Drawing near to God
Drawing near to God
Hebrews10...19Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 35So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
36You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37For in just a very little while,
"He who is coming will come and will not delay.
You have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus....it is finished, draw near to God as you have full assurance of faith, being washed anew, with the water of Life
We need to have an intimacy with God that far exceeds the intimacy with fellow people. That's the kind of love that Jesus is asking of us today.
A love so intense and intimate that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans8:38-39).
God gave us Jesus, His Son, out of love for us.
Jesus went through all His trials out of love for us.
God had to turn His back on His Son for Jesus to die out of love for us.
Jesus stuck it out to the very end because he wanted YOU in His family.
God doesn't want any to perish, everyone has a renewable heart, even your enemies, those that have hurt you, if He paid the price for all, then He also paid the price for them.
This can be hard to accept, may feel unjust, you may think they deserve to be punished, or that they have got off lightly, but maybe someone has thought that about yourself, have you ever hurt anyone, caused pain in one way or another...
God searches the heart, and knows the intent of the heart, He is the judge...
1Cor13...4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.8Love never fails.
Love covers over a multitude of sins
2Cor5...17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come
YOU are a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come..........the old life...
YOU are born again into a new creation, you are now a part of the family of God, don't let the old try and bring you out of the new, run the race as to win!
We live in the resurrection, He has set us free, led the captives free, broke the chains of bondage...
YOU are justified through your faith, be bold and be strong, stand firm, remember nothing separates you from the Love of God, so don't fear turning to God in anything...absolutely anything!
God is the same yesterday today and tomorrow, His Word will always stand.
Remember you have moved from death to eternal life, from darkness to the light, from the rough to the smooth, God has drawn and guided you in that...
Jesus has given you the gift of freedom, of perfect healing...
Remember God is the breath within you...
Job33...4The spirit of God has made me;the breath of the Almighty gives me life...
God with us....in us...living through us..God loves you so much that He created your very being with His breath within you!
You will see all people, treat all people, speak to all people, perceive people, as God does, seeing people through Gods eyes this way, accepting them, not rejecting them...
Let us be totally consumed by God, from the inside out, and the outside in.....letting go letting God deal with our fears, bringing us peace and calmness, and let Gods breath within you bring you healing and release, bring life to every part of your life.
Let God lead your life, bring you from the rough to the smooth, from the darkness to light, guiding your every step, every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low.
Isaiah 40 ..3 A voice of one calling:
"In the desert prepare
the way for the LORD ;
make straight in the wilderness
a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
Let God bring renewal, refreshment, restoration turning to Him more and more....let Gods Spirit within you, consume your every part, from the inside out.