The shedding of blood provided a covering for sin through an acceptable sacrifice. The shedding of blood made a covenant with God possible when He established a covenant with Abram with blood. It made possible complete protection from the destroyer. The blood consecrates or sanctifies unto the Lord. The shedding of blood made complete atonement and removing of sin possible.
This Psalm talks about a Father who forgives, heals, redeems, blesses us with His lovingkindness and mercies, satisfies us with good things, renews our youth, executes righteousness and justice. He is unchanging and sovereign.
This is a Psalm of protection, immunity, deliverance and longevity. In this life, we need to practice a 3-fold posture of life - Relationship, declaration and boldness.
This Psalm is an encouragement to the righteous to keep trusting, delighting, waiting, walking and resting in the Lord. Do not fret, instead trust, delight, commit, rest and wait.
Who is this Jesus, whose birth we are celebrating at Christmas? While the Bible has a lot to say about Jesus Christ, we will consider three aspects of His Person, that are relevant to us this Christmas season - Creator, Redeemer and Friend
Resting in the Lord is an intentional choice. Rest in the Lord, in order to quite yourself before God and refrain from activity, choosing to be with Him. Rest in the Him, in the midst of confusion, turmoil, noise, tumult around you, like Jesus sleeping in the middle of a storm. Rest in the Lord, instead of retaliating, fighting back, trying to defend yourself, when accusations, insults, are thrown at you.
Whether we like it or not we are in the middle of an intense spiritual conflict! But God has made available to us spiritual weapons that are infinitely superior to the crafty schemes of the enemy. In this final and very important sermon from Ephesians 6, we learn how wear and use each piece of our spiritual armor. Victory in our daily Christian life depends on us walking with our full armor on.
As we continue our study in Ephesians, we learn that the life we live in Christ should come to bear on all our earthly relationships: between spouses, between parents and children, between employers and employees. This powerful sermon leads into a powerful time of repentance, forgiveness and healing.
Even before we come to the Lord, it is the Holy Spirit that first draws us to Him. There are several ways the Holy Spirit moves in the heart of a believer. Watch part 6 of the series.
Even before we come to the Lord, it is the Holy Spirit that first draws us to Him. There are several ways the Holy Spirit moves in the heart of an unbeliever. Watch part 5 of the series.