Friday, April 02, 2010

I Saw It

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This Sunday is Easter. A day that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ will be celebrated around the world. Millions will celebrate, some will question.

The following is an eye witness account:

I Saw It
by: Poppy, Poppy's Poetry Page

Easter morning I awoke, still filled with all my doubt.
The others were confused, and scared, of how it all turned out.
All our plans and dreams were gone, our future looking bleak.
Everything we had hoped for, with nothing left to seek.

Well, I guess that life goes on, you do the best you can.
I had hoped He was the one, but He was just a man.
Today the air seems fresher, as I walked out in the street.
"Have you heard," a stranger said, as he began to speak.

"That man named Jesus, that they killed, last Friday on the cross,
Nobody knows what happened, everybody's at a loss."
"Someone took His body, others say He rose again."
"Some even say He lives, and He has spoken to His men."

I thought, I spoke to John and Peter early on last night,
They never mentioned anything, this fellow can't be right.
The town is in a frenzy, some remember what He said.
They think because the body's gone, He came back from the dead.

Many were not there that day, when He was crucified.
But, I saw the soldier thrust the sword into His side.
I had thought, He'd use His power to show He was Lord.
But, I knew that He was dead, because I saw the sword.

I had to go and see the men, to see what they have heard,
Rumors spread so quickly and you can't believe a word.
People love to gossip and spread stories all around.
I know the men are hiding, they're afraid they may be found.

Later on that evening, when I knew it would be safe,
I went to see the other men, to see them face to face.
As I opened up the door, expecting to see fear,
They were all excited and they said, "He was just here!"

"He has given us the Spirit, of the Holy Ghost!"
"He breathed on us and told us, that our bodies were His host!"
"Are you all insane?" I asked, before I turned to leave.
"Unless I see Him for myself, I never will believe."

"I was there, I saw the nails, they hung Him on the cross."
"The sword that pierced His side and all the blood He lost."
"He was dead, I know He was, when I had to leave."
"Unless I see the wounds on Him, I never will believe."

"I will come back, a week from now, to see if you regain,
Your senses, after you recover from your awful pain."
"All of us are hurting from His loss, as it would seem,
But, we cannot go on in life, while you live in a dream."

Exactly eight days later, I went back to check on them.
Hopefully, they've overcome their fantasizing whim.
As I stood among them, "It is true," they did persist,
"Jesus came!" and suddenly, He was standing in our midst.

Then, He looked at me and said, "It's true I really died."
"Come and take your finger, and just thrust it in my side."
"Look upon my hands and see the marks where I did bleed,
And then you'll know I live again, and then you can believe."

"Now, my Lord and God I know, and I do realize,
You were dead and live again, I've seen it with my eyes."
"You believe," He said, "because your eyes are sharp and keen,
But, blessed are believers, who believe and have not seen."

After this He came to us and taught a month or so.
He showed us many wonders and taught all we had to know.
I am here to tell you, that I saw Him die and rise.
It's not a story that I heard, I saw it with my eyes!


Have a wonderful Easter. He is Risen.

God bless you.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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  1. I've seen Jesus several times.
    I saw him watch the wind.
    I saw him being king and lord
    and what was in his crown.

    I suppose I can say that usually when I've seen him, I was not down or depressed. But there was a time I suffered some things. In glory I tried to think of him. But my mind kept going to the cross. Not long after that, he appeared right before my eyes on my drive home, carrying the cross.
    I saw the crown of thorns and was suprised to not see blood. No bruises or cuts. He looked just like a God. Then he began to fade.
    It seemed I took his place, then the vision was gone. I hope I never forget the way he embraced it. Every time I've seen him it's been glory.

    He was showing me heaven's perspective and how to hold the cross.

  2. Jesus took a spear into his side,
    (John 19:34) a deadly pierce from a weapon made to kill.

    Adam and God were once in union.
    A man in union with God may have his peace and also have joy.

    I've heard that a man's soul has two sides, one that is spiritual and one that is fleshly.

    The flesh passes away but the spirit is eternal.

    Adam's part was flesh but God made him a living soul. Through this he communicated with God. His soul became carnal through sin. That must be the fleshly side.

    Anything fleshly can not inherit eternal life. We must have the spirit of Christ.

    He's the only man that has eternal life within himself. (I Timothy 6:16) The rest of us must find it in him.

    The two sides of us are the old man and the new. One is dead in trespasses and sins. The other one is new and has eternal life, and he must win the battle.

  3. In recognizing this unbelievable heavenly truth, why, God's name, would those who claim this ever seek to polarize and manipulate and fear monger - as opposed to focusing on the person of Jesus Christ and fulfilling the highest level of integrity that can be imagined - and even more that would even begin to reflect Him??

    IThess 4:11
    Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.

    ...hmmm... the minding your own business part.... I wonder why we have lost this part of the risen Christ?

    Maybe the above reflection will help drive us toward Him and a regaining of such integrity - including minding our own business.


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