THE SAVIOR LIVES AND REIGNS TUNE: âSWEET HOUR OF PRAYERâ LM/DOUBLE WORDS BY JIM BYRD
1. Behold the Savior from on high, Descended here to live and die; He suffered on the cross alone, And shed His blood sin to atone. The sins which Jesus bore that day, His precious blood has washed away; His death has satisfaction made, Redemptionâs price He fully paid.
2. ââTis finished,â God our Savior cried, Then Jesus bowed His head and died; The templeâs veil in twain He rent, Then to the tomb His body went. Within the sepulchre He lay, Until the resurrection day; Then Jesus came forth from the tomb, And scattered all our fear and gloom.
3. Christ Jesus who for us once died, Now lives and we are justified; The universe is His domain, And evermore our Lord shall reign. Though to the grave we too shall go, We have no fear for this we know; Since Jesus lives no more to die, We too shall live with Him on high.
âBreak forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted His people, He hath redeemed Jerusalemâ (Isaiah 52:9).
CHRIST THE LAMB OF GOD 1. The Lamb predestinated. âA Lamb...foreordained before the foundation of the worldâ (1 Peter 1:19-20). 2. The Lamb presented to God. âAbel brought of the firstling of his flockâ (Gen 4:4). 3. The Lamb provided by God. âGod will provide Himself a Lambâ (Gen 22:8). 4. The Lamb pictured. âTake you a lamb...and kill the passoverâ (Ex 12:21). 5. The Lamb prophesied. âBrought as a Lamb to the slaughterâ (Is 53:7). 6. The Lamb proclaimed. âBehold the Lamb of Godâ (John 1:29). 7. The Lamb praised. âWorthy is the Lamb that was slainâ (Rev 5:12). âPastor Jim Byrd
âSTAND STILLâ âAnd Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for everâ (Ex 14:13). As the Israelites stand at the banks of the Red Sea, they are commanded by Moses to âstand still.â They picture every sinner who has some sense of their sin and the coming judgment of God. They were obviously fearful and thus busy trying to look for or figure out a way of deliverance, a way they could save themselves from imminent danger and destruction. The same is true of blind sinners who think they can by their doing save themselves. Paul describes them in Romans 10:3, âFor they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.â They are busy, but blind. To these people Moses says, âstand still.â Cease your doing and stop trying to save yourselves and establish your own righteousness! âStand still and SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD!â Jehovahâs Salvation is in His Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ! On that occasion the people were so busy trying to figure out a way of salvation that had someone cried out, âRun for your life,â many would have. Or âLay down and cover your heads, â some would have. Much like the cries of false religion today! No, Moses says, âStand still.â âSee Godâs salvation.â As Jonah, âSalvation is of the Lord.â Plus, it is in a way that men only see by grace. They only see when He stops them and gives them faith to behold His glorious salvation in Christ. Pharaohâs army pursued them and the Red Sea loomed before them. They could see no way of escape. What was Jehovahâs âwayâ of salvation? It was through the Red Sea. Likewise is Godâs salvation through the Red Sea of Christâs shed blood on the cross. They thought entering the Red Sea was certain death for them, but it was certain salvation. The way of the cross is foolishness to them that are perishing, but it is the way of salvation for those God makes to see HIS salvation. Christ crucified is the only way our sins are put away. âWithout the shedding of blood, there is no remission.â Peace with God is only through that peace Christ has already made by âthe blood of His cross.â Godâs way of salvation is the only way, and it is through Christ the Way. The way of salvation proved also to be the way their enemies were eliminated and seen no more. Thus, those who look to Christ will see their sins no more. Neither does God see them because Christ has âmade an endâ of them! I say to you today, âStand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.â âPastor Gary Shepard