Prophesies Easter Light and Truth

Deuteronomy 21:22-23    And if a man has committed a crime punishable by death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, his body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall bury him the same day, for a hanged man is cursed by God.   

Exodus 12:46     It shall be eaten in one house; you shall not take any of the flesh outside the house, and you shall not break any of its bones.  (First Passover just before the Israelites fled Egypt)

Psalm 22:14-18    I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast; my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death.  For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet–I can count all my bones–they stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.    

Zechariah 9:9     Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!  Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Isaiah 53:1-12     Who has believed what he has heard from us?  And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? . . . .(12)   Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet He bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.

Amos 8:9     “And on that day,” declares the LORD God, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight. 

Matthew 20:18-19     “See, we are going up to Jerusalem.  And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.”   

Mark 15:40-42     Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there, watching from a distance.  Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger, and Joseph, and Salome.  In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs.  Many other women who had come u with him to Jerusalem were also there.  It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath).    

John 3:16     “For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 

Galatians 3:13     Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us–for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”–    

Hebrews 9:11-28    Best for each of us to read and study this.*****

1 Peter 2:24     He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.  By His wounds you have been healed


Isn’t it amazing and refreshing to watch people once the warmer weather makes an appearance? The steps are jauntier, the smiles more frequent, and the stores start carrying the pretty pastels of Easter, spring, and pots of tulips, narcissus, hyacinths, and more. It seems as though all the colors are brighter. There is a lift to spirits tired of winter and gray days, and the realization of rebirthing and renewing process has begun. It’s refreshing!

Easter is just a short few days away as I write this, but I’m still pleased and grateful for the meaning of the season. It’s so humbling for me to realize Jesus chose to go to the cross for US, for ME. Wow!

We know the purposes of Christ descending from heaven was to physically touch, teach, demonstrate, show how to love all others, and give His life for us.  He spent His ministry showing others how to care for those suffering, touching the untouchables, those scorned and shunned, He showed love, kindness, understanding and gentleness while talking to those others who felt superior to many for whatever reason–illness, dirty, or the possibility that the other’s “affliction–bad luck, scarring, genetic deformity, blindness, or deafness might somehow also touch them.  That is a way we can become blind and hardened to the needs of others.  Jesus did not walk away, turn away, but went forward to touch in concern, kindness and love, forgiving sins and healing the person’s need. 

His most important reason was to conquer Satan, hold the keys to Hell, and to redeem all those who believe Him as the Son of God and sincerely repent of their sins.  He came to save us from the death we deserve because of our sinful, willful, arrogant natures.   We sin and try to justify it, we compare one sin to another, we try to explain our heart’s reason to excuse the sin.  But we are the sheep.  We are not God.  God commanded the early Israelites to take an animal’s life, spill blood for their sins.  The ONLY way all OUR sins could be justified and propitiation made, was to have a member of the Holy Trinity, the Son of God, come to earth as full man and full God, to accept ALL sin of ALL mankind from eternity until the end, and to spill His blood, die, and THEN in TRIUMPH rise from death to resume His seat beside His Father.

While He walked and taught, He touched the bodies of damaged, dirty, and scorned people, people others feared and widely avoided.  Jesus touched not just the bodies, but the hearts, bringing healing, love, and forgiveness to them.  People were truly healed, not just physically, but within their hearts, and minds, and were given, light, hope, wanting to keep this effervescent, joyful feeling of being touched by the Son of God.  This was so different for them all to be touched by this man who saw deeper and loved them to forgiveness.  And they felt it; they knew they had received a miracle healing–of illness, and of heart, and of forgiveness.  Remember when you were first saved?

And for us Christians, it is a time of reflection and marvel that the son of God walked this earth, endured those trials, temptations, scorn, rejection and His steps did not falter. He stayed the course, knowing all the while he would suffer abysmal torture and then hang from a cross as one of the worst offenders of that time, all while He was innocent. But He chose to do this, His Father’s will, for us….for me. I can’t fathom how I was worth it. But very fortunate for me, I do not have to understand how He could do this, only be extremely and eternally grateful that He did. And I try to be the best I can be to others, to share the lightness of knowing Him, and try to become more loving and giving and kind to all He places in my path each day.

We as Christians have so much to be thankful for with His teaching, coming to earth and showing others how to live in love, faith, light and truth and teaching them to pass that on, to tell others their testimonies, the truth they lived and shared with Him.  We get to believe and know Him from the stories we are told.  Then we get to have a relationship with Him; not just read stories.  Jesus lived for about 33 years, He touched persons in His life–siblings, earthly parents, friends, and then He started His ministry. 

There was no fancy temple built for Him–the Creation of the World which He, His Father, and the Holy Spirit agreed together to form and create; that was His kingdom.  Since He was not apparently as appealing as King David–no earthly, handsome descriptions are found for the Son of God–but He drew people to Him.  He gathered over a fairly short period of time, the twelve men He had chosen to be His closest, to teach, guide, lead, show, love, and shepherd so they could go out to pass the message on.  Jesus showed them all the true way to live and follow the Ten Commandments.  

For us though, we have the entire book: “In the Beginning….throughout the OT and into the NT learning the lifetime of Jesus and certainly His ministry as an adult.  We learn how He was so unjustly accused of things deserving of death–blasphemy, loving persons on a Sabbath so an affliction may be cured, interrupting the money changers and the monies that also crept into the Pharisees pockets, and correcting others to look at their HEARTS and not their idea of the law, and disobedience; so He was killed. 

And yet that was God’s plan all along.  The only way to bring us back close to Him, was to have a blood sacrifice which would be offered to take our sins, and if we believed He was who He said He was, and we followed in the loving path He wanted us to walk, repented of our sins each time we sinned, we could be accepted and live life eternally with Him.  Because we love Him and what He did for us when we are totally unworthy, He urges us to follow Him. give up our “cross” and become more like Him–loving others, showing kindness, as we learn and grow in His light and truth.

Easter comes in the Spring season.  Our minds are excited to be done with the drab of gray, cold, and we are ready to be in a garden–or if not actually gardening, you can enjoy the different plants and colors our God has created for us.  He warms the soil and raises the perennials, bringing light and happiness, and uplifting of our thoughts and hearts.  For Christians, we are reminded of our Lord’s death and His resurrection–our forever Light, Truth and Way., and He sacrificed His sin-free life for our corrupt self and arrogant lives.  The winter pall is fading, and the spring days are here. So, with the new colors of flowers, longer days, and the Easter season, I am humbled by what Jesus did for ME, for ME.   And for all who choose to believe.

Lord, Jesus, I thank You for Your wonderful sacrifice to save me.   You have brought light, truth and the way to offer everlasting life to those who believe in You, have repented of sins, and seek to be more like You.  Your death defeated Satan and freed me from my darkness and sin.  Thank You for all You have done, Your blessings, and all You  continue to do for me and ‘mybellaviews.







So, no wonder there is brightness. The Son is shining! He is my most favorite and wonderful blessing. The best of “mybellaviews!”