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

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christ Is All Without Them

The most deeply loved of God human being Who has ever walked the face of this earth was not given an earthly spouse by His Heavenly Father.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christ Is All When She Said No!

She said no
So He would firm and deeply know
That Christ is all and all let go
And in the low this truth would grow
And Christ's great blessings ever flow
For when you priase Him in the low
His greatest value you will show
So "Christ is all!" - all else forgo
Now He is all I need I know!

That's my King!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's Christmas, But The Cross Is Comin'!

It's Christmas
A virgin is pregnant
Joseph is wonderin' what happened
The Angel Gabriel is makin' the story clear
But the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
Women who can't get pregnant are rejoicin'
The impossible is becoming possible
God is actin'
The Holy Spirit is overshadowin'
Songs of praise are being written
But the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
The Mighty One has done great things
His mercy is from generation to generation
He's scattering the proud
He's toppling the mighty
He's satisfying the hungry
And sending the rich away empty
Because they don't know
That the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
The God of Israel has visited to provide redemption for His people
He has raised up a horn of salvation to save us from our enemies and all who hate us
He'll bring us knowledge of salvation and forgiveness of our sins
Light is going to shine in darkness
Because the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
Caesar Augustus is decreeing
Joseph and Mary are traveling
The cattle are feeding
Herod is conniving
The Star is shining
Angels are speaking
The shepherds are praising
But the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
No room was found in the inn for my King
No bed was available where He could lay His head
He's homeless
He's laying in the feeding trough of a cow
But they don't even know
That the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
The glory of the Lord is shinin'
Good news of great joy for all people is being proclaimed
A Savior Who is Christ the Lord is born
Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth
Because the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
The shepherds are preachin' about the glory of my King
All who hear them are amazed
Mary is treasurin' and meditatin'
But she doesn't know yet
That the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
Wise men are seeking Him
The star He created
The star He upholds by the Word of His power
The star that can't compare with the brightness of His glory
That star is leading them to Him – the Savior of the world
And they shower Him with gifts:  gold, frankincense, and myrrh
But let me tell you something
The cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
Wickedness is abounding
Sin has no remedy
Herod is killing all the little babies
Mothers are weeping
Fathers are stumbling
There's no peace on earth
No justice is being done
But you see, it's only Christmas
The cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
Hope is born
Salvation has come
Prophecy has been fulfilled
God has become man
Yet He's the Sign Who will be opposed
And a sword will pierce Mary's heart
Because the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
Joy to the world, the Lord has come
Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Glory to the new born King
He rules the world with truth and grace
See within a manger laid, Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth
Oh come let us adore Him
Let every heart prepare Him room
And go tell it on the mountain
Because the cross is comin'!

It's Christmas
It's only Christmas
But the cross is comin'!

"That's my King!" The Word Made Flesh
With Sin And Evil He Won't Mesh
His Body They Would Kill And Thresh
Then Rise To All The World Refresh!

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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

"That's My King!" Between Two Thieves And Mocking Jeers From All Receives He Died To Free From All That Grieves And Save Each Sinner Who Believes!

You're being crucified
You're in unimaginable pain
You're alone
You're suffering
But today you will be with Me in paradise!

You're being crucified
You're naked
You're ashamed
You're bleeding
You mocked the Son of God
But today you will be with Him in paradise!

You're being crucified
You're the worst of the worst condemned to die
You're a sinner
You're guilty
You deserve crucifixion and you know it
But today you will be with Me in paradise!

You're being crucified
You see Jesus mocked
Something in you changes
God's Spirit grants you a new heart
You defend Jesus as the innocent One
And today you will be with Him in paradise!

You're being crucified
You are moments away from everlasting torment and suffering in hell
You see a Man on a cross Who seems not even able to save Himself
All His followers have forsaken Him
He's all alone
He's totally forsaken
His circumstances seem as totally hopeless as yours
Yet you trust in Him!
You understand Him to be the King Whose Kingdom will have no end!
And today you will be with Him in paradise!

You're being crucified
You have no good works to offer to God
You have no righteousness to earn God's favor
You've been very bad in your life, and you deserve only hell
But you take the name above all names upon your lips
And say: "Jesus, remember me when You come into Your Kingdom."
And He says to you
"Today you will be with Me in paradise!"

Christian, you've been crucified
You deserve to die
Just like the robber on the cross
And you did die
You died in Christ
And someday you will be with Him in paradise!

