Betrayed, Bruised and Battered: Behold His Glory. Written by Ruth Dickson

Betrayed, Bruised and Battered: Behold His Glory.

Jesus was betrayed with a kiss. In the presence of His enemies, it was by Judas Iscariot Jesus was betrayed. Judas had secretly abandoned the faith. It was Judas who secretly gave Jesus the kiss of death. It was the disciple who pretended to be a friend. It was Judas, who betrayed our precious Jesus, in the presence of His enemies. Judas betrayed our merciful , meek and kind Saviour… Was it not this same Jesus who healed the sick, opened the eyes of the blind, showed mercy and pity to the weak, had compassion for the poor, who performed many wondrous miracles?

Jesus felt the wound of betrayal deep within His heart. Was it not Jesus who held Judas hand to show Him mercy? Was it not Jesus who poured so much time and energy into the life of Judas, training him and spending time with him? Was it not Jesus who showed Judas the way of righteousness, yet it was Judas who stabbed Him in the back.

As the chief priests, elders and crowd of spectators, gathered against our precious Lord and Saviour with swords and clubs, Jesus felt the pain of abandonment. Jesus reminded himself that it was the fulfilment of Scripture and submitted to it all (Psalm 41:9, Lamentations 4:20, Isaiah 53:7, Isaiah 53:8).

Yet again, Jesus felt the pain of betrayal when all His disciples fled and left Him. Jesus knew they would run away from Him. He predicted this in John 16:32. Zechariah long predicted the scattering of the Sheep in Zechariah 13:7. Our precious Lord and Saviour was a man of many sorrows.



On the way to Calvary Jesus wept. Why did they bruise our merciful Saviour in this manner? It was done in the place called SKULL, a terrible, dark place of no return.

Weep for our precious Lord, look at what they did to Him, see how they treated Him? With scorn and hatred in their eyes, they bruised and scourged Him.

Weep, weep and consider what Jesus went through. These evil people gave Jesus sour wine to drink. He refused it…

“I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” -Matthew 26:29.

As we eat the Bread and Drink the Wine, we commune with Christ. Jesus suffered in obedience, paying a heavy price, purchasing the New Wine for those who believe in Him, to drink freely.

As you drink the Wine, remember the blood that Jesus shed. All who have suffered with Christ will also reign with Him. With glorious robes of righteousness, adorned crowns of beauty on their heads, they will join Christ. The righteous will dine at the Marriage supper of the Lamb.

“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” Isaiah 53:2.

Those who do not despise His broken body, all who suffer for Christ’s sake will be beautified and glorified with Him in glory. Hallelujah!

As we think about the sorrow of Christ, let us weep, but not with tears of sorrow, let us weep with tears of Joy, in deep gratitude and thanksgiving for what our beautiful, compassionate Saviour has done. He is Worthy! Let our hearts be filled with praise.

Jesus Christ is our righteousness.

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The Ark of Refuge

The Ark of Refuge
Just like God asked Noah to prepare, Christ has prepared a place of Safety. He is calling you to come into that place of safety.

Noah was called by grace and declared righteous. God is faithful to His promises as only Noah and his household survived, while the whole world was destroyed.

Saving Grace
Christ is calling you to come under the covering of His blood. He has made atonement for your sin through His death on the Cross.

Give your life to Jesus Christ. He is the righteousness of God, that refuge, an ever present help in times of trouble.

Run to that place of Refuge in this time of grace. Salvation is by grace alone…

🙏The Sinners Prayer:
Do you want to get right with God?
The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” — a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).

Pray today and acknowledge your sin before God. Ask God for forgiveness and ask Him to come into your life. Ask God to help you turn away from Sin and live a life pleasing to Him. Remind God of His Covenant through His Son Jesus Christ and the Power of His Blood. Thank Christ for dying for your sins and Praise Him. Amen

©️ Ruth Dickson
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Christ is our Refuge

Do you recognise Christ? Written by Ruth Dickson.

Do you Recognise Christ?

