Our Risen Savior

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The Risen One, up from the grave, Alive,
He conquered sin and death, awesome Savior!
And one day soon we will in heav’n arrive,
Hold fast to Him, believe, do not waver.

God-man, Deity, Incarnate One, Risen,
He set us free, to live for Him, Jesus!
No more a slave to sin, no more prison,
He came to seek and save, yes, He frees us.

Risen indeed, Christian, go live for Him,
The One who on that morn’ stood up and walked,
Our LORD, giving us hope; our sin was grim,
But God, He rose; He woke, He spoke, He talked.

That same life is in us, right now- this hour,
Christ’s life in you, be free, forgive, power!

The Heart of Christ

Oh how can words express the heart of Christ?
The heart of One so full of grace and love.
The Lovely One, He died, yes…. sacrificed,
He came for us, willing…. then disposed of.

The Christ, gentle and meek, as He sure was,
Bearing the weight of all our sin and shame.
But why, for what reason? What was the cause?
To seek and save, His heart was set aflame.

Jesus pleased God on that most dreadful cross,
Smitten by God, this was the Father’s plan.
Christ went through hell, darkness…. our gain, His loss,
For us He bled, the King, He bled….. God-man.

Oh how can words express the heart of Christ?
He freely chose, He chose to pay the price.

No Greater Gift

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No greater gift, The Father gave His Son,
A precious gift which cannot be replaced.
The Lamb’s victory at the cross was won,
Christ in our place, yes, completely disgraced.

The Christ, not us, suffering God’s great wrath,
Why did Jesus die, and not us who sinned?
Why is such mean cruelty His chosen path,
The One who healed, who loved, who calmed the wind?

In our place, yes, His blood for us was shed,
He drank the dreaded cup, He drank it all.
The Son of Man, of God, life-giving Bread,
The Father’s cup….. full! Oh the bitter gall!

Go look and see, go look at Calvary!
That cross, what love! Go now! Do not tarry!

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God is in Control of 2021

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Christian, do not fear 2021; never, ever fear what the future will hold,
Whatever may come, good or bad, is in the palm of God’s mighty hand.
May we look to Him for our strength and hope, knowing He is with us,
Yes, this is enough! Have courage, child of God, be not afraid to take a stand!

You know that 2021 will come and go, just as it does for every single year,
And our great God will still be on His throne, seated in glory, just as always.
So let’s remember His infinite power and wisdom, and how much He cares for us,
Even in the midst of disease and death; He rules over these turbulent days.

So, look to the Heavens, and remember God’s faithfulness and love to you,
He bled and died for us, He calls us His own, and yes, Jesus is coming soon.
So do not fear what may happen in 2021; remember that God hasn’t changed,
He is still the same One who spoke and it was done; the stars, sun, and moon.

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Reflecting on the World to Come

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Reflecting on a world………

With no bitterness, no hatred, no envy, no anger, no violence and no strife,
No racism, no lust or evil desires, all of it absent in this most blessed afterlife.
Where we perfectly love and honor one another, with perfect peace in our midst,
Where reckless suspicions and false assumptions cannot, and will not, ever exist.

A world where everyone will honor each other with perfect kindness and love,
A love undiluted, untainted, no deception or pretense; all sin completely disposed of.
A love propelled forth by the Holy Spirit, with all affection centered on Jesus Christ,
The God-man, who reigns forever; He has earned Heaven for us, by His infinite sacrifice.

A world we do not deserve because of our great sin, and the evils of our own heart,
But Jesus Christ has finished the race for us, a race that we could never even start.
So, dear Christian, reflect often on the heavenly world to come, every day you awaken,
The promise of eternal life is all through the Word of God, and He is never mistaken.

A world with no desire to hurt or punish, or to even see another person suffer in pain,
With no Satan to tempt us, with no evil from within or without, nothing at all profane.
Where the glory of God will dominate the scene, with praises forevermore shouting,
As our faith will then become sight; we will see His shining face, the end of all doubting.

