FROM MORIAH TO GOLGOTHA
The Bible is a fascinating Book, full of mysteries; and is a glorious testimony of the promise-keeping attributes and abilities of our faithful God. In Yoruba we call Him “Alewi leshe, Aleshe lewi” meaning, “The One Who can declare what He will do and has the ability to do it, The One who has the ability to do anything and can therefore confidently declare what He will do beforehand”. In this study, I’d like us to trace a major glorious promise God made to the Patriarch, father Abraham in the year 1,872 BC, and note in wonder and amazement, how God proceeded to fulfill it in the year 1 AD, which is almost 2000 years later; and it all happened in the same geographical location of the earth.
How it all started
I am talking here about that promise God made to Abraham after he obeyed God, without hesitation or delay, and took Isaac to Mount Moriah, ready to sacrifice him to God as directed by God Himself. This in itself was a strange instruction because Jehovah God never ever asks for human sacrifice; He rather sacrificed Himself for us in the Body of His Son, Jesus. As well, Isaac was the only son in his household by this time, as God had told him to send Ishmael and his mother away by then; so how was Abraham going to fulfil God’s promise of being the father of many nations if his only son was to be sacrificed? Notwithstanding all that, Abraham obeyed God without an argument. Read the riveting story in Genesis chapter 22 and note that he had already made an altar to the Lord, tied up Isaac and placed him on the altar ready to be slain when a voice came from heaven to stop him and make him earth-shaking promises for his obedience to God –
Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, 16 and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son—17 blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Gen.22:15-18
The particular promise I’d like us to focus on in this study is the one in verse 18, In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed… We know, of course, with hindsight that this particular Seed of Abraham that will be a blessing to the whole world is the Lord Jesus Christ, The Saviour of the world; so, let us now trace this promise through the Scriptures and note in wonder and amazement how God fulfilled it on this same Mount Moriah.
An Altar of Sacrifice
As soon as God made that promise and oath to Abraham, God began to regard that whole mountain as a place where an Altar of Sacrifice was raised to Him by a very special man He regards as His Friend. Now, an Altar is defined as a place of meeting between man and deity, in this instance, God Almighty. We can see from those earth-shaking promises that God seems to have quite a high regard for this particular Altar; and that must be because of the inestimable value of the sacrifice that Abraham was read to make to Him there – the life of an only son he had in his old age. That mountain immediately became a Place of Covenant and a Place of Remembrance between God and the Patriarch; and Abraham called on the Lord there by one of His covenant Names, Jehovah Jireh, the Provider; exalting Him for giving him a ram to sacrifice in place of his precious son age, Isaac. The true significance of that ram with horns will become clear later in this study; but for now, let us just note that rams represent kings in Biblical prophetic language and horns represent power….
…The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; They shall ascend with acceptance on My altar… Isa.60:7b
…“These are the horns that scattered Judah, so that no one could lift up his head… Zech.1:22b
The Unbroken Thread – from earthly son to Heavenly Son
Sure enough, earth-shaking events began to happen on that particular mountain to show us that God recognized that place as a special location which He had reserved for a particularly destiny in His agenda for the world –
- In 1017 BC, that is 855 years after Abraham took Isaac there, God was displeased with the Israelites and He moved king David to offend Him and God punished them by releasing a plague against the land….
So the Lord sent a plague upon Israel from the morning till the appointed time. From Dan to Beersheba seventy thousand men of the people died. 16 And when the angel stretched out His hand over Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the destruction, and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “It is enough; now restrain your hand.” And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 2Sam.24:15,16
So, we note in verse 16 that when the Angel slaying the people got to a particular location in Jerusalem belonging to a man called Araunah the Jebusite, he raised up his hand but could not bring it down to kill anyone anymore because God told him “Stop!” Why? What was so special about that location? Note that we have never even heard of Araunah the Jebusite in Scripture until that day and that he was not even one of God’s covenant People but a Gentile, a Canaanite! Next…
- God said something to king David that day to further reveal that that location was special to Him and that He had a special use for it –
And Gad (the prophet) came that day to David and said to him, “Go up, erect an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” …24 Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 25 And David built there an altar to the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord heeded the prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel. 2Sam.24:18,24,25
Araunah offered to give the place to the king but David refused, recognizing that this place was a special treasure to God and so he needed to buy it himself and pay the price, because he also needed to make an atonement for his sin there. Next…
- When we would hear of this threshing floor again, which now belonged to king David, was in the year 1012 BC, some 5 years after he bought it from Araunah also called Ornan here –
Now Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite 2Chronicles 3:1
Now this is becoming super exciting! So, the location of the threshing floor was on that same mountain, Moriah, which already has a pre-existing Altar of Covenant with God, built by the Patriarch of the Israelites, Abraham! It was that same place where Abraham had raised an altar of sacrifice to God having met Him as Jehovah Jireh, the Provider! It is the same place God remembered His covenant with Abraham and stopped the plague from killing anyone there even though it belonged to Araunah, a Canaanite, an unbeliever! It is this same place God had prepared for Himself as the site for the Temple king David desired to build for Him! Wow!
