as you are conformed into the image of Jesus. You cannot and will not approve of and support what God hates because if you know and love God, you will hate evil like God does:

O you who love the LORD, hate evil! Psalm 97:10

And God hates the shedding of innocent blood by abortion:

There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood . . . . Proverbs 6:16-17

To be pro-choice is to support the parents' right to kill their own children.

You can't be pro-choice and be a Christian. It's a direct violation of the first and second greatest commandments that Jesus gave us: 

"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:36-39

You cannot love God and support the murder of those made in His very image. And you cannot love your neighbor as yourself by murdering them or supporting the right of others to murder them.

You can't be pro-murder and be a Christian.

You can't be pro-homosexuality and be a Christian.

You can't be pro-child molesting and be a Christian.

You can't be pro-racism and be a Christian.

You can't be pro-KKK and be a Christian.

You can't be pro-police brutality and be a Christian.

You can't be pro-love of money and greed and be a Christian.

You can't be pro-oppression of the poor and be a Christian.

You can't be pro-idolatry and be a Christian.  

You can't be pro-anything Jesus died to save and deliver His people from and be a Christian.

You can't be pro-anything God hates and think you are actually born again and know God. 

Many are deceived into thinking they are actually Christians when they are not. That's why Jesus warned in Matthew 7 that many would come to Him on the day of judgment, thinking they know Jesus as Lord, but He will respond by telling them He never knew them and cast them into hell forever. 

When someone who claims to be a Christian tells me they are pro-choice, I get this sick, shocked feeling. I also sense that Satan has just entered the room. Mainly because this is just a whole new level of evil - it's like Hitler evil. It's the support of the absolute slaughter, beheading, and dismembering of millions of the most innocent, helpless, voiceless, defenseless human beings who have ever lived. 

Sometimes when I hold some of the most beautiful, precious babies on earth (children of members of my church), I think about the fact that there is a whole world of pro-choice people out there who think that this beautiful child's parents should have the right to have this innocent, helpless little baby cut up in pieces and be left for dead. This truly is an unspeakable evil. How could humanity reach such low levels of unutterable evil? Yet God tells us this is the sinful way of the human heart:  

The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5

Once when we were street preaching, a friend of mine brought one of those graphic signs that actually shows aborted babies and "opens the casket on abortion," revealing the gruesome nature of the evil we are talking about. A lady from Africa who was apparently totally unfamiliar with the concept of abortion saw the sign, and when we explained to her what it was, she literally collapsed on the pavement and began weeping, wailing, and crying with loud shouts and tears. We thought she was having a nervous breakdown. Abortion should give us all a nervous breakdown. It was absolutely unthinkable to her. That is the only proper response to abortion and being pro-choice.



This is not a complicated, unclear, complex issue. Many wicked people are writing and saying things that seem to make it complicated, unclear, and complex. Scott Klusendorf answers some objections here. But I assure you, it won't be complicated, unclear, and complex on the day of judgement when we stand before King Jesus and give an account for our lives.

In one sense, abortion is just the tip of the iceberg. Sexual immorality (sexual activity outside of marriage) is one, if not THE major underlying sin that leads to the sin of abortion. In the U.S. in 2016, unmarried women accounted for 86% of all abortions (CDC). To stop abortion, the world must repent of both being pro-choice and being sexually immoral.

Friend, please don't be deceived any longer. Please repent of being pro-choice. Please turn to Jesus Christ, the God-Man, Who died on that cross for sinners including pro-choice sinners, pro-life sinners, parents who have aborted, and sexually immoral sinners! Jesus took the wrath and curse of God upon Himself that sinners like you and me deserve, He died and was buried, and then He rose up from the dead so that all who repent (turn from their sins) and believe in Him shall be saved! This is the good news of the Gospel:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Once you repent of your sins and trust in Jesus Christ, He will forgive you of all your sins - past, present, and future! You will be counted righteous in God's sight, united to Christ, adopted into God's family as His very child, filled with the Holy Spirit, and empowered to obey God. You will give Him your full loyalty and total allegiance as Lord and King of your life! And you will more and more love what He loves and hate what He hates.  

If you've had an abortion, please read this excellent, Gospel-filled story about God's grace for those who have in fact murdered their own children. THERE IS HOPE AND FORGIVENESS IN JESUS CHRIST ALONE!

Again, once you personally know the grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love of God through faith alone in Christ alone, you will repent of all the ways that you are pro-anything that God hates (including being pro-choice), and you will stand up for the life of the unborn as God's Word instructs:

Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. Proverbs 24:11

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9

Please hear the unborn babies' cries from the womb and help them:

I am utterly alone.

