Advent with Messiah: 24 of 24

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To finish, we join the heavenly hosts in their praise.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Blessing and honour, glory and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever.
-Revelation 5:12-13
Amen.

Three different renditions (because I couldn’t choose just one)

 

 

Amen, amen and amen!

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Advent with Messiah: 23 of 24

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Rhetorical questions today. If Messiah’s triumph is complete, His people need not fear condemnation.

If God be for us, who can be against us?
-Romans 8:31
Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth, who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is at the right hand of God, who makes intercession for us.
-Romans 8:33-34

Advent with Messiah: 22 of 24

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The celebration continues!

Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.
-1 Corinthians 15:54
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
-1 Corinthians 15:55-56
But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15: 57

Advent with Messiah: 21 of 24

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Today, we’re in the great resurrection chapter—1 Corinthians 15.

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
-1 Corinthians 15:51-52
The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality.
-1 Corinthians 15:52-53

Couldn’t decide between the two following videos, so here they both are:

Advent with Messiah: 20 of 24

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From here until the end, Messiah is a hymn of thanksgiving for the final overthrow of death.

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
-Job 19:25-26
For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.
-1 Corinthians 15:20
Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
-1 Corinthians 15:21-22

Advent with Messiah: 19 of 24

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Today we have everyone’s favourite chorus from Handel’s Messiah!

Hallelujah! for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
-Revelation 19:6
The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.
-Revelation 11:15
King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
-Revelation 19:16

Advent with Messiah: 18 of 24

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The second Psalm today—all about resisting Messiah.

Why do the nations so furiously rage together, and why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against His Anointed.Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us.
-Psalm 2:1-3

He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision.
-Psalm 2:4
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
-Psalm 2:9