*The Choice
Music & Lyrics: Rhonda S. Galizia

I just want to sit and bask
In the warmth of your love
I don't want to talk about
What I've suffered from
What I've suffered from...

I just want to feel
The silence of your voice
And to quietly remember...
You did not have a choice

Because You hoped, to save me
For I could not, save myself
Thereby, you created, the situation
Where You alone, could be, my Help!

I just want to sit and bask
In the beauty of your love;
How can I, discuss
What I am guilty of
What I am guilty of...

I just want to remember
You've suffered more than me
And that still, I find you here
...waiting endlessly
...waiting endlessly!

I just want to hear
The silence of your voice
When You took my stripes
So I could have the choice.

Because you hoped, to save me
For I could not, save myself
So you created, a situation
Where you alone, could be, my Help!

I just want to sit and bask
In the truth of your smile
I don't want to try to explain
nor do I know how...

I just want to touch
The silence of your voice
When you loved me
Most of all
So I could have... the choice.

Because you hoped to save me
For I could not save myself
So you created, my situation
Where you alone, could be, my Help!

I just want to sit and bask
In the warmth of your love, My Saviour
There's no need to talk about
What I have suffered from
What I have suffered from...

For I can truly feel 
The silence of your voice
As I quietly remember
Making YOU...my choice.



©1998 Rhonda S. Galizia, Scribe Unto The LORD 
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*Revised Edition for Display, 2004 ISP Convention
Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida, USA
Received Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Silver Award Cup 
& Commemorative Medallion/International Poet of Merit


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A Writing/Counseling Ministry for CHRIST in Prose, Poetry & Song
Rhonda S. Galizia Founder & Scribe Unto The LORD
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CONTEMPLATION

​At the very moment Father GOD turned His back on His Son - so the Redemption of Mankind could be finished - it became the same moment Mankind could experience every drop of His Love.


GOD is love. When He gave us Jesus, there was nothing left of Himself TO give. 
He poured out ALL His love on us at once .. the nth degree of Himself!

 His Love came pouring down on us through Jesus Christ, His Holy Seed. 

Now, the only Child he had ever sired Himself.. He sacrificed
for our sakes, because it was the only way to restore lost Mankind to Himself.

Have you found your way back to your Heavenly Father, through Jesus?​












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Contemplation


The Angel of The LORD

























His Halo, a crown of thorns
His Wings, a white linen cloth
His Proof, an empty tomb!





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Scribe Unto The LORD
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Crucified, Again
Music & Lyrics: Rhonda S. Galizia



My heart is broken

I can’t see beyond the pain

My soul screams out

For a token!

Of the love, that still, remains..


Crucified!  Crucified!

I’m crucified, again

Every time he 

Does not remember,

Crucified!  Crucified!

I'm crucified again

I am crucified.. with Him. 




© 2008 “HE Writes the Words on My Heart!”
A Writing-Counseling Ministry for CHRIST in Prose, Poetry & Song
Rhonda S. Galizia Founder &  Scribe Unto The LORD
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Contemplation:  Christ - likeness
RE:  The crucifixion of the flesh, when absorbing the sins of others

"Grace to you and peace from Him, who is and who was, and who is to come, and from...Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and freed us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and father; to Him be glory and dominion, forever and ever, Amen.." Rev.1:5-6

RESURRECTION LORD
Music & Lyrics: Rhonda S. Galizia, 













JESUS… JESUS… JESUS…
RESURRECTION LORD!   JESUS… (ECHO)
RESURRECTION LORD!   JESUS…


HE BROKE DOWN THE GATES OF HELL
HE BROKE FORTH FROM THE GRAVE
AND HE EVEN BROKE THE SPIRIT OF DEATH;
HIS FATHER’S CHILDREN TO SAVE.

RESURRECTION LORD! 
RESURRECTION LORD!
HE WAS THE FIRST TO BE RAISED.

