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From: Richard Clark To: All Users Msg #225, 11-Apr-90 03:21am Subject: Easter and Passover EASTER AND THE PASSOVER The winter is past and spring rains wash the air and leaving a freshness like no other time of the year. The flowers begin to bloom, the birds begin to sing. A lot of people have been looking forward to this special time for various reasons. Pagans have been celebrating Easter for a long time. The ancient Babylonians are probably the first to celebrate it. They called it "Ishtar", which is PRONOUNCED about the same as "Easter" is today. This was the time of the spring festival. The word itself, comes from the name of the Pagan goddess of Spring. Other spellings are Eostre, Ostera, Esther and Astarte. The pagans of today still observe Easter in much the same way that they did thousands of years ago with their various fertility symbols. EASTER IN THE BIBLE The word "Easter" is found only ONCE in the Holy Bible, which is the Authorized 1611 King James Version, in the Book of Acts, chapter 12 verse 4. The Romans were ruling the world at that time. There was a FAMINE throughout all the world in the days of Claudius Caesar, and it was at this time that we find the mention of "Easter". Herod was king then, and about that time he stretched forth his hands to VEX certain of the church, and he KILLED James the brother of John. This was AFTER the Passover for it says, "Then were the days of unleavened bread." The Jews back then ate only Unleavened bread for 7 days during that feast.(see also Lev.23) Because Herod saw that the death of James PLEASED the Jews, he put Peter in prison, intending to kill him too. Peter is one of the Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Romans were celebrating their shameful feast also at this time. The spring festival of the goddess "Easter" (English spelling): "When he (Herod) had apprehended him (Peter), he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions (sixteen) of soldiers to keep him; intending after EASTER to bring him forth to the people." (Acts 12:4) Corrupt LIARS will tell you the LIE that "Easter" should have been translated as "the passover" (in verse 4). But since the passover is the 14th day of the 1st month at even, and the days of unleavened bread immediately FOLLOW that for 7 days, and the Holy Spirit plainly told you in verse 3 that "Then were the days of unleavened bread", so it was ALREADY AFTER the passover: therefore "Easter" is the correct translation in verse 4, for after all, Herod was a Roman. While Peter was in prison the Religious Romans were having a GAY time getting drunk and other things. Other things being the worship of the goddess "Easter," who is also known as the sex-Goddess [sic]. When it came time for the Romans to take Peter out of the prison and deliver him to be killed like James, they had a surprise, for the Angel of the LORD came during the night before they would have brought him out and delivered him. Peter would have been the victim also of the Romans. How about you? Has the Lord delivered you from the Romans who celebrate Easter by drinking alcoholic wine? Do you celebrate the Roman festival of Easter? Because of the universal influence of Rome today, many people today are deceived into thinking that Easter is a Christian festival. Peter followed Christ. Was he celebrating Easter? No. He was thrown in jail by the people that celebrate Easter! The only mention of Easter in the word of God and one person is killed and another is almost killed and after that, Herod himself was killed by the Angel of the LORD in verse 23--"And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he GAVE NOT GOD THE GLORY: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost." Most Romans don't give God the glory even today. Let us set Easter aside now and find out what the CHRISTIAN fellowship supper at the time of the PASSOVER is really all about. In Matthew we find the beginnings of the true CHRISTIAN Passover: "Now the first day of the FEAST of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. (14th day) Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve." (Matt 26:17-19) And they ate the passover. But just what exactly is the Passover? The first Passover was at the time of the EXODUS of the children of Israel from Egypt. The LORD delivered them by a mighty hand. The children of Israel were instructed by Moses to take a LAMB without blemish, a MALE of the first year, and to take it out from the sheep, or from the goats. They were told to keep it up until the 14th day of that month which is their FIRST month, and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill IT in the evening. They were told also to take of the BLOOD of the Lamb and to Strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the house where they were. The Lord gave the reason for this: "For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. And the BLOOD shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the BLOOD I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt." (Exodus 12:12,13) And THEY DID AS THEY WERE TOLD, and the LORD delivered THEM. In the place of the children of Israel, a LAMB was killed. And the BLOOD of the Lamb is what the LORD is looking for. In the New Testament of God's word we read where John the Baptist says: "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world"(John 1:29) The LORD JESUS CHRIST IS God's Lamb which takes away the sin of the world. When the Lord and His Apostles sat down to eat the passover, they were looking back to the passover when the Lord delivered the children of Israel from Egypt and they were looking forward to the place where "GOD will provide HIMSELF a LAMB" (Gen 22:8p), which was to take place the morning following the supper they were then eating tuesday night(4th day "evening"). "And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, Eat: this is my body." (Mark 14:22) This was pointing forward to the time when HIS body would be broken in the agony of death. Please notice that His LITERAL/PHYSICAL body was HOLDING the bread! Paul says: "And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is BROKEN for YOU: this do in REMEMBRANCE of me."(1Cor 11:24) And also: "After the same manner also he took the CUP, when he had supped, saying, This CUP is the New Testament IN my BLOOD: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink THIS CUP, ye do shew the Lord's death (looking back) till he come (looking forward)."(1Cor 11:25,26) After supper they went out into the Garden of Gethsemane and Jesus prayed: "Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this CUP from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what Thou wilt." (Mark 14:36) After the Lord had prayed in the garden, Judas, who though he was one of the Apostles, was also "a devil"(John 6:70), came to BETRAY him and he was delivered up to the jewish high priest and then to Pontius Pilate the Roman Governor for sentencing. Pilate said: "I find no fault in this man"(Luke 23:4) (3 times-- "no fault") Judas, which betrayed him-- "when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself" and said: "I have sinned in that I have betrayed the INNOCENT BLOOD." and he cast down the 30 pieces of silver which the "priests" gave to him to betray the Lord and "went and hanged himself." The priests took the silver pieces, and said, "It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the PRICE OF BLOOD." And they bought with the silver the potter's field to bury strangers in. And that field was called, "The field of blood, unto this day." Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me." (Matt 27:3-10; Jeremiah 18:1-4; 19:1-3; Zechariah 11:12,13) And again Pilate said unto them: "Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find NO FAULT in him."(A Lamb without blemish. Pure. Holy.) "And the Jews answered him, "We have a law, and BY OUR LAW he ought to die, because he made himself THE SON OF GOD." When Pilate therefore heard THAT saying, he was the more afraid; And went again into the judgment hall, and said unto Jesus, "Whence art thou?" But Jesus gave him NO ANSWER; Even as it is written: "He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation?" (Isaiah 53) And Pilate brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement: "And it was the preparation of the PASSOVER, and about the sixth hour (6 a.m. Roman time): and he saith unto the Jews, Behold Your King. But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar."(John 19:14,15) The PRIESTS chose ROME to rule. They look to Rome for the answer instead of the Lord Jesus Christ who said: "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life" and "I AM the door: by ME if any man enter in, he shall be SAVED" and "I AM the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep" and again "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they FOLLOW ME: And I give unto them Eternal Life; and they shall NEVER PERISH, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." (John 14:6, 10:9,11,28) And they led the Lamb of God away to be crucified. "And the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it..." (Exodus 12:6p) "And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. "Then said Jesus, Father FORGIVE them; for they KNOW NOT what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots."(Luke 23:33,34) (Are you a Roman like those that participated in that evil lottery?) "And it was the Third Hour(Bible time or about 9 a.m. Roman time), and they crucified Him." (Mark 15:25) And they set up over his head his accusation written: THIS IS JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. (Matt 27:37, Mark 15:26, Luke 23:38, John 19:19, combined reading) and it was written in the languages of the Jews and the Greeks and the language of Rome: Hebrew, Greek, and Latin (from Jn.19:20 Lk.23:38) Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved(John) and knowing that idolatrous Romans would venerate Mary, said to His mother: "WOMAN, behold thy son(John)" and to John he said: "Behold thy mother." No longer was she to be considered Jesus' mother, but rather, John's, and he took her unto his own home. "And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour."(Mk.15:33) (12 noon until 3 P.M. Roman) "And AT the ninth hour Jesus cried with a LOUD voice saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is being interpreted, MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?"(Mk.15:34)(Ps.22:1) The LORD, speaking through David said also in Psalm 22: "I AM poured out like water and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the WICKED have inclosed me; they PIERCED my Hands and my Feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture." (Psalm 22:14,16-18) -- BEHOLD the LAMB of GOD which taketh away the sin of the world! -- "Surely he hath borne OUR griefs, and carried OUR sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten OF GOD, and afflicted. 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. He hath POURED OUT HIS SOUL unto death; and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." (Isaiah 53:4,5,12) The Lamb of God. And the LORD laid on Him OUR sins, and turned His face away from His only begotten Son who cried out with such AGONY: "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" "For God so loved the world, that he gave His only BEGOTTEN Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should NOT Perish, but HAVE everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be SAVED."(John 3:16,17) More than 2600 years ago Isaiah also said that "WE hid as it were OUR faces from him; he was despised, and WE esteemed him NOT." (Isa.53:3) How did Isaah, a Jewish prophet of God, know that YOU would be hiding YOUR face from someone who Loved YOU enough to DIE for YOU? After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, "I THIRST". So they filled a spunge(a "CUP"!) with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. That fruit of the vine tree that brought sin into the world so many years ago when Adam ate of it in disobedience. But Jesus in obedience received YOUR sins and mine INTO his own body on the tree. SUCH LOVE! that God should love a sinner such as me! When Jesus therefore had RECEIVED the vinegar, he cried with a LOUD voice: -- "IT IS FINISHED" -- and he said: "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit" and He bowed His head and gave up the ghost."(Luke 23:46 and John 19:28-30) And it -IS- finished! Complete. Nothing more to be added. FINISHED. The FREE GIFT of salvation available to whosoever will receive HIM! "Jesus the author and FINISHER of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Heb.12:2) "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of Death, crowned with Glory and Honour; that He by the GRACE of God should taste death for EVERY man." (Hebrews 2:9) And that Roman soldier took that spear and thrust it into the side of our Lord at the fifth rib, (the same rib that Adam had taken out of his side to get his wife), and that spear RIPPED into the Lord's temple, his body, into his heart and there came out blood and water! "And, BEHOLD, the VEIL of the TEMPLE was RENT in TWAIN from the TOP to the BOTTOM;" "and the Earth did Quake, and the Rocks Rent;" (Matt 27:51) See Hebrews 10:20. The "veil" is a type of Christ's "Flesh"! There can be NO doubt! The veil is rent, the door is OPEN, the way is clear, and WE have Direct Access to the "Throne of Grace" to find mercy and to obtain "grace to help in time of need." The way is OPEN to the Holy of Holies, and to the Heaven of Heavens! No more priesthood of Levites, no more tithes to the storehouse, no more lambs burnt on the alter, no more incense burned in the temple, no more long-robed "fathers," and NO More Temple except the body of believers!(Acts 7:47-50, Mal 3:10-13, 2Cor 3, 1Tim 1:9,10, Gal 2,3, Heb 10:8-12). The New Testament is -IN EFFECT- with Matt.27:51.(Heb 9:16,17). Woe be unto the Judaizers and Papist Romans who have DAMNED the souls of Billions of people in the church-age, trying to drag them back Outside the Veil, and make them approach the "Most High" through doorkeepers, attendants, maids, and other "in betweens" or so-called "priests". The Veil is Rent. Woe unto you religious upstarts that prance around in halloween robes telling people they have to go through you or "Mary" or any other blasphemous nonsense! GOD wants all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth: "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man CHRIST JESUS; Who gave HIMSELF a RANSOM FOR ALL; to be testified in due time."(1Tim.2:5,6) Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ! "Seeing then that we have a GREAT high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet WITHOUT Sin. Let us therefore Come BOLDLY unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need."(Hebrews 4:14-16) "The earth did quake, and the rocks rent." And out on the south rim of Jerusalem, swinging over the abyss, hangs the body of Judas the traitor. It shakes, trembles, and then drops, rope, limb, tree, and all, into the valley of Gehenna. The body of that "apostle" splits from chest to groin by the impact on the ROCK and stomach and guts spill out over torn robes. (Matt.27:51 with Acts 1:18,19) Now, when the centurion saw that Jesus cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, "Truly, this man was the Son of God." And he GLORIFIED GOD, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous man." (Lk.23:47; Mk.15:39) How about You? Will you Say---"Glory to God in the highest", Or will you be like those in the book of Romans of whom it is said: "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him NOT as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish HEART was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became FOOLS, And changed the GLORY of the Uncorruptible God into an IMAGE made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted BEASTS, and creeping things." (Romans 1:21,22) Images? Statues? So-called pictures of Jesus who is "God manifest in the Flesh"(1Tim 3:16). Relics? ROBOTS? You better wake up! "Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw NO manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: lest ye CORRUPT yourselves, and make you a graven IMAGE, the similitude of ANY figure, the Likeness of Male or Female" (Deut.4:15,16) Beware of the image of the beast! (Rev.13) Beware of that thing that's part man and part machine.