I am in darkness.

No one wants me.

No one (it seems) loves me.

My father and mother have forsaken me, and even want to kill me.

No doctors will help me - they only seek to kill me.

Some of the most powerful people in the world fight against me having even the most basic human rights.

Millions believe I am not even human - not worthy of life outside the womb.

Many "pastors" and "Christians" do not stand up for me.

Many who claim to love me make voting decisions that ensure I will never see the light of day.

Laws are in place to ensure I continue to be utterly abused and murdered.

I am the most innocent.

I am the most persecuted.

I am the most vulnerable.

I am the most helpless.

I am the most forgotten.

I am the most alone.

I am the most widely killed, oppressed, and abused in the history of mankind.

Soon, I will face one of the most gruesome deaths imaginable - a man will use a knife to cut off my arms and legs and head - and I will scream and cry - but no one will hear - no one will care.

I am an unborn child about to be aborted.

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in. Psalm 27:10

For more information on this, please see:

1. The Gospel: American Gospel: Christ Alone

2. 180 Movie

3. Who Will Stand For Life? - John Barros Story

4. Babies Are Murdered Here

5. Babies Are Still Murdered Here

6. Pro-Life Resources From Desiring God

7. Life Training Institute

8. Abort73

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Return Of The King! - Come LORD Jesus!

The return of the King - the LORD Jesus Christ - will be the most frightening, terrifying, angry, wrathful, and glorious, holy, satisfying, justice bringing, joyous event in the history of mankind. The Lion-like Lamb of God Who alone takes away the sin of the world is coming back to make war and destroy all of His and our enemies and the blood of the wicked will flow 5 or 6 feet deep for over 180 miles (Yes! This may be symbolic - but the reality will be even more frightening!). 

Are you ready?

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved!" Acts 16:31

Come Lord Jesus! Come!

When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?" Revelation 6:12-17

Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, "Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe." So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped. Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe." So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse's bridle, for 1,600 stadia. Revelation 14:14-20 

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. Revelation 19:11-16

NO KING BUT CHRIST!

Hallelujah! What a Savior! 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Jesus Fulfilled All The Law And The Prophets: See Him In Every Book!


In Genesis, He's the Seed of the woman Who crushed the head of the serpent - the Lion of the tribe of Judah!

In Exodus, He's God's Son called out of Egypt and the Passover Lamb Who taketh away the sins of the world!

In Leviticus, He's the great High Priest Who offered Himself as a sacrifice for His people!

In Numbers, He's the Rock struck by God so that we might have living water, and He's the One lifted up like the serpent in the wilderness so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life! 

In Deuteronomy, He's the Prophet like unto Moses Who speaks God's Word and is God's Word!

In Joshua, He's the Captain of our salvation Who finally brings us into the promised land: safe, saved, and satisfied!

In Judges, He's the good and better Judge and Lawgiver!

In Ruth, He's the Kinsman Redeemer!

In 1 and 2 Samuel, He's the true and better King Who never sinned, was always faithful, and never needed to repent!

In Kings and Chronicles, He's the King of kings and LORD of lords!

In Ezra, He's the faithful Priest and Scribe Who loved God's Word and wept over God's rebellious people!

In Nehemiah, He's the Cleanser of God's temple and the Builder of God's Church! 

In Esther, He's the true and better Mordecai Who saves His people from eternal destruction and more than conquers all of their and His enemies!

In Job, He's the blameless and ever-living Redeemer Who suffered for His people!

In Psalms, He's the Lord our Shepherd so that we lack no good thing - He's the Good Shepherd Who laid down His life for His sheep!

In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, He's the everlasting Wisdom of God Who's always been and always will be!

In Song of Solomon, He's our true love and glorious Bridegroom - the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valleys – the pure, perfect, and beautiful Lover of our soul like no one else!

In Isaiah, He's the One born of a virgin, Immanuel, God with us, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, and the Suffering Servant Who was crushed and wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities but then rose up from the dead!

In Jeremiah and Lamentations, He's the weeping Prophet Who ushers in the New Covenant by His blood! 

In Ezekiel, He's the great vision of the glory of God! 

In Daniel, He's the fourth Man in the fiery furnace whose appearance was like a Son of the gods!

In Hosea, He's the eternal Husband, forever married and faithful to the sinful backslider! 

In Joel, He's the baptizer with the Holy Spirit!

In Amos, He's the Judgment-Bearer Who silences the roar of God's wrath so that we might have everlasting mercy! 

