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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Poured Out for Humanity


Poured out for humanity
As God became a man
The perfect holy Sacrifice
The pure and spotless Lam

The Agency of heaven
Sent to wipe away our sins
The only opportunity
o save the souls of men

Christ did not come and languish
On the cross that dismal day
And suffer out our penalty
Where we had gone astray

The we should here presume
Upon His mercy and his grace
And not make preparation
For the day we see His face

The day of final reckoning
The judgement of all men
Determined by their attitude
And how they dealt with sin

By laying at Christ's feet
Their lives in full humility
Or choosing to maintain a life
In lost iniquity

A life devoid of honor
At the speaking of God's name
Pursuing all excuses
That would shift from them the blame

For all the sins they'd chosen
In their lifetime to commit
Presuming come the judgement
That the records would forget

Each time that God had offered
The extension of His hand
To help them by His grace to walk
In oneness with His plan

And they chose to ignore the course
That He would have them choose
That somehow still by grace
Eternal life they would not lose

And even though the principles
By which they chose to live
Denied the pure efficacy
That Christ had died to give

They still considered justice
By God's Law a thing of nought
If it required self to lose
The battles grace had fought

So friend if you be tempted
To presume a life of sin
Will not hold much persuasion
Whether you'll be welcomed in

Into that Home in heaven
Where the saints are glorified
Who followed the Example
Of the One for them Who died

Just cast your gaze to Calvary
And see Christ hanging there
And hear His words of anguish
As He cried in lost despair

And realize it was for you
He came and paid that price
For you to live forever
One with Him in paradise

And only as you choose
To lay aside your life of sin
Will you receive the promise
Christ died to give to men

Matthew 10:37-39; Galatians 6:14-16)

Lee Forbes
Nov. 9, 2016

Let's pray-

   Father, as the day set aside as Christ's birthday comes next week, may we remember the Real reason for His birth.    
   As Lee has made very plain, Jesus came to experience all we go through, and to do it without sin, so He could become the Lamb of sacrifice in our place; our Savior!
   We are all sinners, that's for sure, and we are in desperate need of this Savior, Who took our punishment, and Who can make us fit for living with You in heaven someday.
   May we examine our hearts to see if we are walking out our salvation in an absolute dedication to You, the Holy God.
   We ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Today's Bible verse-

(John 10:9, 11, 14 KJV) "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (v. 11) I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. (v. 14) I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Today's special link-

Six Healthy Ways to Express Frustration

By Jill Savage on Nov 21, 2016 05:03 am

"Jill: Most of us have been frustrated with our spouse being distant or distracted at one time or another. Life can throw all kinds of curve balls that interfere with our ability to be fully present and attentive to one another. Even if things are smooth sailing..."

Today's quote-

"Our whole culture and the spirit of our age tends to make us self-dependent rather than God-dependent. We do much of our Christian work with very little God- awareness. If we would be ablaze for God we need to cultivate new God-dependence, God- consciousness, and God-imbued living ... We must become alive to God and to all of His holy influences and enablings. God must become all-essential to us." (p. 43 of ABLAZE FOR GOD, by Wesley L. Duewel)

Upcoming posts-

God With Us
18th- Sunday evening by Jean Oathout

#75 God Blesses When You Unite in Prayer
20th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#76 Become Prayer Partners
22nd- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Sky Watcher
24th- Saturday's post by Tim Gustafson

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A sample verse from p. 60 -

"Sometimes you'll not know what to say
Or what you are to do.
You'll find you cannot know the way
As you are blinded too."

(Published by Lighthouse Publishing 
                        of the Carolinas. Used by permission).

 A great gift for someone who may need help 
to prepare for marriage, and for those in a
marriage, wanting some helpful advice.

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