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He Has Risen!!!

Hallelujah He has risen
Hallelujah the Son of Righteousness has arisen with healing in His wings
Before the sun awoke the Son of Righteousness had risen
Yes, He had arisen with healing in His hands

The power to heal our sicknesses
The power to heal out diseases
The power to heal our infirmities and disabilities
The power to heal our finances
The power to heal our relationships
The power to heal us from the inside to the out

The power to heal our wounds
The power to heal our hurts
The power to heal our troubles
The power to heal our minds
The power to heal our circumstances

The power to heal our loved ones
The power to heal our families
The power to heal our churches
The power to heal our governments and leadership
The power to heal our countries

Jesus Christ the King of Kings
The Lord of Lords
The Very God of Very Gods
Has arisen with healing in His wings!

 

He has Risen! Jesus is Alive!!!

“In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men
said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here; he has risen!…”
Luke 24: 5 & 6 (NIV)

IT IS FINISHED!!!

He’s done it all
He’s paid the price
He’s given everything
In order that we may walk tall

Twas on the cross He shed His blood
Yes, He gave His lifeThe Cross
To ensure our sins could be washed away
Like unwanted debris in the monsoon flood

Destruction is annulled
Sickness caves in and
Death loses its sting
As you heed His glorious call

All around you see a mess
Broken egg dreams and
Hope like a punctured tyre
Yet He beckons you to enter His rest

Jesus has finished the work
Redemption is in Jesus
Salvation is in Jesus
Yes, Jesus has finished the work!

 

‘Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And
He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.’

John 19:30 New American Standard Bible

LOVE AT EASTER

FAITH HOPE AND LOVE 2

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)

 

What is faith?
The Bible says “….without faith it is impossible to please God
…….”


The dictionary defines it as confidence or trust in a person or thing; belief that is not based on proof; belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion.

I’d define it as a strong belief, a conviction, something that is certain in our hearts and minds and cannot be shaken.

Faith tends to be futuristic in nature but draws its strength from past experiences. Faith gives us principles by which we can live our lives; we hold strongly and dearly to something or someone and as a result pattern our lives according to the dictates of those beliefs. Faith needs to be fed in order to grow and this is the dicey bit, because your faith and by implication ‘you’ will become whatever you feed your soul and mind on and it can work negatively as well as positively. 

 This week in the UK a fifteen year old boy was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in jail for killing his mother. He battered her to death with a hammer and then burnt her body in a bid to hide the evidence. How on earth did he learn to do that? By consistently watching violent TV dramas and violent films, and playing violent video games. He filled his mind with violence until he believed in violence, he made violence a part of who he was and then he went ahead and enacted it, terrible you’d probably say, so would I.

Faith comes by hearing…..What are we hearing, seeing and feeding our minds on?

Hope
“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations…”
(Rom 4: 18)
The dictionary says hope is: the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.

Hope is that which gives us strength for today, tomorrow and the day after. Without hope we become walking cadavers, dejected, sorrowful and miserable with nothing to live for and that is when the devil can begin to plant stupid ideas in our heads. Hope is that which tells us that there will be light at the end of the tunnel, that no matter how bad the situation is it will one day pass, that tomorrow the sun will rise because the Son of righteous has already risen with healing in His wings! Hope gives us a positive outlook to life, it make us optimists always believing the best of people, situations and circumstances.

” And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Roman 5:5 (NIV)

 

Love
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10 (NIV)

God is love. That is who He is, the embodiment of love and all true love flows from Him. Jesus the second member of the Godhead came to demonstrate God’s love here on earth. He took off His glory and left it with His Father and came to the world as a child, given to the world as a Son. He came to take upon Himself the sins of a dying and incorrigible world. Why? Because of His eternal and unconditional love for us. A love that doesn’t judge, doesn’t discriminate, doesn’t look down on us and doesn’t scorn us. A love that always smiles, always lends a helping hand, always forgives always embraces and always has a kind word. A love that in our darkest hours carries us, a love that feeds and nurtures us, a love that will never ever abandon us. That love took Jesus to the cross, He was wounded, beaten and bruised for us, in love He took the weight of our sins upon Himself and suffered being estranged from His Father, who unable to behold sin, turned His face. Is there greater love than this that a man should lay down His life for His friends and suffer intense and indescribable agony in the process?