HE IS THE FIRSTFRUIT
HE IS THE CORNERSTONE
AND HE’S THE HEAD
OF THE BODY OF BELIEVERS,

THE FATHER HATH SAID…
OUR RESURRECTION LORD!

Repeat

AND SOON HE WILL RETURN
TO GATHER US AWAY
AND THOSE WHO DIED IN HIM
WILL BE THE FIRST TO SAY

O’ HALLELU-YAH! O’ HALLELU- AY!
TO OUR RESURRECTION LORD!

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“HE Writes the Words on My Heart! Ministries”
A Writing-Counseling Ministry for CHRIST in Prose, Poetry & Song
Rhonda S. Galizia, 1992 Founder & Scribe Unto The LORD 
~ St. Matthew 13:52 ~














WHERE 
THE GRACE OF GOD
AND
THE WRATH OF GOD
 MET


WHERE
 THE SON OF MAN
AND
THE SON OF GOD
HUNG

WHERE
THE WAGES OF SIN
AND 
THE COST OF JUSTICE
WAS PAID

WHERE
THE LOVE OF THE FATHER
AND
THE LOVE OF THE SON
WAS PROVEN

WHERE 
HIS LOVE TRIUMPHED
AND
HIS WRATH WAS
SATISFIED

WHERE
JESUS WAS THE GRACE OF GOD
AND
THE GRACE OF GOD SPARED US
HIS FATHER'S WRATH

WHERE 
JESUS CRIED, 'IT IS FINISHED'
AND
THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WORLD
WAS ENDED


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COME TO THE CROSS
Beloved, 
To try to fully comprehend what Jesus did for us (an act of Divine Intervention), we must first try to fully comprehend the Father's wrath - caused by His perfect hatred of sin - and His perfect sense of justice. 

GOD is Spirit; He is Love, He is Pure, and He is Perfect.

Because Adam sinned, it is written that sin came into all the world by one man.  Therefore, sin had to also be removed by one man.  That is why Jesus willingly left His place of Glory and emptied Himself of all His Godly-power, only to became like every other man - except that He remained sinless, so He could fulfill the Father's plan.

That is, His plan to "justify" us ( to declare us not guilty! ). This meant that through His Own Son's sacrificial death (Jesus was willing to die to redeem us [buy us back] for the Father's glory.)  His death, burial and resurrection ( which was His triumph over death ), meant the price of all sin would be paid at one time for all people ever created!

Having to bear all that sin in His person, was what separated Jesus from the Father - for the Father is Holy, and cannot even look upon sin!  Can we even imagine how grieved the Father's heart was when that time of separation came?  NO!   How do we feel as parents, when we are necessarily separated from our children for a time of suffering?

That is what caused Jesus to sweat tears of blood in the garden...  He knew what kind of cruel death (the Roman crucifixion) He would face - but even worse, He knew bearing the sins of the world, and paying the penalty of all sin for all time (the wages of sin is death), would separate Him from His Father's love!

SEPARATION FROM THE FATHER'S LOVE IS..   HELL!   AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE UNSAVED WILL FACE.   NO LOVE AND NO LIGHT..  FOR ETERNITY.

BUT for those of us who have already accepted Jesus' death on the Cross (as the complete payment for our sin), we have the sure confidence that when the Father looks at us, all He sees is the blood of His Son Jesus Christ, and we are made acceptable in His sight!  

Jesus' death also gained us the privilege of prayer (speaking directly to the Father and being heard/answered), access to His throne to obtain grace and mercy, and ascertaining the power of His promises through the Holy Spirit.  ( You must read the Bible for yourself to find out how many! )

GOD never changes, He never varies, and He is no respecter of persons (thinking one better than the other).  He is exactly the same to you, as He is to me, Beloved, or any other person on earth... but His grace overflows towards us, when we love Him, and become His child, by being re-born in our spirit.. so we can be with Him forever, and ever, Amen.

Have you surrendered your heart to Jesus?  If not, what are you waiting for?  Think about it..  if Father GOD could not even look at His Own Son while He bore sin - what makes you think He can bear you in His sight?   

He can't and He won't.  That is part of His perfect justice.

Jesus' death was for everyone.   Father GOD's will is that none should perish.  His will is my will, and I boldy, but tenderly, invite you to receive Jesus as your own Saviour, right here, right now.

 The Final Battle, Bill Stevens
“Choose this day whom you will serve.”  I Kings 18:21
Heavenly Father, I confess I am a sinner, and I need Your Son Jesus Christ to come into my heart, take over my life, and make me a new creature in Himself.  Forgive me for my sins against You, Father GOD.  Wash me in the blood of Your Son Jesus, and cleanse me from all my iniquities.  Blot out every stain, and make me white as snow.  I renounce Satan and the kingdom of darkness and everything that I have ever I thought, said, or done, that was from, and/or for him.  Make me a child of the Light!  Send Your Holy Spirit to live in my heart so that I may worship You in Spirit and in truth, and deliver me from all evil.  With my whole heart, I accept Jesus Christ as my LORD, Master and Saviour.  I acknowledge that He is the Messiah, whom the world is awaiting.  Only Him, will I love, honor, serve, trust, worship and obey, so that Your name might be magnified forever and ever, Amen.

He was pierced 
for our transgressions, 

He was crushed
 for our
 iniquities.
 
The punishment 
that brought us peace 






was upon
 Him. 

Therefore,
By His wounds 
we
 are healed.

Taken from
Isaiah 53:5


Senryu 
Life In Him: OBEDIENCE














Outwardly, I shout!
Inwardly, I tremble
   Prayerfully, I reach the lost.








© 2006 Rhonda S. Galizia
 Scribe Unto The LORD
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Being found in human form, 
Jesus humbled himself, 
and became obedient,
 even unto death..     
Philippians 2:8




Nothing hurts worse
 than to be
 genuinely sorry
 and yet
not to be
forgiven..



















Except than 
Being the One
Who took the blame
And paid the price
For you.. 

And yet
Is still not
 Accepted
By you.


























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SEPARATED FROM THE LIGHT











HANGING 
FROM THE
CROSS
JESUS, THE
SON OF GOD
BORE EVERY
SIN THAT
THE ENTIRE
WORLD HAD
- OR EVER WOULD -
COMMIT.


THE DARKNESS
OF THE SIN
HE BORE
SEPARATED
HIM



FROM
HIS FATHER
IN HEAVEN.


PROVING THAT HE
WHO CAME FROM THE LIGHT
AND WAS THE LIGHT 
HAD POURED HIMSELF OUT
FOR THE SAKE OF MANKIND
AND WAS NOW, HIMSELF,
 JUST A..  MAN.


FOR THREE
SOLID HOURS
SEPARATED FROM THE LIGHT
THE SON OF GOD AGONIZED
IN UTTER DARKNESS
LITERALLY ENDURING
A LIVING HELL..


BECAUSE HE
WAS DYING FOR
THOSE WHO 
WOULD BELIEVE
ON HIM AND
 BE SAVED
 -  AND FOR
THOSE WHO 
WOULD DENY
HIM AND ENTER 
INTO HELL
FOR ALL 
ETERNITY.


TO THIS DAY,
OUR SIN
SEPARATES US

FROM THE FATHER.


WE REMAIN IN 
UTTER DARKNESS
UNTIL WE
ALLOW JESUS
TO RESTORE US 
TO THE LIGHT
OF HIS FATHER'S PRESENCE
THROUGH SALVATION.


"Now from the sixth hour until the ninth, there was darkness over all the land.
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying 
"Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?"  Which is to say, 
"My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"         ~ St. Matthew 27:45-46




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"This is My body given  for you..
Do this in remembrance of Me."
St. Luke 22:19





























We remember you, LORD!

