Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I read a daily devotional called Faith's Checkbook by C H Spurgeon. It is online if you would like to check it out, (http://www.apibs.org/devotions/fcb/fcb.ht
m.) Today's devotional really jumped out it me as I was reading it and my spirit is telling me that someone needs to read this today. God has so many promises for His children and we need to read them so that we know them and can live our daily lives in faith, trusting in Him who cannot lie! I pray that this promise blesses you as it has me.
In Jesus Name
The Right To Holy Things
But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat - Leviticus 22:11
Strangers, sojourners, and servants upon hire were not to eat of holy things. It is so in spiritual matters still. But two classes were free at the sacred table, those who were bought with the priest's money and those who were born into the priest's house. Bought and born, these were the two indisputable proofs of a right to holy things.
Bought. Our great High Priest has bought with a price all those who put their trust in Him. They are His absolute property -- altogether the LORD's. Not for what they are in themselves, but for their owner's sake they are admitted into the same privileges which He Himself enjoys, and "they shall eat of his meat." He has meat to eat which worldlings know not of. "Because ye belong to Christ," therefore shall ye share with your LORD.
Born. This is an equally sure way to privilege. If born in the Priest's house we take our place with the rest of the family. Regeneration makes us fellow-heirs and of the same body, and, therefore, the peace, the joy, the glory, which the Father has given to Christ, Christ has given to us. Redemption and regeneration have given us a double claim to the divine permit of this promise.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I was blessed my a dear friend this morning and I want to share with my SP Family!
GRACIOUS LORD, you are the beginning and ending of all things, my center and my circumference: root and fix me in you in such a way that my soul finds rest in its true home and never stops growing in grace, safe and secure in your loving embrace. Amen.
Monday, July 25, 2011
1 Kings 19
1 Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” 3 And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. 4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, “It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers.” 5 He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, “Arise, eat.” 6 Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again. 7 The angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you.” 8 So he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.
You know, when I read this account of Elijah’s life and how he was running from Jezebel, it amazes me how awesome God is! Now look at it this way, this prophet of God, who just defeated 450 prophets of Baal by the power of God, is now running from Jezebel because she threatened his life! This man was chosen by God to be His prophet and you know God knows all about us and He knew that this was going to happen and still He chose Elijah! Elijah, who asked God to let him die because he couldn’t take the pressures and more. Elijah, who was in fear of his life from a person who served the same god that His God had just defeated. He had lost his faith in God for a minute and look where it got him. Hiding in a cave, wanting to die. But God did not leave him hanging. He sent an angel to feed him and comfort him and to strengthen him for the journey to come. And if you read 2 Kings 2 you will see that Elijah was taken into Heaven to live with God! And this for a man who wanted to die!
What I get from this story is that God does not look for the perfect person to do His Will but will use the broken and the fearful and the simple to do great things! When I read God’s Word, I see that just about every man or woman that God used had a flaw. Weather it was Moses, David, Peter, Paul, they all had flaws, but God used them to do mighty things in His Name!! And if that is the case, I marvel thinking about what He can do in my life!! No matter what I am going through or how I may be fearful and doubtful about what God is doing in my life, I know that God is always right and He know what I am capable of, even when it looks like right now, I am good for nothing!
So no matter what you are going through or how far you may have strayed off the path of God, as long as Jesus is your Lord and Savior and you have Him in your heart, God has a plan for you! Remember the promise of God from Phip 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:” It doesn’t see unless you mess up. It says that God, who has begun a good thing in you when you accepted Jesus Christ, will continue to work on you until the day of Jesus Christ! Hallujah!
Walk in His promises saints! They never fail!
In Jesus Name
Friday, July 15, 2011
2 Kings 20:1-6
1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, 3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. F113 4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, F114 that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD. 6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
I am doing a study on the great prayers of the Bible and this weeks study was on Hezekiah and how the Lord, who had told Hezekiah that he was going to die, heard the prayer of Hezekiah and instead of death, He added 15 years to his life! This has always been one of my favorite stories in the Bible. As I young christian, I thought that prayer was hard and to tell you the truth, I sometimes even now have problems with prayer, but reading God's Word and more importantly, studying His Word, I begin to understand prayer is truly Talking to our Father! And being totally honest with Him! We have to come before God and open our whole heart before Him because He knows all anyway and He wants us to be honest and true with Him. Hezekiah asked God to remember how he walked in God's ways and was perfect in his heart. He wept sore, meaning he let it all out and give God everything! And you know what? God knew his heart before he even prayed to God and because of his openness, He blessed him with more years to his life! And another thing that I liked about this story is that Hezekiah was not perfect! If you read more of 2Kings, you will see that after God blessed him, he still messed up! And that shows me that it is not about us and our righteousness but God's!! And that is why we HAVE to keep connected to our Father through prayer. He hears us and He strengthens us and He blesses us for our faith and trust in Him!
I pray that this blog is a blessing to all who read it because I was blessed by writing it.
In Jesus Name
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A little something I received today that I thought I would share with my friends. I pray that it blesses you as it did me.
In Jesus Name
My little children, these things I write to
you, so that you may not sin. And if
anyone sins, we have an Advocate with
the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
( 1 John 2:1 *NKJV )
Dear Friends ,
Now if you are feeling low because of something that
you have done wrong, or a sin that you have committed in
the past, know that you have forgiveness through our Savior
Jesus Christ. For when you repent it is written; "Come now,
let us reason together," says the Lord . "Though
your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as
snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall
be like wool. ( Isaiah 1:18 )
Our sins then are not only forgiven, but they are also forgotten
by our Heavenly Father as well! For it is written; For I will be
merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and
their lawless deeds* I will remember no more."
( Hebrews 8:12 )
So don't beat yourself up, or hold those things back when you
talk with God. Instead, always speak to Him as you would a
loving, caring, understanding Father. After all Gregory , that's
what He is! Also remember that; Blessed is he whose
transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count
against him and in whose spirit is no deceit. For Then;
when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you
lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
( Psalms 32:1-2 ) ( Proverbs 3:24 )
Now have a Wonderful Day my friends , and tonight may your
dreams be sweet indeed! Amen.
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