New Horizons

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Hebrews 12:2 King James Version (KJV)

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

It has has been awhile since I last blogged.  It takes guts to face the truth. It takes faith to begin again. I am still here. I am still serving Jesus Christ. I can see New Horizons. 

Jesus has a plan for each of our lives. He is shaping me in the fires of life. 

 

We think it is the end of the world if things do not go our way. God’s ”no” is the best “no’ you can ever get.

He sees the whole picture of my life. Becoming more like Christ means becoming a servant. The spotlight is deceiving and it is not mine all the glory rightfully belongs to Jesus. 

If we want the joy we must go through the cross. Jesus died for us He took our place. The cross we must take up daily is our will. We exchange our will for God’s will. 

 

Luke 9:23 English Standard Version (ESV)

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

 

What does it mean to truly surrender to Christ? I pray each day I learn that more. He is willing to empower us to engage people for Him. It’s not about our kingdom, it’s about His Kingdom. Christ is allowing me to have a part. I want to serve Him, Love Him, and be with Him for all eternity. I want many people to be in Heaven with me. 

 

Salvation & Discipleship & Servanthood. 

 

I see a New Horizon of being available and willing to whatever Christ wants me to do.

I see a New Horizon of not trying to get God to stamp my plans but aligning myself with His plans.

I see a New Horizon of hope and joy where there have been tears and fears.

I see a New Horizon of intimately knowing Jesus and sharing him with others.

I see a New Horizon of studying the Word to know Him and make Him know. To teach Truth and not popular opinions or faulty teachings, with God’s help and His discernment.

I see a New Horizon of truly loving people in word and indeed.

I see a New Horizon in where I am no longer a victim but a victor.

I see a New Horizon in where I am not easily offended but quickly forgive, for I have experienced the power and the love of Jesus. His sacrifice is always before me and His resurrection power lives in me.

I see a New Horizon and it is exciting to live again and serve Jesus all the way to the end! 

Prayer:

Father God,

Thank you for hope! Thank you for New Horizons! Thank You for loving me and thank You for never giving up on me. Father, I love You.

In Jesus Name Amen

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Lake Michgan

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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After the Storm

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Matthew 7:24-27 English Standard Version (ESV)

Build Your House on the Rock

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

 

I am talking about storms: the physical ones and the spiritual ones. Before the storm, there is a panic.

Storms can catch you off guard and if you not ready, devastate you. It so sad to see the suffering in people’s lives over natural disasters.

It also the moment of truth… to see what storms do to our faith -whether we are in Christ or not in Christ. Either on the rock or the sand. Like in (Matt. 7:24-27), when the rains came and the wind blew the house that stood was standing on the rock.

Listen your character is revealed during the storms of your life. It can make or break you.

I discovered things about my character that needed to change, in a storm. Storm brings people together and gets our priorities in order.  

After the Storm, People right now have no running water & food, no electricity, and no medical help. Think about diapers and formula for babies.  

It’s heartbreaking.

The Church is helping! Bringing hope and needed supplies, prayer, and money. That’s what the church should be doing.

How our priorities are clear when Storms happen!

After the Storm, when it all calmed we forget to help, to love, and to be there for others.

 After the Storm, we forget about character development.

After the Storm, There is a moment of calm. We need to ask God to help us to remember that the storm is not over. There is more to come. Ask God to help us to be prepared!  

 

We must help the broken and the hurt. We must remember those in the storms months from now. It will take time for them to rebuild and be stable.

Your own personal storm can be the catalyst for real change. It can be an opportunity for healing and for growth if you let it be. I can only take responsibility for myself and my own actions. I must build upon the Rock of Jesus.

We must help those hurting to stand on the Rock. You see Jesus includes others and we should too. The evidence that we belong to Jesus is our willingness to love and help others.  

 

Matthew 25:35-40 New International Version (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

 

Prayer:

Father God,

Thank You for being there for me during the Storms of my life. Help me to change and grow during those character building opportunities. During the natural disasters help the Church to arise and help and love and support others. Help us to shine in this dark hour. Help us to grow, learn, and be like You. I love You, Lord! 

In Jesus Name Amen

This entry was posted on September 28, 2017. 1 Comment

The Tassels and the Cross

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Numbers 15:32-41

I read this passage yesterday. It talked about a man carrying a load of firewood on the Sabbath. Moses seeks God as to what to do. This act of carrying firewood on the Sabbath broke one of the Ten Commandments.  God commanded him to be stoned to death. In the next part of these Scriptures verses, we read of God saying to make tassels for the hem of your clothing and attach at each corner with a blue cord.  These were to remind the people not to follow our own desires as we are prone to do. To help you remember to obey all of God’s commandments.

 

I really prayed about this and asked God… why did this man have to die over a load of firewood? It really bothered my spirit. Fear of God we don’t here this anymore.  He is Holy and He says what He means. In the book of Acts, 5 speaks of Ananias and Sapphira how they tried to deceive Peter about an amount of money. Peter declared that they lied to the Holy Spirit and not to men. They both died….this is New Testament.

 

I asked God again the firewood was it so bad? God sees into the hearts of men. He is Good, Just, and Perfect in all His Ways.  We don’t get the Holiness of God. His Law is perfect and cannot be broken. There is a price to pay for sin and its death (Rom. 6:23).

 

Enter the Cross Jesus took our punishment on the Cross. Sin was so serious that only the shedding of Blood can get rid of it. Jesus the Spotless Lamb died that on the Cross. You see God loves us even to the death! He doesn’t want to be without us…there is a place called hell its real. Jesus does not want anyone to go there.

 

2 Peter 3:9 New International Version (NIV)

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

 

So I put them together two deaths. Two remainders. The tassels…remember to not follow your own desires and follow God’s commandments. The Cross… Jesus suffered unbearably for horrible hours. His Blood fulfilled the Righteous requirement for sin. Out of Love, Love, Love! Jesus is the same He is immutable.

 

Hebrews 13:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

 

We take the Cross for granted. Jesus did not die so we could live in sin. He died to free us from sin! We deserve eternal hell. He offers eternal heaven!

 

Romans 6:1-4 New King James Version (NKJV)

Dead to Sin, Alive to God

6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

 

Jesus said if we love Him will obey Him and keep His Father’s commands.

 

John 14:23-24 Living Bible (TLB)

23 Jesus replied, “Because I will only reveal myself to those who love me and obey me. The Father will love them too, and we will come to them and live with them. 24 Anyone who doesn’t obey me doesn’t love me. And remember, I am not making up this answer to your question! It is the answer given by the Father who sent me.

 

John 15:10English Standard Version (ESV)

10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.

 

I don’t believe in name it and claim it. That leads to pride in your faith and what you do. Pharisaic Legalism. This is works. Adding to what Christ has done as Paul wrote about the Judaizes in Galatians. It’s faith in Jesus and Jesus alone! We need to give all the Glory to Him! We run to men and women and place them on pedestals. Respect leadership but don’t worship them.  God deserves that place! I will run to Jesus first then ask my brothers and sisters for prayer and support. We need God and we need each other. Our righteousness is useless because we don’t have it on our own. Christ is our Righteousness!

 

Isaiah 64:6 Living Bible (TLB)

6 We are all infected and impure with sin. When we put on our prized robes of righteousness, we find they are but filthy rags.[a] Like autumn leaves we fade, wither, and fall. And our sins, like the wind, sweep us away.

 

I don’t believe in hyper grace moment. I love all my brothers and sisters in Christ. I really do. I do not know it all.  I know what God has shown me in the Word. I believe that the Grace of Jesus is greater than all of my sins. I believe in being a new creature in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). I believe in confessing my sins to Jesus (I John 1:9). Read Jude and read James. It’s a lie to say I am ok with God living in willful sin- this is deception at its finest and false doctrine. Jesus wants us clean and free!

 

Isaiah 1:18King James Version (KJV)

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

 

I still battle the old sin man but daily I am crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20). I don’t take His Cross in vain. I know we all struggle in some areas. I need to operate in more faith and I have a new freedom in studying Galatians and Romans. Christ has done it all for me. My part is to give all to Him! I am here for His Glory!

 

Galatians 5

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+5&version=TLB

 

Romans 6:1-4New King James Version (NKJV)

Dead to Sin, Alive to God

6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

 

1 Samuel 15:22New International Version (NIV)

22 But Samuel replied:

“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
    as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
    and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

 

Here is some great news! Keep view of the Tassels and the Cross. Don’t forget that sin costs a Great price. Remember that God is Holy.

 Here is the freedom:

The Holy Spirit lives in the Believer! This belief is deep God sees it. It’s not mere words. It’s life changing! How can God who lives in you- not empower you to live for Him? It’s a daily choice because He gave us free will. He wants us to choose Him daily out of love!

 

Romans 8:11New Living Translation (NLT)

11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

 

John 14:16 Living Bible (TLB)

15-16 “If you love me, obey me; and I will ask the Father and he will give you another Comforter, and he will never leave you.

 

Galatians 5:24-25 Living Bible (TLB)

24 Those who belong to Christ have nailed their natural evil desires to his cross and crucified them there.

25 If we are living now by the Holy Spirit’s power, let us follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

 

I am no one’s judge, God is and His Word is. One day we will all give an account before Jesus. I will too on bended knees. It will be His Grace that takes me to Heaven. It is His Grace that empowers me to live Holy before Him. Holy through Jesus with the evidence of the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life lived for His Glory. My rights are given over to Him this is my true freedom!  

 

Galatians 5:1Living Bible (TLB)

So Christ has made us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get all tied up again in the chains of slavery to Jewish laws and ceremonies.

 

Ceremonies can’t save us. Christ does! Wake up! This is not a time to be lukewarm. Deception is strong. False teaching abounds. How do you know the real from the counterfeit? People who check money says they know the counterfeit because they study the real so intensity. They know it by touch and study the smallest of details. Ask for discernment.

 

Get into the Bible for yourself! There are good Bible studies free through the Assemblies of God, Global University Bible College, this is free:

http://www.globalreach.org/

 

Hebrews 4:12-13 English Standard Version (ESV)

12 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. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

 

The church in Laodicea

Revelation 3:15-17 Living Bible (TLB)

15 “I know you well—you are neither hot nor cold; I wish you were one or the other! 16 But since you are merely lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth!

17 “You say, ‘I am rich, with everything I want; I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that spiritually you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

 

Matthew 7:21-23 Living Bible (TLB)

21 “Not all who sound religious are really godly people. They may refer to me as ‘Lord,’ but still won’t get to heaven. For the decisive question is whether they obey my Father in heaven. 22 At the Judgment[a] many will tell me, ‘Lord, Lord, we told others about you and used your name to cast out demons and to do many other great miracles.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘You have never been mine.[b] Go away, for your deeds are evil.’

 

Lord search my heart… I want to hear these words:

Matthew 25:23Living Bible (TLB)

23 “‘Good work,’ his master said. ‘You are a good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over this small amount, so now I will give you much more.’

 

I am being delivered from people pleasing. My heart has really been touched by this word. God is serious about sin it cost Jesus His Life. I don’t ever want to take that for granted.

 

          Every day ask the Holy Spirit to help you live for God. We can all grow in our relationship with God. I am not talking about making mistakes- I am talking about willful sins. We all have sin but when you’re close to Jesus and His Spirit reveals it to you. You are grieved truly sorry and repent. It’s not just changing your mind, it’s turning away from that sin and turning to Jesus. I am not saying we are perfect I am saying Christ in us is. I am saying that the Holy Spirit will empower us to live for Jesus in how much we are willing to yield to Him.

 

Psalm 51:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

 

1 Corinthians 1:9 Living Bible (TLB)

God will surely do this for you, for he always does just what he says, and he is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, even Christ our Lord

 

Prayer:

Father God,

Through Your Holy Spirit help me to live for Jesus. Lord may I not see Your Grace as an excuse to sin.  May I not be a Pharisee-trying to please You by works.  Jesus, I thank You for the Cross. I thank You for Your sacrifice. May I never take that for granted! Empower me to live a victorious life for Your Glory alone. Give me discernment. I surrender to You. Holy Spirit, come I am Yours! Lord, I Love You!

In Jesus Name Amen

 

 

 

 

What are you waiting for?

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Matthew 9:35-38 New Living Translation (NLT)

The Need for Workers

35 Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”

 

July 16, 2017, Pastor Shawn preached, and God was showing me a vision during the sermon and at the altar after the sermon. It was a marker (something I will never forget) for me… I wrote it in my Bible. I prayed about it and ask God should I share it and I feel peace to do that.  

God showed me a roller coaster. The world is like that roller coaster. No stability up and down. (That was during the sermon).

I went to the altar and prayed this prayer:

God, I will serve You anyway You want me to. I am not going to have to find a certain “ministry position”. I am tired of telling You what to do. I want Your will.