A glorious world where the unbelieving will not be, where the unrepentant sinner has no place, for this is a glorious place, where only Christians will dwell.

But…..

There is another world, a place of God’s eternal wrath, a place of judgment for those who reject the gospel, an indescribably horrific place the Bible calls hell.

So, if you are reading this and wonder…..

How do I escape God’s wrath and enter this glorious world? This world of no pain or suffering, full of love, joy, and peace, the place where God dwells, this perfect place of righteousness you speak of, this glorious world where there is no sin or vice?!

My dear friend, you escape God’s wrath only one way……..

Repent and believe in Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords! The One who shed His blood on the cross for sinners, who died and was buried, and who rose again on the third day! Then, and only then, will you be forgiven, and be assured of paradise!!

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Christ Over and Above All

Jesus Christ is over and above all kings, nations, angels, rulers and powers,
He is above Satan and all of his demons; in fear of Christ they quickly cower.
And while many false gods claim to be His equal, He will never share His glory,
He is transcendent over all, nothing like us; He’s in a totally different category.

Jesus Christ is LORD, seated on His throne, governing every moment that passes,
Sovereign over every molecule, every particle; all liquids, solids, and gases.
Nothing catches Him off guard, and nothing will ever thwart His perfect plans,
No happening can take Him by surprise, for the world is completely is His hands.

Christ upholds all the galaxies, is governed by none, and seeks no one’s advice,
He is the God-man, and those who reject His claims will pay the ultimate price.
Seek His wisdom daily, for He never doubts, never fails, and never second guesses,
If you are in Christ, He has taken away your shame and sin; your life He truly blesses.

None should occupy our hearts the way that Jesus does, for He alone is worthy over all,
And this One who is altogether worthy, He came down to earth to rescue us from the fall.
Our KING, all-powerful, worthy of our trust, infinite in holiness, wisdom, love, and every other attribute,
He came and bled and died on the cross; the One to Whom all knees will bow, and whose rule is absolute.

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Thank you so much for reading my blog! Your likes or comments are always appreciated! I will do my best to respond to each one. And if you enjoy my posts, I wouldn’t mind an extra subscriber either. (-:  God bless you, and have a great day!   — Jamie

COVID-19 Not Supreme

No, not at all, not even a tiny bit, and not in any manner,
Coronavirus is not in control, it has no sovereign banner.
It may be disruptive, causing so much unspeakable pain,
Making us all to feel as though we’ve truly gone insane.

But the virus has its limits; it doesn’t have final control,
Jesus Christ is sovereign over COVID, and Him we should extol.
The Bible has no loopholes, this matter is crystal clear,
Nothing surprises our God, not even 2020, this most crazy year.

The LORD is doing so much, many things we don’t even know,
But one thing Christians can say is this: He is causing us to grow,
To grow in ways like never before, stripping us of our idols,
Showing us our great need for Him, bringing inward revival.

Make no mistake, COVID-19 is a horrific thing, causing many thousands to succumb,
Families have lost their precious loved ones, while some are left without their income.
We should never diminish the hardship and pain of others, or the evil consequences of Adam’s Fall,
But let’s remember, God uses all things for a believer’s good, to show us that He is our all in all.

Satan may think he’s in control of COVID-19, but he would be seriously deluded,
God is the One who rules over all things, as studied theologians have rightly concluded.
So when you’re tempted to think God has lost His grip, or that He is pacing anxiously around the throne,
Go to the Word, meditate on Who He is, that He is the Ruler over all, and this world belongs to Him alone.
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What Cancer Can’t Take From You

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This is written for my beautiful sister Stephanie, who is loving Jesus while battling cancer. This is also written for anyone else who is battling this disease, or has a friend or family member who is fighting it with everything they have.

On your worst days, and even on your best days, always remember the truths below to remind you that God is always with you, He has cancer on a leash, and no illness can take any of these things from you ……… ever.


