“GOD SO LOVED…” ISAIAH 9:6

“Lion of the tribe Judah”, “Bright and morning Star”

“His name shall be called, Mighty God…”  Ever near, yet far.

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“Wonderful, Counselor, The blessed Prince of Peace.”

“…The increase of His government…It will never cease…”

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“For unto us a Child is born,” Miraculous. “Son is given.”

This Son will be nailed to a cross, hands and feet nails driven!

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This Son is nailed for our sins, upon a criminal cross!

This Son of God, God Himself!  Why should He suffer loss?

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He took that cross for our sins.  He took my place up there!

The Sinless One assumed my loss, that no one else could bear!

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Jesus, the only sinless man.”  No other man could show

Sinlessness to any degree.  Why God came below!

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But before Christ came, a spotless Lamb, was sins sacrifice!

This lamb, this sinner presented, for it was sin’s price!

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So “Behold, the Lamb of God,” John cried, “He who takes my sin.”

Only He can do it.  Receive Him!  Let Him enter in!

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Just  what did He do, our Sacrifice?  He assumed all our shame.

He “became sin” and died there this is why He came!

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Then I see Him, in the tomb.  Third day contemplating that death!

Those nails that has held Him there, drew a shuddering breath!

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Why this torturous, hideous death?  Remember “Wages of sin…”

He took that death that we may find pure cleansing within!

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All that we need, ‘Confess our sins’ to His forgiveness find!

The “Wages of sin is death!”  I choose life!  Now I have peace of mind!

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God SO loved the world that He gave… and I accept!

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Sam Cox 10.08.09

THE ROAR OF THE LION

The lion, from Judah’s tribe, He came

To rescue man from sin,

But the master of sin, the sibilant,

Came planting sins poison within.

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Cleansing the temple of merchants He roared!

And the fear of God came down!

Tornado-like power swept through the courts

All fled from God’s angry frown.

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His robe seemed burnished with golden flame

And flaming darts seemed to fly

From His mouth as He drove the evil out!

“Do not return!  Do not even try!”

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The roar was heard through the city that day,

A reverberation of sound,

The bleating of sheep, cattle stamping,

But the serpent was still around!

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Anaconda, cobra, rattler, a snake!

Yes, he comes “as an angel of light.”

Can crush you, swallow, poison, and kill

Even while you are thinking delight!

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But we need not fear the serpent’s sting,

His deception we clearly can know!

The final victory belongs to the “Lamb”

When the “Lions roar” drives sin below!

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Sam Cox 08.12.03