Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Eating with Jesus outside the camp”
Text: Leviticus 14:3-4
“And the priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall examine him; and indeed, if the leprosy is healed in the leper,
then the priest shall command to take for him who is to be cleansed two living and clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.”
“Eating with Jesus outside the camp,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The priest went outside the camp to examine the leper, and if they were clean they had to bring offerings of animals to the priest to be sacrificed on the altar for atonement.
This “cleansing” and “restoration” of the leper took place “outside the camp.” This was the place of isolation and shame where the leper lived.
When Jesus came He became our Perfect Offering for our spiritual leprosy of sin, once and for all, on the altar of the Cross - outside the camp of Jerusalem….
Here’s how the Bible shares this with us today:
“We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.
For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.”(Heb.13:10-15).
Oh Hallelujah! You and I eat with our Commander Jesus Christ at the altar of the Cross, continually offering our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving as we remember and rehearse His Offering for our sin.
The Cross was an emblem of suffering and shame in this world; but a glorious Crown of Eternal Life Forever in Heaven.
The Warrior Bears the Cross of Reproach in this world and they Wear the Crown of Eternal Life in Heaven.
We “Eat with Jesus outside the camp, rejoicing and praising Him continually “for Who He Is and for What He Has Done!” Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy