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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

"That's My King!" Who's Our Perfect Substitute He Was Killed Like A Murderous Brute Though He's Innocent Without Dispute Yet Silent And Mute Our Sin God Did To Him Impute So We'll Have And Bear His Righteous Fruit!

Barabbas is guilty
He's in prison
He's a rebel
He's a murderer
He revolted against the government
But Jesus took Barabbas' place!

Barabbas is guilty
He deserves to die
He's sinned against others
He's sinned against God
He deserves hell forever
Yet Jesus took Barabbas' place!

Barabbas is guilty
But Jesus died and rose to save the guilty
Barabbas is in prison
But Jesus came to set the prisoners free
Barabbas is a rebel
But Jesus came to spread out His hands all the day long to a rebellious people
Barabbas is a murderer
But Jesus came to be murdered in order to save murderers who repent and believe in Him
Barabbas revolted against the government
But Jesus came to establish an everlasting and perfect government where He would be King forever
Because Jesus took Barabbas' place!

Barabbas is guilty
I am Barabbas
You are Barabbas
We are Barabbas
We deserve everlasting prison in hell
We have rebelled against our Creator Who has been nothing but good to us
We have murdered and murdered in our hearts
We have revolted against authority in numerous ways
We are Barabbas
But Jesus took Barabbas' place!
Jesus took our place!

Barabbas is guilty
But by grace through faith in Jesus, the guilty can go free
Jesus was made guilt, though He knew no guilt
Jesus was a prisoner, though He did nothing deserving of prison
Jesus was counted as the rebel of all rebels, though He knew not an ounce of rebellion in His life
Jesus was counted murder, though He knew no murder
Jesus was treated as a threat to the government, though He upholds all things, including government, by the Word of His power
Jesus was found guilty and Barabbas was set free
Because Jesus took Barabbas' place!

Barabbas is guilty
But Barabbas was set free
And by faith in Christ, you get even better than Barabbas
You're forgiven of all your sins
You're given the very righteousness of Christ
You're set free from sin
You're set free from hell
You're set free from the bondage of the devil
You're given eternal life in the presence of God where there's fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore
You're given Christ as your all in all
Because Jesus took Barabbas' place!
Because Jesus took your place!
Because Jesus died and rose and conquered all!

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