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

Thursday, November 24, 2016

"That's My King!" Who's The Center Of All Thanksgiving As The God Of The Living Through His Merciful Forgiving!

As you enjoy your thanksgiving food
Don't forget the Seed and serpent feud
When Adam fell the war ensued
Because the serpent crass and crude
So bad the lying devil shrewd
God's Word to Eve and Adam skewed
Then in the world all evil brewed
From garden bliss He did exclude
All sinners with their attitude
But God sent Christ to change the mood
In this dark world Light would intrude
His whole life worthiness accrued
And at His death He's stripped and nude
And treated as unwanted lewd
He won the war – it did conclude
Death's jaws He would finally elude
By evil He won't be subdued
This the whole world He renewed
And in your sin and hatred rude
By mercy He in love pursued
So you in heaven He'd include
Through faith in Him His beauty's viewed!

That's my King!

Now He's the center of all your praise
All His good gifts are merely rays
That point us back to the Ancient of Days
He's the Sun that burns our idol haze
And sets our hearts for Him ablaze
He blesses with gifts in manifold ways
But to the Source our eyes must raise
With Him alone allegiance stays
His grace and glory all amaze!

In every delight you've ever desired
Christ is the joy you most truly admired
Every good gift from Him is inspired
For lasting deep joy He's required
With the Father and Spirit He's conspired
To ensure fullness of joy in Him is acquired!

Be thankful that He saved from hell
Now with your soul it all is well
In His house forever you'll dwell
All your sin He'll finally expel
In righteousness you'll truly excel
So from the mountain go and yell
And everyone His Gospel tell
For His great love this will compel!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

Be thankful He's a sovereign King
Elect He chose under His wing
Totally depraved – a sinful spring
He died for them to make them clean
Irresistibly to God He'll bring
To Him alone they'll always cling
His glories praise – forever sing!

Be thankful He loves Himself the most
He'll fill you with His Holy Ghost
And with His pleasures be engrossed
He's greatest joy from coast to coast
He's the delight of heaven's host
May He be your only boast!

Be thankful Christ is the center from Genesis to Revelation
He's the Word God spoke at the beginning of creation
And this Word became flesh in the glorious incarnation
He's the fourth man in the furnace of the Shadrach conflagration
He's the greater Adam Who overcame the Devil's temptation and passed the earthly probation
He's the greater Moses Who lead His people without hesitation
Into the promised land where there'd be no tribulation
He's the greater David Who represented His congregation
In the great confrontation where He endured condemnation to save them from damnation!

That's my King!

Be thankful for His Gospel every day
We need it for the power in all we do and say
It's not just for the beginning when we start to walk Christ's way
But something to always live out in its manifold array
With our holy lives we must put it on display
It'll keep us from going astray
Help us pray, and we must always seek to give it away!

Be thankful for His lovely Bride
For her alone He bled and died
He always stands right by her side
She displays His beauty worldwide
To principalities outside
Her every need He will provide
In glorious bliss she'll forever abide!

All the thanks you could ever render
Could never repay the Christ our Defender
He came and defeated every contender
He sends to endless hell every offender
And unmasks the heart of every pretender
So bow to Him by faith and surrender
And He'll fill your heart with everlasting splendor!

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

He's the God of the living Who conquered the grave
He puts an end to death's cold wave
Through the cross and resurrection He forgave
All sinners who repent and believe He'll save!

Mercy-Heart is His beautiful name
I'm so glad He took the shame and blame
That I should claim for my every wicked frame
But He became the same and by imputation my sin became
His Father's wrath He'd finally tame
So that “Freedom!” we could forever exclaim
If “Mercy!” too we'd cry and proclaim
May His glory alone be our only aim
All for the sake of the fame of His beautiful name!

He taught me “Christ is all!” through rejection and pain
And to boast only in the cross off the coast of Bahrain
So many earthly treasures I fought to attain
He taught me to live is Christ and to die is gain
May I wholly die now, fall to earth like a grain
Then fruit I'll produce that He can sustain
All praise and honor to the Lamb Who was slain
And with Him someday we'll forever reign
Then every reason for all the pain
In His love He'll forever make plain
As we enjoy His pleasures that will never wane!

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

Friday, November 11, 2016

"That's my King!" Who's The Veteran Of Veterans Who Answered The Call And Became The Universe's All In All!

He's the only One Who perfectly served
God's law He always perfectly observed
And shed His blood for the undeserved!

He has infinite might
Won the greatest fight
Put all enemies to flight
Makes all wrongs right
And gives everlasting delight!

He's God's Ultimate Warrior Who never sins
He finishes everything He begins
His power and strength never thins
Against all enemies He defends
And always wins
With every threat He contends
And to hell He sends
So make amends
And by faith become one of His friends
To you His mercy extends
And then enjoy His beauty that forever transcends!

That's my King!

When I hit the buoy, He was there with me
Each event occurs according to His decree
Our ship was tossed about the Arabian Sea
But low and behold what did I see
A cross-shaped buoy – that bloody tree
May this memory from pride always set me free
May my boast be in Him to every degree
May all glory ever be to the great One in Three!

He's an army of One Who can't be beat
He's got more power than every navy fleet
He's better than all special forces elite
If you're on His side, you'll never face defeat
From the battle He'll never retreat
His supplies for the war never deplete
He'll never mistreat
With Him no one can compete
Every mission He'll perfectly complete
And save His people from everlasting heat!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

For a few good men one may dare to die
But in this God shows His love so high
While we were still sinners, Christ died to buy
Salvation for all who would comply
So repent and believe – on Christ rely
He will be your everlasting supply!

He gave His life on the battle field
To all temptations He'd never yield
From the grave He rose and salvation sealed
And became our everlasting Shield
He lived and died and rose and healed
To the world His Father He perfectly revealed
He returns with a sword of judgment to wield
So trust in Him, and you won't be killed
But instead be forever thrilled
And with pleasures unspeakable be filled!

That's my King!

Every decoration He deserves and more
The Medal of Honor and all d├ęcor
He's more decorated than the whole Marine Corps
Alone on that cross He won the greatest war
To save our souls and earth restore
Now Him alone we'll forever adore
And find our delights eternally soar!

He won the battle against the great snake
Though His heal was bruised, the devil's head He'd break
The earth did quake
But He rose from the dead to end earth's ache
And finally cast the devil into the eternal, fiery lake
He'll make His dead people awake
And He did it all for His Father's great name's sake!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Monday, November 7, 2016

"That's My King!" Who's The Only Saving President Who Can Make You A Heavenly Resident And In Perfect Righteousness Represent!

My King was born president in the humble manger
For sin and righteousness He became the great Exchanger
To suffering, pain, and death He was no stranger
But He rose up from the dead to become the only true World Changer
From sin, death, and Hell He'll save you from all danger
And become your whole life's almighty Rearranger!

That's my King!

He was elected by God as Head over His people
He died for His church and it's not a cathedral or wood under a steeple
But a group of people who've miraculously walked through the eye of a needle
And even though they're often feeble
By grace they wait on the LORD and mount up with wings like an eagle!

Neither Clinton nor Trump can save your soul
Only Jesus is worthy to open the scroll
Men make promises, but they all have a hole
Because there's just so much man can't control
But the omnipotent Christ rules over the whole
And He alone ought to be number one on your poll
You'll find that He alone is worthy to extol!

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

The poor and the rich, unborn babies and women, every race and nation – He loves them all
He loves the politician who serves city hall
And the brick mason too whose work stands tall
He only demands that you heed His call
To repent and believe and before Him fall
Believe the Gospel, and He'll forever enthrall!

He never spends more money than He has because He owns everything
He's not left or right wing, but of the whole universe He's sovereign King
The sun, moon, and stars from His hand He did fling
Trust in the Gospel now and to Him alone cling
He'll make your heart sing
From your lips His praises must ring
And to you fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore He'll bring!

His budget is balanced all the time
He owns the whole world and every dime
He died to save sinners of any crime
And grant them a richness that's truly sublime
He's the executive, legislative, and judicial branch all at the same time!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

He executes every action that needs to be taken
He died on that cross your soul to awaken
Follow Him and you'll never be mistaken
His rule and government can never be shaken
And forevermore shall not be overtaken
If by faith you're His you'll never be forsaken!

He's the law itself Who's come down from above
He's God in the flesh Who's perfect love
He's gentle and tender, just like a dove!

He's also the righteous judge of all the earth
He'll condemn all people who are without new birth
So come and acknowledge His infinite worth
And He'll fill you with everlasting, unquenchable mirth!

That's my King!

He only speaks the truth and never lies
Just like He said He would die and then rise
And win for His people the everlasting prize
Now He never dies
In and of Himself He's infinitely wise
He'll never compromise or demise
And He has all the best allies
He never needs to improvise or revise
Because He has all-knowing, perfect eyes
Trust in Him, and He'll fill you with infinite supplies
He only satisfies and fills your life with delightful surprise!

He only does what's right
His record is out of sight
Against all your enemies He won the fight
He's your indestructible, shining Knight
Who's also the everlasting, unchanging Light
About Him you could infinitely write
He has all power and might
And can save from your hellish plight
So trust in Him on election night
And He'll usher in everlasting joy and delight!

That's my King!

Though Adam was our federal head
He sinned and left us all for dead
Bearing the burden – lifelong dread
Now only Hell awaits ahead
But God has spoken, and He said
"I won't leave my people dead
But elect a new federal Head
Who will obey and love instead!
He'll be the everlasting Bread
And stand in my people's stead
He'll take their place as the True Adam dead!"
And as to death a lamb is lead
Upon that cross He died and bled
But in Him all death died and fled
He rose from the grave and on death tread
And now salvation is widespread!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"That's My King!" In Proverbs 11

Jesus Is The LORD's Delight  
He's True And Just And Always Right  
Integrity That's Out Of Sight
He Died For Justice In God's Sight
And Rose To Conquer Death's Dark Night
He's Your Reward And Heaven's Light!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Knew Deep Disgrace
Though Humble Wisdom He'd Showcase
His Counselors In Heaven's Space
Led Him To Sinners' Dangerous Place
And There He Died To Sin Erase
Then Rose To Plead Your Righteous Case
Oh Trust The Son And Him Embrace
He'll Give You Every Joy And Grace!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Gave Everything
He Freely Gives – Our Gracious King
He's Righteous, Yet Still Took Death's Sting
Then Rose And Now His Praise We Sing
So Trust In Him And To Him Cling
For Him You'll Give Up Everything!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

Jesus Only Did What's Right
He's Righteous, Blameless, Perfect Light
Yet He Would Perish In The Fight
Delivered Over To Death's Bite
But Righteous He Would Live To Smite
The Wicked Death And Make Things Right
So Trust In Him With All His Might
In Righteousness You Will Delight!

That's my King!

Jesus' Mouth Gives Life And Peace
Exalted Good It Will Release
He Died Belittled To Decrease
That We, Built Up Might Grow Increase
He Rose And Now All Death Will Cease
His Words Are Our Delightful Feast!

That's my King!

Jesus Rejoices In All That's Right
O'er You He Sings With All His Might
In Judging Evil He'll Delight
Oh Turn To Him With Heart Contrite
He Died And Rose To All Wrongs Right!

