The Son Has Risen Now May He Shine An Easter Tribute To Our Lord
by Sharon McClean
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Isaiah 60:1-ARISE, SHINE; For YOUR LIGHT has COME! And THE GLORY of the LORD is RISEN upon you. (2) For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; BUT the Lord WILL ARISE over you, and HIS GLORY will be seen UPON YOU. (3) THE GENTILES shall COME to YOUR LIGHT, and KINGS to THE BRIGHTNESS of YOUR RISING. (4) Lift up your eyes all around, and SEE: They all gather together, THEY COME to YOU, Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. (5) THEN YOU SHALL BECOME RADIENT, and YOUR HEART SHALL SWELL WITH JOY; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, THE WEALTH of THE GENTILES shall COME TO YOU. Luke 2:30-For my eyes have seen YOUR SALVATION (31) which You have prepared before the face OF ALL PEOPLES, (32) A LIGHT to BRING REVELATION to THE GENTILES, and THE GLORY of Your people Israel. John 12:46-I have come AS A LIGHT into THE WORLD, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. (47) And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I DO NOT JUDGE HIM; for I did NOT come TO JUDGE THE WORLD but TO SAVE THE WORLD.
Ps. 72:15-And HE SHALL LIVE; and the gold of Sheba will be given Him; PRAYER also WILL BE MADE FOR HIM CONTINUALLY, and DAILY HE SHALL BE PRAISED. John 12:32-“And I, IF I AM LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, will DRAW ALL PEOPLES to MYSELF.”
John 1:14-And THE WORD became flesh and dwelt among us, and WE BEHELD HIS GLORY, THE GLORY as of THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, full of GRACE and TRUTH. (18) No one has seen God at any time, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON who IS IN THE BOSOM of THE FATHER, HE has DECLARED HIM. Ps. 2:7-I WILL DECLARE the DECREE: The Lord has said to Me, You are My Son, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) Ask of Me, and I will GIVE YOU, the nations for YOUR INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION. Is. 49:6-I will also GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT to THE GENTILES that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. 1 Sam. 2:19-The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces; FROM HEAVEN He will thunder against them. THE LORD WILL JUDGE THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. John 3:16-For God SO LOVED THE WORLD that HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whoever believes IN HIM should not perish but have everlasting life. (17) For God did NOT SEND HIS SON into the world to CONDEMN the world, but THAT THE WORLD through HIM might BE SAVED.
1 John 5:6-This is HE who came by WATER and BLOOD—Jesus Christ; NOT ONLY BY WATER, but by WATER and BLOOD. And IT IS THE SPIRIT who BEARS WITNESS because THE SPIRIT is TRUTH. (7) For there are THREE who bear WITNESS in HEAVEN: the FATHER, the WORD, and the HOLY SPIRIT; and these THREE AGREE as ONE. 1 John 4:13- By THIS we KNOW that we ABIDE in HIM and HE in US. Because HE HAS GIVEN US of HIS SPIRIT and we have seen (In the word!) and testify that THE FATHER has sent THE SON as SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
Hebrews 11 7-By faith NOAH, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear PREPARED an ARK for the SAVING of HIS HOUSEHOLD, by WHICH HE CONDEMNED THE WORLD and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. Heb. 1:1-God, who at various times and in different ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, (2) HAS IN THESE LAST DAYS spoken to us BY HIS SON, who He has APPOINTED HEIR of ALL THINGS, through whom also He made the worlds; Is. 54:8-With a little wrath I HID MY FACE from you for a moment; but WITH EVERLASTING KINDNESS I WILL HAVE MERCY ON YOU, Says the Lord, your Redeemer. (9) For THIS IS LIKE THE WATERS of NOAH TO ME; For as I HAVE SWORN that THE WATERS OF NOAH would NO LONGER COVER THE EARTH, so have I SWORN THAT I WOULD NOT BE ANGRY with you NOR REBUKE you. (10) For THE MOUNTAINS SHALL DEPART and THE HILLS be REMOVED, but MY KINDNESS shall NOT DEPART from you, NOR SHALL MY COVENANT of PEACE BE REMOVED, says the Lord WHO HAS MERCY ON YOU. John 3:17-For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might BE SAVED.
Is. 41:14-Fear not, YOUR WORM JACOB, (Ps. 24:6-THIS is JACOB the GENERATION of those WHO SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE!) you men of Israel! (Jacob’s name was changed to ISRAEL.) (Gen. 35:10-And He said to him, “Your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but ISRAEL shall be your name. “So He called his name ISRAEL.) Returning to Is. 41:14-I WILL HELP YOU, says the Lord your Redeemer, THE HOLY ONE of ISRAEL. (15) Behold, I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth; YOU SHALL THRESH THE MOUNTAINS (mountains of doubt?) and beat them small, and make THE HILLS like CHAFF. (16) You shall winnow them, THE WIND shall CARRY them AWAY, and the whirlwind scatter them; You shall rejoice in THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, (17) When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongues fail for thirst, I THE LORD WILL HEAR THEM; I the God of Israel, WILL NOT FORSAKE THEM. (8) I WILL OPEN RIVERS in desolate heights, and FOUNTAINS IN THE MIDST OF THE VALLEYS; I WILL MAKE the WILDERNESS A POOL of WATER, and THE DRY LAND SPRINGS OF WATER. Is. 44:3-For I WILL POUR WATER on him who IS THIRSTY, and FLOODS on THE DRY GROUND; I WILL POUR MY SPIRIT on YOUR DESCENDANTS, and MY BLESSING ON YOUR OFFSPRING; (4) They will SPRING up among the grass like willows by the watercourses.
Is. 45:8-RAIN down, you HEAVENS from above, and LET THE SKIES POUR DOWN RIGHTEOUSNESS; Let the EARTH OPEN, let THEM BRING FORTH SALVATION, and LET RIGHTEOUSNESS SPRING UP TOGETHER. I, the Lord have created it. James 5:7-Therefore be PATIENT, brethren, UNTIL THE COMING OF THE LORD. See how THE FARMER WAITS FOR THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, waiting patiently for it UNTIL IT RECEIVES THE EARLY and LATTER RAIN.
Is. 59:16-He saw that there was NO man, and wondered that THERE WAS NO INTERCESSOR: therefore HIS OWN ARM BROUGHT SALVATION for HIM (You see IT IS IN HIS BLOOD TO SAVE!) And HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, it sustained Him. (17) For He PUT ON RIGHTEOUSNESS AS A BREASTPLATE, and A HELMET OF SALVATION on HIS HEAD; Ps. 24:7-Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! AND THE KING of GLORY SHALL COME IN. (8) WHO is THIS KING of GLORY? The Lord STRONG and MIGHTY, the LORD MIGHTY in BATTLE.
Ps. 65:5-BY AWESOME DEEDS in RIGHTEOUSNESS YOU will ANSWER US, O God of OUR SALVATION, YOU WHO ARE THE CONFIDENCE of ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Is. 64:1-Oh, that You would rend the heavens! THAT YOU WOULD COME DOWN! That the mountains might shake AT YOUR PRESENCE—(2) As fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—TO MAKE YOUR NAME KNOWN TO YOUR ADVESARIES, that the nations may tremble at YOUR PRESENCE! (3) when YOU DID AWESOME THINGS FOR WHICH WE DID NOT LOOK, You came down, the mountains shook at Your presence, (4) For since the beginning of the world MEN HAVE NOT HEARD NOR PERCEIVED BY THE EAR, nor HAS THE EYE SEEN any GOD besides You, WHO ACTS FOR THE ONE WHO WAITS for HIM.
Heb. 9:28- To those who EAGERLY WAIT for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART from sin FOR SALVATION. Acts 3:20-And that He may send Jesus Christ WHO WAS PREACHED to you BEFORE, (21) UNTIL the TIMES of RESTORATION of ALL THINGS. Acts 13:32-And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS-that PROMISE which was made to the fathers. (Rom. 4:13-For the PROMISE that he would be HEIR of THE WORLD was not to Abraham nor to his seed through the law, but through the RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH.) (Gal. 3:29-And if you are Christ’s, THEN you are Abraham’s seed, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) Returning to Acts 13:33- God has FULFILLED THIS for US their children, IN THAT HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. As it is also written in the second Ps. “You are My Son, today I have begotten You.” The second Ps. goes on to read, “You are My Son, today I have begotten You, Ask of Me and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession.)