But the greatest and most significant link to that mountain was an earth-shaking event that happened there about a thousand years later….
- The Holy Spirit showed me that link in the year 2000 when I made my first pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Israel. Now, Solomon’s Temple had been demolished by war as the Lord had prophesied in Matt.24:2, saying not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down. This happened in AD 70 when Titus, a Roman general besieged Jerusalem, conquered it and threw down the Temple. What remains now is part of the western wall of an extension to the Temple, built by Herod the Great, and people go there to pray about difficult problems because of a promise God made to Solomon the day he dedicated the Temple, recorded in 2Chro.7:15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. It became known as The Wailing Wall because the Jews used to weep there at the sight of the destruction of the Temple.
It was right there on pilgrimage that the Holy Spirit showed me the last link which traced the location of The Temple of Solomon right back to Moriah – I noted that when we visited The Wailing Wall, some Pilgrims actually took a walk from there up the Via Dolorosa – the cobbled narrow way along which the Lord Jesus carried His Cross – and they eventually linked up with the rest of us who went in the bus, at the Garden Tomb where the Lord was buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea! Remember that the tomb was said to be close to the place of Crucifixion, Golgotha/Calvary….
At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. Jn.19:41,42
This means that The Temple and Golgotha where the Lord was crucified are actually on the same mountain which is now referred to as The Temple Mount, and are only a distance of two kilometers from each other! Mount Moriah is believed to be the same as the place called Temple Mount. This means that God preserved that same mountain where Abraham offered his only son Isaac, for the place He too would give His own only Son, Jesus the Christ, as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, thousands of years later. This is the Seed of Abraham God promised him that would bless the whole world. Amazing! The ram substitute God gave for Isaac that fateful day was just a shadow, typifying the Kingly Son of God that would replace that ram as a true-life sacrifice on the same mountain almost two millennia later! What a mighty covenant-keeping, promise-keeping God!
Now, the Lord Jesus gave us more insight into what happened to Abraham on Mount Moriah that fateful day…
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad. Jn.8:56 NKJV
The Amplified version of the Bible puts it more clearly….
Your father Abraham [greatly] rejoiced to see My day (My incarnation). He saw it and was delighted. Jn.8:56 AMP
This means that Abraham did not just receive those glorious promises from God that day but was allowed a glimpse, a vision of that earth-shaking event that would happen on that mountain 2000 years later; that glorious event of which God said, In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed Gen.22:18. That event was when God’s own Son, Abraham’s special kingly Seed, The Lord Jesus, physically replaced Isaac on another Altar – The Cross of Calvary – on that same mount! What a mysterious strategic exchange! A Heavenly Son of Promise for an earthly son of promise! No wonder the writer of the Book of Hebrews said by the leading of the Holy Ghost in Heb.11:13 –
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Let’s say a quick prayer here –
O God, let even my generations be partakers of Your glorious promises to me and let no promise fail even after I have finished my earthly pilgrimage, in Jesus Name. Amen.
