Monday, February 14, 2011

Peace All Day

"This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night."  Leviticus 6:20

"And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed."  Mark 1:35

"And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone."  Matthew 14:23

We need Jesus Christ!  I mean we really need Him!!  

The priests under the Levitical system were commanded to offer a meat offering every day in the morning and evening.  It was to be a constant reminder of their entire dependence on Yahweh at all times.  In the offering they were to offer themselves in service and to rely upon the supernatural sustaining power of God daily to guide them and keep them.  It was a reminder that he was their redemption, their sanctification, and that their very life was in His hands. Likewise, we need Him!  

We servants of the Most High should do likewise.  Jesus sought the Father every morning and surely every night.  Jesus sought the Father continually!  He prayed as we are commanded to pray--without ceasing!  If Jesus, God's only begotten, the Second person of the Godhead, gave us this great example and we see that same pattern in the Old Testament, how much more should we feel the need for constant communion with God?  We need Him!

Every morning should be started with a sacrifice of praise.  Since we are mortal and prone to error, we should plead the blood each morning.  We should request that the sanctifying power of Christ keep us and make us fruitful for the glory of God.  We ought to start each day thanking God for allowing us to have a right standing with Him based solely off of the merit of Jesus.  We ought to request His powerful presence to make us a witness to the glory of Jesus Christ!  Each Evening should be the same.  We should plead the blood! We are so dependent of Jesus!  No wonder Paul said, "For in him we live, and move, and have our being;..."  Acts 17:26 To live such a way is an acknowledgement of His divine sustaining power.  It is an act of praise and dependence that is sure to communicate to God that we seek His heart and not His hand.   Again, we need Him!

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1 comment:

  1. Very Good Advice John Notter,

    You don't hear too much about the blood of Jesus these days as its offensive to some and it was also cut out of scripture in the NIV and NAS translations.

    (Col 1:14)KJV
    14" In whom we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins."

    They left out the important words THROUGH HIS BLOOD, which to me speaks volumes about the newer translations.

    I enjoyed reading John!