In Obadiah, He's the Savior and Deliverer! 

In Jonah, He's the faithful Missionary to the nations Who was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth but then rose up from the dead to live forevermore!

In Micah, He’s the One born in Bethlehem Whose origin is from everlasting Who shall shepherd God's flock, be our peace, and be great to the ends of the earth!

In Nahum, He's the One Who drank the cup of God's indignation and judgment for sinners so that we might be citizens of the everlasting, heavenly city that will never fall!

In Habakkuk, He's all we have - He's the LORD God we rejoice in when all else is lost and destroyed! 

In Zephaniah, He's the Man raised from the dead, appointed to be the judge on the day of the LORD, Who is the LORD, mighty to save, and Who will take great delight in you, quiet you with His love, and rejoice over you with loud shouts and singing! 

In Haggai, He's the restorer of the line of David, the Temple of God Who makes us temples of God, and He's the Desire of all nations!

In Zechariah, He's that Fountain filled with blood drawn from Immanuel's veins, opened in the house of David to cleanse from all sin and from all uncleanness! 

In Malachi, He's the Sun of Righteousness Who shall rise with healing in His wings!

That's my King! I wonder if you know Him today?!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Praying God's Curses On The Wicked: War Psalms Of The Prince Of Peace


When I preached through the book of Galatians, I ended up doing a three part series of sermons on prayers in the Bible in which God's people actually pray for God's curses on their and God's enemies. They are called imprecatory prayers and imprecatory Psalms. An imprecation is a call for judgment, tragedy, or curse upon your enemies or God's enemies. It's a cry or desire for God's vengeance. It's the opposite of a blessing. What moved me to preach on these truths from God's Word in the book of Galatians? This shocking verse:

Galatians 5:12: I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

The verb for "emasculate" here is used in the LXX (the Greek version of the Old Testament) in Deuteronomy 23:1: No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.

According to Dr. Tom Schreiner: "The verb 'emasculate' is used in the LXX of the cutting off of the penis. Paul now considers the covenantal rite of circumcision to be no better than pagan cutting." (Galatians Commentary)

The Apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wasn't mincing words when it came to God's enemies and what they deserved. There are numerous other places in God's Word (in both the Old and the New Testament) where the curses of God are called down on the wicked. Here are a few examples from the Old Testament:

a. Imprecation against a societal enemy: 

Psalm 58:3, 6-8, 10: The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies . . . O God, break the teeth in their mouths; tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD! Let them vanish like water that runs away; when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted. Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime, like the stillborn child who never sees the sun . . . The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.

b. Imprecation against a national enemy: 

Psalm 137:8-9: O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us! Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!

c. Imprecation against a personal enemy: 

Psalm 109:1-2, 6-15, 21: Be not silent, O God of my praise! For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues . . . Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand at his right hand. When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin! May his days be few; may another take his office! May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow! May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit! May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil! Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor any to pity his fatherless children! May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation! May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out! Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth! . . . But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name's sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me! 

How should we think about these imprecatory wishes, songs, and prayers that are inspired by God and for the glory of King Jesus? Hopefully my notes from those sermons will help you think Biblically about these inspired curse prayers and songs. Two books were extremely helpful in my study: 

1. War Psalms Of The Prince Of Peace by James Adams

2. Crying For Justice by John Day

1. Imprecatory Prayers Are Inspired By The Only One True God Who Always Does What Is Righteous

C. S. Lewis used words like this to describe the imprecatory Psalms: devilish, terrible, contemptible, wicked, sinful, ferocious, and dangerous. 

We must never speak this way about any part of God's Word!

Why are these Psalms right to pray, and all other so called holy books that encourage curse prayers wrong? Because the Bible is the only Holy Book! And it's the only true holy book of the only true and holy God!

2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 

God is right in all that He does and says. These prayers are expressions of His holy, righteous character toward sinners who deserve nothing but cursing and hell. Everything in the Bible is true, righteous, and good - including all the curse Psalms and prayers.

Where was God's holy hatred and indignation toward sin reconciled with His love, mercy, and grace? At the cross!

2. We Are Uncomfortable With Imprecatory Prayers Because We Don't Fully Understand The Evil Of Sin And The Holiness Of God

a. Sin is utterly evil: Sin is God-murder and God-hatred. The brokenness of this world displays how evil sin is!

John Piper: What makes sin sin is not first that it hurts people, but that it blasphemes God. This is the ultimate evil and the ultimate outrage in the universe.