Lessons to learn from Moriah to Golgotha –
First, let’s point out here that the two words used to describe the place of the Lord’s crucifixion, Golgotha and Calvary, actually have the same meaning – Place of the Skull – because the craggy face of the small mount on which Christ was crucified roughly depicts the shape of a skull. Golgotha is Aramaic language while Calvary is Latin. The lessons to be learnt here are many but let’s just look at three in this study and I have no doubt that God would minister more to you, the reader –
- God is pleased by our obedience to His instructions, no matter how strange, and He never forgets but will reward us for it. This is because obedience is a pledge and proof of our faith and love for God…
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,” 19 concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. Heb.11:17-19
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal.3:29
These two Scriptures tell us that not only did Abraham not lose Isaac, he gained that Special Seed, the Christ, through whom he would gain, apart from the Jewish race, millions and millions of other children, called Christians; all because of his faith in and obedience to God revealed by his readiness to give up his one remaining son, that special one of promise of 25 years, whom he bore in old age!
- God is pleased by sacrifice; just see how Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice Isaac impressed Him! The Christian life is a life of sacrifice, giving up whatever we do which does not please God; no matter how much we love doing them and no matter how many they are. This is what Christ means by ‘carrying our Cross and following Him’ and He promised…
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. Matt.19:29
There is no loss in giving up something when you are going to gain multiples of it back plus eternal life in Christ.
- God recognizes a place of sacrifice and obedience as an Altar, a place of Covenant, and will preserve it no matter what. An altar is a place where man meets with God, a place of remembrance; and it is expedient for us to make our homes and Ministries to become Altars, places of divine encounters with God, so that He will preserve them and us in the time of plagues and disasters. Let’s look at one such an example…
And Joshua spared Rahab the harlot, her father’s household, and all that she had. So she dwells in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. Jos.6:25
Rahab was a harlot and a Canaanite woman but she put her life on the line and hid the spies Joshua sent to spy out Jericho in her house, thereby allowing God to use it as a place of refuge for His messengers. An altar is also a place of refuge and the guilty was allowed to hold onto the horns of the Brazen Altar in the Tabernacle for refuge and he would be cleared of guilt and escape punishment. Now Rahab lived on the city wall which later fell down as though hit by an earthquake when Joshua and the Israelite army besieged Jericho, but her house was preserved; and excavations done around 1956, thousands of years later, actually found her room with her oven and a jug, quite well preserved among all the chaos around it.
Benefits and promises from Moriah to Golgotha
At Moriah –
- …now I know that you fear God…22:12b The fear of God always produces obedience and the promises of God to those who fear Him are numerous and scattered all over the Bible; but let’s look at one Psalm which expounds greatly on it and we shall see immediately that the benefits are generational, Ps.112…
…*Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. 2**His descendants will be mighty on earth; ***The generation of the upright will be blessed. 3****Wealth and riches will be in his house, And *****his righteousness endures forever.
2. blessing I will bless you… It has been found that Israelites always excel and are the best in any field of endeavour, be it in science or art or technology. This has been the real reason for the envy of Jews and their persecution through the ages.
3. and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore… Even as slaves in Egyptian bondage, the Hebrews multiplied, much to the distress of their captors who tried in vain to reduce their population. See Ex.1:8-22. We also know of how the tyrant Hitler failed woefully in his attempt to exterminate these resilient descendants of Abraham even though he was able to kill a staggering six million of them in the most horrifying way he could devise in his sick mind.
4. your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies… This speaks of valour and being unconquerable in war. Till today, Israel, though a small nation, has shown the Arab nations around it that she has a formidable army and cannot be crushed by their coalition and great numbers.
5. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed… Speaking of the Lord Jesus, the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the whole world.
At The Threshing Floor of Araunah –
- A threshing floor is an open place with compacted floor where manual separation of the wheat from the chaff took place. It is therefore a place of purification where the harvested wheat stalks are beaten, winnowed and the separated grains cleaned and made ready for consumption. Is that why John the Baptist, by the Spirit of Prophecy, said of the Lord Jesus,
His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Matt.3:12
This separation takes place through the work of atonement of the Lord Jesus on the Cross on which He was crucified and raised up at this same threshing floor mount thousands of years later! Those who accept the sacrifice personally are the cleaned wheat grains; they are washed from their sins and they will be separated from those who don’t accept the sacrifice. These are the chaff which will be thrown into the unquenchable fire of hell. This separation, this cleansing of mankind, is accomplished in the spirit, by the decision we make when confronted by The Gospel, which is really the story of Christ’s sacrifice for sin on the Cross at Golgotha.
