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Rainy Night in the City; How raindrops on my windshield spoke volumes to my spirit!

It was a rainy night in the city
as I drove picking up passenger after passenger.

It was a rainy night in the city I drive Uber in.  You may or may not know that I am an Uber driver now.  I clock a lot of windshield time.  I drive in the sunshine or rain.  I really do not mind driving at all … through the rain or sun … makes no difference to me.   I just don’t drive after dark.  Except now during the Fall/Winter when it gets dark so darn early.  I do try to be off the paying road and headed home by dark anyway.  I have a thing about people getting into my vehicle that are … well … a little inebriated.  You see, my “new-to-me” vehicle, that I have had a year now, is the first vehicle I have had that has all leather and loaded.  Yep, I made a heck of a deal Black Friday 2015.  I love it!  It is a Toyota 4Runner and it is probably the nicest vehicle I have had since I have been single.  Anyway, I digress.  Back to the windshield time.

The other day it was raining on and off and I found myself headed home in the rain.  So… I noticed something that spoke volumes to me.  Actually, I heard that familiar voice in my spirit that said… “This is a good topic to write about.”  To be honest, I have heard that voice a lot in the last few months and just never wrote about any of the topics.  I made a note about the topic but just never put the words down that went with it.  That happens from time to time.  I just seem to think I am too busy and do not take the time to write those important words that are waiting to be put to the keyboard.  As you have read before, if you have ever read any of my blog posts, that I don’t really know what I am going to write fully until I sit down and do it.  It seems as though God is guiding my thoughts and fingers as I type.  I like that too!

It usually takes me anywhere from 3-4 hours to write a blog post, proof it, add scriptures and pictures to it and then do the “Yoast, SEO perfection”.  That is why I don’t do much writing lately.  I am trying to drive and do many other things to earn $$$ so as NOT to return to “Corporate America” to work.  I love being more available for mom and dad and for a few other things.  Really, I am so much happier now than I ever was before in so many areas of my life.  One of the many things that makes me happy is having mom and dad living here with me.  God has truly blessed me with their presence, every day!  We have a lot of fun together.  Yes, it’s not always peaches and cream but it is life.  It is real and it is love.  It is family! We do love each other and we are learning how to co-exist and have a grand time doing it.

Is Jesus Lord of your life?

So, back to the rainy night on my way home from “Ubering” all day.   It wasn’t really raining hard, just a little sprinkling.  One of those kinds of rain that if you are in the darker areas you can see just fine through that windshield, but once the light of an oncoming vehicle shines on your windshield the reflection of the light on the rain droplets makes it difficult to see unless you use your windshield wipers.  It was just about the time when the light from an oncoming car hit my windshield and my eyes couldn’t adjust to see when I heard … “This is a good topic.  The spots all over the windshield represents the sin in your life and the light … well, represents Me.” Also, when you turn on the windshield wipers they wipe the rain drops (sin spots) away like Jesus does when He becomes Lord of our lives.  It brought tears to my eyes, as it always does.  I immediately knew in my spirit what was being said and knew I was going to write a post about it someday!

We may have a clean windshield for a very short time, but then that old sin nature creeps back in – because we are human – and we sin again.  Just because Jesus comes into our lives and becomes our Lord doesn’t mean that we become perfect and never sin.  There will always be those showers of just sprinkles of sin or the “Oh My Gosh! Downpour!!” of sin.  Rainy nightI have experienced both, more than I care to say, since Jesus shined His Pure, White Light onto the windshield of my life and exposed all the sin spots and wiped those sin spots away.

You know, we are human and God/Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves.  He knows that we are going to sin and sin again.  He is our Creator.  The Creator always knows what the created is going to do. However, Jesus didn’t come to this earth to just be an excellent example.  He came to do just what He did.  Live a sinless life, be crucified on a cruel cross and die there.  Then be buried in a borrowed tomb and RISE AGAIN on the third day, after defeating death and Satan.  He is now in Heaven awaiting the time when the Father says “Son, go get my children.”  That will be THE MOST AWESOME DAY!!!  We will meet Him in the air and live with Him forever.  That is if you have asked Jesus into your heart to Shine His Pure, White Light onto the windshield of your life and wipe away those sin spots and the sin that you will commit in the future.

1 John 1:6-8 English Standard Version (ESV)

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

You say, well, “If Jesus is going to wipe away my sin now and in the future, I can sin and not worry about it.”  That, my friend, is one way you can look at it, however, if you truly give your life over to Him and want Him to lead and guide you in your daily walk with Him, you will not EVER have that attitude.  He loves you and wants a true and healthy relationship with you.  Let’s look at it a different way.  If you are married, you don’t say … “Well, since I am married I can do anything I want.”  WRONG!  You want your relationship to be a good one.  You want to please the person you are spending the rest of your life with.  You love them so you want to do whatever it takes to make them happy and feel loved.  You don’t want to hurt them intentionally.

Although we want these things for our loved one, sometimes, we mess up.  They mess up.  We neither one are perfect.  We should know this going into the relationship. Likewise, in our relationship with Jesus.  Although He is perfect, we are not and never will be.  We should want to please Him and want Him to feel our love.  You don’t ever want to do something intentionally to hurt Him but it happens.  When we begin to live our life for ourselves and do it “our way”, that is basically a sin.  It is not easy to live with one foot in the world and one foot with Jesus.  It pulls at your heart and it hurts Jesus’ heart.  He wants all of you, just like you want all of your spouse’s love.  This is the way we should feel if we have a “real” relationship with Jesus.  Sometimes, though, we do hurt Him.  We do disappoint Him.  We are human and He knows it.  This is a link to a very good website about hurting God.  It speaks to many different things.

Pure White Light

Anyway, the raindrops on my windshield will always remind me of my sin and how Jesus shined His Pure, White Light onto the windshield of my life and wiped away my sin because of His death on the cross.  His blood on that cross covered my sins.  Even 2000 years ago, He knew then that I would need His cleansing power over my life.  His blood has wiped my windshield clean of those sin spots,  so-to-speak, and always will.

If you would like to know this Jesus I have been speaking about, click this link and it will take you to a website that will explain what it means to be saved and it will guide you into a relationship with Him.  He loves you so much.  After all, He calls you His beloved.

The Video:

Covers All – Powerful Worship Music by gloryfall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0M8lI2SIRs

THE EVERLASTING STAIN – revisited

As some of you that have read my blog before have seen me write about the rabbit trails and fox holes that I get distracted by from time to time, well this time is the same for sure.  I have run into a snag in researching some information on the Tabernacle and the furnishings and will have to ask for some time for the next post which will be Part 5.  So for now, I am re-posting an oldie but a goodie.  I am certain you will enjoy it again.

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Have you ever had a stain that was an everlasting stain?  How about the fruits of the season?  black cherriesThe fruits this time of the year are wonderful. I’m allowed to munch away at my supply of fruits and nuts all day long at my work station and I take advantage of it. I was eating the juiciest black cherry the other day at work and I guess I didn’t have my mouth closed enough when I bit into it and juice went all over the place. I wiped it up off of my desk, monitor and keyboard and it didn’t leave a trace. When I got home I used the Shout to get it out of the shirt and pants I had on and I think I accomplished this on the clothes. The shirt was a polyester blend and so were the pants so it didn’t stick. However, I noticed today, that there was a spot of cherry juice on the cover of my wrist rest (I use this wrist rest along with my wrist supports because of my carpal tunnel problem). So… I have covered this wrist rest with a very pretty type of fabric. coveredNow I brought this fabric covered wrist rest home the other day and removed the cover and washed it. I had not noticed the tiny spot of black cherry juice before I washed it. So today when I saw the spot of black cherry juice on it I figured it was soaked into the fabric for good and never to be removed. Funny how some fabrics never give up the stains and others it seems the stains just don’t stick. I know… I know… certain fabrics have a particular makeup that prevents the stains from sticking… lol So I guess my cover for my wrist rest is of that kind of fabric that things stick to and you can never get the stains out.