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

Jesus Christ Is The Greatest Guide
From His Face You Cannot Hide
He'll Find And Crush Your Sinful Pride
But You Won't Fall Close By His Side
The Wonderful Counselor Bled And Died
Then Rose True Victory To Provide
And Grant All Safety To His Bride
So Trust In Him – In Him Confide
He'll Be Your Joy And Faithful Guide!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Hates All That's Bad
His Father's Wrath Burns Hot And Mad
Yet They Both Love Us Though We're Bad
Christ Took Our Crookedness So Sad
The Blameless One Was Made Our Bad
He Died And Rose To Make Us Glad
We're His Delight In Rightness Clad!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Is The Best Good Man
Love, Grace, And Kindness Are His Plan
All Sin And Evil He Will Ban
He Died And Rose The Greatest Man
Our Death And Curse He Overran
Of All That's Good He's Better Than!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Produced The Greatest Fruit
He Took And Won Our Sin Lawsuit
He Died And Rose To Death Refute
His Righteousness To Us Impute
Of All Our Fruit He Is The Root
So Trust In Him And Come Bear Fruit!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

Jesus Died To Capture Your Soul
Now One With Him You'll Be Made Whole
To Be Like Christ Is Our Great Goal
Help Others Bow To His Control
In All Of Life Our King Extol!

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Joy Of The Lord

The joy of toys is NOT my strength!
The joy of food is NOT my strength!
The joy of friendship is NOT my strength!
The joy of a girlfriend is NOT my strength!
The joy of getting engaged is NOT my strength!
The joy of marriage is NOT my strength!
The joy of children is NOT my strength!
The joy of football is NOT my strength!
The joy of money is NOT my strength!
The joy of stuff is NOT my strength!
The joy of fame and respect is NOT my strength!
The joy of success is NOT my strength!
The joy of being thought well of by others is NOT my strength!
The joy of winning is NOT my strength!
The joy of vacation is NOT my strength!
The joy of whatever else there is to be joyful in besides HIM is NOT by strength!

BUT THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH! (Nehemiah 8:10)

Lord, I believe, help my unbelief! For Jesus' sake!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Jesus Christ - That Glorious Someone!

Are you lonely? I know Someone Who will never leave you nor forsake you!

Are you sad? I know Someone Who gives fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore!

Are you heartbroken? I know Someone Who binds up the brokenhearted!

Are you afraid? I know Someone Who gently says “Do not be afraid.” And He will always protect you!

Are you angry? I know Someone Who should be more angry at you – but He's not because of mercy!

Are you a sinner? I know Someone Who will forgive you of all your sins!

Are you sick? I know Someone Who will heal you!

Are you in bondage? I know the Bondage Breaker!

Are you forgotten? I know Someone Who will remember you forever!

Are you suffering? I know Someone Who suffered more to make all your sufferings serve you for your good!

Are you poor? I know Someone Who became poor so that you might become forever rich in Him!

Are you burdened? I know the Burden Bearer!

Are you depressed? I know Someone Who can restore to you the joy of full salvation!

Are you addicted? I know Someone Who breaks the power of canceled sin!

Are you blind? I know Someone Who makes the blind see!

Are you deaf? I know Someone Who makes the deaf hear!

Are you in pain? I know the Pain Taker!

Are you lost? I know the Way Maker!

Are you in prison? I know Someone Who sets the captives free!

Are you in chains? I know the Chain Breaker!

Are you under the wrath of God? I know Someone Who delivers from the wrath to come!

Are you hopeless? I know Someone Who, against all hope, gives hope!

Are you a loser? I know a Champion!

Are you unloved? I know the Lover of your soul!

Are you single? I know Someone Who will marry you – and He's the Spouse above all spouses!

Are you betrayed? I know a Friend Who sticks closer than a brother!

Are you fatherless? I know Someone Who will take you as His own!

Are you not cherished? I know Someone Who will rejoice over you with loud songs of love and joy!

Are you empty? I know Someone Who will fill you to overflowing!

Are you tempted? I know Someone Who came to destroy the works of the devil!

Are you ready to give up? I know Someone Who will help and keep you to the end!

Are you weak? I know Someone Who has all power to strengthen you!

Are you ashamed? I know Someone Who took your shame!

Are you dead? I know Someone Who will raise you from the dead!

Jesus Christ

Inspired by Zach Williams' song "Chain Breaker," and three lines are taken from this song.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

"That's My King!" In Proverbs 10

Jesus Christ Made His Father Glad
Yet On That Cross My God Was Mad
The Righteous King Was Counted Bad
Yet Rose To Conquer All That's Sad
In Him You Shall Be Righteous-Clad
To His Greatness None Can Add
He's Treasure Like You've Never Had!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Provides Our Food
And Thwarts All Cravings Wicked Lewd
His Diligence God's Wrath Subdued
Then Rose From Death He Did Elude
Now With All Riches He's Imbued
So Trust The Son And Be Renewed
For By This Christ You'll Be Pursued
And Every Blessing He'll Include!

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

Jesus Christ Has The Most Diligent Hand
He's The Prudent Son Whose Work Is Planned
In Him Sin's Shame Was Crushed And Banned
So Trust The Son And By Him Stand
He Is All Riches Pure And Grand!

That's my King!

Blessed By The Best Who's The Best Of The Blessed
Jesus Christ Is The Best Of The Blessed
He's On An Everlasting Quest
With Conquering Love And Joy And Zest
To Save His Own Who Failed The Test
He Died And Rose His Love Expressed
He Took The Curse By Wrath Oppressed
Then Rose And Conquered As Professed
So Trust The Son, Don't Be Depressed
For In His Righteousness Your Dressed
With Him Alone You'll Be Obsessed
In Him You Have The Best Of Blessed!

That's my King!

Jesus Has A Tongue Of Gold
The Way To Life His Mouth Has Told
He Feeds The Multitudes Untold
With Greatest Food Our King Behold
He Tells The Truth With Wisdom Bold
And Died And Rose As Told Of Old
So Trust In Him And Give Him Hold
Of Your All Heart And Lips Controlled!

That's my King!

Christ Was Beaten With The Rod
Though He's The Holy, All-Wise God
The Way Of Righteous Words He Trod
Yet To The Cross To Die He'd Plod
But Rise To Conquer – 'Twas God's Nod
His Matchless Worth Is No Facade
This All Because He Took The Rod!

That's my King!

Christ's Words Were Numbered Prudent Wise
In Shape And Volume Perfect Size
Far More Than Gold And Silver Prize
Cut Off, Forsaken, Yet He'd Rise
And Feed With Words – Endless Supplies
So On His Beauty Fix Your Eyes!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

Jesus' Love Covers All Sin Offenses
He Died To Crush Hatred's Dire Consequences
And Rose To Break Down all Our Defenses
To Fill Us With Joy Beyond All Our Senses
So Trust In The Son He'll Pay All Expenses
For All Your Offenses And Sin Consequences!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Is Our Greatest Joy      
Every Proud And Wicked Ploy
He'll Cast Down And Then Destroy
He's Hope The Righteous Will Enjoy
He's God's Wisdom To Employ
So Trust Him As Your Highest Joy!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Is Our Wealth And Strong City
He Has More Riches Than Every Billionaire Committee
He Died On That Cross Where He Was Ruined Without Pity
Then Rose To Bless Us With The Everlasting City!

That's my King!

Jesus Has The Most Memorable Name
He Died To Take All Our Shame And Blame
Then Rose So Freedom We Proclaim
And Now We'll Never Be The Same
His Name Is Utmost – Greatest Fame
Oh Set Our Hearts For You Aflame
Remember Us For Your Great Name!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Gives The Greatest End
He Walks Secure – The Perfect Friend
In Storms He Stands To Help Extend
He Lives Forever To Defend
He's Blameless – Never Did Offend
“It Is Finished!” Is Death's End
So Trust In Him And Death Transcend!

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