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LET'S MAKE A DEAL

Have you every purchased something and paid cash for it, later to get a bill for the product you purchased. The one thing that saved you from having to pay for it again, was a piece of paper they gave you stamped:

PAID IN FULL

We all like bargains. We love to think we got a good deal on things. The look we see when we show someone something that should cost far more then we paid for it. Ummm, I am sure you have shown your friends things and said...Guess how much I paid....and we love it when then think it was much higher then we paid.

We have also heard the jokes about someone..well as much as I do not like jokes that tear someone down, I will say this one out to get this message across. We have heard a joke about Bill Clinton coming back from Arkansas with two razorback pigs under his arms. When asked what he got them for, he said he got them for Hillary and Chelsie. The person then told him he got a great deal.

Folks, I want to tell you about the BEST DEAL in the world through all time.

Before I tell you about this deal....let me tell you about the most tragic yet the most wonderful event that ever happened.

FLASH BACK 2,000 years ago to a place called Golgotha. A couple of hours ago now, three men were placed on crosses and the cross was lifted up and allowed to drop with a bone rattling THUD into the holes dug for them to keep them upright. Two of these men were cussing out the Romans and all those around them. Two were begging for mercy, even demanding to be taken down at times. The one in the middle was so much unlike those other two. He never complained. Why in fact, when he was placed on that cross, he laid down, and stretched his hands out willingly when they drove nails through his hands. It was a bright, sunny day when this started promptly at 9 AM. Just like any military activity, the Romans were so very much on time.

The two men on the sides were beaten, but nothing like this man...for he was beaten so much more then the others. He had a crown of thorns jammed on his head and one could hardly recognize him as even being human any more.

These Romans had executed hundreds of people..but  NONE like this man. Some very strange things occurred. Things that never were seen before. At noon, the highest point of the sun, it turned dark. So dark it was like a moonless night. Ahh but it would only last a few moments. Someone said it must be an eclipse or something. Still, it was dark one..two hours later...and still dark.

Strange noises could be heard throughout the land. Noises like...like sinister laughing as all hell was having a party. Look there abaddon said apolyon, there is their precious Jesesssss (said with a lisp like the old serpent in mockery to the KING OF KINGS)  Soon he will be DEAD and we have won. Look even the sun refuses to shine.

These demons of hell were even more convinced that victory was theirs when the earth shook off its foundations. The party would go on, one day, two days...into the third but more about this later. Lets return to that man on the cross in the middle.

Never before had this happened. Never before had a man that was being crucified said the things he did. Why he even called for the forgiveness of those doing this. He was heard to promise that even today, one of the other men would be with him in paradise.

Then at 3 PM, a shout was heard... IT IS FINISHED. Immediately after that shout, the sun came out again at full brightness. The man in the middle was lifeless as it came time to assure rapid death for the three men. The legs of those on each side were broken to hasten death, but the man in the middle, this..JESUS was already dead. They did something not heard of for the Romans. They always broke the condemned's legs to assure death, but not this one, not Jesus. They drove a spear into his side and declared he was dead.

The title of this post is Lets Make a Deal. The events I have just described makes this deal possible..for that last shout..  IT IS FINISHED  paid for that deal and it paid for it in FULL.

What is this deal? Well, I get to give GOD all of my garbage, all of my filth and shame and believe me, I had loads of it. What did He give me for this in return? He gave me RIGHTEOUSNESS.

I gave God a shattered life and a broken heart. HE gave me life eternal and a new song.

I gave HIM a worthless pile of junk, and He gave me value beyond all measure.

I gave HIM all the garbage I have, and HE gave me a RELATIONSHIP...A relationship so close that HE wants me to call HIM..the God of the universe ..the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.....DADDY!

My friend, can you beat this deal? ALL that HE has given me has been stamped PAID IN FULL.

You see, this term Jesus used was a business term, and accounting term. The debt was settled. Not 20%, not 50% or 75% but 100%...ALL the debt was paid in full. I gave JESUS my sin...my trash, my garbage and HE gave me RIGHTEOUSNESS.

What makes this deal possible? Oh it is not so much the "death" of our LORD, but something that happened on that third day....something that STOPPED that party all hell was having it its tracks. let's peek in on that party and see what happened.

Far into the night on the second day, the demons were still shouting and mocking the Son of Man, the Son of God. "oh yea, he saved others and he could not save himself. Yea some God he was. We won, we wo....what..OH NO NOOOOOOOOOO   THE TOMB IT IS EMPTY....NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

You see my friend, we will all die. Only ONE came back from the dead and is STILL ALIVE.   THIS is what declares our DEAL has been paid in full. It is the EMPTY TOMB that separates Christians from all the religions.

It is the empty tomb that gives JESUS the right to declare:  

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

It is the empty tomb that gives God the right to also declare

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.

It is the empty tomb that gives POWER to Christianity., 


My friend, if YOU have trusted Christ for salvation, He made the deal for ALL your garbage..so I ask you, are you still holding on to any of it? Are you still feeling guilty, worthless? Are you still suffering under a heavy load of shame? Jesus made a deal to take all of that from you. There is one catch, although all of this garbage now belongs to GOD, HE will not take it out without YOUR permission.

If you have not accepted this "deal" Do it today!

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THERE IS A FOUNTAIN

There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuelís veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.
Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day;
And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.
Washed all my sins away, washed all my sins away;
And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood shall never lose its power
Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.
Be saved, to sin no more, be saved, to sin no more;
Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.

Eíer since, by faith, I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.
And shall be till I die, and shall be till I die;
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.

Then in a nobler, sweeter song, Iíll sing Thy power to save,
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.
Lies silent in the grave, lies silent in the grave;
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.

Lord, I believe Thou hast prepared, unworthy though I be,
For me a blood bought free reward, a golden harp for me!
íTis strung and tuned for endless years, and formed by power divine,
To sound in God the Fatherís ears no other name but Thine.

 

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