(Dan.2) Beware of that "Duece ex Machina" abomination! Don't YOU be deceived into letting a computer tell you what to do! Listen, when Judas died, the Bible says that he went to his own place! The bottomless pit! He's the son of perdition and the antichrist rises to deceive the whole world. Listen! Don't YOU be deceived! That "prince" is plainly revealed by the Bible to be satanic! The WRONG "christ"! BE NOT DECEIVED! "When the EVEN was come, there came a richman of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple. He went to Pilate, and BEGGED the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered." (Matt 27:57,58) WHEN IS EVEN? When is "even"? "But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover AT EVEN, at the GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, at the Season that thou camest forth out of Egypt." (Deut 16:6) and "AT EVEN, when the SUN DID SET" (Mark 1:32) Sunset is about 6 pm Roman time, but it is the END of the Jewish Day. That day being WEDNESDAY the 4th day of the week. The Bible 5th day of the week was then starting. And Joseph went to Pilate--"When the even was COME". They had to hurry! The sun was going down fast! "Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a New sepulchre, wherein was never man YET laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was NIGH at hand." (John 19:40-42) "and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre,(Mark 15:46) Darkness in the sepulchre, darkness setting-in outside the sepulchre, The 1st day in the Grave has started. The 15th day of the Jewish first month had started, the "high day" sabbath of the feast of unleavened bread following the killing of the passover LAMB OF GOD. "And the evening and the morning were the FIRST day" @< "And the evening and the morning were the SECOND day" @< "And the evening and the morning were the THIRD DAY." @< The LORD counts His days from Sunset to Sunset. Three "Days" have Come and Gone, and which brings us up to the Jewish 1st day of the week, which is just after 6 p.m. Saturday (Roman time in Jerusalem). The Jewish Sabbath is ENDED. 3 days in the HEART OF THE EARTH. The Sepulchre was Still Dark, But EMPTY! The Stone Still in front of the door, but: EMPTY! And the ACTION STARTS! Saturday Night in Jerusalem! The original "Saturday Night Live!" "And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves AFTER his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and APPEARED UNTO MANY."! (Matt.27:52,53) Oh yeah Man! Saturday night LIVE!! "MANY"!! "And, BEHOLD, there was a GREAT EARTHQUAKE: for the Angel of the LORD descended from heaven, and came and Rolled Back the STONE from THE DOOR, and Sat Upon It.(Matt 28:2) "His countenance was Like Lightning, and his raiment WHITE as Snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became AS dead men." (Matt 28:3,4) "HE IS NOT HERE: FOR HE IS RISEN, as he said. Come SEE the place where THE LORD lay."(Matt 28:6) "The FIRST day of the WEEK cometh Mary Magdalene EARLY, when it was YET DARK, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre."(John 20:1) "YET DARK"! JESUS already risen! And later: "Very Early in the morning the First day of the week, they(women) came unto the sepulchre at the Rising of the Sun."(Mark 16:2) "And they entered in, and found NOT the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in Shining Garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is NOT here, but IS RISEN, remember how he spake unto YOU when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the THIRD DAY rise again. And THEY remembered His words." (Luke 24:3-8) Do YOU remember HIS words? When the priests asked to see a SIGN from him: "He answered and said unto THEM, An EVIL and ADULTEROUS generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall NO SIGN be given to it, BUT the sign of the prophet Jonas: For AS Jonas was THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the whale's belly; SO shall the Son of man be Three DAYS -AND- Three NIGHTS in the heart of the Earth." (Matt 12:39,40) How long was the Lord Jesus Christ in the heart of the earth? Three days and three nights! But "priests", like the ones that stood around His cross and mocked him, and Romans, like the ones that had their lottery to get some part of his clothes, say: One day and Two nights. They say that Jesus was crucified on Friday and arose on Sunday. (Such is the wickedness of that "mistress of witchrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms". You were warned! See Nah.3:4; Rev.17) It was sunset when they laid him in the tomb so you can NOT count the daytime Friday. And it was DARK, BEFORE Sunrise that he arose, so you can't count the daytime Sunday. What does that leave you with? Friday Night and Saturday Day and part of Saturday Night-- Only One Day and One night and part of a night. (YOU BETTER WAKE UP!) The word of God says to the Romans: "God forbid: yea, let God be true but EVERY man a LIAR."