We remember that NO ONE took Your life from You 
but that You gave Yourself up willingly
- in OUR stead -
that we might be set free
from sin and the ways of darkness
at YOUR cost!

We remember,  LORD!

That Your body was GIVEN for ours
That NOT ONE BONE WAS BROKEN!

Yet You were bruised, crushed and scourged 
as You received the punishment
WE DESERVED.

But He was bruised for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

We remember, LORD!

That receiving the Bread & Cup is not a light thing
It is Sacred and Holy Communion with YOU!

For we are received, a living member, into Your Body
Even as we are receiving the New Covenant of Your Blood
Shed for the remission (forgiveness) of our sins.

That one day we may enter into Your Father's Kingdom
and drink it anew with You there
Literally, in Your Physical Presence!

ALL HAIL KING JESUS!

THEREFORE,  LET US JUDGE OURSELVES FIRST
  LET US EXAMINE OUR HEARTS 
BEFORE  WE ENTER INTO THE  SACRED COVENANT
OF COMMUNION. 

 FOR IF OUR OWN HEARTS CONDEMN US, 
HOW MUCH MORE THE HEART OF GOD!


For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you; how the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took a loaf of bread, gave thanks for it, and broke it in pieces, saying, 'This is my body that is given for you.  Keep doing this in memory of me.'  He did the same with the cup after the supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of me.'   For as often as you eat this bread and drink from this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 

Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks from the cup in an unworthy manner will be held responsible for the Lord's body and blood.  A person must examine himself and then eat the bread and drink from the cup, because whoever eats and drinks without recognizing the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself. 

That's why so many of you are weak and sick and a considerable number are dying.
But if we judged ourselves correctly, we would not be judged.  Now, while we are being judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so we won’t be condemned along with the world.

                                                    St. Paul, Corinthians  11: 23-30



*Taking Holy Communion unworthily - without judging ourselves - 
 confessing, repenting, and asking forgiveness FIRST -
 is a sin unto death.



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ALL HAIL KING JESUS!
Speaking of Lent


















Using the word lent as a verb, the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ can be told.
 

When He was an infant, they lent him a manger;
Animals watched o'er him, the innocent stranger.
As a 12-year-old lad, they lent him respect
As a teacher from God, younger than they'd expect.

When He was a young man, his disciples he led;
They lent him their shelter, for he didn't own a bed.
Then, on his last evening, approaching the end,
One lent him a room to break bread with his friends.

After they had tortured and laughed in scorn,
Soldiers pulled off his clothes, lent a crown made of thorns.
Then they lent him a cross from a tree he created;
Cruel spikes to secure him, while mocking, they waited.

The burden he carried, the sin of mankind,
Was lent through his Father to bring light to the blind.
Though the sin was not his, Jesus bore the disgrace,
Lending his righteousness to a lost human race.

The tomb of a rich man for his body was lent
To give silent witness to a startling event
As out of the grave the immortal one rose;
Victorious o'er death, he defeated his foes.

Jesus lived on borrowed things, no worldly goods had he;
When I gave him my sin-debt, he paid it all for me!
Then I lent him my life, and my love as a token
To thank him for lending his life to be broken.

2 Corinthians 5:21 New King James Version

 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, 
that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 


© 2012 Connie M. Faust
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ONE DAY
I WILL BE
IN HIS VERY
PRESENCE.

BUT FOR 
NOW
HIS VERY
PRESENCE
IS IN









ME.

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 HUNGER & THIRST












I will always hear 
And respond, to your cry 
To have more..  of Me







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Scribe Unto The LORD 
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"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." 
Jesus - Beatitudes, St. Matthew 5:6
Senryu
LIVE!








I died.. that you might
have a more abundant life
now please.. go LIVE it!