- We also note that the curse from God which released the plague causing mass death, came to an end at the threshing floor…
And David built there an altar to the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord heeded the prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel.
…just as the Lord Jesus, Who descended from king David, the only earthly man by whom Jesus is called his Son; took away all curses by hanging on the Cross and becoming a curse for us…
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) Gal.3:13
- The atonement work on the Cross by which the Lord broke our curses, did not stop there but went further to make the blessings of Abraham available to us Gentiles! Verse 14 says…
…that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
So, atonement against curses/plagues started at that same spot on a property belonging to a Gentile, Araunah the Canaanite, and ended up being perfected at Calvary for all Gentiles worldwide thousands of years later. Our God is a Master-Planner! Blessed be His Name forever!!
At the Temple of Solomon –
Then the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him:
1. I have heard your prayer… It is a place where God promises to hear prayers and we can be sure He will answer once He hears, just like a responsible, loving earthly father must respond to the cry of his child…
It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear. Isa.65:24
2. and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice…
3. When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land… God answers, not only personal prayers, but intercession for nations as well
4. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place …
5. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually…
At Golgotha –
The place of the supreme sacrifice of the Son of God as the Saviour of the world, holds so many promises which are scattered all over Scripture, that it will be difficult to enumerate them all. Golgotha was the final place where that glorious exchange took place – a son for a Son leading to the mysterious exchange of our carnality for His Divinity, our mortality for His immortality, our slavery to sin and Satan for His divine Sonship of the Holy Most High God! And God had purposed and planned all that staggering exchange of glory for us from eternity past! Hence the Lord Jesus is called the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world in Rev.13:8. So it is an eternal plan and it should not surprise us that God took extra care to prepare the exact place where that ‘slaying’ of His precious Son would take place on planet earth!
At Golgotha, everything that was wrong with humanity was off-loaded onto the Son of God; and He exchanged all that rot and ruin with His glorious divine Self and all that He is as a Son and Heir to God’s Throne and Kingdom! Imagine that, Beloved! No, we really can’t! Our minds cannot fathom that kind of sacrificial lavish unconditional love; we only need to receive it by faith when we come to the Cross. Hallelujah!! So, everything had been predestined by the Godhead; and they were also prophesied in various places in Scripture; and every one of those terrible things done to the Lord during His Passion had a redemptive work to do in our lives; hence Paul said in Acts 13:29 Now when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb.
We shall group the promises around all what the Lord did for us at His incarnation, from birth through His Ministry to His Passion and death and resurrection –
- He humbled Himself and the Son of the King of the Universe came to earth as a poor son of a carpenter, thereby taking away poverty from our lives, 2Cor.8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
2. He came to seek and to save all who are lost in sin and oppression of Satan and to give His life as a ransom for us. He gave a summary of His mission at the very start of His earthly ministry in Lu.4:18; the Amplified Version does a good work of this Scripture…
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (the Messiah), Because He has anointed Me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent Me to announce release (pardon, forgiveness) to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed (downtrodden, bruised, crushed by tragedy), 19 to proclaim the favourable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the favour of God abound greatly].
Reading through this, we can see that there is no trouble that can assail us which Christ’s work of redemption cannot handle and dissolve!
Then at His Passion….