(Romans 3:4) "For they that are such serve NOT our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by Good words and Fair speeches DECEIVE the hearts of the simple." (Romans 16:18) Easter is just pagan clap-trap! The PRIESTS bribed the soldiers with MONEY to get them to LIE and say that the disciples stole Jesus' body. Typical deceit! Were YOU taught by the priests? Paul, the Apostle to the Romans, had this to say about the Gospel: "I marvel that ye are so soon REMOVED from him that called you into the GRACE of Christ unto another gospel: Which is NOT another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."(Gal.1:6-8) The false teachers, the wolves in sheep's clothing, teach the LIE that he died on a friday and came up on sunday. They're just trying to make a liar out of JESUS CHRIST. He wasn't just one day and two nights, but rather 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth! Listen, the death of the Lord Jesus Christ was according to the scriptures! He himself prophesied of his death long before it happened. The way in which he died, the place, time, etc., were all according to prophecies of the scriptures. Luke, a physician (Col.4:14), certified(Luke 1:4) the FACT that Jesus was indeed DEAD (Luke 23:46) and that his death Glorified God! Pontius Pilate, the Governor, made certain of his death BEFORE releasing the body to Joseph of Arimathaea. The Roman Centurion in charge of the crucifixion certified that he was dead and to be certain that he was indeed dead, one of the soldiers THRUST A SPEAR INTO HIS HEART! (John 19:34) Every one connected with it made certain that he was dead! "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." "And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth."(Isa.53:9) His BURIAL was according to the scriptures! The tomb was sealed: "So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch."(Matt 27:66) What are you celebrating? Easter? or the Passover? The Lord Jesus says to Pharisees: "Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your TRADITION."(Matt 15:6) Take Heed and beware the false doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. (Matt 16:6,12) "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a NEW lump, as ye are unleavened." "Therefore let us keep the FEAST, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and TRUTH." He Die for YOUR Sins, He was buried and Rose Again the THIRD Day for YOUR Justification. His BLOOD was shed for YOUR Redemption. Surely that Jesus is the Lord! "But God commendeth his LOVE TOWARD US, in that, while WE were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, we shall be saved from Wrath through HIM" (Romans 5:9) "Being Justified FREELY by his GRACE through the redemption that is IN Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through FAITH IN HIS BLOOD, to declare HIS righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God" (Rom.3:24,25) To declare: HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, not yours or mine. "Therefore we conclude that a man is JUSTIFIED BY FAITH without the Deeds of the law." (Romans 3:28) "For the Wages of Sin is Death; but the GIFT of God is Eternal Life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord."(Rom 6:23) "FREE GIFT"(5:18) Receive! PETER: "But WE believe that through the GRACE of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, Even as they." (Acts 15:11) PAUL: "For by GRACE are ye saved through FAITH; and that NOT of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God: NOT of Works, lest any man should boast."(Ephesians 2:8,9) JESUS: "HAVE YE NOT READ?" "Verily, Verily, I say unto YOU, HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME -HATH- Everlasting Life."(Mk.12:26, Jn 6:47) JOHN: "He that BELIEVETH ON THE SON OF GOD HATH the witness IN himself: he that believeth NOT God hath Made him a Liar; because he believeth not the record that GOD gave of His SON."(1Jn 5:10) Easter is an abomination! Let us keep the true passover with the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! "EVEN CHRIST OUR PASSOVER IS SACRIFICED FOR US" JESUS: "I AM the resurrection, and the LIFE: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest Thou This?" KEEP the Feast of Christ Our Passover, and "eat This Bread, and Drink This Cup" and "shew the Lord's Death TILL HE COME!" "For the LORD Himself shall descend from heaven with a Shout, with the Voice of the Archangel, and with the Trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are ALIVE and remain shall be Caught Up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1Thes 4:16,17) Amen! Even so, Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all in the love of the truth. Amen. --Richard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - All scripture quotes from the Authorized 1611 King James Version, (current 20th century edition), the pure word of God [sic]! Amen and Amen. --- QuickBBS 2.64/O!!! * Origin: The Upper Room (513)844-8557 **HST** (1:108/206)

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