Now you know I have a comparison… because that is what I do, right? Well, that is what God does. He usually whispers to my heart about certain topics and this time was no exception. As I am looking at this tiny spot on my wrist rest fabric today I heard God say… “This is kind of like another stain that will not wash away.” “The blood of Jesus will wash over your heart and the stain that it leaves can never, ever be removed.” “However, His blood doesn’t leave unsightly stains, It washes you white as snow.” Oh my goodness… tears came to my eyes instantly …blood I knew God was speaking to my heart and wanted me to share this with all of you! It is an amazing thing to realize the presence of God Almighty – in that way – while I am sitting there at work. The feeling washed over my entire being and I felt such comfort and peace. I knew what I would be writing about for my newest post.

So let’s compare. When you accept Jesus into your heart, the work He did on the Cross seals your soul for the day of redemption. The blood He shed washes over you and cleanses you from all of your sins and makes your heart as white as snow. That “stain” of His blood will never be able to be removed. The Bible says no one can take you out of the Father’s hand.

John 10:28-3028” I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all[a]; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.” Healed

Now there are a couple of other rabbit trails I would like to go down along with that one. Another one is how stains hold on to some fabrics and other fabrics just shed them off like water off of a duck’s back. I will go to Jesus’ parable about the sower and the seeds for this comparison (Yes, God gave me this today, too – lol).

Matthew 13:1-9
“On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow.And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”the-sower-sowing-the-seed-english-school

Some of the seeds fell on good soil and produced – and my comparison is some stains fall on some fabric that holds on to the stain just as some people’s hearts accept Jesus and everything about Him and hold tight to Him. While other seed fell in places that did not produce… like other fabrics that shed the stain – and other’s hearts turn Jesus away.

So with that said, I am glad I have the heart with the stain of Jesus all over it! Soaked deep into the heart and soul of my being. It gives me peace and contentment. You can have this same peace and contentment. The Bible talks about this peace in Philippians 4:7 …and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Some of you probably already know this peace and contentment and I am glad that you have found Jesus. Others of you may not and want to know about this “peace that surpasses all understanding”.7d379c1bb31964111199389c6205f557

If you do not know this kind of peace, you can start with this website (Bible.org) and it will tell you all about how to become a friend of Jesus and have Him come into your heart to give you this peace and contentment. You will never be sorry you sought Him. He can change your life and you will be glad He did. After all, He considers you His beloved.nothingbutthebloodofjesus

I am including 2 songs because I couldn’t decide which was better. Both sing about the Blood Of Jesus! Take time to listen!

 

The Video – O The Blood – (with Lyrics) Kari Jobe (Gateway Worship)

The Video – The Blood Will Never Lose It’s Power  –
Crystal Washington & Lillie Knauls (Live) Gaither Homecoming

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PRAYER – THE TABERNACLE, PART 3

The last post on the Tabernacle was about the Gate – “PRAYER – THE TABERNACLE, PART 2”. It mentioned the colors used in the screen or curtain and what they represented to the Israelites and to the Christian as well. I also included information about the surrounding curtain of white linen and the posts and all that they represent. It was a lot of good information that I learned myself as I studied it. This post is going to cover the Brazen Altar just inside the gate. Let’s get started and let’s start with the scripture.

Exodus 27:1-8

“You shall make an altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide—the altar shall be square—and its height shall be three cubits. You shall make its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it. And you shall overlay it with bronze. Also you shall make its pans to receive its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze. You shall make a grate for it, a network of bronze; and on the network you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners. You shall put it under the rim of the altar beneath, that the network may be midway up the altar. And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze. The poles shall be put in the rings, and the poles shall be on the two sides of the altar to bear it. You shall make it hollow with boards; as it was shown you on the mountain, so shall they make it.abo2

