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THAT’S WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME

Leviticus chapter 16 records the events of the Day of Atonement as commanded by God to Moses and then to the High Priest. Aaron, who was the High Priest at that time, was required to enter the holiest place of the tabernacle once a year to offer blood for the atonement of the sins of Israel. Come to think of it. It happened just once a year, on the tenth day of the seventh month.

Can you imagine the impatience, anxiety and unease in the camp of Israel as they bore their sins on their minds waiting for the day God will finally accept their repentance? They waited, prayed, and longed for their load to be lifted off their soldiers so that they can be relieved. How they must have waited for the Day of Atonement.

When it finally came, they all gathered before God to have their burdens lifted off their backs. At last, they were free, holy and acceptable before God. It is against this background that we can understand the impact of what Christ did for us on the cross of Calvary. What an excellent joy to know that under the new covenant, we do not need to wait for a Day of Atonement.

Christ offered up a sacrifice of himself once and for all (Hebrews 7:27). When he cried “It is finished”, I became holy, righteous and acceptable before God provided I lay a claim to the finished work of Calvary (John 1:12). I am already forgiven.

I do not need to wait for a particular day in which I will be worthy to ask of healing, deliverance, blessing and the like. It has become my permanent and everlasting possession all thanks to Christ’s once and for all sin offering. Am I not blessed?
The new covenant is really far better than the old (Heb. 8:6-8).

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On treasure Island

Serving God is like finding a treasure. You go through thick and thin, over mountains and down valleys. People doubt, people misunderstand, some laugh and still others mock. They can’t see what keeps you in such passion. What keeps you going is the hope and assurance that someday, some how, somewhere, you will find the treasure and you will then live happily ever after.  In the end, like Apostle Paul, you will say “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing (2Timothy 4:7-8).”

There is peace, joy and a sense of fulfilment to be enjoyed when our lives please God, and then we await His return with no fear or apprehension because we already know our final destination; in the arms of our Lord Jesus.

     A TIME OUT WITH GOD

 

What kind of prayer are you used to? When you think of prayer what comes to your mind? Is it worship, warfare or weeping? The kind of prayer you are versed with is a reflection of the kind of relationship you have with God and your level of maturity. It reflects your intimacy with Him. The Bible says that God inhabits the praises of His people. When you are in the business of binding, casting, and breaking, the best God can do for you is to send you assistance to help you out. He then turns His attention to those who in their deep desire for intimacy with their Daddy have taken a time out with Him to express their love in acts of worship.

“Lord, show me your glory, I want to see you face, I am hungry for you, I need to feel your arms around me, and I am dying for a touch of love…”

No lover will remain indifferent to such a deep expression of love. Asking things from God and binding devils does not draw God any closer to you. It draws His power, not His presence.

The next time you are feeling lonely, the next time you feel God is very far from you, you now know what to do. Invite you loving Daddy out for a walk.

 

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