The Son He has risen and now may He shine
Filled with God’s power and glory divine!
As His life giving Spirit pours down from above,
Giving life to the earth through His undying love.
May the heavens now open and the mercy drops fall,
On our land and our brethren on one and all.
Pour out of Your Spirit O glorious King,
Reign in Your beauty as Your praises we sing!
May You shine in Your glory and great Majesty,
Till the earth’s set aglow and the prisoner’s set free.
Console those who mourn and please heal the sick,
Get rid of old evil just give him a kick!
May You melt every heart and heal every soul,
Making us one, and making us whole.
You paid a great price for the ransom of all,
I am sure they will answer if You give them a call!
Ps. 21:1-The king shall have JOY in YOUR STRENGTH O Lord; and in YOUR SALVATION how greatly shall HE REJOICE! (2) You have given his HIS HEART’S DESIRE, and have not withheld the request of his lips. (3) For You meet him with THE BLESSINGS of GOODNESS; YOU SET A CROWN of PURE GOLD UPON HIS HEAD. (4) He asked LIFE fro You, and You gave it to him—length of days forever and ever. (5) HIS GLORY IS GREAT IN YOUR SALVATION; HONOR and MAJESTY YOU HAVE PLACED UPON HIM. (6) FOR YOU HAVE MADE HIM MOST BLESSED FOREVER; You have made HIM EXCEEDINGLY GLAD with YOUR PRESENCE. (7) For the king trusts in the Lord, and THROUGH THE MERCY of THE MOST HIGH HE SHALL NOT BE MOVED. (13) BE EXALTED, O LORD, IN YOUR OWN STRENGTH! WE WILL SING AND PRAISE YOUR POWER.
Ps. 22:27-ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD shall REMEMBER and TURN TO THE LORD, and ALL THE FAMILIES of THE NATIONS SHALL WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, (28) FOR THE KINGDOM IS THE LORD’S AND HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS.
HAPPY EASTER Dear Lord, now that You’ve risen please, SHINE, SHINE, SHINE!!!
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Sharon, Your compilation of verses and the thread of love that knitted them together is a joy to wrap one's heart around. May You melt every heart and heal every soul, Making us one, and making us whole. Ah, such hope is made manifest because victory has been eternally secured o'er the grave. PTL!! Thanks for sharing what the Lord laid upon your open heart. YSIC, Nancy
This is a glorious article, Sharon, and one which causes the soul to lift its voice in undying praise for our Glorious King! Thank you, Sharon. Dennis
Dear Sharon... This message makes your readers want to stand up and shout for JOY! It is a glorious tribute, and inspires all who read it to take a step forward for the Lord! Yes, He DOES shine - and His warmth and light reach out to the ends of His Earth. May hearts everywhere be open to His love and receive Him with outstretched arms! God bless you for sharing your own beautiful faith and love with us! And, please keep sharing!!!! Love, Peggy
Oh girl, how I love the way you put the scriptures together to tell an old, old, story of Jesus and His glory. Good to see you write again. He has risen…He has risen, indeed! Be loved, dear one.
Amen and Amen! Yes, come SHINE, JESUS, SHINE! Shine forth with your abounding grace and sustaining mercy to the hungry and thirsty hearts that need to eat the Bread of life and drink from Your cup! What's amazing with God's Word is no matter how many times we've read the Scripture from beginning to end, God speaks to our hearts in a special way, with new meaning, as long as we are willing to open our hearts and mind and remain focus on Him. Sis. Sharon, as always,your love for God overflows, your faith evident in your life testimony and willingness to share His Word to us. And what a beautiful poem so fitting for Easter's message. Love, Gloria
Dear Sis Sharon, This is so full of the Holy Spirit and so anointed! Thank you for sharing!