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Memorial Day for Jesus

As we honour our fallen heroes,

Who offered up their life

On a battle field so dreary,

In the fierce battle’s strife,

Do we think of the great Commander

Who died in battle too,

In the great war ‘twixt error and truth,

Dying for me and you?

He was commander-in-Chief, and General,

A “Captain of the Host;”

He was Chaplain, and Nurse, and Sentinel,

Who never slept at His post;

He was Quartermaster and Surgeon,

Held the Banner of Love and Faith,

Tho’ He came as a lowly Private

And loved not His life to the death.

Altho’ He came as man’s substitute,

He was a willing volunteer!

Willingly died for one and all

On the cross so gloomy and drear.

Oh! What can we give this Hero,

Who died for one and all?

Only the flowers of service to Him,

Who came at humanity’s call.

Nellie M. Albers

Bible Training School, June 1908

The Spanish Armada

Author unknown

While Mary Stuart, the Roman Catholic Queen of Scots, lived, Rome’s hope of bringing England back under the control of the Catholic Church centered in her. Her death, however, effectively put an end to all of these hopes. The papal decree ordering all Christian princes to actively work for the destruction of Protestantism still remained as one of the infallible canons of the Council of Trent and was still acknowledged by the kings of the Catholic world. The plot to bring about the overthrow of Protestant England now took a new shape in the form of the Invincible Armada.   It required no supernatural insight to recognize the approaching storm. Sixtus V, who even among popes was outstanding for his craft and daring, was just beginning his reign. Cold, selfish, hungry for power, and dedicated to the overthrow of Protestantism, Phillip II was on the throne of Spain. No Jesuit was ever more dedicated in purpose nor shrewd in disguising his purposes. His great ambition was that he should be remembered by after generations as the one by whose arms heresy had been exterminated. Read the rest of this entry

The Scars In The Hands of Jesus

There is an incredible Bible prophecy that foretold, more than one thousand years before Jesus died upon the Cross of Calvary, that, in crucifying Him, they would pierce His hands and His feet. “THEY PIERCED MY HANDS AND MY FEET.”    Psalm 22:16   (A Psalm of David)

Jesus will ever bear those scars, as tokens of His great love for us, in giving His life as a ransom for our souls.  It is only through those wounds in His hands, feet, and side, and the shedding of His blood upon the Cross, that every soul who is saved in God’s Kingdom will be able to attribute their eternal salvation. But did you know that there will also be many souls in the Kingdom who have never, while on this earth, heard of Jesus’ death for them upon the Cross, and who will then have to ask Jesus about the meaning of the scars in His hands? But first, let us see how the scars of Jesus were received:-

“And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe.”    John 19:2

“And He bearing His Cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.”    John 19:17,18

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.”    Isaiah 53:5

“But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was dead already, they brake not His legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.”    John 19:33,34 Read the rest of this entry

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