As you entered the Gate, the first thing you saw was the Brazen or Bronze Altar. It was quite large and you must stop at this alter to have the Priest examine your sacrifice that you brought that day.  Now this was no small alter.  This Bronze Altar was 7 ½ feet wide and 7 ½ feet long and 4 ½ feet tall. This alter was actually positioned probably on mounds of dirt so there was a space below it for the ashes to drop.  The picture above does not show it that way.  However, from what I have read it was probably this way.  The acacia wood that the altar was made from was the wood that was plentiful for that region and used in making things tALTERhat needed to last a long time. This wood was very strong and not prone to insects or rotting. It was a very dense wood and when it was covered with the bronze it was quite impervious to the elements.

One of the authors, speaking of the symbolism that the Bronze Altar, said it best in this quote.

“The altar itself was made from acacia wood but was completely covered in bronze. All of the utensils were bronze… even the wooden poles used to carry the altar were covered in bronze. All in all, you would have realised that this entire scene spoke of judgement. The fire that never went out… the continual sacrifices and shedding of blood… the use of bronze on everything… it spoke volumes of God’s hatred of sin. It spoke volumes of the continual judgement of God upon that sin.” From Jesus In The Tabernacle Bible Study, The Outer Court, I Gordon

I have also found a wonderful video that explains the Tabernacle and all the elements included in the Tabernacle area – The Bronze Altar, The Laver, The Tabernacle itself and much more (the video is at the end of this post).  This video is narrated by Dr. Terry Harman and he has an altar and all the other elements in the room where he is teaching. It is quite informative and very good. I encourage you to watch it. The video is about 45 minutes but it is very good.

The Bronze Altar is a picture of the sacrifice for sin that Jesus accomplished at Calvary. The Bronze Altar at the Tabernacle in the Wilderness had unwilling sacrifices led to the alter and tied down waiting to die, unlike Jesus. He was the willing sacrifice that was not tied down but He gave His life willingly. The sacrifices at the Bronze Altar at the Tabernacle had to be continually done and the fire was never to go out. Jesus was the final sacrifice taking all of God’s judgment and the fire of God’s judgment burned out with Christ’s sacrifice. As the author of that same article mentioned above stated…

“That is not to say that the fire of God’s judgement no longer exists at all. Surely it does and for those that reject God’s offer of salvation in Christ then for them the text will be fulfilled that ‘it is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God’. ‘Vengeance is mine says the Lord and I will repay.’” C036

Now there is so much more I could write about when it comes to symbolism of the Bronze Altar. There are the utensils used while performing the sacrifices and each with their own symbolism. There is the ashes and the fire pans that were used to take the coals to the Holy Place in the Tabernacle and much more. I do, however, want to include some … just some … of the things about the Bronze Altar that I found on a wonderful website that I have mentioned before – BibleHistory.com. There is a ton of information on this website about each item in the Tabernacle and it would be well worth your time to visit the website and read about each item. Not only is it about the Tabernacle but many other topics as well. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

The following is some of the information from BibleHistory.com about certain things about the Bronze Altar. Like I said, there is a lot more on that website, but I wanted to include these particular ones.

THE BRONZE ALTAR

Its Nature

  • It was made of acacia wood (indestructible)
  • It was overlaid with bronze (judgment)
  • It was of the earth (not man-made)

Ex 20:24 `An altar of earth you shall make for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I record My name I will come to you, and I will bless you.

  • It had no steps (man’s nakedness would be exposed) human works

Ex 20:26 `Nor shall you go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed on it.’

Its Utensils

Ex 27:3-5 “Also you shall make its pans to receive its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze. “You shall make a grate for it, a network of bronze; and on the network you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners. “You shall put it under the rim of the altar beneath, that the network may be midway up the altar.

(1) The Pans to receive the Ashes

  • Great care was bestowed upon these ashes.
  • They were not taken outside the camp and thrown anywhere. But only in a clean place.
  • They were precious because they spoke of Gods acceptance.

(5) Fire pans

  • Censers used to carry the fire (coals) from off the altar into the Holy Place for service at the altar of incense. The bronze altar sustains the altar of incense.

