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My God My God

At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” which is translated, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?” Mark 15:34

The darkest hour in world history happened at the cross. When our Heavenly Father had to separate himself from the Son to pour his wrath of judgement upon him. An event that is so mysterious and disturbing, why did this happen? It happened all because of US, our sins have put Christ on the cross

But Jesus loves us enough to take the wrath of our sins! How can that not move you? How can this act of compassion by Jesus be ignored? How can you not break down in tears when you know God had so much mercy on you, he took your place!

And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. Mark 15:38

And when Christs works were completed at the cross, the veil was torn. Meaning because of the atonement of his shed blood and broken body, we can now be reconciled with God again. No longer does the veil separate us from the presence of God. When you become Born Again, the Holy Spirt lives inside of You!

But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand. Isaiah 53:10

God was pleased to offer Christ as an atonement for the wages of our sins! So that we (his offspring) the children of God, by the blood of Christ, can gain eternal life! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! Amen!

Are You Barabbas?

Answering again, Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?” They shouted back, “Crucify Him!” Mark 15:12-13

As Jesus was wrongfully put on trial, the crowd had an option. Either release the killer Barabbas or release the Son of God. The crowd choose to free a killer and kill the Messiah. What fools we think, isn’t this what happens everyday in the world? People mock Jesus today, they curse in his name, they ban him from being mentioned in public places , they are choosing the killer Barabbas

Even though Jesus never harmed anyone, they shouted to “Crucify Him”! Were we once in this crowd? Did we ever reject Christ in our lives? When we understand that Jesus died for us even when we didn’t deserve it, that’s Amazing Grace

But Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify Him!” Mark 15:14

Again the people shouted “Crucify Him”! even though Pilate declared Jesus was innocent. This is not justice, this is murder! Why did these people choose Barabbas over Jesus? Why do people today continue to choose Barabbas and crucify Christ?

People will say , this happened over 2,000 years ago and has nothing to with me! Your either a slave to sin or a slave to Jesus Christ, there is no other option. If you reject Christ, your guilty of trampling on his blood and shouting “Crucify him”! Which way will you choose? The way of Life or the way of Death?

Son Of Man Part 2

But He kept silent and did not answer. Again the high priest was questioning Him, and saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” Matthew 14:61

The big question that most Jews wanted to know, what is Jesus the Messiah? This is the One who was written in their scriptures for centuries. The Messiah was prophesied by Moses, by Abraham, by David, by Daniel, by Isaiah, every book in the Old Testament you can find reference to the Messiah

So if these High Priests suspected Jesus was the Messiah, why would they treat him so harshly? Why would they kill the anointed one of God? Well we look at the world today, the Messiah has been revealed for over 2,000 years and people still reject him and want to kill him.

The fact is the High Priests didn’t want to change, just like we don’t want to change. People reject Jesus not because of evidence or prophecy, but because they have a morality issue. Jesus requires we become Born Again, deny ourselves, carry our crosses, repent! Nobody wants to hear this, especially people who love sin

And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.” Matthew 14:62

Jesus declared He is the Son of Man from the Prophecy of Daniel. He is the Messiah, the Son of God. Most peoples problem is they don’t know what the Messiah or Christ even means. They don’t know what being the Messiah means because they don’t read the Word of God.

The religious leaders knew exactly what it meant, Jesus was God in the Flesh! But they didn’t want to Repent, they didn’t want to give away their riches, they didn’t want to become servants of Christ, so they condemned their eternal souls

Jesus is coming in the clouds again, prepare yourselves for the coming of The Lord Amen!

Sweet Anointing

While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head. Mark 14:3

Think about this, a feast was being given in Jesus honor. Why? First look at who is hosting the feast, Simon the leper. Lepers can’t own property therefor this man was probably healed by Jesus Christ himself.

Second a woman, who was uninvited, pours a whole jar of perfume on Jesus head that is worth about a whole years salary. Think about that, would you put your whole years salary in the offering plate? Would you be willing to approach the Lords table?

But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me. Mark 14:6

Some of the men, including Judas Iscariot , quickly rebuked her for wasting the perfume. This was because Judas was a thief and didn’t truly love God. But notice Jesus reaction, he told them to “Let her alone”!

This was big, as Jesus rebuked his own disciples for a woman. At that time woman were not considered equal to men. For Jesus to defend her shows the coming of his Kingdom, the change in the New Covenant!

“She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial. Mark 14:8

What nobody realized was that she was confirming the prophecy of his death. This event happened only a day before the events of when Jesus gets arrested. This event Jesus said would be remembered forever.

One woman’s act of worship to her Lord turned into a memorial that is eternal, Amen!

Son Of Man

Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory. Mark 13:26

The return of our Lord Jesus Christ! What a day that will be, what a glorious day for the elect! It will be a horrible day for the wicked, for the ones who rejected Christ and followed Satan. The judgement of God is about to come on the Earth!

Who is the Son of Man? It’s the fulfillment of the prophecy by Daniel, the Messiah (Christ) Jesus! He used this title over and over again to let people know who he is, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. Mark 13:32

Many false prophets and cult groups made millions of dollars predicting fake prophecy of when Christ would return. Know this, nobody knows the day or hour! Could be now or thousands of years from now, whenever Christ comes, we need to be ready! Keep your lamps lit (filled with the Holy Spirit) like the 5 Virgins! (Matthew 25)

“I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him. “And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed. Daniel 7:13-14

Jesus is sitting at the right hand of the Father, the fulfillment of the Son of Man prophecy. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus Christ is Lord! And the Kingdom of God is eternal!

