mar-4-39-ww-lifeofpix-9x-SP.jpg On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
Mark 4:35‭-‬41 ESV



But He was pierced for our transgressions!

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

He is 0418c671498d4a52513d26213217ca59despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

b258161e3603151786ba223637d44d21All we like sheep havey gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. efb47406946c6b1056f122d407e43aeeYet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 53:1‭-‬12 

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast; my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death. For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet— I can count all my bones— they stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
Psalms 22:14‭-‬18 

And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. And it was the third hour when they crucified him.
Mark 15:24‭-‬25 

And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Mark 15:33‭-‬34 

The scourging and physical pain the Lord Jesus suffered was minor in comparison to the pain caused by the real burden He was bearing—the burden of the sins of all believers. He bore our sins to the cross where He paid the penalty for them all.





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A servant of Jesus am I,
To you this message I bring:
The night is far spent, the day dawns at length; Get ready to welcome the King!

Get ready to welcome the King,
Get ready to welcome the King;
The night is far spent, the day dawns at length, Get ready to welcome the King!

Dark evil has long held its sway;
Its end is coming and near,
For Jesus, God’s Son, shall come to His throne, The Savior to sinners so dear.

All power to Jesus is giv’n,
Ascended to Heav’n again;
He humbled Himself to die on the cross, But soon He is coming to reign.

Words:Fannie Allen, 1907





Jesus the King is coming
Lo, in the eastern sky,
Signs of approaching glory; Surely redemption draweth nigh.

Coming, coming,
Coming again for me;
Soon I shall see my Savior, Like Him I then shall be.

Jesus is quickly coming;
‘Twill not be very long
Ere we shall hail our bridegroom With all the bright, angelic throng.

Then all who sleep in Jesus, Waking shall upward rise;
We who remain, together
With them caught up to paradise.

O what a glorious prospect! O what a hope divine!
Thru the eternal ages
Jesus will be forever mine.

Heir to the life immortal, Joint ruler on His throne, Partaker of His glory, Jesus will be my very own.

Glory to God the Father, Glory to Christ the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit
For our redemption freely won.

Thoro Harris, 1920.


Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”
‭‭Titus‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬




Dear friends, we live in very turbulent times today (locally, nationally and globally), which are EXPONENTIALLY ACCELERATING due to the EXPONENTIAL growth in technology! What GREATER HOPE is there in our day as believers in Jesus Christ than to look for our Blessed Lord’s soon return and trumpet blast as we remember our Lord’s death, at His table, until He comes! Even so come Lord Jesus!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!   [read full post here …The Rapture in the Lord’s Table – Until He Comes!

Persecution – Are You of the World?

Christian Persecution

Do you look like the world and act like the world? There are a lot of Christians who are a part of the world. Truly professing Christ as our Savior is the only way to the Father, but if you are living in unrepentant sin, have you really in your heart given your life over to Christ? As a Christian you seek forgiveness and repentance daily. You strive to do the right thing. You will no longer want to be part of the world. And you do not get to the Father by works; you get to the Father by Jesus.

When the woman was accused of adultery and was going to be stoned, what did Jesus say to her? “And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more’” (John 8:11).

Without Christ, there is no hope for salvation. We are sinners by nature and not worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven. When you become a Christian you will always fall short of the Glory of God. He is perfect; we are not. But there is a difference between blatantly living a sinful and worldly life and truly trying to walk the narrow path and living as Christ taught us. We will stumble and we will fall, but He will be there to pick us up. When you want to live for Christ, you will begin to change.

Jesus said not everyone…[•••••]Persecution – Are You of the World? :: By Vanessa Panas – Rapture Ready

“The Rapture Is So Close!” :: By Matthew L. Rice – Rapture Ready

I am a Family Physician.  Two or three years ago I had a delightful almost-100 year old WW2 veteran as my patient.  Physically he was skin and bones but his mental status was untouched by time.  His eyes would shine with joy! During one visit, in the context of our current world situation, he stated […]

Source: “The Rapture Is So Close!” :: By Matthew L. Rice – Rapture Ready

The Foundation of My Faith by Todd Strandberg – Rapture Ready

It is absolutely vital for believers to have a solid understanding of why they are members of the Christian faith. Millions of people think they are part of the body of Christ, but they have no idea what it really means to be saved. I’ve known dozens of people who confessed to be Christians for […]

Source: The Foundation of My Faith by Todd Strandberg – Rapture Ready