What cancer can’t take is the glorious freedom you have in Christ,
The freedom bought by His precious blood, by His infinite sacrifice.
It can’t take away any heavenly blessings, which are forever thine,
God will never leave or forsake you; you are connected to the Vine.

What cancer can’t take is the complete forgiveness of your sins,
It can’t take away your justification, when eternal life truly begins.
Nor can it take away God’s grace, strength, and loving-kindness,
Nor that past moment, when He removed your spiritual blindness.

What cancer can’t take is the joy of being loved by your awesome Lord,
It can’t take your future hope of seeing Jesus, by far your greatest reward.
It may cause you temporal pain, and will sometimes make you very afraid,
But do not fear; death has been conquered, your penalty has been paid.

What cancer can’t take away is the genuine love the body of Christ has for you,
It can’t take away the prayers offered, on behalf of all you are going through.
Nor can it can’t take away the comfort……of knowing that God is always in control,
That He works all things for good…… for you His child; it is well with your soul.

What cancer can’t take is the promise of the glorified body you will receive,
And all the riches God has in store for you, of which you cannot even conceive,
It can’t take away the bloody cross, when Jesus atoned for your transgressions,
Nor can it take away his rising from the grave, securing your own resurrection.

What cancer can’t take away is the indwelling peace of the Holy Spirit,
You have boldness in the day of judgment! And death? Don’t even fear it!
So the next time you go for chemo, and you’re feeling like total despair,
Remember, everything that belongs to Jesus belongs to you! You’re His co-heir.

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What God Brings from Suffering

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What God brings from suffering, a process far beyond what we can imagine,
It’s never the way we would desire, never our wish for such things to happen.
But God knows what He is doing, having great purpose in what He brings,
It may always be great mystery to us, how the King is glorified in all things.

We are not called to figure it out, as though we must know the how and why,
Better to open the Word, reading every glorious promise, even while you cry.
God is always with you, dear Christian, to give comfort when you are weary,
What a wonderful and precious promise, that your Father loves you so dearly.

He is able to comfort you in your pain, as He Himself has gone through great distress,
On the cross Jesus absorbed God’s wrath for sinners, so that we would be forever blessed.
But how can this be? That He, who is eternally blissful, would choose such bitter anguish,
So that we would not be judged, having our sins forgiven, the power of death vanquished.

And as if all that were not enough, the Lord is also doing a great work inside of us,
Using our pain to draw us closer to Him, sanctifying us, while increasing our feeble trust.
Suffering turns our hearts away from the things of this world, as God removes our remaining dross,
Which is the very reason our Master commands us to deny ourselves, while taking up our cross.

So when in the midst of inexpressible pain, and you feel like you can’t go on any longer,
Remember your Great High Priest who suffered, the One who is worthy of infinite honor.
He will never leave you nor forsake you, His Holy Spirit will be with you to the very end,
Then your pain will be no more, in Heaven you will be, with Christ an eternity to spend!
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God Won’t Look the Other Way

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God hates the sin of abortion; His holiness demands nothing less,
A woman’s right to choose? No! It’s a demand over which you obsess.
Precious babies are being destroyed, life given by their Creator,
Stop giving in to this wicked mindset; don’t be a ruthless God-hater.

The murder of innocent blood! How can you look the other way?
God knows each aborted baby by name; there will be justice to pay.
You only support a woman’s right to murder? And you think He doesn’t care?
Indeed He does! He will punish every evil thought, as Scripture boldly declares.

But you foolishly say…..

“God doesn’t care what I do. Surely He will look the other way.”
“Besides, this baby is a nuisance. I want to live my fullest today.”

But God says…….

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed.”
Heed what God says! If not,
you will one day look on Him with dread.

But you still foolishly say………

“God will look the other way. He will understand. Who needs Jesus? Surely there will be no punishment for this.”

To which I say……….

“Repent and trust in Christ today! What will you do after you die, when it’ll be too late? Will you offer Him Judas’ kiss?
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