The glory of God is not honored.
The holiness of God is not reverenced.
The greatness of God is not admired.
The power of God is not praised.
The truth of God is not sought.
The wisdom of God is not esteemed.
The beauty of God is not treasured.
The goodness of God is not savored.
The faithfulness of God is not trusted.
The promises of God are not relied upon.
The commandments of God are not obeyed.
The justice of God is not respected.
The wrath of God is not feared.
The grace of God is not cherished.
The presence of God is not prized.
The person of God is not loved.

The infinite, all-glorious Creator of the universe, by whom and for whom all things exist (Rom. 11:36) – who holds every person's life in being at every moment (Acts 17:25) – is disregarded, disbelieved, disobeyed, and dishonored by everybody in the world. That is the ultimate outrage of the universe.

Why is it that people can become emotionally and morally indignant over poverty and exploitation and prejudice and the injustice of man against man and yet feel little or no remorse or indignation that God is so belittled?

It's because of sin. That is what sin is. Sin is esteeming and valuing and honoring and enjoying man and his creations above God. So even our man-centered anger at the hurt of sin is part of sin. God is marginal in human life. That is our sin, our condition. (The Greatest Thing In The World)

Because of our sin, we deserve all the curses and destruction found in the imprecatory Psalms. 

Thomas Brooks: Every sin strikes at the honor of God, the being of God, the glory of God, the heart of Christ, the joy of the Spirit, and the peace of a man’s conscience. Therefore a soul truly penitent strikes at all sin, hates all sin, conflicts with all sin, and will labor to draw strength from a crucified Christ to crucify all sin.

b. God is holy: God is set apart from us! He is not like us! He is the Creator! He is absolutely perfect!

We deserve all of the curses of the Bible because of our sin and because of the utter holiness of God.

Isaiah 6:1-5: In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!" And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: "Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!" 

 Habakkuk 1:13: You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong . . . .

Where was the exceeding evilness of our sin and the holiness of God shown most clearly? At the cross!

3. Imprecatory Prayers Display That God Is A God Of Justice

Genesis 18:25: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?

F. G. Hibbard: I happened to be reading one of the one imprecatory psalms [in family worship], and as I paused to remark, my little boy, a lad of ten years, asked with some earnestness: "Father, do you think it right for a good man to pray for the destruction of his enemies like that?" and at the same time referred me to Christ as praying for his enemies. I paused a moment to know how to shape the reply so as to fully meet and satisfy his inquiry, and then said, "My son, if an assassin should enter the house by night, and murder your mother, and then escape, and the sheriff and citizens were all out in pursuit, trying to catch him, would you not pray to God that they might succeed and arrest him, and that he might be brought to justice?" "Oh yes!" said he, "but I never saw it so before. I did not know that that was the meaning of these Psalms." "Yes," said I, "my son, the men against whom David prays were bloody men, men of falsehood and crime, enemies to the peace of society, seeking his own life, and unless they were arrested and their wicked devices defeated, many innocent persons must suffer." The explanation perfectly satisfied his mind.

It helps to remember the Church and State distinction with regard to imprecatory prayers. God has ordained the State, (not the Church and not us as individuals on a personal level), to punish criminals and evil. National and local governments are ordained by God to administer the wrath of God on those who do evil:

Romans 13:1-4: Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. 

Nine African-Americans were shot in a Charleston, SC, church: Afterward, we pray that God would bring the murderer to justice through the arm of the State. Yet, by God's grace, the victim's families extended personal forgiveness to the murderer. This is how imprecatory prayers work.

Where did God show His perfect justice most clearly? At the cross!

Romans 3:24-26: Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 

4. Imprecatory Prayers Display A Desire For God To Keep His Promises And They Celebrate His Faithfulness

God is faithful, and He will keep all of His promises. Part of His faithful promise keeping will include the perfectly just punishment of the wicked: 

Genesis 3:15: I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.

Exodus 15:1-6: Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, "I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name. Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea. The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone. Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy."

Genesis 12:3: I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

Galatians 3:29: And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. 

When we pray the Lord's Prayer or cry for Jesus to return, we are praying imprecatory prayers - that God's Kingdom would come on earth as it is in heaven and that Jesus would come destroy all that is opposed to God's rule. For this to come to pass, all God's enemies will have to be subdued. Our longings for all of God's promises to be fulfilled include the judging of God's enemies. 

Where are all of God’s promises "Yes and Amen!" - Jesus Christ and Him crucified!

5. Imprecatory Prayers Remind Us That God Alone Is The One Who Will Avenge

We are never authorized by God to take revenge or avenge ourselves – ever! Never!