I saw in my spirit a field ripe with wheat. I was steady and firm not like the roller coaster and a sickle was placed in my hands. (A sickle is a sharp curved like a knife tool ….to gather the wheat).

 

What am I waiting for? People need Jesus now! Love them daily for Jesus. Ask God to help you share the gospel with them. There are people that you know that are hurting and you can reach them for Christ!

Look! The Harvest is ripe! Start gathering it. Pray that the Lord send forth laborers. Pray that God shows you what you can do. Do something! Pray, clothe, feed, teach a Bible study, listen, and share Jesus!

 

 

 

John 14:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

 

 

Prayer:

Precious Lord,

I want Your will and I know what that is:

2 Peter 3:9 New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed but wants everyone to repent.

The Harvest is ripe. Help me to see that. Help me to utilize my gifts and talents as tools to win people for Christ! Forgive me for trying to lead. Lord Jesus You have called me to follow You. I love You, Lord. I WILL OBEY!

In Jesus Name Amen

*We can give God all our failures and weaknesses too for His Glory:

The problem was that Josh felt he had no gifts or talents to give. All he had was a history of brokenness and failures. In a moment with the Lord, He said, “I only have weakness. But I will give all my failures to you to bring you Glory. Every breath I breathe will be to serve you Lord.” Josh McDowell

http://godcenteredmom.com/2011/10/09/strength-from-weakness-the-josh-mcdowell-story/

 

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Milwaukee, WI

 

Spiritual Leprosy

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James 3:14 Living Bible (TLB)

14 And by all means don’t brag about being wise and good if you are bitter and jealous and selfish; that is the worst sort of lie.

 

Reading in Leviticus 13 about contagious skin disease, the person had to be quarantined for an amount of time so the skin disease didn’t spread.  They also had to be purified so they could rejoin the camp.

I thought of having a bitter heart is like a skin disease spiritually.  Your bitterness can impact and hurt others.

The first thing we must do is go to Jesus and ask Him is there bitterness in our hearts? Hint: what comes out of your mouth? How do you treat people? What do you think about people?  God sees the heart all is bare before Him.

The second thing we must do is get to the root of it. This is a quarantine time of prayer and maybe fasting and seeking God.

Third, we must ask Jesus to wash us clean and remove all bitterness so that Love and Joy are in its place.

We brag that we are wise when inside of us deeply is an ugly simmering pot of bitterness. It’s time to heal. It’s time to get alone with Jesus.

When I leave this earth and want to be known for two things: Theresa loved Jesus and she loved people.

People will hurt us and we hurt people, so that’s why forgiveness makes sense. Jesus forgave me and I did not deserve His Forgiveness.

When I think about all He went through so I could go to Heaven, my heart burst with love for Him. In my quiet times with Jesus, His love penetrates me and I love because I am so greatly loved.

 

Forgiveness is the key to unlocking bitterness!

 

Matthew 6:14-15 Amplified Bible (AMP)

14 For if you forgive [a]others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others [nurturing your hurt and anger with the result that it interferes with your relationship with God], then your Father will not forgive your trespasses.

 

Prayer:

Precious Lord,

Search my heart and reveal to me any areas of bitterness or unforgiveness.  I am asking You to wash me and heal me Lord Jesus Christ.  I don’t want to spread bitterness like it’s a contagious disease. It’s time to be free! Thank You, Jesus, for Your Forgiveness in my life! There is nothing… I cannot forgive. You command me to forgive, forgiving changes my heart, and You Lord have forgiven me. I choose to spread Your Love, Joy, and Peace. Jesus, I love You! I surrender the need to be right in order to be Righteous. Have your way in my life.

In Jesus Name Amen

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

 

 

Help! I’m Overweight!

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1 Corinthians 3:16-17 English Standard Version (ESV)

16 Do you not know that you[a] are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

 

Personally, this was a hard blog to write but I felt such an urge to share my struggle because I am not alone. Many people struggle with this area of weight and health.

 

Food is the drug of most church people. Gluttony!

How did this happen? Last year I was in shape but little by little with poor food choices, eating when I am stressed, and running to food instead of running to God… gradually took over.

There I was staring at a scale in the doctor’s office hardly believe my eyes when the scales says:  187 lbs. Why did I let myself go? My husband John said “honey I think we need to use My Fitness Pal again”- I fought that. Way too much control for me, but then my weight, my health is out of control.

