Monday, March 30, 2015

The Seven Words of the Cross

The words spoken by Jesus Christ the promised Messiah. The only begotten Son of God sent into the world to save mankind from their sins forever. As Christ hung in agony on the cross being crucified to pay the penalty, once and for all, for the sins of mankind against Holy Almighty God, the Lord spoke from the cross. Here below are the last words of God Almighty in human form, before he died on The Cross at Mount Calvary.   


(Jesus Christ prays for forgiveness of the sins of mankind.)
 1st WORD - Luke 23:34  
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His garments.

(Jesus offers salvation to mankind.)
2nd WORD - Luke 23:43
And He said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.

(Jesus presents mankind with the gift of relationships.)
3rd WORD - John 19:26-27
When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

(Christ laments sufferings and the agonizing penalty of sin.)
4th WORD - Mark 15:34
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

(Christ experiences abandonment and cries out in distress.)
5th WORD - John 19:28
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.

(Jesus signifies oneness in reunion with God Almighty.)
6th WORD - Luke 23:46
Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this He breathed His last.

(Christ exclaims victory and triumph over sin and death.)
7th and Last WORD - John 19:29-30
A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to His mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished.” And he bowed His head and gave up His spirit.


JESUS CHRIST IS THE RESURRECTED SAVIOR OF THE WORLD


Servant Hortense Grimes
www.doitforchrist.org

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hosanna! Hosanna!

Although it has been over 2000 years since that day symbolically it is now. Jesus Christ arrived in Old Jerusalem today amid loud shouts of Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna! Five days from today shouting of joy, laughter and friendship, deceit will take complete control. Human beings would display rejection in its most cruel form. Jesus, the Messiah, will be sentenced to death by crucifixion for crimes He did not commit--No trial. No wrong doing found. No charge. But a guilty verdict? The sound of angry evil mankind shouting Crucify Him! Crucify Him. The promised Messiah will be brutally beaten and led like a criminal to a hillside. Jesus Christ the Son of God will be hung on a wooden cross to die. Not for crimes He committed—JESUS CHRIST WAS SINLESS—but for the sins of mankind which He took upon Himself to pay the penalty for.
There on that hill called Mount Calvary, Jesus Christ The Messiah would die a brutal, agonizing death. Ah(!) my friend, That was God’s perfect plan. And God’s plan worked. For the sole purpose that Jesus Christ may bring salvation to you and me. Jesus Christ is about to begin the journey to save your soul and mine. Receive Jesus in your life today, with loud shouts of obedient hosanna, hosanna, hosanna! Welcome the King of Kings into your home and life. Make Jesus your Lord. Receive Christ as your savior. AMEN.






Servant Hortense Grimes
www.doitforchrist.org

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Trade of Love

Here is an unbelievable trade. Jesus Christ wore a crown of thorns so that you would wear a crown of gold. The thorns were yours and mine. Talk about an unfair trade! 


This is how much the LORD loves sinful man. I thank God for the crown of thorns. How about you? What does the crown of thorns mean to you? Could you sacrifice empty pleasures for the joy of seeing God Almighty face to face. 


Christ the King of all the ages wore a CROWN OF THORNS for you and I to live in eternity wearing a CROWN OF GOLD. There can never be a greater love than this!









Servant Hortense Grimes
www.doitforchrist.org

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Journey to Calvary...

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, God made mankind. Human beings were created by God in His image. Holy God does not tolerate sin. Mankind sinned against God. God is just therefore He requires a punishment for sin. God’s punishment for sin is death. Before Jesus’ death, God’s people had to offer sacrifices in the temple for their sins. The blood of animals was sacrificed to make atonement for sin. God wanted to save His children, mankind, from their sin. God wanted His children to live forever. God is a loving father, but God is just. Sin against God is punishable by God’s wrath. God’s love for humans is deep. God Almighty desire to restore humans was so deep he promised to send a savior to die for the sins of mankind. Man would no longer need to make animal sacrifices as atonement for sin. God himself would come and die in our place for our sins. Shed blood would be the exact punishment. Jesus paid the price. Your sins and mine are covered by The Blood. The Messiah would give his life as a sacrifice, once and for all, for forgiveness of sin. Mankind would be restored to a right relationship with God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. God kept His promise.
Do you keep your promises to God? Have you surrendered your life to Jesus Christ? Give the Lord permission to manage your life. That is what the journey to Calvary was all about. It was for you. Receive salvation today.

Servant Hortense Grimes
www.doitforchrist.org



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Broken Faith Broken People

PROPHETIC WORD Thursday, February 26, 2015.  The Lord awakened me hours before dawn, with instructions to “take note, write and tell.” The Holy Spirit began ministering about matters within the body of Christ, the Christian Church. It was intense, emotional and solemn; my spirit wept. I was saddened at just how much we are bruising our Lord’s heart. Jesus told me to speak up about such things and not be afraid of anything. The Lord warned me against fear; that I should fear nothing. At the end of almost three hours of teaching, training, and being comforted this humbling experience ended. I could not speak about it for several days. Utilizing a style of writing which I've deemed appropriate for conveying such troubling reality, I am speaking up. In my capacity as servant of the Living God, anointed by Jesus Christ: Please heed the warning.  

