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Good Morning Pioneer Baptist!

It’s Tuesday and I am a little behind the timeline. And speaking of time, it is just now (2:01 our time in California) the dawning of Wednesday morning in Jerusalem. Today is the day when our LORD Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. He was to be three days and three nights in the grave, to come forth and leave the tomb empty. That is, Wednesday night, all day Thursday, Thursday night, all day Friday, Friday night, and all day Saturday. That gives us the nights of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (3) plus the days of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (3). Matthew 12:40 (KJV) “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Mark 8:31 “And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.” John 2:19-21 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.”

This is the day Jesus was sacrificed for our sins. There is no “Good Friday” and I would never call this “Good Wednesday” even though the only good man (The God-Man) who ever lived, gave his life for you and me on this day. It certainly was good for us, but it is also a heartbreak for us, knowing the price He paid, in His great love.

In the next few hours the Creator of this world will be treated as no innocent man should ever have been. Beaten beyond recognition, spat upon, humiliated in numerous ways, and tortured to death was He. Oh how He loves you and me. Oh how we love Him!

These next few hours are heartbreaking.

Love and Prayers to you all,


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