Tag Archives: Easter

Beyond The Cross ~

Beyond the cross,
there’s a glorious view
for in Jesus’ death . . .
all things are made new.

New beginnings,
fresh clean starts
eternal hope
to fill our hearts.

Beyond the cross,
there is new life
the end to sin
and worldly strife.

No more battles,
no more struggles
no more satan
causing troubles.

Beyond the cross,
there are no fears
no death, no pain
and no more tears.

Despair will end,
suffering will cease
there will only be
everlasting peace.

Beyond the cross,
hope springs anew
all because Jesus . . .
died for me and you!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:2

“Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;

who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross,

despising the shame,
and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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It Is Finished ~

“It is finished”
words of agony from Jesus’ lips
“It is finished
no greater love will again eclipse.

“It is finished”
these words aloud Jesus said
and for the sins of everyone
His soul hemorrhage and bled.

“It is finished”
but, what really had just begun
was that grace and forgiveness
were freely given by God’s Son.

“It is finished”
but, for you it can be a new start
if you repent now of your sin
and give Jesus your whole heart.

“It is finished”
Jesus died so that you’d be free
let His death on  Calvary’s cross
take your soul to its knees.

“It is finished”
but, it’s not the end of the story
not until the day all of mankind
stands before God’s in all His glory.

“It is finished”
words of hope from Jesus’ lips
“It is finished”
don’t let His love for you eclipse!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 19:30

“So when Jesus had received the sour
wine, He said, “It is finished!” And
bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


It Started With Just One Nail ~

One nail was all it took,
to crucify Christ that day
it started with just one nail
for the crowd to get their way.

One blow upon that nail,
got the crowd to cheer and yell
“Crucify Him, Crucify Him”
put the hammer to that nail.

One nail was all it took,
for them to secure His fate
one large, iron nail became
the spike of their distaste.

One bang upon that nail,
their voices swelled and soared
“Crucify Him, Crucify Him”
as they began to nail the Lord.

One nail was all it took,
though they used all three
but, it started with that one nail
so all sinners could go free.

All it took was that first nail,
for the crowd to be satisfied
just one strike upon that nail . . .
and our Savior they crucified!

~~~~~~~

Mark 15:13-14

“And they cried out again, Crucify him.”

Then Pilate said unto them,
Why, what evil hath he done?

” And they cried out the more exceedingly,
Crucify him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank God It’s Good Friday ~

I thank God,
it’s Good Friday
I’m so grateful
for this one day.

For my Savior,
endured for me
the pain, the shame
to set me free.

I thank God,
for Jesus dying breath
for it saved me
from eternal death.

For my sins,
on the cross He bore
so I could have life
with Him forever more.

I thank God,
it’s Good Friday
for Jesus is to Him . . .
the only pathway!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Son Rise ~

Lord, open up eyes,
and hearts too
so others may today . . .
come to know You.

Open up their minds,
let Your love sink in
so others may today
be forgiven of their sin.

Open up their ears,
let them really hear
the reason Your Father
even sent You here.

Open up their souls,
to Your eternal grace
so others may today
Your life in theirs embrace.

Father, open up souls,
ears, hearts and eyes
so others may today . . .
see Your glorious Son rise!

~~~~~

John 11:25

” Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection,
and the life:
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy
Resurrection Day


The Grace of A Savior ~

God has for us,
an overflowing supply
of mercy and grace
for us to daily apply.

We can put it on,
be it night or day
we just need to ask
for it, when we pray.

Abundant it is,
it will never run out
it’s what being forgiven
is really all about.

God will release it,
as we require
for granting it to us
is His heart’s desire.

For all those in need,
of God’s mercy and favor
all you need is faith . . .
and the grace of a Savior!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 5:1-2

“Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:

By whom also we have access by faith
into this grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When You Walk in The Light ~

There’s a lot of temptation,
that we must daily fight
there is a lot of confessing
when you walk in the light.

There’s a lot of acknowledging,
the sinfulness we daily fight
there is a lot of repenting
when you walk in the light.

There’s a lot of recognizing,
the evil we daily fight
there is a lot of conviction
when you walk in the light.

There’s a lot of fessing up.
to  the vices we daily fight
there is a lot to let go of
when you walk in the light.

There’s a lot of temptation,
that we must daily fight
there is true repentance
when you walk in the light!

~~~~~~~~

1 John 1:7-9

“But if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ
his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

If we say that we have no sin,
we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I AM The True Vine ~

I am the true Vine,
I am the pure seed
I came to fulfill
your soul’s dying need.

I am the choice Vine,
I’m the substitution
where there is sin
I’m the restitution.

I am the only Vine,
in Me you must stay
for to my Father’s home
there’s no other way.

I am the faithful Vine,
to me you must cling
for without Me . . .
you can’t do anything.

I am the true Vine,
my Father is the gardener
in the end He will be
the final soul harvester!

~~~~~~~

John 15:1

“I am the true vine,
and my Father is
the husbandman.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I AM The Way ~

Jesus is the Way,
He is the only route
to His Father there’s
no other way about.