BROKEN FAITH BROKEN PEOPLE
One of the biggest problems Christians face is laziness. Disobedient People. We are too lazy to be vigilant. Too lazy to walk with Jesus Christ all the way. Great Sunday morning church worshipers. Always ready to shout, loudly, “God is good … all the time … all the time … God’s been so good to me!” Many have become “just to be counted in the pews” Christians. Disrespectful People. Lazy to pray. Lazy to read the Bible. Lazy to fast. Lazy to stand for Christ. You take your cue from the world while at the same time pretending to criticize the world. Cannot stop worshiping those dollar signs! Take your eyes off materialism. Repent. God’s wealth is primarily for The Lord’s work! Hello. Churches so desperate to become mega, by making Jesus Christ minor. No Prayer fest. No Altar-no altar call. No Revival. Much drama. No Sunday school. No hymn singing. No Scripture readings. Empty theatrics. Constantly bring in new types of “worship” music only to quickly tweak it and make the music sensual. What? No sound biblical teachings. No Lord’s Prayer. No studying the beatitudes. Any wonder why such bad attitudes within the congregation. Ten Commandments? Not a mention. No Doxology. No teachings in chastity, purity, long-suffering. How would we know patience is a virtue. Hello? 

Year after year, not one visible Cross to gaze at during worship. What. Church plus no cross in sight is a church? What! Crusaders for your own causes. Weak preaching. No Hebrews, no Psalm, no Genesis, no Zephaniah, no Job. Not 1st and 2nd Peter. Not even  the Acts. No teaching from John's gospel. No Thessalonians. Well, I guess no Revelations. Lord, I declare! In the beginning was, “The Word … with God … The Word was God!” Imagine Church where there is never mention of sin and repentance. Not a single mention of the Cross, the Crucifixion, or the Resurrection. No reference to resurrection! No talk of Deity. The Trinity. Christian churches with no teachings on cross, crucifixion and resurrection? No talk about The Blood? Some dare say, mention of the Blood is gross. Really? You dare make the Bible irrelevant. Yet, quickly hoard up books written, and promote works, based upon scriptural teachings and biblical principles. Seriously! Talk about contradictions. 

Christians fuss about prayer being taken out of schools and public places, but you never pray with your family on your territory; inside your home. Are you not the decision maker at your house? No prayers said in your homes. Who is stopping you? Besides, is that not the place where your precious children live? Are you serious! Jumping in and out of vehicles all day, without a word of prayer. You claim to be protective of your little ones. Hum. If I may ask, who is the public? Who goes to public places? Is is not you? Are you not part of the public—Let the numbers do the talking. We tolerate every type of ungodliness, and you wonder why the world is plunging into decline. Societies are degenerating, daily, into pits of moral decay, foolish heathen values and social filth. Chaos and calamity stockpile. Everyone is an expert on everything! Few seek godly wisdom from the Lord. Talk about the blind leading the blind. And we wonder why things are as they are. Excuse me. 

Many profess Christianity as your faith, but claim there are many ways to Almighty God. Seriously!? Just where, exactly, do we fit with Jesus Christ? Really. Many are filled with so much hate you cannot see straight. Jesus is all about love. Hello? Is not love the whole point of Jesus death and resurrection—the Cornerstone of the Christian faith! We claim to be Christians, but you live the most secular, careless and reckless lifestyles, void of any examples of Christ. What! Hum. I guess I’d better hush my mouth this morning. Sometimes, it is just impossible to not go there …the foolishness is so plentiful! We’re just recycling and recycling more. Daily. Nonstop nonsense going up all day, in God’s face! And we are followers of Jesus Christ. Really? Repent. What do you take Almighty God for! You forget whose breath you breathe. Hum. 

Christians, get your acts together. There is work to be done while Jesus tarry. Get up from your long slumber. Repent. Pray without ceasing. Do the work the Lord assigned for you. Pray nonstop. Evangelize the world about Jesus Christ. Don’t you hear the other faiths! Why are you disobedient to your God Almighty? Do you see any other beliefs sleeping on their job? Wake up Christian church. The Bible says to watch, fight, and pray. Pray like the warrior you are called to be—Soldiers in the army of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Watch the LORD win the fight. Hallelujah!!! Turn away from ego and self. Naked yourself off vanity and foolish pride. Face Jesus. Tell the world about the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Flex some faith muscles. The most powerful statement on earth is, the words: “In the name of Jesus Christ I command …”

Christian you, I tell you this: One day everybody, those we see and know, ones we don’t see and do not know, will bow to the name of Jesus. Lift up your head. Redemption draws nigh. The time is close. It is almost time for the explosive dramatic drama in the sky. Christ Return. Take a stand now. Time to start wrapping things up. Need help? Jesus Christ is a living force. The name of Jesus is a corrective measure. Prayer in the name of Jesus Christ is a sealant. Amen. Employing the name of Jesus Christ is a game changer. Any day. Wake up, you lazy Christian you. You have overslept. Enough. Now it is time to stay awake. Get up! Repent. And pray. In the name of Jesus Christ. Remember, Jesus plus anything makes up a majority. Majority wins. Trust the might of your God. Make disciples of all nations. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. “... this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." (Acts 1:11). 
Hello ... Church!!!

Children of God Almighty, we have got to do better. The Lord’s eyes are everywhere. Jesus Christ sees all. 


Servant Hortense D. Grimes
Founder,
Do It For Christ Ministries Int'l.