God in His infinite mercy and kindness did not leave His Son in hades; He reached down into the innermost parts of the earth and took back His Son and our Saviour from the clutches of sin and darkness. He resurrected Jesus from the dead making Him the first born among many brethren and giving Him a name that is above every other name, for at the name of Jesus every knee will indeed bow and every tongue will indeed confess that Jesus is Lord! That is love, the love that a Father had for a dying world, the love that a Son had for a people wandering in darkness and blighted by sin.

That dearly beloved is the story of Easter, the greatest love story of all time, a Father giving His Son for the redemption of mankind. May we respond positively to this unprecedented and unparalleled demonstration of love, may we accept God’s gift of His Son.

Have a fantastic Easter and don’t eat too many Easter eggs 

  Lots of love LolaA

The Triumphant Entry

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us
  Roman 8:37

The bible tells us that there is a time for everything and when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on what is now known as Palm Sunday He came peacefully. There will be a time when He will ride a galloping horse for the final show down with the enemy, but on Palm Sunday He came in peace. He rode on a donkey that had been decorated by His disciples and the people hailed Him as a king for indeed He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

However one thing that was significant about the ride is that it is symbolic of a victory ride, or should I say it was indeed a victory ride. Albeit a victory ride before the battle had even been fought. Yes! Our Father has a beautiful habit of calling those things that are not as though they were…..(Romans 4:17).
He spoke and the universe came into existence and His words are just as powerful today, His words always prosper and they always produce results.

So even though Jesus had not yet gone to the cross, He hadn’t yet taken upon Himself our sins, He hadn’t yet fought with the devil and He hadn’t yet gone down to hades to declare victory to the saints in waiting, but our God had already declared Him victorious. And if God says He’s a winner who in heaven, on earth or beneath the earth can say otherwise?

When I ‘Googled’  ‘the triumphant entry’ all the responses on the first page were referencing Jesus’ victorious entry into Jerusalem there was even a YouTube video:  The Triumphant Entry Even the world recognises that ride of victory.

Just like when Jesus walked the face of this earth, the Father God has already seen all of our battles, those we have fought, those we are fighting and those we will fight tomorrow and He has declared us the winner of every single battle! Circumstances and even our minds may want to tell us otherwise, but those are lies form the pit of hell. Jesus says if we can believe, all things are possible to him who believes (Mark 9: 23).

So it’s up to us whose report are we going to believe. Are we going to believe the economy and our pay packet or lack of it? Are we going to put our trust in our present situation, our boss, our teachers, or our leaders? Or are we going to dig deep into God’s Word and find the promises that relate to our situation, for there is always a Word for the here and now. Are we going to hold God at His Word, believing, trusting in and confessing it, until it (the Word) is positively manifested in our lives?

He did it for Jesus, the first born among many brethren and He will do it for us, all we have to do is believe.

Yes, there are still battles ahead, the devil, the world, or our flesh always has some dirt to throw in our faces, but we can be confident that if we have absolute trust and faith in our God, then victory is 100% certain.

Beloved, the rains may fall and the floods may rise, the storms may blow and the battles may rage, but when we stand on the solid rock Jesus, we will never, ever be swayed.

He may not be promising an uneventful ride (that would be boring wouldn’t it), but He is definitely promising that we will arrive our destination safe and sound, not just in one piece but with the bells of victory clanging to welcome us.

So when at times the troubles seem to overwhelm us and our tears seem to bath us, may we boldly look up with our eyes of faith and behold the victory our Saviour wrought for us on Calvary and may we remember that failure is not an option because victory is sure, it has already been proclaimed!

Have a great Easter

 

See ya on the victory mount, LolaA