Here are the words to the testimony I shared on Christmas Eve. A few people asked if I wrote this , and also if they could have a copy. I did, and yes you may. Please note that I wrote this over the course of several years, not just for Christmas Eve 2016. It just seemed timely again, so I brought out a treasure, new and old. (Matthew 13:52) If any phrases sound familiar or borrowed…I for sure probably stole them from The Bible or other people’s testimonies. 🙂 Since I’m issuing confessions and disclaimers, I must also admit that I’ve taken quite a bit of liberty with the angels’ opinion of the cross. But, even the apostle Peter said they longed to look into these things. (1st Peter 1:12) The rest is fairly biblically accurate. 🙂 Now that I said all that, I say this…it is from the heart and I for sure will claim this testimony as my own, for HE IS MINE! All praise and glory in the precious Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. May you enjoy and be moved. May HE move and bring Joy to your life!
Once upon a time, The LORD GOD had The Plan, JESUS The CHRIST is HIS Name.
Why HE’s The KING OF KINGS, and The LORD of LIFE, but HE left Heaven’s Glory and Fame!
HE came on down, to this earthly ground, among sinners like you and me.
To teach us the Ways of Truth, Life, Love and Joy…Mercy, Grace and Peace.
Oh, HE could heal the sick, the lame could walk, even the deaf could hear HIM pray.
HE could calm the storms of both nature and mind…even the mute learned to give HIM praise!
Lepers were cleansed, and the blind could see, the dead were raised and sure amazed!
Ahh, but HE just looked up, to the Heavenly ONE, and gave HIS FATHER all the acclaim!
Now HIS disciples were problem’ed, and those Pharisees squabbled, when HE called the FATHER HIS own,
But opinions don’t change, and the fact still remains, when you happen to be The SON!
Oh HE favored the least, HE sought the lost, HE put the last before the first.
Said HE was The BREAD of HEAVEN to feed our hunger, LIVING WATER to quench our thirst.
The brightest LIGHT to ever shine in this dark world, and The True Path To Eternity.
The SHEPHERD of our souls, He’s leadin’ The Way Home, saying, “Come, and follow ME!”
Oh the crowds adored HIM, and the fools ignored HIM, the wise were too stunned to speak,
Because the country SON of MAN, with The MASTER’s Plan, actually practiced what HE preached.
HE turned HIS cheek, when they slapped HIS face, and they called HIM those filthy names.
Ah, HE just looked back through the tears with love, further increasing their guilt and shame.
Oh and what was our thanks? The favor we returned? Well, we hung that KING on a tree!
And we’ve laughed and we’ve mocked, and scorned and shamed HIM, don’t think it wasn’t you and me!
But, HE just looked down, with HIS thorny crown, and said, “Forgive them, they don’t know what they do.”
Then HE looked up to Heaven, as HE said to HIS FATHER, MY SPIRIT, I give to YOU.”
All Heaven fell silent, the angels were frightened, just a waitin’ for the roar to rise.
Ahh, but much to their dismay, The FATHER looked away, as the soldier stuck a spear in CHRIST’s side.
Gabriel cried, “Mount!” as Michael jumped on his horse, and The Heavenly Host prepared to charge!
Oh, they were comin’ down, to burn this ground, and all the evil that here resides.
But since the dawn of creation, in all imagination, not even the angels could understand,
That all along, The FATHER and SON, had come up with The Perfect Plan.
You see, Love conquers all, but since The Fall, we’ve been runnin’ away from The GOOD.
So HE came back HIMSELF, to lead us Home in Love, Oh follow HIM The Way you should.
If you trust in HIS Name, you won’t be put to shame, and HE will save your life from death.
HE will bless you with HIS gifts, as HE gives you HIS kiss, it’s called HIS Holy BREATH.
You see, the grave couldn’t hold HIM, death’s cords were broken, The KING kicked down hell’s front gate, 🙂
Oh the devil was stunned, and those demons were a runnin’ as The KING led HIS captives free!
HE went and found HIS friends, all huddled in fear, and blew The SPIRIT out on them.
HE said, “Now get up and go, out into the world, to everywhere you, I send.”
So they told a stranger, and she told a friend, and The Good News traveled along,
And like the prophets and the sages, had been saying for the ages, “GOD’s Love had come for all.
Well the days didn’t last and those years they passed, but The Message has strong and true.
And with the blood of the martyrs, and the faith of our fathers, it was passed down to me and you.
So I tell you all, the big and the small, that CHRIST’S blood will cover your sin.
If you trust in HIS Name, YAHSHUA, you will be saved, Abundant Life will begin.
HE is The KING of KINGS, The LORD of LIFE, The Lion, The Lamb, The Man that paid the price.
HE’s The Ultimate Sacrifice. HIS Name is JESUS THE CHRIST!
HE is ADONAI, and EL SHADDAI, HE is The GOD ALMIGHTY, HE is The GOD of the mountains, and EL ROI, The GOD who sees thee. HE is YAHWEH SHAMMAH, The GOD our Companion, Jehovah Jireh, The LORD our Provider, HE is El RAPHEKA, The KING with healing in HIS Wings. HE is YAHWEH SABAOATH. The LORD of The Heavenly Host, The Commander of The Army, The Captain of my soul, HE’s The ONE I love the most. HE is YAHSHUA, The GOD who Saves, HE picks us up out of the grave, forever to be amazed, by HIS beautiful face, HIS Name is JESUS! HE is YAHWEH, EHYEH ASHER EHYEH, I AM WHO I AM, HE will be who HE will be, trust HIM and see Always!
Once upon a time, THE LORD GOD had a plan, JESUS The CHRIST is HIS Name.
HE’s The KING of KINGs and The LORD of LIFE, and HE’s leavin’ Heaven’s Glory and Fame.
HE’s comin’ back, like a LION on attack, oh you better be ready my friends,
For Righteousness…, Life, Light and Love, and a KINGDOM that never ends.