Before Jesus Christ came to earth, many Prophets spoke about Him. The Prophet Isaiah spoke about the birth of a ruler who would be the Prince of Peace.

 Zechariah spoke in glorious terms of a coming King who would ride triumphantly into Israel. Many who read the scriptures and listened to the Prophets believed every account of this coming Messianic King.

Generations of people died in expectation of this Promise. Many died in faith, without seeing its fulfilment.

Jesus riding triumphantly into Jerusalem on a Donkey was the fulfilment of Prophecy. Multitudes swarmed around Jesus, waving branches of Palm trees with shouts of Hosanah. ( John 12:1-15). Among the crowds, were those who genuinely believed and others who just got excited, but did not truly believe. Even the disciples did not believe at first, until they remembered the things written about Christ in the scriptures (John 12:16). Jesus wept over the condition of their hearts. They did not recognise Him. Among those who rejoiced with Jesus and called Him King would be those who would later assemble to betray Him.

How many people read the scriptures, listen to sermons and display the external signs of being a follower of Jesus, but do not know Christ? They have no genuine faith in their hearts. They mingle with other Christians, however, with a heart of total unbelief.

Christ is coming again, just like the Bible has promised. Do you believe this? Do you have faith in Him? Christ is the King of the heart who truly examines the condition of it.

When Christ returns may He find lamps ablaze with hearts ready, expectantly waiting for Him ( Matthew 25:1-13) Amen.

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©️Ruth Dickson

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Stand Firm and see the Salvation of the Lord. Written by Ruth Dickson.

Stand Firm and see the Salvation of the Lord.

Just like Judah and Jerusalem at the time of war, God is calling His people to – have faith – in Him.

These are challenging times, where Christians are facing battles on many fronts. The multitude of voices, in these times of uncertainty, is a battle in itself. Whose report will you believe? A house divided against itself will not stand. Stand firm. Trust in the Living God.

In the midst of a thousand voices, there is one voice that speaks the truth. It is the voice of the Living God.

“Have faith in Yahweh your God and you will be secure; have faith in His prophets and you will be successful.” 2 Chronicles 20:20

The battle is not yours, but God’s. Do not be afraid. Trust in the Living God.

©️Ruth Dickson

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Deeply Rooted Written by Ruth Dickson

Deeply Rooted in Christ

Without pruning, an entangled vine will not be able to produce much Fruit.


Pruning is an arduous task. It takes weeding, pulling, and removing those things that stop growth in the branches of the Vine. An overcrowded Vine will be robbed of  the sunshine it desperately needs to grow.

Though pruning is painful, God prunes what is necessary to enable growth.  God is able to  prune away the elements of your  life that are wasteful.

United With Christ
Christ is the True Vine and the children of God are the Living Branches. A living branch will grow and be fruitful when in constant union with Christ. The Holy  Spirit disentangles from worldliness and carnal living,  enabling the growth of much Fruit.

But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit” (1 Cor. 6:17).

Divine Fruit
As the day of the Lord swiftly approaches,  pray to be a bearer of  Divine Fruit. Ask God for strength  in the areas of spiritual weakness. God’s love superceeds every weakness. It is God’s desire that you bring glory to His name.

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God’s Love: written by Ruth Dickson.

God’s Love

Welcome to this new month. I pray that the Spirit of God will strengthen you both physically and spiritually. Trust God with all your heart and do not be afraid.


God’s Love is unconditional. God has given you His love freely: the love of God is free. You cannot work for God’s love, neither can you buy it. God loves just because HE WANTS TO.

God has demonstrated His love by giving us His beloved Son Jesus Christ.
How can you get to know the love of the Eternal Father? By prayer; by reading God’s Word. The Word of God reveals Christ to us. Christ is revealed in God’s Word by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is by understanding God’s Word that you will get to know Christ.

Christ should not be a stranger you?

A Spiritual Garden

Let your heart be like a Spiritual Garden where the Spirit of the Lord can walk and fellowship daily. Jesus longs to have fellowship with you.

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