Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Set Apart By His Blood”
Text: Leviticus 8:28
“Then Moses took them from their hands and burned them on the altar, on the burnt offering. They were consecration offerings for a sweet aroma. That was an offering made by fire to the LORD.”
This Truth that God’s Warrior is “Set Apart By His Blood,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. We are Sanctified (set apart for a holy purpose), by Obedience to the Word of God, the Truth of God!
This is the Work of God’s Love for All Mankind: To Set You and I Apart from the sin in this world, and make us His Chosen son’s and daughter’s forever. He did this by the Consecration Offering of Himself; setting Himself Apart From the World for the Holy Purpose of Serving His Father and this World as our Peace Maker!
He Sanctified Himself so that You and I could be Sanctified by the Truth of God’s Word. He said this in His High Priestly Prayer for us:
“They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.”(John 17:16-19)
We Are Sanctified by Obedience To the Truth (1Pet.1:22).
This is the picture we see with the Consecration Offerings which were only symbolic of the Perfect Consecration Offering of Messiah. In Israel’s offering an animal died and it’s blood, symbolically, “set apart” Israel from the lawlessness of the unbelievers they lived among, when they obeyed God.
In other words they were In the World but they were Not Of The World; as they Obeyed God! They were separated from the world by the blood.
The Obedience of Jesus Christ as Son of Man to His Father Separated Him from the world, but it didn’t take Him out of the world. His prayer for you and I was:
“I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.”(John 17:15).
You and I are in this world as God’s Warrior to imitate Our Commander Jesus Christ. As He Gave Himself to His Father so You and I Give ourself to Him. His Work in you and I together with our Helper Holy Spirit working in our heart, keeps us from the evil one.....As we obey the Truth of His Word!
Passion Week Devotional
Day 5 Today:
"The Lamb and The Meal"
Text: Luke 22:7-8
"Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.”
Today, Peter and John are sent to arrange the Passover Meal; and after sundown Jesus and His disciples will eat the Passover Meal. He will institute the Lord's Supper, Communion (Luke 22:14-20); and expose His betrayer, not naming him (Luke 22:21-23). He will teach what He modeled, Servant Leadership; and by this evening He will be in the Garden of Gethsemane agonizing in prayer while His disciples slept nearby. He will be betrayed with a kiss by His betrayer Judas (Luke 22:48) and all the disciples, except John, will flee. Arrested by the priests and taken to the house of the high priest (Luke 22:54). Peter will deny he ever knew Jesus (Luke 22:54-62).
Meditation: "Love Lives To Serve"
Consider our ways:
This Pure, Innocent, and Perfect Lamb - our Lord and Savior; was abandoned by those He Loved, beaten furiously by those who hated Him, and mocked and blasphemed by the spiritual leaders. His Love for all mankind never wavers. He IS Love, and Love Lives To Serve.
When we are hated, rejected, beaten physically or with the tongues of wicked people, betrayed by those we love and care deeply for, and abandoned by all - Do We still Live to Serve?
God's Perfect Love Working in us, COMPELS us and Empowers us to Live a Life of Service (Phil.2:12-13).
"Oh Jesus, please help me to 'empty' myself of "me" so I can be 'full' of "You." I must decrease so You can increase in my life (John 3:30). "Help me Live to Serve like You!"
Warrior at your side,