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 Scribe Unto The LORD
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If anyone thirsts 
let him come to Me 
and drink..
St. John 7:37



Let the Blood of Jesus Fall on Me 
Lyrics: Connie M. Faust


Blood dripped down from His wounded hands, 
outstretched for all to see. 
It stained the wood on which He hung 
as it trickled down that tree. 
Too precious was His blood that flowed 
to soak into the ground, 
But I was standing there that day, 
in sin and sorrow bound, 
And as the blood began to fall 
in droplets all around, 
He drew me to His loving heart, 
where sweet salvation I found. 


Let the blood from Jesus' wounds fall on me. 
Let His blood wash away each guilty stain, 
Flowing down into my heart, 
Giving me a brand new start 
as forgiveness covers me like falling rain. 


Blood ran down from His wounded feet, 
cruelly nailed to the cross. 
His blood told of the dying King 
Who came to save the lost. 
Too precious was His blood that flowed 
to soak into the ground, 
But I was standing there that day, 
in sin and sorrow bound, 
And as the blood began to fall 
in droplets all around, 
He drew me to His loving heart, 
where sweet salvation I found. 


Let the blood from Jesus' wounds fall on me. 
Let His blood wash away each guilty stain, 
Flowing down into my heart, 
Giving me a brand new start 
as forgiveness covers me like falling rain. 
Oh, the saving blood of Jesus, 
falling down to cover me. 
Sin condemned me to damnation, 
but His blood has set me free!



© 2012 Connie M. Faust
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"Understanding
 begins, when 
when you 
take Him
at His Word!"
OPEN ARMS​


The Son of GOD Opened His Arms​
To All Mankind

He was saying, I LOVE YOU...  THIS MUCH.

Who else do you know,
who would die for you
just to erase your sin record?




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  CONTEMPLATION: SPIRITUAL WARFARE: THE POWER IN HIS BLOOD:  

Jesus said, "Behold, I give unto you power, to tread on serpents and scorpions, 
and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." St. Luke 10:19


  Beloved,  you have already read my ministry quote on my banner above:
'Understanding begins, when you take Him, at His Word! ' 

So tell me... what do you believe?   Or rather, WHOM, do you believe?


(Genesis 3:14-15 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this 
[brought sin to His creation], thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field;  
upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity 
between thee (Satan) and the woman [Virgin Mary], and between thy seed (Satanic offspring) and
 her seed [Jesus]; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.) 


The greatest spiritual battle
 ever fought, 
was at the center
 Cross 
on a hill 
called Golgotha.  

When Jesus willingly  
 laid down His Own life,
 so that we  
might receive eternal life, 
Satan was rendered utterly powerless!  
For in so doing,
 Jesus fulfilled the Scripture, 
~ the Written Word of God ~
by becoming
 The Living Word of God
when He crushed
 Satan’s serpentine head 
with His wounded heel!

Now consider this:
One drop of Jesus' Blood
is more potent
than 
the atom 
bomb!











The bomb 
 destroys.



Jesus' Blood
SAVES.







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Jesus' Blood
SAVES.
LOVE LIFTED ME!
For [Father] God so loved [the people of] the world [that He created, that] He gave [up] His Only Begotten [Only Sired] Son, that whoseover [anyone who] believeth on Him [as their personal Saviour] should not perish [die in condemnation] but have [go on to possess] everlasting life [with the Father and Son & Holy Ghost, Amen!]  Scripture taken from St. John 3:16

Do you remember Jesus in horrific agony on Good Friday, as He took your place on the Cross?  Do you also remember Jesus in Victory over death, hell, and the grave, as He walked out of the Tomb to prove to YOU, that He is the Living Son of GOD.. and that He Alone can give YOU eternal life?      ALL HAIL KING JESUS!    


NightVision

I dreamed a dream
Upon my bed..
Rivers of water
Flowed down,
On my head.

They trickled inside
Cleansing each place
Where’er they traveled
Leaving no trace..

