Friday, April 10, 2020

It's Friday but Sunday's Coming..and more

It’s Friday
Jesus is praying
Peter’s a sleeping
Judas is betraying
But Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
Pilate’s struggling
The council is conspiring
The crowd is vilifying
They don’t even know
That Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The disciples are running
Like sheep without a shepherd
Mary’s crying
Peter is denying
But they don’t know
That Sunday’s a comin’

It’s Friday
The Romans beat my Jesus
They robe him in scarlet
They crown him with thorns
But they don’t know
That Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
See Jesus walking to Calvary
His blood dripping
His body stumbling
And his spirit’s burdened
But you see, it’s only Friday
Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The world’s winning
People are sinning
And evil’s grinning

It’s Friday
The soldiers nail my Savior’s hands
To the cross
They nail my Savior’s feet
To the cross
And then they raise him up
Next to criminals

It’s Friday
But let me tell you something
Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The disciples are questioning
What has happened to their King
And the Pharisees are celebrating
That their scheming
Has been achieved
But they don’t know
It’s only Friday
Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
He’s hanging on the cross
Feeling forsaken by his Father
Left alone and dying
Can nobody save him?
It’s Friday
But Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The earth trembles
The sky grows dark
My King yields his spirit

It’s Friday
Hope is lost
Death has won
Sin has conquered
and Satan’s just a laughin’

It’s Friday
Jesus is buried
A soldier stands guard
And a rock is rolled into place

But it’s Friday
It is only Friday
Sunday is a comin’!

That was from Pastor S.M. Lockridge from many years ago.  I repost it every year on Facebook.  It is only Friday, but Sunday is coming.  So much seemed to be hopeless over 2,000 years ago. Collectively the Disciples felt defeated.  They now knew who the wolf among the sheep was.  They also know he committed suicide.  All they had known for oh so long was now nailed to a cross.  Every hope they ever learned to believe in was there.  What do they do, where do they go?  None of them thought they had the strength of character that the Teacher had in the face of the Jewish leaders.  If now even He fell before them, they believed they were next. But wait...there's more...Sunday is coming. 

We think these recent days are among the longest we have ever experienced.  That the world is turned on its side and the talk is from governments is that its not going to fully return to what we knew as normal. 

The same hope that still didn't disappoint the Disciples is ours as well.  There's a Sunday coming.  The promise Jesus gave them was fulfilled 3 days later.  Promise made, promise kept.  Death could not hold Him.  The grave could not keep Him. 

That power is available to everyone today who comes to Christ for Salvation.  It's the same hope He tried to tell them before the Crucifixion is the same as we have for His return to go with Him to Heaven. 

What is likely to be seen in the events of this world is yet another fulfillment of Scripture.  The birth pang has passed, the inevitable surge in what we call life is happening.  But is there something comparable in Scripture?  I think so. In Daniel when the explanation of Nebuchadnezzar's statue gets to the bottom, there's the description of clay mixed with iron.  Then the 10 toes. 

I believe we are seeing the beginnings of that very mixing of clay with the iron.  The global mandates that are firm and enforced. Superceding local laws and authorities.  This could be the beginning of the iron reference. The clay is the world health and economic systems.  The balancing of the two, trying to make them work together.  How do you do this?  It's been eluded to in American history through speeches of Presidents and written down in the Bible for centuries.  A one world Government is coming.  The Bible tells much about the 10 nation groups that would be over it.

It's so interesting that so many people would be flocking to online Churches seeking hope and truth.  It too is a fulfillment of Scripture.  The fields indeed are ripe for Harvest. People are desperate for hope.  That they can get their life back. 

Look at Scripture. This world has a history that already has been written.  The Creator knows it's beginning from its end.  That's God.  

There's people vying for power this very hour.  Read Scripture my friend.  Satan always has an Antichrist ready.  He knows not when the Spirit of God will move.  He knows not when the Father will say it's time.  So he always has a man ready. 

World disasters are part of this. Jesus said so. Read in Luke.  It's there. 

But remember this...Scripture must be fulfilled.  It matters not that you understand it all.  That you get a seminary degree.  The very first Christian was the thief on the cross.  He had nothing, no merits to his name.  No righteous deeds to tell anyone.  He had nothing but a seed of faith and a promise from Jesus Christ Himself.  Today you will be with Me in paradise.  

What is coming? Oh yes. Sunday.  Sunday's coming.  What should we expect?  My friend expect rough waters ahead. Expect exactly what the Bible says is coming. Jesus says behold if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again to receive you to Myself.  He is going to return.  He promised. 

My hope for you is that you know Jesus as your Savior. My friend all the evidence demands you realize the verdict.  He loves you.  He loved you enough to die for you.  But in 3 days arose from the dead to live as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 

There's a chance this might very well be one of the last Easter celebrations remaining.  When the Rapture occurs it will be in the blink of an eye.  In a split second those dead in Christ will come forth to meet Jesus in the air. Then those of us alive that remain will also depart.  

Oh my friend don't delay in your choosing Christ.  There is no second chances.  People will be saved after the Rapture but most will endure the Tribulation that lasts 7 years. The very foundations we see forming in this very hour. 

But this is not a time of dread or of sorrow to the believer in Jesus Christ.  Our hope is in Him and His promises.  Because of the reminder.  It's Friday, but Sunday is coming. 

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