- He was brutally beaten and His flesh torn in exchange for the healing of every form of sickness and disease that could ever afflict our own bodies… Isa.53:5
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement (punishment needed) for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
4. He was reviled and reproached and spat on and stripped naked to take away our shame and reproach; hence that promise in 1Pet.2:6 (Peter quoted from Isa.28:16)
Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”’
- Then He was crucified on a cross, a despicable and agonizing Roman punishment meant for the vilest and most accursed of criminals! Crucifixion or hanging on a tree was regarded as a curse by God Himself and as written in the Mosaic Law in Deut.21:23; but this was the punishment written of Him so that He might exchange our curses for the blessings of Abraham! Gal.3:13,14 says
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
- At the point of death, the Lord of Glory released His powerful voice and declared, It is finished! (Jn.19:30); talking about His work of redemption for all mankind. This simple declaration is also translated It is completely completed or It is perfectly perfected. Hence the Bible calls it a once and for all sacrifice for sin in Heb.10:12,14 –
But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,… For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
7. The release of His Voice when He made that declaration had some magnificent prophetic effects recorded in Matt.27:50-52, which we shall look at in two stages, first verses 50 and 51a…
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom;
This veil of the Temple was by no means a flimsy curtain at all! It was a replica of the one God told Moses to prepare for the Tabernacle in the wilderness and it was of woven linen, said to be about 30 feet wide and 30 feet high and 4inches thick. It separated the Holy of Holies from the Most Holy Place where the Presence of God was visible on the golden Mercy Seat between the moulded two gold Cherubins; and only the High Priest was allowed to go beyond the veil and then, only once a year on the Day of Atonement. Now the Lord’s voice has torn it in two, from the top to the bottom, note; so, it was plainly seen that it was no haphazard accident but an act of God from above. Thus, by that sacrifice on the Cross of calvary, the Lord Jesus broke down the wall of partition between God and Man as written by Paul in Eph.2:18,19 –
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God
8. The release of the Lord’s Voice in declaration of the end of His earthly mission also had another effect recorded by Matthew in ch27:51b,52 –
...and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised…
…a glimpse of the promise of future resurrection of all Saints
- The Lord gave up the ghost, He was not killed mark you there – it is impossible to kill God even though He humbled Himself inside the body of a Man. Luke the Physician recorded it this way in Lu.23:46…
And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” Having said this, He breathed His last.
Thus, the Lord deliberately gave up His life for us at the young age of just over 33 years, so that we might not die young, once we have received His work of salvation personally; fulfilling the promise of Psa.91:16…
With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.
- Then the Body of the Lord of Glory was taken down from the cross and buried in a tomb; and whenever we go through the rites of Water Baptism by immersion, we identify with His burial and all our flesh of sin become shed off into that water in the spirit realm and this would become manifested in the physical…
In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism… Col.2:11,12a
I have spoken with Christians who testify that from the day they were water-baptized, they stopped craving for alcohol, illicit sex, cigarettes and such works of the flesh; and many get wonderfully and openly delivered from demons as well in the process of water baptism.
- Three days later, the Lord’s tomb was opened by a great earthquake which accompanied the appearance of Angels and He rose from the dead and never died again! Col.2:12c,13 says…
…buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses
This means that we rise up from water-baptism as a new sinless man in Christ who has been forgiven of all sin and the flesh that longs to sin has been cut off as well! We rise with Christ as a new man with the divine ability to live above sin.
- The fullness of the work of redemption on the Cross is summarised in verses 14 and 15 of that Colossians passage….
having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
So, the Lord achieved all He did for us on the Cross because, in the spirit realm, He contended with Satan and his cohorts, took away their legal right to afflict us and drag us back into sin; then He stripped them of their armour to make it easy for our prayer-arrows to hit home when contending with them in prayer. If the Lord did not do that, none of us can face any demon to bind it. Hence, He has confidently told them…
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Lu.10:19
Wow!! What a truly neat and complete and perfect work the Lord did for us at Golgotha! No wonder He confidently told us to go and preach this gospel this good news to all nations and teach others all He has taught us; making sons of God out of sinners and thereby expanding the glorious Kingdom of His Father!
Beloved, if you have been reading this because a friend sent you the link or you saw it on Facebook, I congratulate you because you have come to the place of the greatest exchange ever offered to mankind and you have a decision to make! I promise you that it is by far the fairest exchange known to man and you will never regret making the decision to be a part of it. Or you may have been attending Church all your life and never knew the fullness of the facilities available for you as a child of God. Now is your chance to partake of it all and live the full life in Christ with good understanding.
What do you need to do? Oh simple! Just say this prayer with me –
Eternal God, the Most High, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have heard of this exchange before but never thought I have so much to gain and absolutely NOTHING to lose. I want to be a part of this! My household and our generations I need to be a part of this! I hand over my life to the Lamb that was slain for me at Golgotha that He might take me home to become a part of Your divine Household from this day on. Lord Jesus, I repent of all my sins for which You suffered abominably for me on the Cross; wash me clean of them all today and release your Holy Spirit to me to help me to live above sin from this day forth, in Jesus Name I pray. Amen.
Now look for a Bible-believing Church near you and begin your walk with God and serve Him – from Golgotha to Heaven! Hallelujah!!