“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 STORY BE TOLD

“A child shall be born,” Isaiah wrote,

“The wonderful…Prince of Peace…

The mighty God, our counselor… (*)

Whose kingdom shall never cease.”

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Jeremiah too, prophetically

Predicted the king’s success

Saying that righteousness would increase

Through our Lord, our righteousness. (**)

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So many years ago they wrote

These prophesies that we know

Were all fulfilled at Jesus birth

Some two thousand years ago.

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And still today the magic lasts.

It cannot be denied

Though there are many additives

The centuries have supplied.

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Come, take a trip, a Christian church

Hear the message, yes it is true

Even the gifts that the Magi brought

We give and receive ever new.

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(*)  Isaiah 9

(**) Jeremiah 23:6

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Sam Cox 11.07.03