Of sin or darkness
Or anything ill
The only remainder:
All was still.

The waters coursed 
Through my ev’ry vein;
A channel of love
That gave refrain..

To the sound of refreshing
Filling my soul
As the waters continued 
To make me whole.

Now I was one:
One, with the Father
One, with the Son
One, with the Spirit
When the cleansing was done!

The river then flowed
Right out of my toes
Only to gather 
At my feet;
 It seemed inane
That I remain
For the cycle to repeat.






But the Voice of
The Holy One
Instructed me, Stay!
And so, in His flow
I have remained..
Unto this very day!

Continually am I
Cleansed and renewed
Therefore, I recommend
This River to you..

For He Who is Holy
Has kept me deeply awed
Since He told me I’m standing
In the River of GOD.


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Scribe Unto The LORD
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From His Word..

"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says:

“When He ascended on high,
He took many captives
and gave gifts to His people.”

(What does “He ascended” mean except that He also descended to the lower, earthly regions?  He who descended is the very One who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 

So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, [the gifts He gave to His people]
to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."

Ephesians 4:1-13

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED, BELOVED, WHAT CHRIST DID DURING THOSE THREE DAYS OF BURIAL?


Descended is the word, but yes. Paradise was once a compartment under the earth where the righteous souls were until Jesus died for our sins and rose again. He preached to the fallen angels there proclaiming His victory. Now those righteous souls are with Him in heaven. Paradise is now empty, its contents being removed to heaven.

See:THE FIFTH COMPARTMENT is called Paradise (Luke 16:19-31, 23:43). It is a place of comfort, water, and bliss. It was where the righteous souls and spirits lived after leaving their bodies at physical death. All the righteous went into this prison and were held captive by the devil against their will (Hebrews 2:14,15; Ephesians 4:7-11). The devil had the power of death and of the underworld before Christ conquered him. (Colossians 2:14-17; Revelations 1:18) It was into this prison that the penitent thief and Jesus went on the day they died. Luke 23:43, Matthew 12:40, Ephesians 4:7-11 make it clear that Paradise is located in the heart and lower parts of the Earth. Christ not only went into his prison, but He also went into Tartarus and preached to the angels. In fact, He conquered death, hell and the grave during his crucifixion and during the three days He was in the underworld. He rescued all the righteous souls who were in Paradise and took them to Heaven when he ascended on high. He now has the keys of hell and death. Ever since that time, the righteous go directly to Heaven (2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:21-35; Hebrews 12:23; and Revelations 6:9,11

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Question: "Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection?"

Answer: 1 Peter 3:18-19 states, "For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison." The phrase, "by the Spirit," in verse 18 is exactly the same construction as the phrase, "in the flesh." So it seems best to relate the word "spirit" to the same realm as the word "flesh." The flesh and spirit are Christ's flesh and spirit. The words "made alive by (in) the spirit" point to the fact that Christ's sin-bearing and death brought about the separation of His human spirit from the Father (Matthew 27:46). The contrast is between flesh and spirit, as in Matthew 27:46 and Romans 1:3-4, and not between Christ's flesh and the Holy Spirit. When Christ's atonement for sin was completed, His spirit restored the fellowship which had been broken.

First Peter 3:18-22 describes a necessary link between Christ's suffering (verse 18) and His glorification (verse 22). Only Peter gives specific information about what happened between these two events. The word "preached" in verse 19 is not the usual word in the New Testament to describe the preaching of the gospel. It literally means to herald a message. Jesus suffered and died on the Cross, His body being put to death, and His spirit died when He was made sin. But His spirit was made alive and He yielded it to the Father. According to Peter, sometime between His death and His resurrection Jesus made a special proclamation to "the spirits in prison."