Muslim children sang in a Philadelphia Mosque recently: "We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation. We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque. We will lead the army of Allah fulfilling His promise, and we will subject them to eternal torture."

Christians don't sing this way! Followers of Jesus don't seek revenge but leave all revenge to God:

Romans 12:19-21: Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. 

Knowing that God will one day bring full, final, and the fiercest of vengeance in hell for all of His and our enemies frees us now to radically love people who wrong us! Even to pity them!

James Adams: We request not our own personal advancement or victory over our private enemies but rather the advancement of His kingdom - that His enemies be destroyed. When the enemies of God attack us, we deliberately lay down the sword of personal revenge. If we attempt to avenge ourselves we are still seeking our own way, taking things into our own hands. To pray the imprecations of the Psalms is to surrender all rights for vengeance to God. It means being prepared to suffer and to endure without personal revenge or hatred as Christ did. It involves being gentle and loving even when I am reviled and persecuted. It encompasses acknowledging in all my ways that God's cause is more important than I am.

Where did God avenge all manner of evil, sin, and wickedness committed by His people? At the cross!

6. Imprecatory Prayers Remind Us That There Is A First And Greatest Commandment That Comes Before The Second Great Commandment

God's greatest concern and passion is for His own glory and for the honor of His own name! This should be our number one priority as well! The first and greatest commandment: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment." (Matthew 22:37-38)

Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Look at the Psalmist. Look at some of those imprecatory psalms. What are they? There is nothing wrong with them. It's just the zeal of the Psalmist. He's grieved and troubled because these people are not honoring God as they should be. That’s his supreme concern. 

God and His glory must always come first!

Isaiah 48:11: For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another. 

Yes, we must love our enemies. Jesus commanded: 

Luke 6:27-28: But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 

God loves His enemies, but He will also punish His enemies if they do not repent.

Jesus loved His enemies, but He also pronounced woes toward them (the Pharisees) and called them a brood of vipers (Matthew 23). Jesus also made a whip of cords and drove the money changers from the temple.

John Day: By Christ's own witness and example, this enemy-love is the attitude of readiness to show sustained and indiscriminate kindness. If, however, the enemy's cup of iniquity has become full to overflowing, this love is overtaken by the demands of justice and divine vengeance. 

Where do we see both the first and second greatest commandments fulfilled in a most glorious way? - at the cross!

7. Imprecatory Prayers And Desires Are Found In The New Testament

Some may be tempted to say: these prayers were just an Old Testament thing – we are in the New Testament and the New Covenant now! That argument simply doesn't work:

a. Imprecatory desires are in Galatians: 

Galatians 5:12: I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! 

Galatians 1:8: But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 

b. Paul cites an imprecatory Psalm against Israel: 

Romans 11:7-10: What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day." And David says (Psalm 69:22-23), "Let their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them; let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and bend their backs forever." 

Commenting on this passage, John Piper says:

Paul does not hear merely emotional words of retaliation in David's voice. He hears sober, prophetic words of judgment that God's anointed wills to bring on his adversaries. That is why he quotes these words in Romans 11 where he is making this very point: the adversaries of Christ, the Messiah of God, are going to be darkened and hardened as part of God's judgment.

c. Peter understands that imprecatory Psalms refer to Judas: 

Acts 1:16, 20: Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus . . . "For it is written in the Book of Psalms, "'May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it' (Ps. 69:25); and "'Let another take his office.' (Ps. 109:8).

d. Paul speaks an imprecation (a curse) toward Elymas: 

Acts 13:8-12: But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord. 

e. Peter speaks an imprecation to Simon the Sorcerer: 

Acts 8:20: May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! 

f. Paul speaks of God's judgment toward Alexander: 

2 Timothy 4:14: Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

g. The persistent widow's prayer is an imprecation prayer: 

Luke 18:7: And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 

h. Shaking the dust off your feet was an act of imprecation: 

Matthew 10:13-15: And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town. 

i. The Lord's Prayer includes an imprecatory prayer: "Thy Kingdom Come!" 

Johannes Vos commented on this petition in the Lord's Prayer: 

God's kingdom cannot come without Satan's kingdom being destroyed. God's will cannot be done in earth without the destruction of evil. Evil cannot be destroyed without the destruction of men who are permanently identified with it. Instead of being influenced by the sickly sentimentalism of the present day, Christian people should realize that the glory of God demands the destruction of evil. Instead of being insistent upon the assumed, but really non-existent, rights of men, they should focus their attention upon the rights of God. Instead of being ashamed of the Imprecatory Psalms, and attempting to apologize for them and explain them away, Christian people should glory in them and not hesitate to use them in the public and private exercises of the worship of God.

