Wednesday, January 30, 2019

When The Perfect Comes

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 (ESV Strong's)

8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

We are children of God at the present moment. We will be until the perfect comes. Then we shall put aside our childhood and its childish ways when we come face to face with perfect love. We shall know as we’ve been known and love as we have been loved. We will be like Him. 

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (ESV Strong's)

51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Like A Tree

Psalms 1:1-3 (ESV Strong's)

Book One

Psalm 1

The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked

1 Blessed is the man

who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,

nor stands in the way of sinners,

nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,

and on his law he meditates day and night.

3 He is like a tree

planted by streams of water

that yields its fruit in its season,

and its leaf does not wither.

In all that he does, he prospers.

Revelation speaks of a tree of life that yields fruit in its season and whose leaves are for the healing of the nations. The place of its planting is the New Jerusalem which will be the home of the throne of God. We are told the Bride of Christ is the New Jerusalem. 

The streams of water become the river of life which flow from His throne. The living waters reach us through the word of God and those who hear and keep it will live forever. 

Revelation 22:1-5 (ESV Strong's)

The River of Life

1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. 

Revelation 21:2 (ESV Strong's)

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Wandering vs. Sojourning

Genesis 4:16 (ESV Strong's)

Then Cain went away from the presence of the Lord and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

The definition of Nod is “wandering.” Cain is cursed to a restless wandering of the earth, away from the Lord. Sin took his father from the Garden of Eden and now causes Cain to leave the presence of the Lord. 

We are all wanderers of this earth, unless we become sojourners passing through to another place, even the kingdom of heaven. Earth is no longer our home. 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Abundant Life

John 10:7-10 (ESV Strong's)

7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

We are two dimensional as human beings who live in time and space, until our spirits are made alive to God. Then we expand into a three dimensional life that is predestined for those who seek Him; one of time, space, and Spirit. 

We can have a full and pleasing life in time and space here on earth, but the abundant life comes to one made alive to God. The three dimensions of the abundant life can only be found in the Holy Trinity that is God. 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Garments Of Skin

Genesis 3:21 (ESV Strong's)

And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

Jesus would later come and clothe Himself with our flesh to lead us back into the Garden. This would become our tabernacle where we meet and find union with God. 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sabbath Rest

Hebrews 4:9-11 (ESV Strong's)

9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.

Our Sabbath rest begins when we rely on His finished work of creation for our justification and salvation. We abandon our labors and rest in Him. We are lifted up by His mighty hand; the people of God. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Flaming Sword

Genesis 3:24 (ESV Strong's)

He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

The flaming sword that guards the way to God is the Spirit, “which is the word of God.” It is the Spirit who opens our hearts to the truth of God and ourselves, which is the doorway to the kingdom of heaven. Jesus is the gate by which we enter the presence of the Lord and we do so through the body of Christ. 

Ephesians 6:17 (ESV Strong's)

and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Hebrews 4:12 (ESV Strong's)

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Matthew 7:14 (ESV Strong's)

For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Making It Holy

Genesis 2:1-3 (ESV Strong's)

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

The Lord has expressed the creation from beginning to end. He is bringing His light and life into the world until the perfection of His purpose is complete. He is establishing a union of flesh and Spirit that will serve as His everlasting dwelling place. It is holy because He is Holy. 

He invites all who would come to enter His rest. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

My Father’s House

Luke 2:41-43 (ESV Strong's)

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. 43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,

Luke 2:46 (ESV Strong's)

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

Luke 2:49 (ESV Strong's)

And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?”

Jesus was at the age of accountability when His family went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. He was passing from His identity as the son of Joseph to that of the Son of God. His dwelling place was now the house of His Father in heaven. Soon He would open the door to all who would come to join Him. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

To All Who Are Waiting

Luke 2:36-38 (ESV Strong's)

36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Numbers in Scripture often convey additional meaning to the words in a verse. Being married as a virgin for seven years implies a divine perfection in her life with God. Eighty-four years is a multiple of twelve which is the number of completeness of government or rule. 

She sees the child Jesus who will bring a new government, or kingdom, to Jerusalem and redemption to its people. She gives thanks to God for letting her witness this day. 

There is such a day for those in the body of Christ. We are married to Christ as a people made virgins by His blood and await the day of His return to establish His kingdom on earth. We give thanks to God for the hope and expectation that this will come to pass. 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

That You Should Walk In It

2 John 1:6 (ESV Strong's)

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

We love Jesus by obeying Him. Walking according to His commandments means that we are making a straight way for Him to transform our lives into the fullness of His love. 

Love is perfected in the circle of giving and receiving. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Testimony

1 John 5:10-12 (ESV Strong's)

10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

The testimony of Jesus Christ is a living thing. It is the living word who makes His home inside of us, the Holy Spirit who leads us into His truth and confirms this reality in our hearts. 

To receive the Son is to receive His Spirit. This is life. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Overcoming The World

1 John 5:4-5 (ESV Strong's)

4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

This is one of the most important promises of God for us to understand. It is our faith in Jesus Christ that overcomes the world. He is the one man who was able to do this and we share in His victory when we believe in Him. 