Lev 16:12 “Then he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from the altar before the LORD, with his hands full of sweet incense beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil.

  • There was no doubt that the fire pans were used for carrying the fire on the march.

(6) The Bronze Grating

  • There was a grating made of bronze, which seems to have rested on a ledge inside the altar where the slain animals were placed, tied to rings and then consumed. It would allow the fat to drip down and the ashes to fall below.
  • The sacrifice therefore was in the altar and not on it.

  • The grating was the same height from the ground as the mercy seat. (Equal mercy and judgement):

Ps 101:1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. (KJV)

Rom 11:22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.

Its Fire

The fire on the altar was originally kindled by God and was to never be put out:

Lev 9:24 and fire came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.

Lev 6:12-13 And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not be put out. And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order on it; and he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.

Again, I know this is a lot of information but this is a huge topic and one that I am led to explore and share. Thank you for taking this journey with me. Tomorrow’s post will be about the Bronze Laver. Also, never forget, God loves you so much, after all, He calls you His beloved.

This is the video of Dr. Terry Harman in reference to The Tabernacle.

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PRAYER – PASSOVER, ISRAEL AND YOU

In the last post in the Prayer series “PRAYER – DEATH OF THE FIRTSBORN AND PASSOVER” I talked about the Death Angel claiming the lives of every first born son in Egypt because Pharaoh had refused to release the Israelites as God commanded through Aaron and Moses. The death of the first born will be for everyone not covered by the blood of the lamb on the door posts (Passover instituted) … Genesis 11:5 …from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals.”1280px-foster_bible_pictures_0062-1_the_angel_of_death_and_the_first_passover

The Passover was instituted that night when the Death Angel passed through the city. God gave Moses and Aaron instructions to tell the Israelites so their first born would be saved. The Passover became a most important thing for the Israelites in years to come.

The first thing that is mentioned by God is a change to their calendar as they knew it. Israel’s religious calendar remains this way to this day. Their religious calendar starts with the month of Nisan (March-April) and goes through to the month of Adar (February-March). You may be wondering why God did this. From what I could glean from my reading is because God knew that everything begins with “Passover”. As you know, the Passover was a picture of Jesus’ shed blood on the cross for our sins. This was the beginning of a New Covenant of Grace. This was a new beginning for the Israelites. Their new covenant of grace. Here is the scripture.

Exodus 12:1-2

Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.

So God started a new calendar for them to observe and remember the Passover from generation to generation.  We, as Christians, are to recognize that Jesus is our beginning. When we accept Jesus as our personal Savior, He gives us a new life! The redemption from the shed blood of Jesus and the New Covenant can be ours too!

2 Corinthians 5:17

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

The next thing God wanted to do with this Passover event was to make it very personal. He commanded that every household take a lamb or goat from the flock.

Genesis 12:3-4

Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the houPassover-lamb_472_315_80sehold is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb.

I found a website that explains this very well. This is from JesusPlusNothing.com. Here is their quote on this:

The next point see is that God made the whole thing very personal. He could have just had one lamb killed for the entire nation if He had so wished. But He didn’t! He wanted every household in Israel to identify itself with the lamb. They each had to take a lamb, they each had to inspect the lamb, and they each had to kill the lamb. Talk about getting your hands dirty! It reminds us of course of how personal the cross is. Just as each Israelite household had to kill their lamb, so our own personal sin was responsible for Jesus going to the cross. It also reminds however of His great love for each of us individually! Yes it is true that ‘God so loved the world that He gave his only Son…’ – He died for the entire world. But it is more personal than that. He did it for you, and he did it for me. Paul knew the personal aspect of this when he wrote ‘the life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.’ You can’t get more personal than that!”