To begin with, Peter referred to people as "souls" and not "spirits" (3:20). In the New Testament, the word "spirits" is used to describe angels or demons, not human beings, and verse 22 seems to bear out this meaning. Also, nowhere in the Bible are we told that Jesus visited hell. Acts 2:31 says that He went to "Hades" (New American Standard Bible), but "Hades" is not hell. The word "Hades" refers to the realm of the dead, a temporary place where they await the resurrection. Revelation 20:11-15 in the NASB or the New International Version give a clear distinction between the two. Hell is the permanent and final place of judgment for the lost. Hades is a temporary place.

Our Lord yielded His spirit to the Father, died, and at some time between death and resurrection, visited the realm of the dead where He delivered a message to spirit beings (probably fallen angels; see Jude 6) who were somehow related to the period before the flood in Noah's time. Verse 20 makes this clear. Peter did not tell us what He proclaimed to these imprisoned spirits, but it could not be a message of redemption since angels cannot be saved (Hebrews 2:16). It was probably a declaration of victory over Satan and his hosts (1 Peter 3:22; Colossians 2:15). Ephesians 4:8-10 also seems to indicate that Christ went to “paradise” (Luke 16:20; 23:43) and took to heaven all those who had believed in Him prior to His death. The passage doesn’t give a great amount of detail about what occurred, but most Bible scholars agree that this is what is meant by “led captivity captive.”

So, all that to say, the Bible isn’t entirely clear what exactly Christ did for the three days between His death and resurrection. It does seem, though, that He was preaching victory over the fallen angels and/or unbelievers. What we can know for sure is that Jesus was not giving people a second chance for salvation. The Bible tells us that we face judgment after death (Hebrews 9:27), not a second chance. There isn't really any definitively clear answer for what Jesus was doing for the time between His death and resurrection. Perhaps this is one of the mysteries we will understand once we reach glory.


Recommended Resources: Jesus: The Greatest Life of All by Charles Swindoll and Logos Bible Software.

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Resurrection LORD
 [modern hymn]
Music & Lyrics: Rhonda S. Galizia

minor chords; slow, intense, the sound of 
the hammer nailing Christ to the Cross
choral whisper
 .. Jesus... Jesus... Jesus

















Refrain
 Resurrection, Resurrection, 
Resurrection LORD!
Resurrection, Resurrection, 
Resurrection LORD!
You broke the spirit of death, 
When You broke forth from the grave!
You preached victory o'er hell.. 
Your Father's children to save!
 Resurrection LORD, Resurrection LORD
You were the First to be raised!

1. You are the Firstfruit, 
You are the Cornerstone
You are the Head, 
Of the Body of Believers, 
The Father hath said, 
Our Resurrection LORD!

2. Soon You will return,
 Just to gather us away
And bring us to Yourself, 
When You rapture us that Day
Our Resurrection LORD!

Refrain

3. If our minds stay on You, 
Then we will always know,
That we will always be with You,
 And go where'er You go, 
Our Resurrection LORD!

4. This is an act of faith,
 Provided by God's grace,
That we should believe, 
Upon His only Son
Then we, too, shall be raised,
 When the time is come,
To our Resurrection LORD!

Refrain​
Resurrection, Resurrection,
 Resurrection LORD!
You broke the spirit of death, 
When You broke forth from the grave
You preached victory o'er hell.. 
Your Father's children to save,
Our Resurrection LORD!


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Scribe Unto The LORD 
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Do not be deceived, my Beloved:  
"There is only one flight out", as the man of God, the *Rev. Ernest Angley says.














But I tell you, Beloved, that "Rapture" is a Supernatural Event.  Therefore, we must have the Holy Ghost dwelling in us, for it is He Who will perform the Supernatural change in us "in the twinkling of an eye", that we may be gathered up with all true saints- which is to say, The Bride of Christ!  

Jesus knows those who are called by His name, and we must have our lamps trimmed and be ready to depart upon the sounding of the trump of Father GOD!

ARE YOU PREPARED? 
 DO NOT DELAY!

