Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Joshua 20 & 21)
“Our City of Refuge and Hope”
Text: Joshua 20:2-3
“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: Appoint for yourselves cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,
that the slayer who kills a person accidentally or unintentionally may flee there; and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.”
“Our City of Refuge and Hope,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. These appointed City’s of Refuge were places of protection and hope for ‘accidental manslayers;’ those who accidentally killed someone without intending to.
This City of Refuge is a picture of our Commander Jesus Christ and the repentant sinner. Oh what a glorious Refuge He is, a “very present help in time of need!” This is the Gospel, a heavenly city of Refuge and Hope. We run there and find Refuge in our Commander’s Love, Grace and Mercy - and Rest in the settled Hope of Eternal Life with Him; this Hope is the anchor for our soul.
“Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath,
that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,
where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”(Heb.6:17-20). Our Commander is our Refuge, our Hope, Our Priest Who Prays For Us Continually!
“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”(Heb.7:25).
Oh, what strong consolation this is to Know that our Commander “feels what we feel,” and mingles His tears with our tears; only The Father of mercies and the God of all comfort can do this.....
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.”(2Corin.1:3-5).
Our Commander is our City of Refuge and Hope Forever! Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,