James Adams: The petition, "Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven," often, overlooked as merely introductory, is really pivotal. Here Christ teaches us to pray for the victory of His kingdom. Can we truly utter this prayer without perceiving that our request involves the complete overthrow of Satan's kingdom and all his followers? Martin Luther, that great disciple of Christ in prayer, pointed out that when one prays, "Hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done," then he must put all the opposition to this in one pile and say: "Curses, maledictions and disgrace upon every other name and every other kingdom. May they be ruined and torn apart and may all their schemes and wisdom and plans run aground."

We must be candid enough to acknowledge that to pray for the extension of God's kingdom is to solicit the destruction of all other kingdoms. This is the unique prayer life of the disciples of Christ. When we pray as Jesus taught us, we cry out to God for His blessings upon His church and for His curses upon the kingdom of the evil one. As Harry Mennega succinctly stated, "Advance and victory for the Church means retreat and defeat for the kingdom of darkness."

Mennega's . . . master's thesis gives practical instruction on the prayer life of the Christian: It is the peculiarly balanced prayer life that the Christian must foster. He is obligated to pray for the conversion of sinners, of those who are now identified with the kingdom of darkness; this he must do in the interest of God’s glory. At the same time and in the same interest he must pray for the coming of God's kingdom which involves necessarily praying for the destruction of the kingdom of evil and those who are identified with it. It is in this tension that the Christian must live. Since he does not know who are permanently identified with the kingdom of evil he cannot pray for the doom of known individuals in the way the psalmists did and rather must show love to all people, even his enemies. Yet this prayer for their conversion is accompanied by a prayer for the overthrow of Satan's kingdom, a kingdom which cannot be conceived of apart from its concrete embodiment in actual persons in history.

j. The desire and prayer for Jesus to return is an imprecatory prayer: 

1 Corinthians 16:22: If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!

Revelation 19:11-16: Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. 

Mennega: The church that is conscious of the life and death struggle between the two kingdoms will not exclude hatred for Satan's kingdom from its love for God's kingdom. The church is compelled to show love unto all men and to pray for their conversion. At the same time, with her eye fixed on the promise of the coming day of the Lord in which all God's enemies will be crushed eternally, the church prays for the hastening of the day of judgment. 

Robert Godfrey: Paul talked about how loving your enemies will further increase their punishment. Setting love of enemy radically over against judgment is not Biblical . . . Every time we pray, "Come quickly, Lord Jesus!" we're praying an imprecation on God's enemies. When Jesus comes again there will be judgment on God's enemies. (Ask Ligonier Video)

k. Even the saints in heaven are heard praying prayers of imprecation: 

Revelation 6:9-11: When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, "O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been. 

l. Still, in light of all of these passages, there is a shift of focus in the New Testament:

John Day: Between these Psalms and the New Testament ethic there exists, indeed, a degree of difference in emphasis. In the New Testament, less stress is placed on imprecation and the enactment of temporal judgments, while more frequent and explicit calls are made for kindness in anticipation of the [final] judgment . . . Steadfast endurance under unjust suffering for the sake of Christ and after the pattern of Christ, entrusting both temporal and [final] judgment to God, becomes a more predominant theme in the New Testament. 

What happened in the New Testament so that those who deserved everlasting cursing might be saved? The cross!

8. Imprecatory Prayers Are Pleas To God For Justice In Extremely Unjust Situations

These are prayers prayed in horribly wrong or unjust circumstances: rape; murder; years of evil, unjust treatment and tyranny (slavery) (Nazi Germany) (the unthinkable sin of abortion); the sexual abuse of a child; blatant racial discrimination; someone murdering your spouse or children; false teaching that leads others to hell.

a. These prayers are prayers for justice: The people of God will pray prayers of judgment even on themselves demonstrating their love for justice, their love for truth, and their love for God's glory:

Paul before Festus, Governor of Judea: Acts 25:11: If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death.

Psalm 7:3-5: O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands, if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause, let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him trample my life to the ground and lay my glory in the dust. 

b. Beware of your own sinful heart and selfishness in prayers for God's judgment:

Luke 9:51-55: When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" But he turned and rebuked them.

