Friday, December 7, 2012

2012 December 7 - Morning Manna

Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. (Matthew 27:22-31)
Today's Morsel: On December 7, 1941, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's said that it would become, "a date which will live on in infamy." It would become a date of shameful or criminal conduct or character. It would be a publicly known infamous act and event. When we turn to Calvary, it is a date that lives on in infamy. This act of shameful and criminal conduct against our Savior was totally uncalled for. But because of man's pride and self-centeredness, Peter said, "Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it" (Acts 2:23-24). When one of the Japanese pilots returned to their aircraft carrier and reported what they had done, their admiral told him he had awakened a sleeping giant. America declared war upon Japan for their act. Thus unleashing power upon the empire of Japan. Even though Calvary was a shameful and criminal act, it unleashed power. After three days, Jesus arose and sent back the Holy Ghost, unleashing the power upon the kingdom of darkness. If you've read the back of the book, we win.
Sing: There is power! Power! Wondering working power, in the Blood, of the Lamb. There is power! Power! Wondering working power, in the precious Blood of the Lamb.

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