The scripture that Paul wrote that he is referencing there at the end is this:

Galatians 2:20

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

And yet another observation from that same website:

“Now it was said earlier that they were to take the lamb on the 10th of the month and keep it until the fourteenth of that same month, where it was to be slain at twilight. The Bible Knowledge commentary says that ‘twilight’ is between the suns decline and sunset (3-5pm). Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey - by William Hole 600 pxWhile I can’t go into it fully, others have shown that Palm Sunday, the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey (Matt 21:1-11) was in fact the 10th of Nisan – the very day when the spotless lamb was to be chosen! In fulfilment of the Old Testament type, for the next 4 days Jesus presented Himself to the people in Jerusalem, showing Himself to be the spotless lamb without defect. On the fourteenth of that month, around 3 o’clock in the afternoon (twilight, Matt 27:46) while all throughout Israel different households were starting to kill their lambs, Jesus died on a cross. And they didn’t even understand!”

The next part of the instructions that God gives has to do with how to cook the lamb. It is not to be boiled or eaten raw but roasted over the fire and whatever they did not eat must be burned. Here the fire is a representation of God’s judgment. Jesus, the Spotless Lamb of God, was judged fully for all of our sins while he hung on the cross. The bitter herbs were to be a reminder of the bitterness that the Israelites had with their life down in Egypt. It is also good for us, when thinking of the cross, to remember the bitterness and bondage that God has rescued us from. Here is the scripture:

Genesis 12:7-10

And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. 8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. 10 You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.Exodus-Passover

Leaven speaks of sin, in the Bible. Eating with unleavened bread should remind us that, it is only through the power of the Cross and God’s power that we are called to live righteous lives.

The next verse was instructing the Israelites to get ready! Be ready to get going on a new journey. The life ahead will be filled with ups and downs so be prepared for the journey. Just like when we accept Jesus as our personal Savior. He doesn’t promise us a rose garden, but He does promise us that He will be with us through every trial and tribulation that we face, just as He was with the Israelites in the wilderness for so many years and thereafter.

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11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.

Verses 12 and 13 speak about what is about to happen. This must have been a frightening, yet exhilarating time for Israel. They knew, by what God had said, that they could only be saved by the blood that had been put on the door of their home. ONLY if the blood was present would the first born be saved. As a Christian, we see this blood from the spotless lamb as Jesus’ shed blood for our sins. As I have said in other posts, without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. No amount of other things that the Israelites could do would have the power that the presence of the blood did. Just as in our lives, if Jesus is not our personal Savior, we are not safe. If there is no presence of the shed blood in our lives, we are lost to Hell.   See these scriptures:

Colossians 1:2020 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Ephesians 2:13-141But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,

Romans 3:24-25, 5:1,924 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

5:1 – Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

Finally, the remembrance of these things…

Exodus 12:14

14 ‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations.last_supper

They must tell their children and their children’s children and so on all throughout all generations. That is how it is to be remembered. If they hadn’t told them, it would have been forgotten and disregarded as something of little importance. They had enough trouble remembering all the marvelous works of God’s miracles as it was. God had to institute a new thing for them to do every year! EVERY year to remember when He brought them out of bondage in Egypt.

Has God rescued you and brought you through a bondage of sorts? All of us have stories and pasts. We all have things that we have done or been involved in that we wish were not in our pastRedeemed-Jesus-Passover-Lamb. If you are a child of The King, you know Him personally and He doesn’t see “those things” any longer. He sees the precious blood of Jesus that covers your life and your sins. He only sees you through the eyes of Jesus.

God loves you so much! After all, He calls you His beloved!

The Song – Mercy Saw Me -Geron Davis

The Video – Mercy Saw Me –JMCIM Music Ministry

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HE ONLY SEES A KING or QUEEN

I have been in the process today of trying to get a couple of songs together to sing at my brother’s church this weekend. I knew what I wanted to sing but my accompaniment tracks were in cassette format. How many of you still have a lot of cassettes out there? Well, I for one have several. Some really good music, too and I can actually play them in my truck. I drive a 2001 Toyota 4-Runner and it has a CD/Cassette player with an MP3 hookup… perfect for me. I can listen to my Bible on my phone, my old cassettes and some new CDs. Perfect huh? Well, that is all well and good but I cannot take my truck into the church and play the accompaniment track nor does the church have anything to play a cassette on. So… I thought I would just try to get some new songs. Well, that didn’t really work out too good either. I tried one that I thought I would really like to sing, but the track ended up being in the wrong key and I just couldn’t make my voice do those things that the track was doing… I guess I will leave that song to Russ Taff to sing… He does it so well. This is that particular song… And it is one you don’t want to miss. He is singing with the whole Gaither Group! It is an awesome video.