J. C. Ryle commented wisely on this passage: 

Let us notice, secondly, in these verses, the extraordinary conduct of two of the apostles, James and John. We are told that a certain Samaritan village refused to show hospitality to our Lord. "They did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem." And then we read of a strange proposal which James and John made. "They said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did?" Here was zeal indeed, and zeal of a most plausible kind, – zeal for the honor of Christ! Here was zeal, justified and supported by a scriptural example, and that the example of no less a prophet than Elijah! But it was not a zeal according to knowledge. The two disciples, in their heat, forgot that circumstances alter cases, and that the same action which may be right and justifiable at one time, may be wrong and unjustifiable at another. They forgot that punishments should always be proportioned to offenses, and that to destroy a whole village of ignorant people for a single act of discourtesy, would have been both unjust and cruel. In short, the proposal of James and John was a wrong and inconsiderate one. They meant well, but they greatly erred. Facts like this in the Gospels are carefully recorded for our learning. Let us see to it that we mark them well, and treasure them up in our minds. It is possible to have much zeal for Christ, and yet to exhibit it in most unholy and unchristian ways. It is possible to mean well and have good intentions, and yet to make most grievous mistakes in our actions. It is possible to imagine that we have Scripture on our side, and to support our conduct by scriptural quotations, and yet to commit serious errors. It is as clear as daylight, from this and other cases related in the Bible, that it is not enough to be zealous and well-meaning. Very grave faults are frequently committed with good intentions. From no quarter perhaps has the Church received so much injury as from ignorant but well-meaning men. We must seek to have knowledge as well as zeal. Zeal without knowledge is an army without a general, and a ship without a rudder. We must pray that we may understand how to make a right application of Scripture. The word is no doubt "a light to our feet, and a lantern to our path." But it must be the word rightly handled, and properly applied.

James 1:19: Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger

Where did God act on the most extremely unjust situation in the universe (the belittling of His own glory) in order to save sinners? He acted at the cross!

Romans 3:24-26: Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

9. Imprecatory Prayers Display Compassion For The Victims Of Unspeakable Sins

Sometimes I read statements like, "How can pro-life people support the death penalty?" Pro-life people support the death penalty because life is so precious and valuable in God's sight. And when you take life, God has said that because He made men and women in His own image, life is so precious and valuable that those who take life must die:

Genesis 9:6: Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image. 

Sadly, many people think they are being loving and compassionate by failing to punish evil. But the mercy of the wicked is cruel:

Proverbs 12:10: Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel. 

When we cry out for God's justice toward the wicked, we are loving and showing compassion for the victims of that evil. 

Where was the greatest Man Who ever lived made a victim of the wrath of God because of our unspeakable sins so that we might be saved? At the cross!

10. Imprecatory Prayers Are The Prayers Of Jesus – The War Psalms Of The Prince Of Peace

a. Who is speaking in the Psalms? Jesus Christ!

Psalm 22:16-18: For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet – I can count all my bones – they stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. 

Matthew 27:35, 39-41: And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots . . . And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross." So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him . . . .

 Psalm 69:21: for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink

John 19:28-29: After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), "I thirst." A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 

James Adams: He gave up His life with the words of the Psalms on His lips: "Into your hands I commit my spirit" (Psalm 31:5); "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Psalm 22:1). His words of anguish, "I am thirsty," echo Psalms 69:21 and 22:15, and His cry of triumph, "It is finished!" reminds us of Psalm 22:31 "He has done it!" (same verb in the LXX). In His death Jesus quoted the Psalms, not as some ancient authority that He adapted for His own use, but as His very own words – the words of the Lord's Anointed which, as David's Son, He truly was. 

Hebrews 10:5-7: Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, 'Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.'" 

Jesus never said this quotation in Hebrews 10 in the Gospels – it's a direct quotation from Psalm 40:6-8! Jesus is speaking in the Psalms!

Jesus cursed fig tree! Jesus cursed unrepentant cities! Jesus pronounced woe's on the Pharisees! Jesus cleansed the temple with a whip and turned over tables!

James Adams: What a difference it makes in our preaching when we know that these psalms are not the emotional prayers of angry men, but the very war cries of our Prince of Peace! The Lord Jesus Christ is praying these prayers of vengeance. The prayers that cry out for the utter destruction of the psalmist's enemies can only be grasped when heard from the loving lips of our Lord Jesus. These prayers signal an alarm to all who are still enemies of King Jesus. His prayers will be answered! God's wrath is revealed upon all who oppose Christ. 

Where did the Lord Jesus Christ cry many of these words from the Psalms? On the cross where He suffered God's curses for sinners so that we might never suffer God's curses! 