Still don't believe me?
Read the Scripture for yourself


The Return of the Lord
"…For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord..              1 Thessalonians 4:15-17


In the meantime, we must work (complete our Assignments/ the purpose for which we were created) while there is still daylight to work in! Beloved!   (see St. John 9:4)

IF YOU HAVE NEVER ACCEPTED CHRIST INTO YOUR HEART, IT IS STILL NOT TOO LATE AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING!

DROP TO YOUR KNEES NOW, BELOVED, AND CONFESS ALOUD FROM YOUR HEART THAT YOU BELIEVE  JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD AND THAT HE DIED TO TAKE AWAY ALL OF YOUR SINS AND TO GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE WITH HIM!

ADMIT TO HIM YOU ARE A SINNER AND ASK TO BE FORGIVEN..AND HAVE YOUR SINS BLOTTED OUT OF THE BOOKS BY HIS BLOOD!

THEN RENOUNCE SATAN AND THE KNGDOM OF DARKNESS AND EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING RELATED TO IT.

IF YOU ARE SINCERE, CHRIST WILL KNOW - HE KNOWS ALL HEARTS - AND YOU WILL BE SAVED. .FROM DEATH, THE GRAVE AND HELL!

In St.​Mark 16:16 Jesus Himself said, 
"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."

I BEG YOU, BELOVED
DO NOT PUT OFF TODAY
WHAT YOU  MAY NOT BE ABLE
TO PUT OFF TILL TOMORROW!

"But of that day or hour no one knows, 
not even the angels in heaven, 
nor the Son, 
only the Father alone.


"Take heed, therefore:
 keep on the alert;
 for you do not know 
when 
the appointed time will come."
St. Matthew 13:32-33


*I know, because by GOD's grace, I am one of Rev. Angley's Band of Prayer Warriors :)



Two very separate matters...

TRES LINHAUS: Forgiving   
 (5-6-7)

















Giving forgiveness
Does not equal, Asking
To be forgiven... yourself.










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Scribe Unto The LORD 
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Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Acts 2:38

PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP

"For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. What did you think? 

If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? 

And if it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray."       ~ Jesus, St. Matthew 12:11-13

LOST SHEEP

ARE YOU STILL COUNTED AS A LOST SHEEP?
HAS JESUS BEEN OUT SEARCHING FOR YOU?

OR ARE YOU COUNTED AS A STRAY SHEEP?
ONE WHO HAS WILLINGLY LEFT THE TENDER SHEPHERD'S FLOCK?

YOU ALREADY KNOW THE TRUTH  IN YOUR HEART OF HEARTS, BELOVED..



SCARS

​The scars of Christ
-The Son of GOD -
Etched deeply in His hands

















Are not, at all
The scars of GOD -
But the evil
Scars of Man.



But if we confess our sins
He is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:19



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See!  I will not forget you...
Your names are carved ...
 in the palm of My hand!
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To Cross
he


 Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: 

Jesus took all of our diseases and sufferings upon Himself ...and they were nailed to the Cross with Him.

yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But we just thought it was Father GOD allowing Him to experience severe affliction.

But He was [actually being] bruised for our transgressions,

However, Jesus took the beating for us
for every time that we have ever sinned... 
and crossed over, into the Enemy’s camp.

He was crushed for our iniquities:

Jesus bore all the weight of our wickedness in trying 
to make His Word conform to fit into our lives...
 rather than, conforming our lives to fit into His Word.

the chastisement of our peace was upon Him;

To this day, Jesus carries the scars 
of our lawlessness and rebellion, ​

therefore, by His stripes, we are healed.

That we might inherit the healing peace 
that surpasses human understanding...
The priceless gift of Peace with His Father...
by Whom, we are made whole.

Isaiah 53: 4-5

Be sure to go to the Cross, Beloved, 
and spend some time there,
reflecting on the Ultimate Sacrifice 
made for your sake -
by the very Son of GOD Himself!













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