This morning, I was praying and I thought real hard changes requires being honest before God and doing my part. I am part of my Fitness Pal again. This morning, I signed up. 

The Scriptures that I used today talk about my body being God’s Temple.  So, I am asking for God’s help! I am also taking responsibility for my part. Beautiful comes in all shapes and sizes but taking care of our health is our responsibility before God. I want to be healthy to live in passion for His Kingdom and for my family and friends. I choose to make the changes with God’s help!

I deal with other health issues and being overweight makes them worse. Jesus is our Healer. We are still responsible for taking care of our temple (body). If a person keeps eating donuts what can be the result? We have got to understand what we do to our bodies when we don’t take care of them. An occasional treat is ok, not every day!

If you are struggling with the same issue, you are not alone! Look up to the Lord and loving family and friends. Ask your doctor. There is help. Ask God to help you to be determined to change!

 

Prayer:

Father God,

I see the truth and I am asking for You to forgive me and to help me. Help me to run to You as my source of comfort and not to food. Lord, I believe that You have called me to serve You and I want to serve You the best that I can. I take personal responsibility for the things that I can change and I trust the rest of it with You. Today is a new day. It’s a day of Hope! Father God, I love You and I want to bring You honor.

In Jesus Name Amen

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Lake Michigan

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Major on the Minors

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Exodus 34:6-8 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands,[a] forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped.

 

 

 I was reading my Bible this morning and I got stumped on this verse:

Exodus 34:20 English Standard Version (ESV)

20 The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty-handed.

 

I thought why do they have to break a baby donkey’s neck? I searched commentaries and got no real answer. I thought about all the other animals who died as well.  I prayed aloud to God for understanding and declared that God is so Good even when I don’t understand! I asked God to help me and I thought of Jesus the Spotless Lamb of God who gave His all.  

Sin is not to be taken lightly… redemption has a price and that price is Blood. Jesus paid in full the price of Redemption to all who truly believe and receive. This belief is more than words, if you truly received Him the evidence is a Holy Life because in Him you are a new creation!

2 Corinthians 5:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

 

 You are instantly forgiven and clean that’s Sanctification part 1 and then  Sanctification part 2 that is worked out in your life by daily surrendering to the Lord and the washing of His Word. This process continues until we are with Christ in eternity! It’s not that you’re perfect –you are entering the process of becoming more like Christ.

 We are God’s Priceless Diamonds that He has purchased with a Huge Price- the Blood of Jesus! He is polishing His Diamonds (Making us more like Jesus)! 

 

Hebrews 9:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

 

I can major on the minors about this chapter. The important points were:  the Ten Commandments being given to Moses again. Moses face shined from God’s Glory. God wanting His people to be Holy not like other nations and to seek Him-that’s a surrendered relationship in where He is God and you are not!

 

Hebrews 9:11-12 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

New Covenant Ministry

11 But Christ has appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come.[a] In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation), 12 he entered the most holy place once for all time, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.

 

I got some revelation about this. We take our redemption way too lightly!

Grace is never an excuse to sin, Grace forgives our sins, and Grace gives us the power not to sin. Grace is free to us all.

Redemption from Christ for us cost Christ His Life! We must never forget that –never! Moses received the law and the firstborn were to be redeemed for God- you didn’t come empty handed to the Lord.

Jesus is the Lamb of God the One who washed me of all my sins I come to Father God clean and free because of Christ. That makes me want to live fully for Him. When I think about the price He paid for my freedom I want to live with passion and in total surrender to such a Great God, King, and Savior.

I decided not to major on the minors but to see God’s Theme of Love woven throughout the Bible His Love Letter to me and to His Church!

 

Prayer:

Father God,

I am amazed by You. Thank You for sending Jesus as the offering for the sins of the world. Father without Jesus’s sacrifice I would never be with You for all eternity. Father God thank You for the Holy Spirit that lives in me empowering me to live for Your Glory. Father God I love You. Help me to see Your Theme of Love woven like priceless tapestries in the Bible. Help me Father not to major on the minors but to seek You for truth and study Your Word when I don’t understand and even when no answers suffice- I will still trust You and proclaim that You are Good!

In Jesus Name Amen

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Samantha Foster (Daughter) , made on Paint 3D