He who overcomes will receive the promises of Christ. Listen to what the Spirit says. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

That Confesses

1 John 4:1-3 (ESV Strong's)

1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

Jesus has come in the flesh, first in flesh of His own, and now in the flesh of all who would receive Him. When we confess Him with our mouths, we are acknowledging that His Spirit has come into our flesh and “God is with us.” By our words the word of God is fulfilled. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Be Like Him

1 John 3:1-3 (ESV Strong's)

1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

When He returns we shall see Him and ourselves as we truly are. This is why He came the first time, to plant the seed of His word in our hearts so that we would grow into Him. The love of the Father has now transformed us into His children and will continue this transformation until we are like Him. 

Our faith and hope in Jesus cleanse us from sin and secure our salvation. We become His children in the kingdom of heaven. It is through obedience to His word we will become like Him, into the maturity of Christ. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Anointing

1 John 2:20-23 (ESV Strong's)

20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. 21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.

We have received an anointed by the Holy Spirit who brings us the truth and knowledge of Jesus. We have the extreme privilege of His abiding presence to lead and guide us in the way we should go. 

God cannot deny Himself. No one with His Spirit can deny the Son, for the Son is the Spirit. We who have His Spirit have become the children of His light. 

Monday, January 14, 2019


John 3:16 (ESV Strong's)

For God So Loved the World

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Whoever trusts in the name of the Lord will be saved. They will be clean and a virgin in Christ. Being a virgin in Christ does not mean they will be chosen for the Bride of Christ and invited to the wedding feast, but they will have eternal life. 

The Matthew 25:1-13 (ESV Strong's)

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

If we are ready for bridegroom, we will become His Bride. Being saved is only a part of being ready. We must repent and believe, then we must bear the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. 

If we are ready, we will join Him at the wedding feast. If we are not, we won’t. Our salvation will not be lost if we are not, but there will be a loss. 

Matthew 22:11-14 (ESV Strong's)

11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Made Manifest

1 John 1:1-2 (ESV Strong's)

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—

Jesus is the light from the beginning of creation who was made manifest in the flesh. The word of God is the divine expression which enters creation bringing eternal life. God the Father is beyond creation, but is with us through His Son and Holy Spirit. He came to us in the form of man that we might come to Him in the image of God. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Plan For Our Life

Ephesians 3:8-9 (ESV Strong's)

8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,

Paul is an instrument and servant of the light coming into the world. Let his light reveal the light of creation. It is through the grace of the Lord that we receive His grace. All are predestined to receive this offer and to be made in the image of God. 

Jesus Christ is that image. He is the plan for our life. If we follow the plan, we will find find the unsearchable riches of His abundant life. We will see the light. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Like Chaff

Zephaniah 2:1-2 (ESV Strong's)

1 Gather together, yes, gather,

O shameless nation,

2 before the decree takes effect

—before the day passes away like chaff—

before there comes upon you

the burning anger of the Lord,

before there comes upon you

the day of the anger of the Lord.

Far from producing the fruit of the Lord, Israel had become a dry vine that was in danger of being scattered like chaff in the wind. They have chosen the fire of the burning anger of the Lord as their destiny. They have suffered much as a people over the centuries, but have yet to experience the great and final tribulation promised as the day of the Lord. Once the anger of the Lord is spent, they will be restored and will be the leaves on the tree of life that will serve in the healing of the nations. 

The Lord is looking for the fruit of the Spirit from all those who are attached to the vine of life. Those not producing are in danger of being broken off and thrown into the fire. Our destiny with God has always been a matter of our choice. We are predestined in this way. The wisdom of God will show us the way. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Clean Sweep

Zephaniah 1:2-3 (NIV)

2 “I will sweep away everything

from the face of the earth,”

declares the Lord.

3 “I will sweep away both man and beast;

I will sweep away the birds in the sky

and the fish in the sea—

and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.”

“When I destroy all mankind

on the face of the earth,”

declares the Lord,

Zephaniah 1:7-9 (NIV)

7 Be silent before the Sovereign Lord,

for the day of the Lord is near.

The Lord has prepared a sacrifice;

he has consecrated those he has invited.

8 “On the day of the Lord’s sacrifice

I will punish the officials

and the king’s sons

and all those clad

in foreign clothes.

9 On that day I will punish

all who avoid stepping on the threshold,

who fill the temple of their gods

with violence and deceit.

Matthew 21:12-13 (NIV)

Jesus at the Temple

21:12-16pp — Mk 11:15-18; Lk 19:45-47

12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

The Old Testament prophesied about the cleaning that will take place on the day of the Lord. Jesus demonstrated His zeal for the righteousness of His house. On that day coming, He will sweep His house clean of every bit of the leaven of wickedness. 

