Without the Cross… (by Fenny West)

Without the Cross..


A crown is a curse.
The cross is a bridge to glory
The cross is Conception awaiting the New Birth,

New Creation, New Life, Being Born Again.
Without the crucifixion, there will be no resurrection.
Without the sacrifice, there will be no remission, no justification,

no sanctification, no reconciliation, no peace with God or peace of God; no fellowship with God.
The Cross brought healing and health.
The cross is an indispensable process for our prosperity and victory.

Yes, it was gruesome, but it brought wholeness.
That was why “it pleased the Father to bruise Him. “
The Cross is a ladder, a step, to the throne.
The Cross is a prelude to reigning.
We suffer with Him as to reign with Him.
Little wonder the Master said, “If anyone wants to follow Me,

let him take up his cross and follow Me.

And whoever puts his hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the Kingdom.
When I see the blood, I will pass over.
Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.

They overcame Him by the blood of the Lamb and

by the Word of their testimony, that they loved not their lives unto death.
Behold, the Lamb that takes away the sin of the world.

 

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

He dramatised His crucifixion and resurrection
21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
Take Up the Cross and Follow Him
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Matt16:2125

Isaiah saw it over 700 years ago before it happened

Isa52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;

And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
9 And they made His grave with the wicked — But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You 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.

It was the Father’s will and Pleasure

10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You 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.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

John-the Baptist acknowledged Him as the LAMB…

“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John1:29

David not only echoed His very words on the Cross but gave us a graphic description of the crucifixion scene and what He suffered 100s of years before He came and died.

1 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? 6 But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
7 All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 “He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”

12 Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.
13 They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.
16 For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;
17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.
18 They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.
17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.
18 They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.
19 But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!
20 Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.
21 Save Me from the lion’s mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me.
Ps22:1

Even from the beginning the Father foreshadowed the cross

15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

The innocent animal that was killed to clothe Adam and Eve pointed to the Savior Who would be our substitute for a sin offering and salvation

21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them. Gen3:15,21

Through His blood He purified us: made us acceptable

22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. Heb9:22

The deliverance, protection and salvation of the Israelites in Egypt all pointed to Jesus that was to come

“…And when I see the blood, I will pass over you;…” Ex12:13

The scapegoat on whom the sin of the people was yearly confessed and sent away into the wilderness pointed to Jesus

8 Then Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for the LORD and the other lot for the scapegoat.
9 And Aaron shall bring the goat on which the LORD’s lot fell, and offer it as a sin offering.
10 But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atonement upon it, and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness. Lev16:8-10

©Fenny West

http://www.inspiration4generations.com

 

Good things about Good Friday ( by Fenny West)

Good Shepherd paid the ultimate price to save the world

Omniscient God became my sacrifice

Omnipotent God fulfilled His promise to send His Son for us

Divinity encapsulated in humanity was pour out like water to save

Freedom from sin and death was made possible

Righteous demands of a Just God was satisfied

I was crucified with Christ to prepare me for a New Life

Deal of All deals was done

Acceptance of God was made possible

You and I became justified

©Fenny West

http://www.inspiration4generations.com

 

Good Shepherd, Great I Am

Omnipotent, Omnipresent

Omniscience,

Deliverer

First and the Last, First Born from the Dead

Rose of Sharon, Redeemer, Ransom

Infinite in wisdom, in Whom is Eternal Life

Deliverer,

Author and Finisher, Alpha and Omega

Yahweh

 

©Fenny West2020

Www.inspiration4generations.com

Crucifixion and Resurrection ( Prophetic) (by Fenny West)

A prophetic look at the Crucifixion and Resurrection

What Wonderful Words of Prophecies!

 

The Father said He would send a Saviour after man fell

15            And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” Gn3:15

He was foreshadowed in a prophecy to Abraham

3     I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Gen.12:3

 

Isaiah saw it about 800 years before He came

14            Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.Isa7:14

6     For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7              Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.Isa9:6-8

 

 

David gave us graphic descriptions of the crucifixion about 1000 of years before He came and died on the cross

Bible passage: Psalm 22:1,7,8,16,17,18
Prophet: David
Written: About 1000 BC

My God, My God (by Fenny West)

https://youtu.be/iaD4Bf0JUG4

Psalms 22: The Suffering, Praise, and Posterity of the Messiah To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Psalm of David.

1     My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning?

6     But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.

7     All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8     “He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”

12   Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.

13   They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.

14   I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.

15   My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.

16   For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;

17   I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.

18   They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.

20   Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog

21            Save Me from the lion’s mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me.

He came to save us from our Sins

21   And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Matt1:21

29   The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29

 

He Knew Why He Came

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” John18:37

18   ” The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

19   To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”

 

He confirmed all the prophecies in His ministry and in His crucifixion and resurrection

 

Resurrection

7     Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.

8     Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.

9     Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.

10                                Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah

Ps24:7-10

10   For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

11   You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

“Why do you seek the living among the dead?Ps16:10-11

6     He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,Luke24:6

 

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

He set his face like a flint to face the music of the cross despite its horror.

 

21   From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

22   Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”

23   But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

 

He Himself said:

“All right,” Jesus replied. “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”  Luke2:19

39Jesus replied, “A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40For just as Jonah wasthree days and three nightsas  in the belly of the great fish,so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  Matt12:39-40

On the cross, He prayed for those crucifying Him

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are
doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. .Luke23:34

He took care of His Mother

25Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother and her sister, as well as Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary Magdalene. 26When Jesus saw His mother and thedisciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” So from that hour, this disciple took her into his home.… John19:25-26

He showed His humanity

It Is Finished

28   After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”

29   Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.

 

He Foresaw the completion of His Work

30            So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John19:28-30

 

He forgave one of the thieves crucified with Him

42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!” 43And Jesus said to him,“Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke23:42-43

He was separated from the Father

. 34At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” whichmeans, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”35When some of those standing nearby heard this, they said, “Behold, He is calling Elijah.”… Mark15:34-35

He died

46Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit.” And when He had said this, He breathed His last. Luke23:46

 

But thank God, He did not die in vain. He rose again.

2     Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.

3     And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?”

4     But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away — for it was very large.

5     And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

6     But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.

Mark16:2-5

Luke 24: He Is Risen

1     Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.

2     But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.

3     Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

4     And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.

5     Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?

6     He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,

7     saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’ “

8     And they remembered His words.

Luke24:1-8

He’s Alive

https://youtu.be/BbzS0zYe74o (by Fenny West)

Christ is Risen

https://youtu.be/8zmMS4_IbXQ?list=PLS_hZ32Bg440E4-ZTYJnjRkHlHp6CO7Ey

 

Christ is Alive(by Fenny West)

https://youtu.be/D52lnNyBbsc

He Rose up

https://youtu.be/fZIlur6_-1w?list=PLS_hZ32Bg440E4-ZTYJnjRkHlHp6CO7Ey

 

He’s alive He is Risen(by Fenny West)

https://youtu.be/fz-_nF5OEsQ

Crucifixion and Resurrection

https://youtu.be/1eIYjbwRjSE?list=PLS_hZ32Bg440E4-ZTYJnjRkHlHp6CO7Ey

Easter Songs

https://youtu.be/3OtzYu93Jqg?list=PLS_hZ32Bg440E4-ZTYJnjRkHlHp6CO7Ey

Dominion Lost Regained

https://youtu.be/AkPmL2NLqiE?list=PLS_hZ32Bg440E4-ZTYJnjRkHlHp6CO7Ey

As the Sun Rose, Jesus Rose

https://youtu.be/fV9IqSUs-sg?list=PLS_hZ32Bg440E4-ZTYJnjRkHlHp6CO7Ey

 

Happy Easter

The Place Called Calvary ( by Fenny West)

The place which is called Calvary.”


Luke 23:33

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The Place Which is Called Calvary

Carries a lot of history.

That was where Jesus was crucified.

It was there that the Saviour died.

There Prince of Peace was vilified.

That was where He paid the price

So that we may obtain the prize-

The prize of freedom and salvation.

At Calvary an innocent blood was shed

There the Lamb of God bled.

At Calvary it pleased God to bruise Him

It was there the sinless was made sin.

There Jesus bore the sin of the world

So that He may reconcile the world-

Enemies of God back to God.

At Calvary Jesus prayed for us

It was there He justified us

There He was numbered amongst transgressor

Even though He was the Saviour.

At Calvary Jesus finished the deal

There Satan’s fate was sealed

There principalities were disarmed

There was fulfilled God’s righteous demands.

 

Mournful List of Honours

CG96Psalm 4:2

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame?

An instructive writer has made a mournful list of the honours which the blinded people of Israel awarded to their long-expected King. (1.) They gave Him a procession of honour, in which Roman legionaries, Jewish priests, men and women, took a part, He Himself bearing His cross. This is the triumph which the world awards to Him who comes to overthrow man’s direst foes. Derisive shouts are His only acclamations, and cruel taunts His only paeans of praise. (2.) They presented Him with the wine of honour. Instead of a golden cup of generous wine they offered Him the criminal’s stupefying death-draught, which He refused because He would preserve an uninjured taste wherewith to taste of death; and afterwards when He cried, “I thirst,” they gave Him vinegar mixed with gall, thrust to His mouth upon a sponge. Oh! wretched, detestable inhospitality to the King’s Son. (3.) He was provided with a guard of honour, who showed their esteem of Him by gambling over His garments, which they had seized as their booty. Such was the body-guard of the adored of heaven; a quaternion of brutal gamblers. (4.) A throne of honour was found for Him upon the bloody tree; no easier place of rest would rebel men yield to their liege Lord. The cross was, in fact, the full expression of the world’s feeling towards Him; “There,” they seemed to say, “Thou Son of God, this is the manner in which God Himself should be treated, could we reach Him.” (5.) The title of honour was nominally “King of the Jews,” but that the blinded nation distinctly repudiated, and really called Him “King of thieves,” by preferring Barabbas, and by placing Jesus in the place of highest shame between two thieves. His glory was thus in all things turned into shame by the sons of men, but it shall yet gladden the eyes of saints and angels, world without end.