Thursday, March 24, 2016

THE CURTAIN IS TORN





Matthew 27:50,51 states, "Jesus when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.  And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom."

The "veil" in this passage refers to the curtain separating the Holy of Holies- the most holy place- from the rest of the temple. The Holy of Holies was off limits for everyone except for the High Priest on the annual Day of Atonement.

With the ripping of the veil, access to God was opened and made available to all who put their faith in Jesus Christ.  Every believer in Jesus can come directly to God through His shed blood.  We do not need a priest or intermediary.  The way has been opened for every believer. Heb. 9:6-8.

The ripping of this veil or curtain from top to bottom suggests that this is something that God has done.  Had the veil been ripped from the bottom-within the reach of men-to the top, that would suggest that this ripping and tearing was something that man had done

God was, and still is, fully satisfied with the propitiatory sacrifice that Jesus Christ had offered.  God has accepted the death of Christ. Consequently, God by His grace and mercy, has removed that veil.

Another thought to ponder:

Woven into this thick curtain were two Cherubim (angels) facing each other. When the curtain was torn from the top to the bottom, God ripped it right down the middle between the two Cheribum.

It made me think that God has removed the two Cherubim that He placed at he entrance to the Garden of Eden to guard the Tree of Life. Jesus is our Tree of Life, (our daily bread).  Now, we can come back to the Garden, (God's presence), but only through the blood of His Son.

Hebrew 10:19-20 reveals this truth,  "Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh..."

 Meet you in the Throne Room.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CROSS,

Today, I believe God is calling His people out of the world. Out of , our soulish desires (our flesh) to be a witness once again that Jesus is alive, resurrected, and living His life through His body, the true church.

Over the centuries our intellects have been educated about God. Thousands of books have been written.  Doctrines have been preached that have split churches. Our minds have become so full of the knowledge about God, but, who is He? 

It is so easy to be caught up in religion and even the thrill of the charismatic movement. But here too, Satan can counterfeit spiritual gifts, signs and wonders. But He can not counterfeit the love of our Savior living His life through His body the true church.

 St. Paul understood the two sides of the cross: death and resurrection. "I have been crucified in Christ, it is no longer I that lives but Christ that lives with in me. And the life I now live I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and died for me." Gal 2:20. 


"If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.  For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?"  

You ask, how can I live in His resurrection life when I still sin? Repent and turn to God.  He will take your sin to the cross and release His forgiveness. You will actually experience the great exchange: your life for His.


Because He lives, we can face tomorrow knowing that His great love and forgiveness is always available in every circumstance to transform us into His image.  His resurrection power is continuously being released into the earth through the Holy Spirit and into His body, the true church.  If He is lifted up in us He will draw all men unto Himself.

Let us forsake this world and only unto Him be true.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Who Am I - Casting Crowns (w/ lyrics)

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I pray that you will be blessed and encourage by this song.  It is good to know that the Lord is understanding and will always listen to you.  He doesn't always agree, but will listen.  I love that about Him.  It is important to listen to one another and to know that you are heard.  it doesn't mean you have to agree with that person, but at least respect them enough to listen.