MESSIAH HAS PASSED TO GLORY (POEM)
“This cannot just be right
His disciples stole him by night
He cannot eclipse our light
When we thought we’d won the fight”
These leaders did not know
The prophets said it’d be so
He’d suffer and die to show
To sin all men could say, “No!”
And risen from the dead
To God’s right hand exalted
He’s ensuring that we’re made
His people, o’er creation the head
Our endless “Hallelujahs”
Help us proclaim, “Alas,
Death, sin and loss will pass
Because Messiah to glory has!”
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2022
Happy Easter, everyone! 💖
 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch f came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on d this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused e to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy f Ghost.
 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being k interpreted is, God with us.
Looking unto Jesus the author e and finisher f of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
1 Corinthians 15:52-57
 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: aa for 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.
 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
 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.
 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(The scriptures cited above are from the King James Version of The Holy Bible.)