Jesus is the Firstborn from the dead among many brothers. He is our elder brother. We are all brothers together with Him in the Household and Family of God. We have to learn to live together in peace and unity in order to obtain the promised blessing.
Willing hearts are stirred with wisdom. Men and Women whose hearts stir with wisdom will make their contribution in skilled artisanship to spin yarn, to bring what they have spun in blues, purple, scarlet and fine linen and it will be received to benefit the tabernacle of meeting. Ex. 35:26
Today is the day of salvation. If you cry out to the Lord Jesus for mercy, He will have mercy on you and change your situation. Acknowledge your need for mercy and put your confidence in Him. Tell Him you will testify about His mercy and His goodness, and He will show His mercy to you. Receive His mercy today and glorify Him.
We ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to see God’s patterns that reveal His purpose through all the situations of our lives. When we see the heavens opened and Jesus at the right hand of God standing and acknowledging you when you acknowledge Him before men, it makes it all worth it.
The lamb & the lion lie together in our spirits, because Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy about the future world in which righteousness reigns in His Kingdom! We have that Kingdom within us. It is our Father’s good pleasure to give us that Kingdom. So we have the lion nature to be bold when we have to and the lamb nature that makes us submit to the will of God for our lives, within us!
Part of the New Covenant miracle of the new creation in Christ, is a return to innocence. When someone Apostle Paul speaks of his former life he actually says: “I have harmed no one nor coveted anyone’s goods.” Has he forgotten his persecution of the Christians and the stoning of Stephen the first Christian Martyr where he stood looking after the clothes of those hurling rocks?It is an amazing quality of the blood of Jesus that presses a refresh button that resets our inner DNA to be born again into a new being that is aware of the past life, but not defined by it.
Christianity has a price tag. It means you must lay down your life for Christ’s sake. It costs everything. Jesus explained, ‘if you lose your life for My sake and the Gospel’s, you will find it.’ While you try to preserve your own life, you will lose it.