Are you ready? Keep looking up and keep your lamps lit because the King is coming soon! Amen!

Birth Pains

And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many. Mark 13:5-6

While Jesus was talking about the destruction of the Temple, one of his disciples asked him
“What will be the signs for the end”? “When will the end come?”  Jesus said “Many” will come in his name and mislead “Many”

So how do we know if we are being misled? The first rule of thumb is if a groups doctrine doesn’t line up with scripture, don’t believe it! This is why many groups and cults want to discredit the Bible. If you can discredit the Bible, then you lose that solid foundation of true Christianity.

Most “cult” groups have additional teachings on top of the Bible. This should be a red flag for you, let the Holy Spirit interpret scripture for you. Cult groups who make their literature as sacred as the Bible are typically false teachers. Examples are the Watchtower, Book of Mormons, 28 Fundamental Beliefs, ect.

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.  Mark 13:7-8

Often every time we see a war or conflict between nations, everyone is yelling “End of the World”, but Jesus said these things will happen and are merely birth pains for the Great Tribulation yet to come. Many cult groups jump on these end time fears to scare followers in believing their doctrine.

This is where our true faith in Christ comes in, don’t be misled by false teachers or cult groups, you are saved by the blood of Christ! Trust in the Word of God and not the words of man! Amen!

Poor Widow

Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; Mark 12:43

It came time for everyone to put there offering in the box, all the rich people lined up to give there big amounts to show how great they were. But here came a poor widow who only put in 2 small copper coins. The rich people in line probably rolled their eyes, scoffed, and gossiped about her after the service

But this poor widow caught the attention of Christ. First of all remember back in the 1rst Century there was no welfare, there was no social security, this woman being a widow meant her husband was dead, and she had no steady income coming into her home

for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.” Mark 12:44

The rich people it didn’t hurt them to give a little that they had, but for the poor widow whatever she gave was all that she had. Jesus is pointing out that giving is a heart issue! Its not about the amount you give but its about the attitude in which you give it

Do you truly trust in God to be your provider? Or do you rely on your wealth to provide for you? This widow gave all she had to God and put her faith in him, are we willing to do the same with all aspects of our lives?  Amen!

Line of David

And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? Mark 12:35

The Messianic Prophecies reveal that the Messiah (Christ) will be from the line of David. This obviously brought confusion among the religious leaders as they were expecting a literal biological Son of David to rise up and become King. However how would that Son possibly be God in the Flesh then if he was just a descendant of David?

This is one of the fun things about studying the fulfilment of prophecy. We have in our minds how God will fulfill something when God has a totally different way that we have trouble comprehending.

“David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET.”‘ David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so in what sense is He his son?” And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him. Mark 12:36-37

Jesus goes on to teach that King David, filled with the Holy Spirit, called the Messiah Lord. Now if the Messiah was truly Davids biological Son he wouldn’t be calling him Lord as that would not be appropriate. A Father would not call a Son Lord, a Son would call a Father Lord.

However David was addressing Jesus as Lord not one of his Sons. So how is Jesus from the Line of David you ask? Well Joseph and Mary are both from the line of David, and during the Census in Bethlehem (City of David) Joseph registered Jesus as his Son, making him from the Line of David

Jesus being God in the Flesh could not come from a biological Father, he was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit and fulfilled the prophecies of the Line of David. Gods thoughts are higher than our thoughts and ways are higher than our ways! Amen!

By What Authority?

and began saying to Him, “By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?” Mark 11:28

Who does Jesus think he is? This is what the Pharisees were saying to him. Who do you think you are coming in here and questioning our religious traditions! Who do you think you are clearing out all the money and merchants from the Temple! Who do you think you are claiming you are The Son of God!

The Pharisees were very angry with Jesus, because he turned there world upside down, he challenged the purity of their hearts and integrity of serving God. Jesus was changing the way the entire world was going to worship God!

We challenge Jesus authority also, Jesus says to deny yourself and carry your cross. Who do you think you are to tell me to deny myself! Jesus tells us to sell everything and give to the poor, who are you to tell me how to spend my money! Jesus tells us to love our enemies, who are you to tell me how to love!

And Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Mark 11:29

Jesus changed the world and if you let him into your heart, he will change you also! Can you answer this question, what authority is Jesus doing these things? What do you believe in your heart? Is Jesus your Lord of Lords? Your King of Kings? Is Jesus your God? Then you know by what authority Jesus is doing these things!

Answering Jesus, they said, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” Mark 11:33

Don’t be a copout like the Pharisees, you know who Jesus is! Anyone who denies him before others he will deny You before the Father! Obey Christ and be Set Free Amen!

Make You Well

When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark 10:47

Who does Jesus have mercy on? Everyone who calls upon the name of The Lord! Here is a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the world has left him for dead. He was discarded like a piece of trash on the side of the street, left to fend for himself. Yet he heard the Savior was coming through town!

And when Bartimaeus heard Jesus was coming through town, he cried out for him. And everyone around him kept telling him to shut up, but that prompted Bartimaeus to cry out even louder! Are you crying out to Jesus?

And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And the blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!” Mark 10:51

And Jesus answered Bartimaeus cries and replied “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus wants to know from you, what do you want him to change in your life? Are you just saying meaningless prayers or are you having heartfelt conversations with The Lord?

And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road. Mark 10:52

Notice what Jesus says here, “Your faith has made you well”, see without faith we cant do anything, God cant work in our lives without faith. We need to be “ALL IN”, Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for deliverance and he will make you Well (Spiritually) meaning Eternal Life Amen!