11. Imprecatory Prayers Should Be Preceded By Prayers For Salvation And Mercy

John 3:16-17: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 

James Hamilton: If you have ever wondered whether you should pray the imprecatory prayers of the Psalms, let me encourage you to look again at the way the martyrs pray for God to "avenge" their blood in [Revelation] 6:9-11. You bet you should pray those imprecatory prayers. Pray that God would either save His enemies, those who oppose the gospel and the people of God, that He would bring them to repentance, or if He is not going to do that, that He would thwart all their efforts to keep people from worshiping God by faith in Christ. Pray that God would either save those who destroy families and hurt little children or thwart all their efforts and keep them from doing further harm. Those prayers will be heard. Pray that God would either redeem people who are right now identifying with the seed of the serpent, or if he is not going to redeem them, that he would crush them and all their evil designs. God will answer those prayers. (Revelation Commentary)

Robert Godfrey: . . . in every section of the Psalter there is first a call to the ungodly to repent and only then prayers for judgment upon the ungodly. (Ask Ligonier Video)

Psalm 83:13-16: O my God, make them like whirling dust,  like chaff before the wind. As fire consumes the forest, as the flame sets the mountains ablaze, so may you pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your hurricane! Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O LORD. 

Martin Luther: We should pray that our enemies be converted and become our friends, and if not, that their doing and designing be bound to fail and have no success and that their persons perish rather than the Gospel and the Kingdom of Christ. Thus the saintly martyr Anastasia, a wealthy, noble Roman matron, prayed against her husband, an idolatrous and terrible ravager of Christians, who had flung her into a horrible prison, in which she had to stay and die. There she lay and wrote to the saintly Chrysogonus diligently to pray for her husband that, if possible, he be converted and believe; but if not, that he be unable to carry out his plans and that he soon make an end of his ravaging. Thus she prayed him to death, for he went to war and did not return home. So we, too, pray for our angry enemies, not that God protect and strengthen them in their ways, as we pray for Christians, or that He help them, but that they be converted, if they can be; or, if they refuse, that God oppose them, stop them and end the game to their harm and misfortune. (Luther's Works)

12. Imprecatory Prayers Remind Us Of What Jesus Suffered In Our Place So That We Might Never Suffer Again

On that cross, Jesus Christ became a curse for us - He took all of God's imprecations that we deserve because of our sins upon Himself on that cross: 

Galatians 3:13: Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us - for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree"

John Calvin: Not only the body of Christ was given as the price of our redemption, but there was another, greater, and more excellent ransom, for He suffered in his soul the dreadful torments of a damned and lost man. 

Dr. Ligon Duncan explains penal substitution through the lens of the imprecatory Psalms. Preaching on Psalm 109, he says

Have you ever thought that Jesus stood under this curse? That He bore this curse from His Father? And He bore it on our behalf that we might not bear it ourselves . . . Just remember that He alone, of all the people who will dwell in the presence of God forever, knows what it is like to receive this curse, and He took that in your place so that you might never receive it.

Halleluiah! What a Savior!

Jesus' Crucifixion Was The Greatest Sin Unspeakable
He Bore The Wrath Of God That's A Burden So Unbearable
Crying War Psalms To His Father In A Pain That's Inconceivable 
He Gave His Life For Ours To Redeem The Unredeemable
Then Rose Up From The Grave To Give A Joy Indescribable
And Now We'll Be With Him With A Life That's Indestructible
Because The Prince Of Peace Took Our Curse So We're Acceptable
In Christ Our Joy Forever We Find All Things Most Desirable!

That's my King! I wonder if you know Him today?!

Jesus Christ Shall Come Again
To Judge And Punish All Who Sin
Thy Kingdom Come Among All Men
Is Prayer For Judgment To Begin
So Flee To Christ Who Died For Sin
Then Rose Again Victory To Win
Pray God Would Save And Bring All In
And Plead With Christ To Come Again!

That's my King!

The Cross Of Jesus Christ Is The Greatest Imprecation
Where The Sinless Son Of God Was Our Full Propitiation
And Every Curse Of God Fell On Him In Cruel Damnation
There He Was Made Sin Which God Hates With Indignation
And Took All God's Full Anger So That We Might Have Salvation
Yet He’s God's Beloved Son Who's Named LORD In Exaltation
The Holy Perfect God-Man Was Raised For Our Justification
He Took Our Imprecation
Withstood Every Temptation
Condemned Our Condemnation
Conquered Death For Every Nation
And Now There's Only Celebration
In Him Who Is Our Preoccupation, Infatuation, and Holy Fascination!

That's my King! That's my King!

You can listen to the three sermons I preached in this series here: