Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“His Blood is On My Hands”
“For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before the LORD.”
This morning for Breakfast, we consider the Day of Atonement. The day once every year when sin was remembered and animals were killed, to Atone, or cover, the sins of God’s people. The high priest brought the Blood of the sacrifice into the Holy of Holies, and sprinkled it upon the Mercy Seat. This blood was required because of the sins of God’s people. In other words, “The Blood of an innocent victim was On Their Hands.”
This had to be done continually, every year, because of man’s tendency to sin continually (Heb.10:1-4).
Our Commander Jesus Perfectly satisfied this requirement by being Both the Sacrifice and the High Priest, Who Alone can bring Atonement for our sin; once and for all (Heb. 10:5-10).
The two goats were types of our Lord as the “Perfect Offering” for sin with His blood - and the “scape goat” typified the Resurrection of Jesus living forever as “Our Faithful High Priest to make intercession for us. (Heb. 7:25).
Today we can see that His Blood was required because of our sin. This remembrance of sin takes place by the Conviction of Holy Spirit (John 16:8-11). We see our sin and we see His Blood because of our sin - and we Repent with genuine and deep sorrow; because His Blood is on Our Hands.
Passion Week Devotional
Day 6 Today:
“The Cry of Perfect Love”
“Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
The Cry of Perfect Love is the Cry for Mercy!
The last day of the Son of Man on earth was marked by beatings, torture, and severe whipping all night until 9:00 am this morning - when His broken and beaten, Innocent Body was nailed to a Cross for 6 Agonizing hours of suffering. And in the last moments of His Life, the Cry of Perfect Love from the Cross, was the Cry for Mercy! Mercy for the wicked who hated Him, Mercy for the repentant thief, Mercy for Mary, Mercy from His Father Who turned His Face away from Him for the first time ever! A Cry of Mercy for a last sip of moisture so He could speak “It is Finished; as His Mission of Mercy was finished, and lastly, Mercy from His Father to receive His Offering of His soul (Isa.53:10).
Meditation: “The Cry of Love is Mercy”
Consider our ways:
When offenses come into my life what is my ‘first response?” Judgement or Mercy? What is the Cry of My Heart from the Cross of Offense?
“Oh God, help me to see others the way you see them - through Eyes of Mercy. Help me to remember that all of us are imperfect clay pots in need of Mercy....” May the Cry of our Life be The Cry of Mercy! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,