People may believe,
there’s another direction
but Jesus came to prove
He’s the only connection.

Jesus is the way,
He is the only path
all other roads will lead
to His Father’s wrath.

People may come up with,
their own substitution
but Jesus became for us
His Father’s restitution.

Jesus is the Way,
there is no other one
they only way to our Father
is through His begotten Son!

~~~~~~~~

John 14:6

“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I AM The Light of the World ~

Jesus is the Light of the world,
the darkness it out shines . . .
disclosing the evil thoughts
of our hearts, souls and minds.

His light is heart revealing,
to believers or not . . .
His light unmasks the sin
that for man He bought.

His light is soul divulging,
in the darkness it glows
His light is discovering
all wickedness it shows.

His light is illuminating,
it reflects the things hidden
His light is mind piercing
it sees all who are sin driven.

Jesus is the Light of the world,
for all who believe . . .
that He came so everyone
salvation can receive!

~~~~~~~~

John 12:46

“I am come a light into the world,
that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Glory Hallelujah ~

He's Alive ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

He is risen,
glory hallelujah
He has risen
triumphant alleluia.

He is alive,
blissful elation
He is alive
joyful celebration.

He is risen,
peaceful expectation
He has risen
eternal transformation.

He is here,
cheerful jubilation
He is here
hopeful affirmation.

Jesus is risen,
just like He had said
Jesus is alive
no longer is He dead!

~~~~~~~

Luke 24:6

“He is not here, but is risen:
remember how he spake unto you
when he was yet in Galilee,”

King James Version
Public Domain

~ Have A Joyous Resurrection Day ~

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Power of the Blood ~

cleansed-by-the-blood CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The power of the blood,
is our souls atonement
for Jesus became for us
our spiritual proponent.

His life and death brought,
with God reconciliation
for our sins Jesus suffered
shame and humiliation.

His blood has the power,
to cleanse us from all sin
to wash away the stains
they have left deep within.

The day He died for us,
was the day of justification
the cross on which He hung
was for our sanctification.

The power of the blood,
brings to all eternal peace
for Jesus died so we could be
from sin, finally released!

~~~~~~~~~

Leviticus 17:11

” For the life of the flesh is in the blood:
and I have given it to you upon the altar
to make an atonement for your souls:
for it is the blood that maketh
an atonement for the soul.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


I Have a Friend ~

I've Got A Friend ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I have a Friend,
He’s so good to me
a more loyal Friend
there could never be.

My Friend is with me,
no matter where I go
I know my Friend
will never be a no-show.

I have a Friend,
who I can always trust
what ever I am doing
you’ll see the two of us.

My Friend is faithful,
some One who is true
I know my Friend
wants to be yours too.

I have a Friend,
He is so good to me
in fact, my Friend died
because He loves me!

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John 15:13

” Greater love
hath no man than this,
that a man lay down
his life for his friends.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah An Belka


May I Always Remember ~

May I Always Remeber ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, may I always,
remember You . . .
may I be Your light
in all I say and do.

May I not forget,
the life that You lived
how You came to love
to heal and forgive.

May I remember,
to always thank You
for all You did
to make my life new.

May I not forget,
the pain You endured
so my own salvation
could be secured.

Lord, may I always,
remember You . . .
may the joy of my salvation
always shine through!

~~~~~~~~~

Luke 22:19

“And he took bread, and gave thanks,
and brake it, and gave unto them,
saying, This is my body which is
given for you:
this do in remembrance of me.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Mercy’s Showers ~

Mercy Showers ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Showers of mercy,
fall on me each day
sprinkles of God’s favor
on my soul spray.

Oh, I am grateful,
oh, how I’m blessed
as showers of God’s mercy
on me, come to rest.

Healing and restoring,
hope, drips from above
droplets of God’s goodness
trickles of His love.

Oh, how I am thankful,
oh, I am blessed
as showers of God’s mercy
on me, come to rest.

Compassion and pity,
downpours of sweet liberty
showers of redemption
cloud bursts of tranquility.

Oh, how I am thankful,
oh, I am blessed
as showers of God’s mercy
on me, come to rest.

Showers of mercy,
each day to embrace
each drop a reminder . . .
of God’s gift of grace!

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Psalm 145:9

“The Lord is good to all:
and his tender mercies
are over all his works.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Onto Jesus ~

Onto Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

All my inequity,
all of my sin
God put it all
all onto Him.

Onto Jesus,
God set my soul
so by His stripes
I’d be made whole.

Every unkind word,
evil thought or look
onto the cross
Jesus obediently took.

The lusts of my mind,
the deceit in my heart
onto Jesus’ own heart
God did impart.

Onto Jesus,
God placed my strife
then for my sins . . .
He gave up His life!

~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


True Love ~

Come to the Cross ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Hew Died for All - IBible Verse

He felt forsaken,
by His Father above
He was truly hated
so we could find true love.

He was condemned,
so we could be justified
He was beaten
so we’d be healed inside.

He was made sin,
so we could be set free
He was crucified
so from sin we could flee.

He gave up His own life,
so we could be redeemed
He was our punishment
so we could be esteemed.

He bled and He died,
so we could forever live
He hung on a cross
so our sins, He could forgive!

~~~~~~~~

Colossians 1:14

“In whom we have redemption
through his blood, even
the forgiveness of sins:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


All Because of His Name ~

All Because of His Name ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ photo/creationswap

He who had no fault,
no witness to defame
was declared guilty . . .
all because of His name.

He who broke no law,
nor to Satan did He obey
was crucified to death
for our iniquity that day.

He who did no wrong,
was put to public shame
ridiculed upon the cross
all because of His name.

He who had no sin,
took the punishment for us
with each piercing stab
on Him that was thrust.

He who had no fault,
took our share of blame
so He could forgive all . . .
who call upon His name!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:2-5

“For he shall grow up before him
as a tender plant, and as a root
out of a dry ground: he hath no
form nor comeliness; and when we
shall see him, there is no beauty
that we should desire him.

He is despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief: and we hid as it were
our faces from him; he was despised,
and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows: yet we
did esteem him stricken, smitten
of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our
transgressions, he was bruised
for our iniquities: the chastisement
of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


By Faith Through Grace ~

By Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In Christ alone,
my hope is found
and ever since
I’m heaven bound.

For Jesus gave me,
the gift of eternity
through faith in Him
I have this surety.

In Christ alone,
my resting place
not of my doing
but of His grace.

For Jesus died,
to give me peace
so I may live on
after I decease.

In Christ alone,
my hope is found
now that from sin
I’ve been unbound!!

~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:2

“Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and is
set down at the right hand
of the throne of God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


No One’s Perfect ~

No One's Perfect ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

No one is perfect,
no, not one is good
nobody does what God
says that they should.

We all have gone,
off on our own
we are all like
sheep on the roam.

Wanderers we are,
drifters we be
tossed to and fro
on a faithless sea.

Everyone’s deprived,
all are sinful
to God’s way
not one is mindful.

No one is good,
not even one of us
that’s why in Jesus . . .
we must put our trust!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep
have gone astray;

we have turned
every one
to his own way;

and the Lord
hath laid on him

the iniquity
of us all.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Burden is Light ~

My Burden is Light ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If Jesus’s burden is light,
why has man made it hard
why did His simple plea
they choose to disregard?

Instead they put on,
the yoke of their own laws
regulations of religion
laden with pagan flaws.

The yoke of Jesus,
is one of peace and rest
not full of rituals
so one can feel blessed.

Come, Jesus said to all,
your load I will carry
over man made rules
don’t fuss or worry.

I came to set you free,
from all your holy rites
for My yoke is easy
and My burden it is light!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 11:30

” For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


He Died For Me ~

He Died for Me ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Thank you Jesus,
for dying for me
for from my sins
setting me free.

Thank you Jesus,
for redeeming me
for Your suffering
instead of me.

Thank you Jesus,
for forgiving me
for justifying
the evilness in me.

Thank you Jesus,
for not condemning me
for the grace and love
You’ve shown me.

Thank you Jesus,
for dying for me
for giving me . . .
a new life in Thee!

~~~~~~

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have
everlasting life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


What God’s Begun ~

What God's Begun ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s been working,
in me I know
and what He began
is starting to show.

He’s given my mind,
a transformation
to follow His ways
until my completion.

He’s taken my heart,
once made of stone
gave me a new one
just like His own.

He’s breathed new life,
into my dead soul
gave it His Spirit
to be in control.

Every day of my life,
He is working in me
I know its His image
He’s wanting to see.

God is not finished
with what He has begun . . .
and I can hardly wait
until with me ~ He’s done!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 1:6

“Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good work
in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Came ~

Grace Came ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Grace was made flesh,
it was human and real
it prayed and it supped
it taught and it healed.

Grace came to save,
to justify and set free
grace imparted faith
to walk on the sea.

Grace came to give,
freedom and liberty
grace came to end
sinful man’s misery.

Grace came to supply,
strength to the weak
grace came to love
the poor and the meek.

Grace came in truth,
while here on earth
grace died on the cross
to bring all new birth.

Grace came in body,
heart, mind and soul
grace came in peace
to heal and make whole!

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John 1:14

“And the Word was made 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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


I Am The One ~

I am The One ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

I am the Bread,
my Father, He sent Me
I am the only One
who can set a sinner free.

I am the Light,
bringing eternal life
I am the One who heals
man’s bitterness and strife.

I am the Door,
all may come and enter
I am the One who provides
a refuge and a shelter.

I am the Good Shepherd,
My life to all I have given
I am the One who died
so all could be forgiven.

I am the Way,
there is no other path
I am the One Truth leading
sinner’s from God’s wrath.

I am the Life,
there is no other One
I am the resurrection
for I am God’s, risen Son!

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John 11:25-26

“Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection,
and the life: he that
believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:

And whosoever liveth
and believeth in me
shall never die.

Believest thou this?”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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