2019 - MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER A NEW AND LIVING WAY Hebrews 10:19-21 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, HAVING BOLDNESS TO ENTER Boldness to enter means you have to get up and start moving forward. You can never enter into a promise from a position of passivity. THE HOLIEST BY THE BLOOD The miracle of being born again by the blood of Jesus means we no longer have to stay on the outer - performing religious rituals. The presence of God is now ours to enjoy. NEW AND LIVING WAY CONSECRATED FOR US There is a new way to get to the heart of God and it is by a blood red carpet laid in the dust of broken humanity - which leads straight into the Holiest presence of the Living God. THE VEIL OF HIS FLESH We cannot get to God by self flagellation. Those under the law are obsessed with punishing the flesh. Those in Christ know that he was crucified once and for all - to make a way through the veil of our flesh - by faith - into the grace of God. A HIGH PRIEST OVER OUR HOUSE Finally our lives are under the watch of our High Priest. He ever lives to make intercession for us. And He ever lives to make His throne of Grace freely available to us.
2019 - SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER WHO IS THIS MAN? Hebrews 10:12-14 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. THIS MAN - OFFERED ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS FOREVER This man is the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world for all time. THIS MAN - RAISED US UP TO BE SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD This man raised us up together with Him to be seated in heavenly places at the right hand of the Father. THIS MAN - IS WORKING THROUGH US UNTIL HIS ENEMIES BOW AT HIS FEET This man has promised to put all things under His feet - which is His body on earth. He is working through us to bring all things into subjection to His will. THIS MAN - HAS DECLARED US PERFECT FOREVER IN HIM This man has declared our righteousness is in Him. THIS MAN - IS CONTINUALLY SANCTIFYING US AS WE WALK IN HIS WAYS This man is continually conforming us to His perfection. We are prefect - and yet still being perfected. THIS MAN - IS THE ONE IN WHOM I FIND LIFE.
2019 - SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER IT IS NOT MY FAULT Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. IF THERE IS NO SIN - THERE IS NO SAVIOUR If we deny we have sinned - we make God a liar and reject the Saviour. IF THERE IS NO FAULT - THERE IS NO FREEDOM We are born with fault lines through our humanity - and must be set free. Forgiveness brings freedom. IF THERE IS NO LOSER - THERE IS NO LOVER We are born into sin as losers - but can be restored through God’s great love. IF THERE IS NO ISSUE - THERE IS NO INSTRUCTION The word of God is for doctrine, instruction, reproof and correction - and is the way we are washed from earthly mindsets and attitudes. IF THERE IS NO REBELLION - THERE IS NO RIGHTEOUSNESS We have all sinned and gone astray - there is none righteous - no not one. Romans 3:10 When we return from our rebellion in repentance - we are restored to the position of righteousness in Christ. Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
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