Video Praise The Lord – Russ TaffPraise-the-Lord-FB.001

So that problem posed, I set out to find out how to create a CD from a cassette. I LOVE THE INTERNET at a time like this! I just “Googled” “How to create a CD from a cassette” and found a perfect video that explained how. I hit a goldmine! It required downloading some software – that was free – and then learning just a little about it to know how to do what I wanted to do. The guys in the video were very helpful and I will even include the link – in case there are some folks out there that have some cassettes that they want to make into CD or at least a digital copy of them. I love it when a plan comes together! Now it took me a few hours to get everything just right… but Voila!! Finally… SUCCESS! I have them downloaded to my computer and to a CD. I have my very own digital copy of the two cassettes now. This makes me very happy!

There is something that even makes me happier! One of the songs name is “He Sees Me Through The Blood”. maxresdefaultThis is a wonderful song that I heard several years ago. There was a wonderful young man that came to the church I was attending at the time – 1995. His name is Scott Cameron. He sang this song and the choir sang it with him. It touched my heart so much that I contacted him and asked him if he had an accompaniment track of the song. He did and he sent me one. I think I paid $5 or $7 for it at the time. I was thrilled. I had the opportunity to sing it one time for the Singles Department.

I have always loved the song because it says so much about what Jesus did for me! The song’s title should give you a clue. The blood that Jesus shed on the cross covers us and makes us whole! Here are a few scriptures about what the blood of Jesus can and will do and has done.

1.  Leviticus 17:11, 14 (cp. Deuteronomy 12:23) “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…. For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof …”

2.  Hebrews 9:22 “Without the shedding of blood, there is
no remission of sins.”

3. 1 John 1:7″… the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth
us from all sin.”

4.   Revelation 1:5 “… Unto him that loved us, and washed us
from our sins in his own blood.”

5. Exodus 12:13 “… and when I see the blood, I will pass over
you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you,
when I smite the land of Egypt.”

6.  Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood
of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony …”

7. Hebrews 10:19, 22 “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus … Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience …”

Without Jesus blood being shed we would be destined for Hell because of our sin. Our sin would separate us from God because God cannot tolerate sin … He cannot even look upon sin. Why? He is a Just and Righteous God. Pure in every way.  bloodSo… with this Just and Righteous God not being able to even look upon sin, how could He spend eternity with the people He loved so deeply? He couldn’t without Jesus. Jesus knew when He left Heaven that he would walk on this earth for 33 years and then die on a cruel cross but that He would conquer death and rise on the 3rd day! So His blood covers all of our sin. Our sins died on the cross with Him. He took upon himself, the entire humankind’s sin. That is why God turned away from Him the day He was crucified. He could not look upon sin. The sin of the world – mine and yours – was laid on Jesus.

Now when God looks at us He only sees us through the blood of Jesus. How wonderful is that! Jesus’ death and resurrection allows us to live in Heaven with Him! Forever! God doesn’t have to turn away from us any longer, as long as we have accepted Jesus into our lives! It is tremendously wonderful!Redeemed

Have you accepted Jesus as your personal Savior? He is waiting for you to call out to Him. He wants to spend eternity with you. God wants to be able to look into your eyes and say welcome home one day. Heaven is our home and if you know Jesus you will be there with the rest of us. Call out to Him today and let Him show you His love  (This link will take you to the simple plan of salvation). The everlasting love that washes us white as snow. God loves you so much. He calls you His beloved.

The Song – He Sees Me Through The Blood – Scott Cameron

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