The face of the earth may imply His chosen people. Jerusalem is at the center of God’s earth and Israel is the face of mankind that stands before God. The great tribulation in Revelation is the final punishment of Israel before they are restored to their place and glory among the nations. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Baptized In The Name

Acts 2:37-38 (NASB Strong's)

37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Baptism in the name of Jesus takes place in the heart. It begins with the repentance of sins. The living waters of life will wash them away making room in the heart for the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

The outward sign of baptism in Christ is a changed heart. A changed heart will be visible in a changed life. Anyone who receives the light of Christ will become visible in the body of Christ as children of the light. 

Ephesians 5:13-14

But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says,

“Awake, sleeper,

And arise from the dead,

And Christ will shine on you.”

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

He Executes His Word

Joel 2:10-11 (ESV Strong's)

10 The earth quakes before them;

the heavens tremble.

The sun and the moon are darkened,

and the stars withdraw their shining.

11 The Lord utters his voice

before his army,

for his camp is exceedingly great;

he who executes his word is powerful.

For the day of the Lord is great and very awesome;

who can endure it?

He who provided the lights in heaven will withdraw the knowledge and order they give as heaven and earth shake on that day. The Lord will be true to His word and render the consequences He promised for disobedience. He utters His voice before the invading arm coming  to Zion to execute His judgement. 

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Important Thing

Mark 12:29-31 (ESV Strong's)

29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

 1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV Strong's)

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

John 13:35 (ESV Strong's)

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

1 John 4:16 (ESV Strong's)

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Love poses a question we must all answer. The right answer is love. We receive God’s love by becoming His love. 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

On My Holy Mountain

Joel 2:1-2 (ESV Strong's)

The Day of the Lord

1 Blow a trumpet in Zion;

sound an alarm on my holy mountain!

Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,

for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near,

2 a day of darkness and gloom,

a day of clouds and thick darkness!

Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains

a great and powerful people;

their like has never been before,

nor will be again after them

through the years of all generations.

The day of the Lord is centered in Zion and its people. This is the great and final tribulation of a nation that rejected God. The curses they entered due to rebellion against the commandments of God will be spent and that cup emptied out. 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

A Pause

Revelation 8:1-5

The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer

When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.

We are in the pause in Revelation before the Lord’s judgement is poured out on the earth. The story of the chosen people of God is put on hold while the body of Christ takes shape and the Bride of Christ is fashioned. 

This is the time for invitations to the wedding banquet to be extended to all who would come. Israel declined when they received the first invitation. The door was opened to those beyond the house of Israel. They won’t make that same mistake again. 

Romans 11:11-12 (ESV Strong's)

Gentiles Grafted In

11 So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? By no means! Rather through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. 12 Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean!

Matthew 22:8-10 (ESV Strong's)

8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Revelation Letters- Greetings To The Seven Churches

Revelation 1:4-8 (ESV Strong's)

4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

In this passage we receive a greeting from the Three Persons of the one God, the Almighty who is the beginning and the end of man, and His Spirit who brings us this message. We’ve seen Him in the form of a man whose blood was spilled on our behalf, cleansing us from sin and making the Church a kingdom of priests. This is the kingdom of heaven which is manifest by His presence with and in us. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Revelation Letters- Prologue

Revelation 1:1-3 (ESV Strong's)

1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

Jesus sends the Holy Spirit, His Angel, to John to show what will take place in the future. The Spirit bears witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ because He was the Spirit of Jesus. In the Church letters that follow we are told to listen to what the Spirit says. It is the Lord who speaks. 

Blessed are those who hear and keep what is written in these letters that will follow. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

What The Lord Wants

Micah 6:8 (ESV Strong's)

He has told you, O man, what is good;

and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness,

and to walk humbly with your God?

The Hebrew word translated as “require” is more often translated as “seek.” The Lord is seeking the righteousness that comes from obedience to Him. He is looking for more than mental assent in belief. He is looking for the action that flows from one who lives in obedience to Him. 

The Hebrew word translated as “justice” is often translated as “manner.” His word has brings us into salvation and prescribes how we are to live in response to His gift of life. We are to live in a manner that reflects this new life. 

“To love kindness” implies in the Hebrew that we return the love we have received from the Lord. He has extended His mercy and favor to a people who deserve neither. We do so by loving Him with all that we are. 

“To walk humbly with your God” essentially means letting Him lead all the way in the journey before us. He knows the way and is our destination. 

The Lord seeks those who love Him by obeying His commandments and following where He leads. In New Testament terminology we would call this discipleship. He is our Teacher and destination. He is our beginning and the end. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Our Confession

Psalms 31:5 (ESV Strong's)

Into your hand I commit my spirit;

you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

This is the confession and reality of everyone in the body of Christ. He has freed us from our servitude to death and will deliver us into the fullness of His life. 

We can say this at our rebirth into His life. 

We can say this when we pass through the death from this life on earth. 

It is a continuation of the same experience and promise. 

Those in Christ are in the hand of the Lord. He has reached down from heaven with His strong and mighty arm and placed us in His palm. Let us take joy in His refuge of peace.