You've been crucified
All your sins have been punished
The wrath of God has been poured out on all your wrong doing
For Christ was made your sin
And you are forgiven
You are free
You are righteous in Christ
And someday you will be with Him in paradise!

You've been crucified
You've died to sin and its power over your life
You are no longer a slave to sin but a slave to righteousness
Jesus breaks the power of canceled sin
Jesus is your greatest Pleasure and Treasure
Jesus is your Lover and Living LORD
Jesus is your Brother and Best Man
Jesus is your Friend and Fascination
Jesus is your Shepherd, Savior, and Satisfaction
Jesus is your all in all
Jesus is your paradise in heaven
And someday you will be with Him in paradise!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

"That's My King!" Who Couldn't Carry His Cross To The Place Of The Skull Where All Seemed Loss The Wrath Of God He Would Exhaust To Purchase Us At Greatest Cost!

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
He was whipped with a scourging cord
Spit from wicked mouths was on Him poured
Soldiers mocked Him who were bored
He was hated and abhorred
"Crucify!" the crowd had roared
And this – this should leave us totally floored
Like our hearts are cut with a sword
Our anger burns with one accord
For Him Who should be full adored
As heaven and earth's greatest reward
But you were there when they crucified my Lord
It was our sin that left Him gored
It was our sin that killed our Lord
Yet for us all He was abhorred
His love – so great – is our award
So trust Him now and be restored!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

When we come and assemble
It should cause us to tremble
Our Christ they'd disassemble
So badly not even a man did He resemble!

Jesus they would fully demean
The site of Him became obscene
On a slave He'd have to lean
To bear His cross Simon Cyrene
To help the Lord he'd intervene
The first to bear his cross we've seen
To follow Christ – this is routine
It's death to self – no in between
All or nothing is the scene
So die to self and on Him lean!

That's my King!

They took our Lord outside the gate
The place of the skull to meet His fate
And on the way He'd face the hate
Of those He made and did create
Toward the prize His face was straight
The joy before Him would elate
He'd die and bear sin's wicked freight
Then rise alive as heaven's Great
Now trust the Lord and on Him wait
He'll save your soul and change your state
He'll take away your sin and hate
He'll bear your load and take your weight
So you can enter heaven's gate!

Our glorious Lord suffered crucifixion
An unspeakable physical affliction
But the physical was almost like a fiction
Compared to the spiritual eviction
He endured from His Father's infliction
Of everlasting wrath conviction
So that you would never face eviction
From His eternal jurisdiction
He'll save from all your dereliction
Free you from every addiction
And sing over you a love song benediction!

That's my King!

Of all His clothes our Lord was stripped
Like an animal He was whipped
From His back the flesh was ripped
The sour wine He couldn't have sipped
In chains of wrath His soul was gripped
But He arose and death He flipped
For from its hold He finally slipped
So we forever won't be stripped
In righteous robes we'll be equipped
And by His love forever gripped!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

"That's My King!" Who Was Severely Mocked And On His Head They Spit And Knocked By Death Our Lowly King Was Rocked But In Three Days They'll All Be Shocked He Rose And Heaven's Gates Unlocked!

To mock they clothed Him like a king
Vile insults at our King they fling
The words are piercing deep with sting
They treat Him like the unclean thing
But only good from Him will spring
To the Just One He would cling
And take the worst that they could sling
Then die so to Him we could sing
All praise and glory to our King
Who rose to end death's bitter sting
All thanks and honor to Him bring!

That's my King!

They clothed Him in a purple cloak
To make His royalty a joke
With spit His face and beard they'd soak
They tried to provoke
All His dignity revoke
And leave His spirit broke
And all His hope choke
By the wicked words they spoke
But in all this He was not broke
But stood like a mighty, unshakable oak
He took their joke
And bore the yoke
To die and rise to give us hope!

That's My King!  Do you know Him?

They put on Him a thorny crown
And laughed and jeered like He's a clown
Though He's the greatest Man around
They'd mock and curse and put Him down
He'd even face His Father's frown
And in His wrath He'd finally drown
Then rise so we could have a crown!

That's my King!

They drenched His head with phlegm and spit
And all vile words that tongues emit
Even on His head they hit
And though they all should Him acquit
For nothing bad did He commit
To all His Father's will submit
Not one Word or jot omit
To do what's right He never quit
And died the temple curtain split
So He with God would with us knit
And in His presence we would sit
Where joy and pleasures keep us lit
All because He took our hit
Oh He's the best we must admit!

That's my King!  That's my King!