Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“The Dedicated Life”
Text: Leviticus 21:6
“They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God, for they offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy.”
“The Dedicated Life,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. Jesus is the Model of The Dedicated Life as our High Priest, Commander and King.
Having been set apart as holy unto the Lord, the priest was to live a separated life wholly dedicated to God. The priest bore the holy name of God upon their life, so to treat their life as common, and live like the world, would be to profane (make common) the holy name of God.
“They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God.”
What does the Dedicated Life look like for the Warrior of God today?
We model our life after Jesus Christ our Commander, by Following Him and Imitating Him in everything we do and say. The Bible tells us:
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”(Eph.5:1-2).
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”(Col.3:17).
Holy Spirit helps us by working in us to Desire to live holy and Empowers you and I to live a Dedicated Life of holiness unto the Lord.(Phil.2:12-14).
Day three of Passion Week:
The Bible is silent on the activity of Jesus and His disciples today. They remained in Bethany all day. Most Bible Scholars agree that after three days of intense ministry Jesus was exhausted. This day was a time to rest and focus on His Mission; preparing Himself in prayer for the next three days of greater spiritual warfare.
THEME FOR THIS DAY:
“I have set My face like a flint”
On this day Jesus settles Himself with absolute confidence in His Father empowering Him as Son of Man to face the forces of hell, conquer them, and Complete His Mission! In this Crisis before Him He set His face like a flint to Complete His Mission and Rescue Humanity from a devil’s hell!
The Warrior must face every crisis in this same manner. In crisis we move to “default position:”
Know Who God is - All Powerful
Know Who I Am - His Warrior son and daughter
Know My Mission - Love God Supremely and my fellow man equally -
And Set my face like a flint -
“Hear this devil! I’m coming through this crisis in the Power of God!
“Oh Lord, help me settle my heart in “default position,” in the crisis I’m in. I Know You are with me at all times, and You will make me triumph through this crisis. I set my face like a flint and I Know that I will not be ashamed Because You Are With Me!
In Jesus Mighty Name I pray, AMEN!”
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy