You Must Answer Pilate’s Question

On the day Christ was brought before Pilate
He asked a question to which we may all relate
‘What shall I do with Jesus called the Christ’?
Two options – acceptance of salvation or rejection
Which would finally culminate in His crucifixion
He asked the Jews this question and took the decision
To take a chance on the path of least resistance
He chose political popularity over obvious veracity
Then washed his hands and washed furiously again
To no avail for his own decision must prevail
His own final solution to the Jesus-Messiah question
Same question lands hot and steaming on our plate
We may prevaricate but cannot perpetually hesitate
Pilate had to decide during the Jewish Passover
We too must ere life passes and our day is over
Jesus the Word is before us and the question rings
Like bells of ticking time to men in every clime
What then shall you do with Jesus called Christ?

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His Command – The Leader Of The Exodus

When Israel migrated through the wilderness of woe
They were led throughout by a fiery Angel on the go
This Angel led them in the Name of a Mighty  God
Exodus twenty three shows they feared as they  trod

Who was this great and mighty Angel?
Who in God’s Name punished sinful shame
Who spared not those that willfully erred
A Cloud by day and a Fiery Light at night

Twas He who appeared on Jericho’s plain
Brave Joshua not knowing who He was
Sword-charged at Him to inflict pain
‘Are you for us or against us’ He asked
Man replied that He was the Great Captain

So the Leader-Commander of the Exodus
Became a Man-a preview of salvation’s plan

Malachi three promised that the Messenger-Angel
Israel greatly loved and desired would come
As Lord in His temple and many would tremble
For like the Angel He would purge those who dissemble

So it is not at all difficult to clearly see
That the fiery Angel of the Old covenant
Was the Great Captain of Israel’s Odyssey
Who is the Messenger of our New Testament
He is still our Captain on Salvation’s sea
Lord Jesus Christ – may all glory to Him be

The Name of the I AM & Pillar Of Fire

The wise man asked a question in Proverbs’ thirtieth chapter
It remains a riddle difficult to fiddle many centuries after
He asked ‘What is God’s Name and that of His Son’?
The Name – once known should be one and the same

God appeared in a bush to Moses as a great Fire and Light
Sending him with a message of escape from Egypt’s fright
Moses asked in whose Name the message should be sent
He was told it was the ‘I AM’ that had the liberating intent

Christ told the unbelieving Jews that before Abraham existed
He had always been the Great ‘I AM’ proving He was the One
That manifested Himself in the burning bush as a fiery Light
Which Saul saw on his way to make Damascus’ Christians forlorn
Stunned –  he asked for His Name and to his shock and shame
He heard the Pillar of Fire was the Jesus he wished to defame

The Great Elohim that Abraham met
Who to him the miraculous promise kept
Also appeared to Moses in the lit bush
As the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
He manifested again to stall Saul’s mad rush

Jesus Christ is the I AM , the selfsame Person
Read more if unsure – to understand the lesson